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 or call us at 905-333-0777 to speak to our customer service representative.

OPDL Trials

Are you interested in taking your game to the next level? Our OPDL program is just the spot.

Missed the assessments but still interested in the program? Reach out to our Coaches below to find out more.

OPDL Coaches List 2022/23


Team Head Coach Assistant Coach
Boys U13 (2010) Julio Garcia Jamie Shannon
Boys U14 (2009) Alban Lika Arlind Ferhati
Boys U15 (2008) Joao Oliveira Nelson Damaso
Boys U17 (2007/06) Jamie Shannon TBA


Team Head Coach Assistant Coach
Girls U13 (2010) Chloe Schleichkorn MP Schleichkorn
Girls U14 (2009) William Morris Francesca Cardwell
Girls U15 (2008) William Morris Francesca Cardwell 
Girls U17 (2007/06) Matthew Shepherd MP Schleichkorn

Looking for More information about our League 1 Program? Click here.

OPDL Teams Seeking Players (2023)

The following OPDL teams are looking for players to complete their rosters:

  • Girls U15 (2008)
  • Girls U17 (2007/2006)

If interested, please contact the coaches (emails listed above). 

New Sports Medicine Partner – Dynamic Health & Performance

Burlington Soccer Club is proud to announce their partnership with Dynamic Health and Performance. Their state-of-the-art rehabilitation facility, coupled with their integrative, active, and holistic approach to injury recovery and prevention, sets them apart. The team at Dynamic will work with our High Performance Teams (OPDL & League 1) to ensure they remain pitch ready throughout their outdoor season. With their countless years of experience treating athletes, we look forward to their comprehensive approach.

For more information on Dynamic Health & Performance, click here. 

To read the Press Release about the partnership, click here. 

New Strength & Conditioning Partner – Limitless Training Systems

With a comprehensive and progressive program geared towards High Performance Athletes, Burlington Soccer Club is excited to announce our new S&C partner, Limitless Training Systems (LTS). The team at LTS will be working in the new Burlington Athletic Centre Strength & Conditioning space to serve our Bayhawk’s needs throughout the 2022/23 season. Their small-group sessions will allow LTS to better understand our Bayhawks needs and to ensure each individual athlete is receiving the attention they deserve to be there best on the pitch. 

For more information on LTS, click here. 

OPDL Resources

OPDL Program Outline – Click Here
OPDL Program Details – Click Here
OPDL Parent Handbook – Coming soon
OPDL Game Day Regulations – Click to Download
BSC Post-Secondary Pathway – Click Here
Battle of Halton Schedule – Click Here