The Provincial Program is available to all Ontario Soccer registered players who are competing at either an U14, U15 or U16 age group.
The Ontario Provincial Development League (OPDL) is the primary venue in which potential Provincial Team Players are detected. There are however, alternative player detection options for those Ontario Soccer registered players who do not compete within the OPDL. Please review bulletin I2017-028 for more details.
The Provincial Program will focus on player screening, talent identification and benchmarking of players through competition.
The U14, U15 and U16 Provincial Projects will take place from January to April. It will involve one weekend of three player screening weekends per month (January, February and March) and one preparation weekend and one inter-Provincial Teams competition in April.
It is at the inter-Provincial Competition in April where the Canada Soccer Excel Technical Staff will be present to scout the players for potential invite to Canada Soccer National Excel Environments.