The Ontario Player Development League (OPDL) is one of the province's first standards-based, youth high performance league that combines top level competition with strict high performance training standards.
This innovative, exciting youth high performance program is an important component of the overall movement to adopt the core principles of Long Term Player Development (LTPD) across soccer at large in Ontario and Canada. .
OPDL represents young players' early graduation to a genuine high performance training environment, targeting only the top athletes in the province from age groups U13 to eventually U17, with what will be the highest level of competitive youth soccer in Ontario.
Unlike other leagues, OPDL operates more as a high performance training program than merely a league.
Whether it is university or college scholarships, provincial or national teams, pro-club environments, OPDL players take their development goals seriously.
Recently, OPDL players sat down with Ontario Soccer to share their those goals, what they hope to get out of the league and where they see themselves going.
The results show a group of committed young athletes, being supported by their OPDL License Holders, in achieving their dreams.