To align with the Canadian Soccer Association’s new technical
direction and removal of the National All Stars Championships, the OSA’s
Player Development programs are changing to create new player
identification pathway for male and female athletes.
The current Provincial Program continues but in a revised format for
players currently within the program cycle. The U16 Provincial Program
will take place from Jan – April. It will involve one weekend of
training per month and culminate in a tournament during the May 1-3
weekend. The program will focus on player detection and benchmarking
player development through competition.
Player detection opportunities for both male and female players
beyond the provincial program will be enhanced within the revised
Male players identified will be invited to CSA National Camps that
will be held in Ontario twice annually. From those camps and
identification in professional academy environments players will be
identified and involved in national age group projects.
U13 and U14 Players and OPDL
With the launch of the Ontario Player Development League (OPDL) for
the 2014 season, players born in 2001 and after, as well as their
parents, should be aware of changes in the delivery of high performance
soccer in the province. From 2014 forward, the pathway has changed for
the 2001-born and younger players.
The OPDL is a standards-based program where clubs have reached
standards that demonstrate they can deliver on program expectations set
out by the OSA. The best opportunity for players to progress to Talent
Development Centres (TDCs), the new form of the previous regional
programs, is to be part of OPDL as it will be the primary environment
for player screening from 2014 forward.
U16 Provincial Team Selection 2016
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