As our member Clubs are well aware, we continue to move thoughtfully along a path to phase-in the implementation of Long-Term Player Development in the months and years ahead. As we continue to plan our own formal consultation for this fall, we are heartened to see that some of our Clubs are forging ahead to do their own fact-finding as we prepare for, among other important changes to our player pathway, the introduction of the new Ontario Player Development League (OPDL).
LTPD is a challenging but welcome shift for all of us, and we are already seeing so many positive results. We are receiving feedback weekly. Shortly, we will be announcing our schedule of locations for meetings that we will host in October/November. We hope to create broader awareness around LTPD and the more unified player pathway as we seek to consult with as many of our Club Board members, administrators and coaches as possible in the weeks ahead.
In the meantime, we look forward to the feedback we will receive from the Burlington initiative, as it will help us forge further ahead on this collaborative path. While OSA staffers cannot be in attendance because of a longstanding commitment (our regularly scheduled OSA Board of Directors meeting takes place September 14-16), some members of our Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) will be on hand to participate in the Burlington forum. We look forward to continued consultation and cooperation with—and from—all of our members, Clubs, administrators, staff and Board representatives in the days ahead.
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