The Play Inspire Unite Podcast is an interview series which features conversations with influential people from within Ontario Soccer and the Ontario Soccer membership. Discussing issues which impact the province, it's designed to highlight the work of those who are showing us how to Play, Inspire and Unite others in our community.
This week, Gabriel Assis, Manager of Player Development at Ontario Soccer, speaks about the four corners of development, what sets OPDL apart from other leagues and what he wishes people understood better about the development program.
0:55 - What led you to work in Ontario Soccer?
2:05 - What challenges do you face uniting programs across the province?
3:43 - What has the last five years of working in the OPDL been like?
4:56 - What are the Four Corners of Development?
5:52 - What new some of the program outcomes of OPDL Players?
6:13 - How is OPDL different from a traditional league?
6:54 - What have we seen from OPDL players thus far?
8:21 - What is still widely misunderstood about OPDL?
8:49 - How have your expectations of OPDL changed since starting your current role?
10:10 - What are the things you’re most proud of in regards to your work for OPDL?
11:05 - What are the main things that are still misunderstood about OPDL that you’d like to see change?