Ontario Player Development League (OPDL)

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Ontario Player Development League and Waterloo United
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What is the OPDL?
The OPDL is one of the province’s first standards-based, youth high-performance leagues that combines top-level competition with performance development training standards. For more information from Ontario Soccer, Please click here. The OPDL is one piece of a much larger, transformative process that Ontario Soccer is undergoing to modernize soccer in Ontario. This innovative youth high-performance program is an important component of the Long Term Player Development (LTPD) pathway, across soccer, in Ontario and Canada. LTPD helps talented youth players, who have the ability and dedication to train at higher levels, develop into top players with a strategic training philosophy in mind.


Who can participate?
All new license holders will begin their OPDL offering at the U13 Division. The program at WMSC will commence with tryouts in September 2018 and will be open to Boys and Girls born in 2005 and 2006. https://www.theopdl.com/

WMSC 2018 open tryouts for OPDL U13s and OPDL U14s are now available for registration. Every player must register through our online registration platform. All birth years are based on the Outdoor 2019 season.

Female and Male U13’s (2006’s) 
Ontario Player Development league to register for the open trials, please click here. 

Female Trials:
Trial 1 – Sunday, September 16th
Trial 2 – Tuesday, September 18th
Trial 3 – Friday, September 21st

Male Trials:
Trial 1 – Monday, September 17th
Trial 2 – Wednesday, September 19th
Trial 3 – Saturday, September 22nd

Female and Male U14’s (2005’s)
Ontario Player Development league to register for the open trials, please click here. 

Trial 1 – Saturday. September 22nd
Trial 2 – Sunday, September 23rd
Trial 3 – Saturday. September 29th

** Non-OPDL players Only **

** All trials will take place at RIM Park with times and specific fields TBD **

Questions about OPDL or WMSC OPDL tryouts? Please contact Sam Gevaux


2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
U13 (2005) U13 (2006) U13 (2007) U13 (2008) U13 (2009)
U14 (2005) U14 (2006) U14 (2007) U14 (2008)
U15 (2005) U15 (2006) U15 (2007)
U16 (2005) U16 (2006)
U17 (2005)

Information Sessions
The WMSC has scheduled two information sessions to review the OPDL Program Outline. We invite all current member and non-member families to attend. While we have specific Boys and Girls presentations the majority of the content will be the same in each presentation. In the event that you cannot attend your designated session, you are welcome to attend whichever session best meets your availability.

Program Outline
This comprehensive outline is intended to provide the rough structure of the OPDL program offered at WMSC. Click here to view the OPDL Outline

Frequently Asked Questions
You probably have a lot of questions. Please take an opportunity to review our FAQ.

Refund Policy
Please click here to review our refund policy statement for 2018.