16 OAKVILLE SOCCER CLUB PLAYERS NAMED TO OSA PROVINCIAL SCREENING PROGRAM

Oakville, ON – The Oakville Soccer Club is proud to announce that 16 members of the 2003 Boys & Girls OPDL program have been selected to the Ontario Soccer Association’s Provincial Screening Program. This program, which identifies the top players at their respective age groups, is run each season by the Ontario Soccer Association.

The following players have been invited into the program:

Girls 2003 OPDL Player Invitees – Seven Female Players Identified

• Jessica Dougall
• Jenna Taghikhani
• Amrit Singh
• Alanna Delle Monache
• Asha Sunner
• Sophie Francuz
• Mary Beth DiFonzo

Boys 2003 OPDL Player Invitees – Nine Male Players Identified

• Sebastian Petrilli
• Yves Michel Tcheuyap
• Lucas Russo
• Kevin Espiro
• Samir Ghouli
• Ethan Mendes
• Dominik Stefanski
• Daniel Clarke
• Adam Plichtowski

Regarding the naming of players to the Provincial Screening Process, Oakville Soccer Club Senior Technical Director Chris Grierson said: “This is a great testament to all the players identified and I wish them all the best at their respective PSC days. I would also like to thank the respective coaching staffs for all of their hard work and commitment to the OPDL program and the Oakville Soccer Club.”

OPDL Scouting and Identification Process

During the OPDL season, the OSA Technical Staff has been observing the players when they have been competing within their Inter league matches and use the following parameters:

•Technical ability
•Tactical ability
•Physical literacy
•Fitness

Each one of these components is further broken down into detailed Skill Habits such as: vision and awareness, passing and receiving, creating space amongst others.

All data collected by OPDL is tracked and stored along with their quarterly rubrics. At the end of each OPDL season, the database is used to assist the selection of approximately 90 to 120 players to attend the Provincial Screening Competition in November.

The event will take place at the Hanger Outdoor Dome (Downsview Park, 75 Carl Hall Rd, North York, ON M3K 2B9), on Saturday, November 19th for the girls and Saturday, November 26th for the boys.

Media Contact:
Dave Harris
Executive Director Oakville Soccer Club 905-849-4436 ext. 4444
dharris@oakvillesoccer.ca

About OSC
The Oakville Soccer Club, founded in 1972, is the largest amateur soccer club in Canada, with over 12,000 members coached by over 900 volunteer and professional coaches. OSC is based at its 100,000 square foot indoor soccer facility on Pine Glen Road in North Oakville. OSC carries the Gold Standard Award for Club Excellence from the Ontario Soccer Association. OSC’s tradition of excellence includes eight national championships, 56 Ontario Cup winners and a large number of players selected to represent Canada both at national and international levels. OSC is committed to advancing every player through technical training, encouragement and opportunities for players to advance their soccer and life skills.