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Report
OSC Town Hall:
Ontario Player Development League
(OPDL)
Presented By: Dino Lopez
Location: Abbey Park Secondary School
Date: Tuesday, June 11th
Time: 6:30pm
What is the
Ontario Player Development League?
 A standards based league
 Will include the top 1.5% of players in the
Province starting with age U13 in 2014
 OPDL is the Talented Pathway
 OSC has advocated for this league
Past OSA Player Development Model
 Past Development Model
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Volunteer Coaching
Promotion and Relegation
10 year olds on full size pitches
Biggest, fastest players get preference
technical development de-emphasized
 The new LTPD/OPDL plan professionalizes the
player development model for Ontario
Why Does Ontario Soccer Need OPDL?
 A genuine high performance, standards-based
League
– High level, mandatory standards of excellence in all
organizations participating in the League
– Consistency of program quality across the entire League
– Quality beyond competition, driving into standards in
coaching, training curriculum
Why Does Ontario Soccer Need OPDL?
 Driving organizational excellence and system
development around Ontario, by encouraging
clubs to:
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develop top coaches
build top facilities
maintain strong balance sheets
professionalize their operations
Why Does Ontario Soccer Need OPDL?
 Bringing scouting Ontario, pitch-side, rather than at
showcases around North America
– More efficient and economical for parents and clubs
– More opportunities to enter the Provincial Program
– Enhancing progression opportunities for the province’s top
talent beyond amateur club soccer
What does it mean to be in the OPDL?
 To be a “Club Member” of genuine high performance youth soccer in Ontario
 Expose OSC players to the highest level of provincial youth soccer possible
 Showcase OSC players locally rather than around North America
 Attract and develop top coaches
 Introduce formalized sport science and sport medicine components to OSC
programs
 Be a partner in the development of our country’s future star players
Ontario Player Development League
Planned Change
Introduction: Structured Change at OSC
Pine Glen was built
in 2009
2011 OSC Strategic
Plan released
2011 OSC Technical
Plan released
Fall 2011 OSC revamped ADP and RDP
Fall 2011Hired a
Coaching Development
Manager
Fall 2011 Paid AGHC’s
were introduced in all
age groups
Fall 2011 released the first
periodised training
schedule for the club
Fall 2012 changed Rep
ages to match OPDL
structure
Fall 2012 Expanded ADP
to include U11 and U12
Summer 2013 changed House
League playing format to
match LTPD guidelines
Club-structured development programs, involving year-round
training established by the technical department of the club.
2010/11
Developmental programs, with practice and training
largely programmed by the team coach.
Recreational soccer, practice /
training not programmed.
YOUTH
ACADEMY
JUNIOR ACADEMY /
REP A TEAM
REP A TEAM
REP B TEAM
REP C TEAM
RED HOUSE LEAGUE
HOUSE LEAGUE
HOUSE LEAGUE
WHITE HOUSE LEAGUE
U4
U7
U8
U11
U14
U16
U18
Club-structured development programs, involving year-round
integrated training directly led by the Age Group Head Coach
2012/13
Developmental programs, with practice and training programmed by the
team coach with guidance and support from the Age Group Head Coach
ADVANCED
DEVELOPMENT
PROGRAM
Recreational soccer, practice /
training not programmed.
REP A TEAM
REP B
TEAM
REP B TEAM
REP C TEAM
RED HOUSE LEAGUE
HOUSE LEAGUE
HOUSE LEAGUE
WHITE HOUSE LEAGUE
U4
U8
U13
U14
U15
U16
U17
2014
2013/14
OPDL
PHDL
SNR ADP
ADVANCED
DEVELOPMENT
PROGRAM
JNR ADP
SRSL / OYSL
JNR RDP
SNR RDP
REP A TEAM
REP B
TEAM
REP B TEAM
REP C TEAM
RED HOUSE LEAGUE
HOUSE LEAGUE
HOUSE LEAGUE
WHITE HOUSE LEAGUE
U4
U8
U13
U14
U15
U16
U17
OPDL Standards and OSC Change
 Set Practice to Game
 Periodized and centrally
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Ratios
Each 1st team must have
a paid coach with a
minimum National B
Paid Goalkeeper Coach
Structured Player
Feedback
LTPD Implementation
Facility standards
Must have a Technical
and Strategic Plan
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scheduled training program
Introduction of 7 new
National A or National B
licensed Coaches
2 Paid GK Coaching staff
Zoom Reports
Change in HL Format
Pine Glen Built
OSC Technical and
Strategic Plan launched in
2011
Ontario Player Development League
Fees
Cost Comparison
Annual costs of participation per player:
 US Soccer:
– US Soccer Development Academy $4,500 - $7,500 ($US)
 In Other Ontario Sports:
– Gymnastics +$7,000
– Baseball $8,000
– Hockey +$10,000
Financials for League
 OPDL League Fees per Team: $9000
16%
2%
41%
16%
25%
League staff
Venue support personnel
Venue costs
Office expenses
Hardship program
Estimated Oakville Player Fee
 Estimated $3900 per player
Junior RDP
Annual Fee: $1545
Senior RDP
Annual Fee: $1495
Proposed OPDL
Est. Annual Fee:
$3,900
Game Uniform
(home/away)
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Training Uniform
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Soccer Ball
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Track Suit (alternate year)
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3x Weekly Indoor Training
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3x Weekly Outdoor Training
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1x Outdoor Game
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Players Per Field
(Time of Year)
80 (Oct. - April)
36 (May – Sept.)
18 1x per week; 36 2x
per week (May - Sept.)
36 2x per week (Oct. Dec; March - May)
Futsal and outdoor
training only(Dec. March)
72 (Jan. - Feb.)
36 (March to Dec.)
Junior RDP
Paid Coach to Player
Ratio
Minimum Coaching
Standard
Paid Coaching
Volunteer Asst. Coach
Minimum Assistant
Coach Standard
Goalkeeper Coach
1:40
Senior RDP
1:18
Proposed OPDL
2:36
Pre-B
Pre-B
National B (1st Team)
Pre-B (Reserve Team)
A Team Coach
(AGHC)
A Team Coach (AGHC)
1st Team and Reserve
Team
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Community Course
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Community Course
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Pre-B
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Athletic Therapist
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Fitness Coach
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Coach Uniform
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Coach Development
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Training Equipment
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Player Showcasing
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Preseason Fields
Included
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Junior RDP
Senior RDP
Proposed OPDL
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Referee Fees
SRSL League Fee
$500 - $31.25 approx
per player
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OYSL League Fee
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$1400/$87.25 approx
per player
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OPDL League Fee
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$9000/$500 approx
per player
Annual Club Fee –
Junior RDP
$1545
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Annual Club Fee –
Senior RDP
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$1495
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Annual Club Fee – OPDL
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Approximate $3900
Ontario Player Development League
Final Words
Known versus Unknown
 OPDL license holders will
be the sole providers of
High Performance soccer
in Ontario
 The relationship between
House League and High
Performance is symbiotic
 Our National Teams will be
composed of OPDL
players
 OSC Strategic Planning
has us poised for entry in
2014
 A new league means
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growing pains
Logistical (Travel)
Parent-borne costs
(Travel, Hotel, Time)
Player commitment
Number of Teams
Incomplete information
(constitution, league
bylaws)
Discussion
 Questions
 OPDL FAQ Site
http://www.ontariosoccer.net/OPDL/OPDLFAQ.aspx

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