Ontario Soccer’s Player Development Program has announced that four new organizations have received licenses to join the Ontario Player Development League (OPDL) for 2020 and 2021.
After a comprehensive review process over the last eight months, the Board of Directors of Ontario Soccer recently approved the final list of applicant organizations.
Sigma FC, Rush Canada, Kingston United SC and FC Durham join the current 25 license holders made up of Clubs and Academies from around Ontario which support the advancement of athletes along the province’s Talented Pathway.
OPDL represents young players' early graduation to a genuine high performance training environment, targeting the top athletes in the province with what is the highest level of youth competitive soccer in Ontario. Unlike other leagues, the OPDL operates more as a high performance training program than merely a league.
“This is an exciting time for the OPDL. With the additional four new license holders, we are expanding the footprint of the OPDL across the province and we’re adding organizations with a reputation for developing elite-level players and coaches,” said Johnny Misley, Chief Executive Officer of Ontario Soccer. “These additions will strengthen our high performance program and provide another step for athletes, coaches and now even, match officials along the Talented Pathway.”
The Skill Acquisition Phase Program is our comprehensive training program delivered by our Club Technical Director, Technical Team and Guest International Coaches (at various times of the year) which is designed to challenge players to be their absolute best. The SAP program works through a detailed curriculum, which is focused around individual player development at each age.
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Thank you to all our 2019 sponsors who generously supported our club this year!
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Kingston United's Liam Hughes Earns his UEFA A License.
Kingston United is proud to announce that our Technical Director, Liam Hughes, has completed his UEFA A License after a successful evaluation in the UK this March. Recognized internationally, the UEFA A License is only granted to coaches who have demonstrated an extensive knowledge of soccer and most importantly, the ability to communicate that knowledge successfully as a coach to youth and adult players.
Since joining Kingston United last fall, Liam has been a consummate professional and has worked hard to improve our club's programs and to guide the development of our volunteer coaches. His commitment to improve his own skills has set an example for us all as our club moves forward. Congratulations Liam!
For more information on this opportunity visit the Ontario Soccer website
Kingston United Soccer Club is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide organized recreational and competitive soccer in a safe and healthy environment. The club promises to foster the values and ethics of fair play and respect for others in all club activities. Through the ongoing encouragement, skill development, and training of players, coaches, and officials, the club will provide the opportunity for everyone to achieve their potential and will work to instill a lifelong passion for the game of soccer.
David Mitchell, owner of Soccer Plus International, spent some time this winter in Igloolik and Pond Inlet helping run the Nunavut Soccer Association Community Futsal Camps. Check out the pictures(and jersey's) from his trip!
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