Launched in 2014 with the 2001 age group, the Ontario Player Development League (OPDL) is one of the province’s first standards-based, youth high performance league that combines top level competition with high performance training standards. This program is recommended for players that are serious about their technical and tactical development, while pursuing the collegiate scholarship pathway. OPDL is an innovative, exciting youth high performance program is an important component of the overall movement to adopt the core principles of Long Term Player Development (LTPD) across soccer at large in Ontario and Canada. 

For inquiries, please email customerservice@burlingtonsoccer.com or call us at 905-333-0777 to speak to our customer service representative.


OPDL Assessment Dates

Are you interested in taking your game to the next level? Our OPDL program is just the spot. Assessments are held following the completion of season, barring approval from the league.

It is recommended that all assessments for the team you are interested in are attended to provide you with the best opportunity to showcase your talent. All players are required to register for the assessments and information regarding dates/times can be found below.

BU13 – U17 Information

TeamBirth YearCoachDate(s)TimeLocation
BU132009Julio GarciaSept 13 & 156 – 7:30PMCity View F2
BU14 – 17*coming soon*coming soon*coming soon*coming soon*coming soon

GU13 – U17 Information

TeamBirth YearCoachDate(s)TimeLocation
GU132009Chloe SchleichkornSept 14 & 166 – 7:30PMCity View F2
GU14 – 17*coming soon*coming soon*coming soon*coming soon*coming soon

OPDL Coaches List 2020/2021

Head CoachAssistant Coach
Boys U13 (2008)TBA
Girls U13 (2008)William MorrisFrancesca Cardwell
Boys U14 (2007)Simon DoyleTed Yee
Girls U14 (2007)Steve PayneMarie-Pier Schleichkorn
Boys U15 (2006)Julio GarciaAlex Vecchioni
Girls U15 (2006)William MorrisFrancesca Cardwell
Boys U17 (2004)Bogdan BunescuSimon Doyle
Girls U17 (2004)Szabi BozsokyTBA
Boys League1
Reserve
TBATBA
Girls League1
Reserve
Szabi BozsokyTBA

Bayhawks OPDL Teams Looking for Players

Do you want to be a part of our OPDL Program? Some of our teams are looking for specific players. Checkout the below for more information.

  • GU13 (2008) – goalkeeper position
  • BU14 (2007) – one position available
  • BU15 (2006) – one position available
  • GU15 (2006) – goalkeeper position
  • GU17 (2004) – four positions available (GK and outfield)

If interested, contact our Technical Director, Steven McDougall, here


OPDL Resources

OPDL Parent Handbook – Coming soon
OPDL Game Day Regulations – Click to Download
BSC Post-Secondary Pathway – Click Here