22 Dec 2011
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.
As of 2014, this will also be the level when our players are introduced to the Ontario Player Development League.
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.