Regional Player Program
The objective of the Regional Program is to maximize the development potential of young players in Ontario from grassroots through to Provincial and National Team selection. This program will create a vital link between the Club Skills Development Program and the Provincial Development Program.
Players born in 1999 (U13 - 2012) will be recommended to the Regional Coach by District Coaching Staff, Rep Coaches and Club Head Coaches who possess a minimum of a Provincial "B" Licence status. They should send their written letter of recommendation to the Regional Coach with information including the player’s name, contact information, position along with a brief report on the players.
The players may then be invited to participate in the Regional indoor and outdoor program which consists of one 90 to 120 minute session every week.
Each Regional Coach has scheduled approximately 25 indoor sessions which begin in late October-Early November and run through April, with a month long break during the holiday season.
The Regional Coach will begin outdoor training sessions once per week starting in June. This will include training sessions and exhibition games against other Regional squads.
As the outdoor season nears a close the Regional Coach will select their final ‘Regional Team’. This team will then participate in the September/October Provincial ID Camp with the other OSA Regions at the Soccer Centre. This ID Camp will serve as a showcase for the Provincial Team Staff who will then select the best players for U14 Provincial Development Tryouts.
Regions are categorized as follows (click on Region for more specific detailed information):
Essex County SA, Elgin-Middlesex SA , Lambton-Kent SA, South West Region SA
Hamilton and District SA, Niagara SA, Peel-Halton SA
Toronto SA, York Region SA, North York SA, Huronia SA
Durham Region SA, East Central Ontario SA, Scarborough SA
Eastern Ontario District SA, Southeast Ontario SA
Soccer Northeastern Ontario SA, Sudbury Regional SA, Sault Amateur SA, Soccer North SA
Soccer Northwest Ontario