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By Christina Stranges, 07/06/22, 3:45PM EDT


Applications are now being accepted for the 2023 season for the OPDL Head Coach and Staff positions.

If you are a non-parent (for all OPDL Head Coaches), have the proper National Coaching qualifications, or are in the process of obtaining them, and are interested in Coaching in a High-Performance atmosphere, then we invite you to enter the application process!  


The OPDL is driven by nationally - recognized coaching, with Head Coaches currently required to possess a minimum of National B Part II for U14 and older, while coaches at the U13 level require a National B Part I License.

• By 2024, the Head Coach requirement will pivot to the Canada Soccer Youth License; a more developmentally appropriate training for working with young players.  


NFSC - NIAGARA FC OPDL has teams from ages 13 to 17, both Girls and Boys.  The program is an 11-month program and involves travel.  This is part of the Ontario Soccer Talented Player Pathway and it is the primary avenue that allows players to reach the provincial, collegiate, national and professional levels.

To apply, click on this link:

The application will remain open until all positions are filled.  The deadline for U13 Head Coaches is July 22nd.

For more information, please contact;

Paul O'Rourke - NFSC High-Performance Director and Lead Technical at, or our office at