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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.

Golden Horseshoe Soccer Leagues

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, please visit the GHSL website.

Peel Halton District League - Youth

A dynamic multi tiered league for youth players U 13 - U18.

PHDL offers quality competition against the top clubs in the PHSA and surrounding districts.

For additional information, please visit the PHDL website.

Peel Halton Development League - U8-U12

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 additional information, please visit the PHDL website.

Peel Halton District League - Adult

District competitive play for:

Open Age

Great competition with travel restricted to Peel and Halton Regions

For additional information, please visit the PHDL website.


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.

For additional information, please visit the PHDL website.

Ontario Premier Futsal

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


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Temporary unconsciousness or confusion and other symptoms caused by a blow on the head.
A violent shock as from a heavy blow.

Review the materials provided below, be aware!
Canadsa Soccer has released a new Consussion  Policy which has been adopted by the Board of Director of Ontario Soccer (March 1st, 2019). The policy is available for review by CLICKING HERE

Canada Soccer Weather Policy

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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.

Visit the OPDL website