OPDL Trials

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2018-19 AURORA FC OPDL TRIALS


OPDL Trials
Aurora FC hosts Open Trials and Invitation-Only Trials to identify players wishing to train and compete at the OPDL level. Please note the OPDL Trial Process will occur in Three Phases as outlined below:

Please complete, sign and bring the OPDL Open Trial Form to your first Open Tryout session.


icon OPDL Open Trial Form

 
U13 (born 2006) OPDL Trial Dates - PHASE 1 (Open)
Date Boys Girls
Sat Sept 22 2:30-4:00pm
Sheppard's Bush Turf
1:00-2:30pm
Sheppard's Bush Turf
Sat Sept 29 10:00-11:30am
Sheppard's Bush Turf
11:30-1:00pm
Sheppard's Bush Turf
Mon Oct 1 6:00-7:30pm
Stewart Burnett Turf
7:30-9:00pm
Stewart Burnett Turf
Sat Oct 13 2:00-3:30pm
Sheppard's Bush Turf
12:30-2:00pm
Sheppard's Bush Turf
Mon Oct 15 6:00-7:30pm
Stewart Burnett Turf
7:30-9:00pm
Stewart Burnett Turf
Sat Oct 20 10:00-11:30am
Sheppard's Bush Turf
11:30-1:00pm
Sheppard's Bush Turf
Mon Oct 22 6:00-7:30pm
Stewart Burnett Turf
7:30-9:00pm
Stewart Burnett Turf



 U13 (born 2006) OPDL Trial Dates - PHASE 2 (Invitation Only)

Date Boys Girls
Sat Nov 3 12:00-1pm
Aurora Sports Dome
12:00-1pm
Aurora Sports Dome
Sat Nov 10 12:00-1pm
Aurora Sports Dome
12:00-1pm
Aurora Sports Dome
Sat Nov 24 12:00-1pm
Aurora Sports Dome
12:00-1pm
Aurora Sports Dome



 U14+ (born 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002) Non-OPDL Players Phase 1 (Open)
Date Boys Girls
Sat Sept 22 2:30-4:00pm
Sheppard's Bush Turf
1:00-2:30pm
Sheppard's Bush Turf
Sat Sept 29 11:30-1:00pm
Sheppard’s Bush Turf
11:30-1:00pm
Sheppard’s Bush Turf
Mon Oct 1 7:30-9:00pm
Stewart Burnett Turf
7:30-9:00pm
Stewart Burnett Turf
Sat Oct 13 12:30-2:00pm
Sheppard's Bush Turf
12:30-2:00pm
Sheppard's Bush Turf



OPDL TRIAL PROCESS

OPDL License Holders are required to conduct player trials following the trial phases outlined below:
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Phase I – Non-OPDL Players Only
  •  Objective: Identify Players Outside OPDL Environments
  •  Activities: Open Trials and Invitation Only Trial
  •  Period: September 3rd, 2018 to January 31st, 2019

Phase II - OPDL Players
  •  Objective: Select Full Time Players
  •  Activity: Open Trials and Invitation Only Trial
  •  Period: October 29th to December 1st, 2018 & January 15th to January 31st, 2019

Phase III - Any Player
  •  Objective: Select Additional Full Time or Developmental Players
  •  Activity: Open Trials and Invitation Only Trial
  •  Period: February 1st to April 15th, 2019

Assessment
  •  During a trial, a player should be evaluated using an LTPD-centered holistic approach (e.g., four-corner model) which would include:
          - Technique unopposed.
          - Tactically, with exercises involving decision making and small-sided games.
          - Physically, with small-sided games and/or 11-a-side play.
          - Mentally, socially and emotionally with player conduct, interaction with others players, work ethic,     commitment and ability to meet the challenges within the game environment.

Selection Process
After a minimum of three(3) trials during the evaluation period, the selection process begins:
  • If the Aurora FC assessment staff require more time to evaluate a player, he/she will be notified
  • If the Aurora FC assessment staff have evaluated a player at a minimum of three(3) trials and do not wish to select a player, he/she will be notified
  • If the Aurora FC wishes to add a player to the roster, he/she can be given a Player Commitment Letter at any time

Frequently Asked Questions

What are Open Trials?
  •  An open trial is open to players who desire an opportunity to demonstrate their ability to participate within an OPDL License Holder and is of the appropriate age for registration and gender for the team’s designation.
  •  OPDL Players are eligible to participate on Open Trials during “Phase II” and “Phase III”.
  •  No more than 35 players should be allowed at each open trial to provide for a more responsible evaluation process.
  •  A player must have the opportunity to attend a minimum of three of these events before a final decision is made on that player.
  •  License Holders are permitted to charge a reasonable fee for a player to participate in an open trial. Fee should be designated to cover operational costs to run trials.
  •  Players may attend more than one open trial simultaneously with different OPDL License Holders.

What are Invitation Trials?
  •  After conducting open trials, invitation only trials can occur at any time in accordance with timelines.
  •  An invitation only trial involves the interested OPDL License Holder contacting and asking for only specific players to return for further trials.
  •  No player shall undertake more than one invitation-only trial at a time.
  •  A player may attend a new invitation only trial once an existing invitation-only trial has been completed.
  •  A player may attend a different invitation-only trial once the organizers of the existing trial have been informed in writing that the player wishes to terminate that trial.

What if a player is not selected?
  •  It is not required for OPDL License Holders to provide verbal one-on-one feedback to players released from an open trial.
  •  Players released from an invitation only trial must be given verbal feedback (minimum 15 minutes with player and player’s parents) as to why they were released.
  •  Once the season has started, there is to be no releasing of players except in circumstances that are driven by and out of the control of the player’s family (e.g., a move out of the province).


Last Updated on Monday, 24 September 2018 13:27

 
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