OPDL Program - Details

OSU OPDL Program Details
2018 League Information 
  • League play will consist of 20 games, running from early May till end of October
  • Each team will have approximately 2 week summer break
  • No games will be played on holiday long weekends
  • The League will consist of combined home/away and central venue format.
  • OPDL clubs will be responsible for hosting their in-conference home games.
  • Game days for OPDL teams will be: U13 Boys and Girls play on Saturdays  and U14 & U15 Boys and Girls will play on Sundays. 
  • Inter-league rounds will continue to be played at neutral, university venues. This allows the OSA, CSA and other soccer development personnel to target resources on these dates for dedicated assessment.
  • OSA technical staff will still be on site on OPDL weekends monitoring play and observing adherence to OPDL technical standards. The inter-league dates will be when OSA technical staff will be able to focus heavily on observing the development of the players and working with the club technical staff to drive development. 

Training Information 

  • OSU Force Academy OPDL teams will train a minimum of 3 times per week ( Indoor / Preseason / in Season )
  • Additional fitness sessions will be added through the yearly programming 

OPDL Program Yearly Cost : $4000

  • U14-U17: 11 total payments (Deposit + 10 Installments)
  • U13: 12 total Payments (Deposit + 11 Installments).

The OPDL demands a substantial time and cost commitment. This High Performance League significantly raises the bar on the intensity of:

  • Indoor / Outdoor training
  • mandatory sport science 
  • National Level Head Coaches 
  • Provincial Level Assistant  coaches 
  • Goalkeeper Coach 
  • Fitness Experts
  • Length of the season
  • Indoor / Outdoor facility rental
  • Referee Costs 
  • League fees 
These fees are consistent with other high performance sports programs across Ontario.

 OSU's OPDL program cost is broken down into monthly payment .

 Included in the Year round OPDL Fees:

  • All Club Registration Fees 
  • Winter Program Registration
  • Exhibition game cost ( in Ottawa )
  • Head Coach
  • Assistant Coach
  • Goalkeeper Coach
  • Fitness Program
  • Athletic Therapist / Physio
  • Artificial Indoor /Outdoor  Facility Rental
  • OPDL League fees & Referee fees
  • EODSA/OSA Player Registration Fees

  Not Included in the Year round OPDL Fees:

  • Additional Optional Training Programs such as Summer Camps, Technique School, Striker School,   etc…
  • Travel costs
  • Coaches travel Costs
  • Additional tournament play 

OPDL Hardship Program Financial Assistance

Through the Ontario Soccer Association (OSA), the OPDL offers financial assistance program to players who may be not be able to participate due to financial barriers. Applications must be submitted between December and February through OSU for consideration and not directly to the OSA. If application is successful, applicants are eligible to receive a $750 grant that covers the OPDL league fee component of the player's club fee.

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