OPDL Fees + Financial Assistance

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The OPDL demands a substantial time and cost commitment. The league significantly raises the bar on the intensity of routine training, including the addition of mandatory sport science, elite coaches and length of the season. These fees are consistent with other high performance sports programs across Ontario. The AYSC must also pay a league fee each year that covers the costs of soccer operations, which include all game field costs, referee costs and other game day costs such as event staff, medical staff and OPDL technical staff.

The Aurora Youth Soccer Club has put together a specific budget for the OPDL program, to be clear on what is accounted for in your OPDL fees. The AYSC provides you with a complete breakdown of what is covered in your fees below:

Included in Fees:
      • Coaching costs - Technical staff including a National B licensed head coach, an assistant coaches with Provincial certification, goalkeeper coach, strength and conditioning trainers and sports medicine staff.
      • OPDL League Fees
      • Additional specialist coaching
      • Sport Performance (Physiotherapists and Fitness)
      • Practice Field Costs (Indoor/Outdoor)
      • Practice equipment (balls, cones, etc)
      • Team apparel and equipment

OPDL Hardship Program Financial Assistance
Through the Ontario Soccer Association (OSA), the OPDL offers financial assistance program to players who may be not be able to participate due to financial barriers. Applications must be submitted through the AYSC for consideration and not directly to the OSA. If application is successful, applicants are eligible to receive an OSA grant that covers portion of the OPDL league fee component of the player's club fee.

In 2017, 20 grants of $1000 and 96 grants of $750 will be available over two windows whereby License Holder Officials can submit applications. The following amounts will be distributed in each window:

First application window: Wednesday February 1st to Sunday, April 16th (notification Apr 30th)
  • 20 grants of $1,000
  • 38 grants of $750
Second application window: Monday July 10th to Thursday August 10th (notification Sep 1st)
  • 58 grants of $750
Applicants not successful in the first window, will automatically be considered for the second window without being required to submit a new application.

Individuals who would like to apply for Fee Assistance need to provide information by filling out the OPDL Fee Assistance Program - Application Form (link found on page 5 of the 2017 Fee Assistance Program Manual). You are expected to provide us with the following info/documentation:
  • Player Information
  • Parent/Guardian Information
  • Family Information
  • Financial Information (requires supporting documentation)
Financial Assessment
Interested candidates must meet the financial criteria detailed in the 2017 Fee Assistance Program Manual and include adequate documentation to verify the income statements of the applicant's parents/guardians.

Technical Assessment
Once validated, the Application form will be completed by our Technical Director providing the OSA with his technical player assessment.

All applications will be reviewed by the OSA during the assessment period in each window and successful applicants and License Holders will be notified directly.

2017 OPDL Fee Assistance Program Manual

Last Updated on Monday, 13 February 2017 17:38