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Long Term Player Development

What is LTPD?

Also known as ADA (Advanced Development Academy), identified players train together throughout the year under the direction of the assigned LTPD Technical staff.  With the supervision of Technical Director, David Thorburn, all players are exposed to a high tempo, developmentally appropriate coaching program, based on WISC’s LTPD curriculum.

Qualified coaches Training Feedback/development
LTPD Coaching Staff Technical / Tactical skills Player assessments
Coach Development Cognitive skills Skill testing
Guest Pro Coaches Keeper training Player home work
Strength & Conditioning U11/U12 Player skills pocket book

2017-18 LTPD Boys & Girls Lead Coaches

Age Training - Indoor Fees Playing format Approx Fees
U8 (2010) twice per week + 1 game 1st - $500 due Nov 1 5v5 $1600 TBC
U9 (2009) twice per week + 1 game 1st - $500 due Nov 1 7v7 $1700 TBC
U10 (2008) twice per week + 1 game 1st - $500 due Nov 1 7v7 $1700 TBC
U11 (2007) twice per week + 1 game 1st - $500 due Nov 1 9v9 $1800 TBC
U12 (2006) twice per week + 1 game 1st - $500 due Nov 1 9v9 $1800 TBC

Installment due dates for 2nd, 3rd and 4th payments:  Jan 30, 2018/ Apr 30, 2018 / Jun 30, 2018

York Region U9-U12 Indoor LTPD League

Our U9 to U12 LTPD teams will be participating in York Region Indoor Soccer league.  Games will be played at the Whitby Soccer Centre and the Markham Soccer Dome.

  • Tier 1 teams will play games on Sundays
  • Tier 2 teams will play games on Saturdays
  • 14 game season

Grassroots soccer

Grassroots soccer is not about the amount of trophies you win.  It's about the difference you make to a young person's life.

Grassroots Players - Clarifying the 'call up' rule

Ensuring that children play and train in the correct environment is important to their development as young people and players.  As per Ontario Soccer, there are no “call ups” for grassroots players (U8 to U12).  Only under specified circumstances, identified and evaluated players may gain approval from our Technical Director.  A younger aged player may only play with an older age group after the appropriate evaluation process/form have been completed.

Grassroots players are prohibited from being evaluated to play more than one (1) year older.

If a player is evaluated to play up to a higher age group, they should be registered to that age group for the entire season and/or the remainder of the season.  U12 players are not permitted to be used as “call ups” to U13 teams for The Ontario Cup and/or any other form of competition.

For more regarding this topic please view the Grassroots Webinar: Fast Tracking and Player Development 

Respect in Sport

The Durham Region Soccer Association is proud to be taking a leadership role in protecting the best interests of kids, and all those involved in our game, by introducing the Respect in Sport Parent Program to our organization. As the first District Association within Ontario Soccer to be taking this important step, following the lead of the Ontario Minor Hockey Association and other sports organizations in Ontario Durham Region Soccer Association is making the Respect in Sport Parent Program mandatory for one parent or guardian of each player for 2017 to complete the program.  The program is transferable from hockey or any other sport it was completed for, and covers the entire family.  Please help us to help you make soccer safe and fun for all participants.

NEW for 2017 - it is mandatory for one parent or guardian to complete the Respect in Sport Parent Program.  For more details and FAQ's.

For team officials of travelling and competitive teams, team officials (including managers) must take the Activity Leaders module to validate the team official book.