OAKVILLE, ON - The Oakville Soccer Club is proud to announce that 20 players from the Club's OPDL program have been selected to move forward into Ontario Soccer’s 2018 Provincial Projects program.
The Provincial Program is available to all Ontario Soccer registered players who are competing at the U14, U15 or U16 age group. The Ontario Player Development League (OPDL) is the primary venue in which potential Provincial Team Players are detected. The Oakville Soccer Club’s U13 and U14 players have been selected by Ontario Soccer based on their performance during the 2017 OPDL season.
Founded in 2014, the OPDL is Ontario's standards-based high performance league. It combines top level competition with strict high performance training standards with the goals of developing the top soccer talent within the province.
The Provincial Program focuses on player screening, talent identification and benchmarking of players through competition.
The U14, U15 and U16 Provincial Projects will take place from January to April. It will involve three player screening weekends (January 13-14, February 24-25 and March 24-25), one preparation weekend (April 21-22) and one Inter-Provincial Teams Competition (Apr. 27, 28, 29).
Canada Soccer will be present at the Inter-Provincial Competition in April to scout the players for potential invitations to National Excel Environments.
OSC Executive Director Dave Harris said of the selections: “OSC is proud to congratulate the 20 members of our Ontario Player Development League teams who have moved on to Ontario Soccer’s Provincial Projects program. This is the next step on the road towards becoming provincial players who will represent Ontario. This is a tremendous honour for our players and we wish them all the best in moving to the next level.”
Congratulations to the following players:
|2004 Girls Provincial Projects
|2003 Girls Provincial Projects
Alanna Del Monache
|2004 Boys Provincial Projects
|2003 Boys Provincial Projects
Yves Michel Tcheuyap
OSC Senior Technical Director Chris Grierson also extended congratulations to the players stating: “Congratulations to all 20 players from OSC on being identified throughout the 2017 OPDL season. To be selected to attend the Provincial Projects program is a huge achievement for each individual. Each player will have an opportunity to showcase their skills amongst other players in front of Provincial scouts and coaches. Good luck to all involved and well done to all the coaching staff at OSC for their dedication and commitment to Player Development”.
The Oakville Soccer Club is proud to have these young individuals representing the Club and wishes all 20 players good luck at the Provincial Projects program.
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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. The Oakville Soccer Club carries the Gold Standard Award for Club Excellence from Ontario Soccer. OSC’s tradition of excellence includes eight national championships, 55 Ontario Cup winners and a large number of players selected to represent Canada at both national and international levels. OSC is committed to providing a positive soccer experience to all Club members through technical training, encouragement and opportunities for players to advance their soccer and life skills.