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Ontario Player Development League (OPDL)

Launched in 2014 with the 2001 age group, 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. By 2018, OPDL will also encompass the U13 to U17 age categories, for both males and females.

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.

New License Holders

The following organizations have been approved as new OPDL License Holders and will begin operation in 2018.  

London TFC Academy





Affiliated Organizations:
    - St. Thomas SC

Waterloo United




Cambridge United




Tecumseh SC






Whitecaps London




Affiliated Organizations:
London Youth Whitecaps

    - Sarnia Girls Soccer Club
    - Sarnia FC
    - London Athletic Canadian FC



Toronto High Park






Woodbridge SC




Affiliated Organizations:
    - Mapola FC

License Holders

The following organizations are license holders for the 2018 season. Visit their websites for information about their programs, player trials, and schedules.

Athlete Institute FC



Affiliated Organizations:
    - South Simcoe SC
    - Orillia SC
    - Collinwood SC
    - Orangeville Minor SC
    - Caledon SC

Hamilton United Elite S.C.



Affiliated Organizations:
    - Ancaster SC
    - Mount Hamilton Youth SC
    - Saltfleet Stoney Creek SC

North Mississauga 





Ottawa South United S.C.



Affiliated Organizations:
    - Capital United
    - Cumberland United
    - Ottawa Gloucester Hornets

S.C. Toronto





West Ottawa S.C.





Aurora FC







North Toronto S.C 





United FA



Affiliated Organizations:
    - Oshawa Turul SC
    - West Rouge SC

    - Ajax SC

Toronto FC





Whitby Iroquios S.C.




Affiliated Organizations:

- Darlington SC

Burlington Youth S.C.







Markham S.C



Affiliated Organizations:
    - Wexford SC


Oakville S.C.





Richmond Hill S.C.



Affiliated Organizations:
    - Newmarket SC

   - Thunder Bay Chill

Vaughan S.C.





Potential New License Holders

If your club could not attend the OPDL information session, the information is now available online.

Click here for the 2018-2019 OPDL RFP Document

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