SC Toronto Announces OPDL Open Trials

Are you born 2003, 2004 or 2005?
Here is your chance to up your game and tryout for one of our OPDL Teams.

Please follow the trial registration link below, fill out the form and one of our age group coaches will contact you to get more information and potentially have you come to a tryout.

There is NO FEE for trials!!

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For more information contact technicaldirector@sctoronto.ca


Ontario Player Development League (OPDL)

An open trial is open to players who desire an opportunity to demonstrate their ability to participate within an OPDL License Holder and is of the appropriate age for registration and gender for the team’s designation.

  • OPDL Players are eligible to participate on Open Trials during “Phase II” and“Phase III”.
  • No more than 35 players should be allowed at each open trial to provide for a more responsible evaluation process.
  • A player must have the opportunity to attend a minimum of three of these events before a final decision is made on that player.
  • License Holders are permitted to charge a reasonable fee for a player toparticipate in an open trial. Fee should be designated to cover operational costs to run trials
  • A player may attend more than one open trial simultaneously with different OPDL License Holders.

Invitation Only Trials

  • After conducting open trials, invitation only trials can occur at any time in accordance with timelines.
  • An invitation only trial involves the interested OPDL License Holder contacting and asking for only specific players to return for further trials.
  • No player shall undertake more than one invitation only trial at a time.
  • A player may attend a new invitation only trial once an existing invitation only trial has been completed.
  • A player may attend a different invitation-only trial once the organizers of the existing trial have been informed in writing that the player wishes to terminate that trial.

Assessment Focus during a Trial 

  • During a trial a player should be evaluated using an LTPD-centred holistic approach (e.g., four-corner model) which would include:
  • Technique unopposed.
  • Tactically through exercises involving decision making and small-sided games.
  • Physically through small-sided games and/or 11-a-side play.
  • Mentally, socially and emotionally through player conduct, interaction with others players, work ethic, commitment and ability to meet the challenges within the game environment.

Under Age Player Guidelines 

  • The OSA and its Talented Pathway of LTPD support the philosophy of continually challenging its member players.
  • Players potentially moving up an age group within OPDL must have the ability to blend in (technically, physically, mentally and socially/emotionally) with players of the intended age group, without undue risk of suffering injury.
  • The selection of an underage player to the OPDL will be supported by the OSA if the player meets these guidelines.
  • The final selection of an underage player will be at the discretion of the OPDL License Holder.

Notification of Players Not Selected

  • It is not required for OPDL License Holders to provide verbal one-on-one feedback to players released from an open trial.
  • Players released from an invitation only trial must be given verbal feedback (minimum 15 minutes with player and player’s parents) as to why they were released.
  • Once the season has started, there is to be no releasing of players except in circumstances that are driven by and out of the control of the player’s family (e.g., a move out of the province).