With the details of the Ontario Player Development League (OPDL) being announced recently, there have been many questions raised about the costs involved in participating in the League.
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The Ontario Soccer Association released the details of a new high performance youth soccer league at its AGM in Niagara Falls on April 13th. The League, called the Ontario Player Development League (OPDL), is set to begin play in 2014 with the U13 age group. The ‘Introductory Guide for Ontario [...]
A friend recently sent me an interesting TED presentation by Dan Pallotta, in which Mr. Pallotta discussed the idea that too many non-profits are rewarded for how little they spend — not for what they get done. It got me thinking about the way most non-profit soccer clubs are run [...]
Back in February, I traveled to Ottawa to testify before the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage, who were putting together a report on the status of amateur coaching in Canada. The report was published recently, and its contents reveal many similarities between sports in Canada. Most notably, most sports struggle [...]
While those who are familiar with football on a global scale know that the principles of LTPD are simply common practice in other countries, critics continue to question their legitimacy. Have a read through this presentation from the Danish Football Association, and you will see that Canada is not alone [...]