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