12 Nov 2013
OSC Rep Development is the club’s competitive soccer program for top talent between the ages of U13 to U18.
Under the guidelines of the club’s Technical Development Plan and the Canadian Soccer Association’s Long Term Player Development Framework OSC’s Rep program includes all-inclusive skills training and competitive play.
Unlike other Rep programs, OSC is focused on the overall development of every player in the program instead of strictly winning trophies. Advancing every player – helping each child reach their unique potential – is the main goal of the Rep Development Program and the club overall.
During the winter months, players of the same age train together with top level coaches at indoor facilities such as the Pine Glen Soccer Centre and have the option of participating in additional strength and conditioning and futsal. Rosters for the A, B and C teams (where applicable) are named before competitive game play with other clubs in the area begins in the spring.
Players must try out in order to be admitted to the Rep Development Program – tryouts are open to everyone and are held annually at the end of summer.
Following Senior ADP, players enter the Junior Rep Development Program for players U13-U14. This is the age when they are introduced to an 11v11 game format and must learn to apply the Principles of Play on a full field. Although there is always a skill focus and a focus on small-sided combination play, our coaches are required to introduce training on the Phase of Play to this age group.
The number of players in Junior RDP indoor training will drop to 40 players per gender, per age group. They will train three times per week, plus an additional competitive or technical training session that can be added at the discretion of the Age Group Head Coach. This additional session will be covered outside of the winter training fee. One of the three training sessions is a weekly futsal session that is an extension of our futsal focus in Junior and Senior ADP.
Senior RDP is from Age U15 to U17 and is officially the age group when the players are focused on the tactical side of the game. Winning becomes a focus of this age group, as well as showcasing players for University.
The Senior RDP will cater to 18-24 players per gender per age group in the winter. The final number is at the discretion of the Age Group Head Coach.
High level individual skill development and continued focus on Principles of Play and Phase of Play training are also a focus of Senior RDP.
These teams will also play in the new OPDL to be phased in beginning with 2001 age group.
In the winter, senior RDP will train primarily outdoors and come indoors only during the coldest months. During the coldest months there will be a focus on strength and agility training as well as individual skill development before going back outdoors to begin pre-season training.
This training schedule will more closely resemble the type of training schedule players may see when they move on to University soccer.