Ontario Soccer and Toronto FC Academy are excited to announce the OPDL Under-13 Boys Pre-Season 9v9 Festival. These teams, and their coaches & players, will have an opportunity to compete and prepare for the upcoming season with meaningful competition in a higher intensity, more technically demanding format. With the Provincial Xcel program's Under-14 and Under-16's in competition on-site the same days, it will also be a chance for players to see the province's best male players go head-to-head.
As part of a Technical Case Study, all matches will be recorded and analyzed to later compare the same teams & players (against the same opponents) when participating in an 11v11 match as part of the standard OPDL competition schedule. The findings of this case study will be presented to Ontario Soccer's Technical Advisory Committee and other bodies as part of a broader rollout of the Ontario Soccer Grassroots Standards.