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Players & Parents

Player & Parent Commitment


As part of the Talented Pathway you've decided to travel, there will be many things expected of you. Here are some of the core commitments you are adhering to when you join an OPDL program:

  • Entire training program for the full calendar year (Jan-Dec)
  • Attend all training sessions, except for sickness or injury
  • Adhere to the License Holder's and the OPDL's overall policies and codes of conduct
  • Commit to focusing on training, not winning and balancing school with athletic commitments


As a parent of an emerging high performance athlete, the commitment asked from you is in many ways as high as that of the player. In this journey through the Talented Pathway with your child, it is important that you are as committed to the process as your child is. Here are some of the core commitments you are adhering to when you join an OPDL program.

  • A year-round soccer training program
  • Bringing your child to and from training at least three nights a week
  • Competition weekends from May to October
  • Significant travel to and from OPDL games

Read more about commitment in our handbook. >>



In addition to meeting a holistic level of talent, players eligible for the OPDL should also possess:

1) Intrinsic Motivation
2) Immense Potential
3) Utmost Commitment


Through the application of best practices, the OPDL provides players, match officials, coaches and administrators, an unmatched performance development environment.



The "best with best" philosophical approach fosters a competitive environment. Performance Management technology is used to track, profile and measure athlete progress.


Talented Pathway

Jayde Riviere Markham FC, 2001 OPDL Player

I think the OPDL has really helped me with the Talented Pathway. It has opened the gates to the Canadian Women's soccer team for me, especially at a younger age. And the competitiveness of all the coaches, how the program builds up on your skills, and the environment and everything else in the OPDL, contribute to that.