Ontario produces some of the best youth players in the country and with a league system focused on having meaningful competition where the best players are playing the best players this tradition will continue.
Below is a brief summary of leagues with links to their sites.
The GHSL is the regional league for the south region under the OSA. Serving Clubs in the Niagara Soccer Association, Hamilton & District Soccer Association and the Peel Halton Soccer Association.
The GHSL features the best youth competitions for boys and girls from U13 to U18.
For additional information
District competitive play for:
Great competition with travel restricted to Peel and Halto Regions
PHDL - Schedules abs Standings
The Peel Halton Development League is focused on the development of the Grassroots player. Providing meaningful competition for the developing player in a great environment.
For more information on the Peel Halton Development League:
A district league from U8 to adult. The league operates from October to April.
Futsal is the only indoor game recognized by FIFS.
Futsal is an outstanding development tool, enhancing foot skills, speed, balance, and decision making.
Ontario Premier Futsal was formed in 2015 with the goal of creating the first Futsal league to operate with FIFA Futsal rules.
The leagues offers top level competition to teams from Ontario.
Currently the league is operating a Men's and women's division.
For information and registration contact email@example.com
Development is the key take away!
The grassroots U8 - U12 is a development program. When you are out watching games remember that these are children learning the game not professionals.
Players and match officials are starting out on a lifetime quest to be the best they can be. Support, encourage and cheer the players.
The OYSL has been the provinces top of the youth pyramid of play. The league is currently winding down and in 2017 will operate U17 & U18 age groups only.
Launched in 2014 with the 2001 age group, the Ontario Player Development League (OPDL) is one of the province's first standards-based, youth high performance league that combines top level competition with high performance training standards. This innovative exciting youth high performance program is an important component of the overall movement to adopt the core principles of Long Term Player Development (LTPD) across soccer at large in Ontario and Canada. By 2018, OPDL will encompass the U13 to U17 age categories, for both males and females.