Technical development is always a priority while introducing tactical development based on the playing philosophy, training methodology and game model. FCD will operate with a complete 4-corner holistic approach which focuses on technical/tactical, physical, mental and social/emotional areas of player development. Our curriculum and focus can be found in the U17-U18 Overview and Curriculum.
The Ontario Player Development League (OPDL) is the highest level of competition in Ontario for players U13 and up.
OPDL isn’t just a league. In fact, competition is a relatively small part of it. The league moves the focus from solely trying to win a trophy or avoid relegation, to developing players through a structured blend of high performance training and age appropriate play. In the OPDL, you’ll see mandatory heightened training with sport science and sport medicine components, complimenting regular weekly game play against other top players, from May to October.
The OPDL is not for everyone. As the Elite Pathway for players in Ontario, it requires a high level of commitment.
Why should your child consider the OPDL rather than other alternative development programs in Ontario?
May 11, 2020
Congratulations to FC Durham Academy (FCD) 2020 graduating Fullback Liam Vivian on his commitment to Louisiana State University Shreveport (LSUS) starting this fall!
Tom Croft our Boy's High Performance Manager says "Although only with us for a short time ( 2yrs) Liam has made a big impact on our FCD Boy's program. Liam came in and started right away as the right fullback on our 2002 Boys team. Helping them win the OASL League Championship and The Robbie Championship Liam's work rate up and down the wing is second to none. Always willing to go forward to help our attack he is equally prepared to get back and do his main job as a defender. Liam's technical ability and his big engine will help him to be a great addition to the already successful Men's Soccer program at LSUS."
Big Thank you to Coach Howard for his work with Liam and the 2002 Boys.
FCD wishes Liam all the best.
Congratulations to Liam and his family!
May 11, 2020
Congratulations to FC Durham Academy (FCD) 2020 graduating Midfielder Owen Silcock on his commitment to Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) starting this fall!
Owen will be joining fellow FCD Alumni O'Vante Mullings and Darius Kerr-Cooper at FGCU.
Tom Croft our Boy's High Performance Manager says "Owen has been with FCD for 5 years and over this time he has worked to improve his game with hard work and dedication. Owen is the quiet leader of our Senior Boy's program. Always in the right place always making the right decision. Coach Cormier is getting a good one. Owen is just as accomplished in the classroom holding a 4.0 GPA. Owen has been a pleasure to work with at FCD. Always prepared to do his best."
Big Thank you to Coach Dario who has worked with Owen for the last 4 yrs.
Congratulations to Owen and his family!
May 6, 2020
Congratulations to FC Durham Academy (FCD) 2020 Graduate Kennedy McKenzie on signing with
University of Saint Katherine (USK) in San Marcos, California.
Rich Hirst our Girl's High Performance Manager says "Kennedy has been with FCD for a few years now and has developed a high level of mental toughness that contributed to her ability to keep pushing forward to achieve this goal of playing university level soccer. She has been consistently developing and taking each step forward with an open mind, understanding and patience. Her pace out wide will allow her to immediately contribute at USK. We are excited to see Kennedy reach this positive target and look forward to following her university career down in California!"
Congratulations to Kennedy and her family.