OSA Announces Fall “Consultation” Schedule To Update LTPD Implementation
As part of the commitment we made at the Soccer ’12 Conference in April to keep you fully informed, the OSA will be conducting a series of meetings across the province this fall. The purpose of these sessions is to provide our members with the latest information available around the ongoing phased-in implementation of Long-Term Player Development (LTPD). 2012 LTPD Consultation Schedule
We want to meet with you to discuss the progress that has been made in some Districts, and also explain the planned next steps in the process. While we have tried to provide a lot of information to you over the past 18 months, we recognize that these updates have not always reached everyone, so it is timely that we consult with you and get your feedback. We know there are still questions and concerns, and we’ll do our best to provide the answers that we have at this point.
It’s important to remind everyone that standing still is not an option. LTPD has been proven extremely successful in the international soccer world. It is strongly supported by research, by science and by top players and coaches around the world and in Canada. In addition, LTPD has been mandated by the Canadian Soccer Association, as part of an initiative launched by the Federal Government and Canadian Sport for Life.
From an Ontario perspective, the question is not whether we do this, but how we can implement LTPD in a way that is best for the development of all our young players, while also recognizing the needs of our Districts, Clubs, Leagues, coaches and referees.
As we look out over the next 6 to 8 years and project how phasing-in LTPD will impact our sport, we need to continually assess our Recreation and Development matrices. Our Technical Advisory Council (TAC) has been working diligently to research best practices around the world and how LTPD can be made to work here in Ontario. The new Ontario Player Development League (OPDL)—with a focus on high Technical standards — while only one component of LTPD in the province, is nonetheless an important aspect of what we are doing. With that in mind, we will provide an update during the meetings on the revised talented player pathway and also discuss and analyze planned changes to the Competition and League structure that will occur in 2014.
We hope many of our coaches will attend the upcoming sessions, along with other District and Club leaders—Presidents, Board members, administrators, Club Head Coaches and of course Technical Directors. By all means pass this invitation along to your parents, so we can share this information with as many people as possible.
While it’s not possible to visit every one of our 21 Districts and 700 Clubs, we have attempted to locate these sessions such that we can draw from the entire region wherever possible. Please register with the host District / Club no later than 3 days in advance of the session you plan to attend.
Change is a challenge for all of us, but we’ve seen some very good things happening already. We look forward to meeting with everyone, sharing our plans and hearing your thoughts. Together, we can work through all that lies ahead, and do what is right for our youngsters—and keep them in the game.
Please check out the information below regarding dates, times and locations for the upcoming meetings.
|Durham Region S.A. & East Central Ontario S.A
Tuesday, Oct 23rd, 6:30pm
Holiday Inn, Baseline Road, Bowmanville
RSVP: Michelle Gibson, firstname.lastname@example.org
|Southeast Ontario S.A.|
Wednesday, Oct 24th, 7pm
Invista Centre, 1350 Gardiners Road, Kingston
RSVP: Joanie Sagriff, email@example.com
|Hamilton District S.A., Niagara S.A.,
South-West Regional S.A. & Peel Halton S.A
Tuesday, Oct 30th, 7pm
Hamilton Spectator, 444 Frid, Hamilton
RSVP: Ana Tornifoglia, firstname.lastname@example.org
|Essex County S.A. & Lambton Kent S.A.|
Monday, Nov 5th, 7pm
Giovanni Caboto Club, 2175 Parent Ave, Windsor
RSVP: Tim Filipic, email@example.com
|Soccer Northwest Ontario
Tuesday, Nov 6th, 7pm
Venue-TBA (Fort Frances)
RSVP: Dylan Augruso, Dylan_augruso@hotmail.com
|Soccer Northwest Ontario|
Wednesday, Nov 7th, 7pm
The Sports Dome, 141 Northern Ave, Thunder Bay
RSVP: Dylan Augruso, Dylan_augruso@hotmail.com
|Eastern Ontario District S.A.
& Soccer Northeastern Ontario
Friday, Nov 9th, 7pm
Ottawa Citizen, 1101 Baxter Rd, Ottawa
RSVP: Rozalia Cervenan, firstname.lastname@example.org
|Huronia District S.A.|
Monday, Nov 12th, 7pm
Army Navy & Air Force Club, Unit 3657 George St, Barrie
RSVP: Suzette Boeje, email@example.com
Toronto S.A., York Region S.A., North York S.A. & Scarborough S.A.
Tuesday, Nov 13th, 7pmThe Soccer Centre, 7601 Martingrove Rd, VaughanTo register online for this LTPD Consultation Workshop click here
- We have directed members from each District Associations to the Consultation session that is within the closest proximity. Please feel free to register with another location if it is more convenient.
- We are in the process of confirming a consultation session date and location for Elgin Middlesex S.A. that will be communicated once confirmed.
- A consultation date for Sudbury Regional S.A., Sault Amateur S.A. and Soccer North Ontario is being developed for early 2013.
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