Fall/Winter Academy and Competitive Programs


 

Welcome to the 2021-22 fall/winter programming page for Academy and Competitive teams at Ottawa TFC.  The page below outlines the various competitive and academy programs that Ottawa TFC will be offering for this season. 

Keep in mind that we while we are all keen to get our new season started, the health and safety of our members remains our top priority.  As such, we will continue to abide by and adopt any and all municipal and provincial health guidlines, as well as running all of our programs in compliance with Ottawa TFC return to play protocol.  

U9-U10 Programs (born in 2012 or 2013):

U11-U12 Programs (born in 2010 or 2011):

U13-U18 Programs (born in 2004 to 2009):

 Extra Training Opportunities

 

U9-U10 Competitive

The U9-U10 Competitive program is for players looking to train and play regularly, in a fun but comeptitive environment.  Teams train together once weekly in a dome, and once weekly through our highly accredited Virtual Training program that nurtures at home practice habits, as well as playing in games or league play each week.  Players can join an additional training session each week by signing up for the skills center to train along side the Academy teams once weekly.  

This program is run by some of the most qualified and passionate coaches in our club.   The program has been hailed by Ontario Soccer as one of the very best in the province for player development, and it is also hailed as a lot fun by our players!

Program Details

Soccer Age

All U9-U10 players interested in playing competitive soccer. Players are grouped by age and gender into teams/training groups. (Born in: 2012 - 2013)

Locations

Millennium Sports Park - Until Mid-November

East end Domes - Mid November and on

Season Length 

October to late February or early March

Schedule

Pre-Season

1 x weekly on-field training:

  • Day/Time TBD @ Millennium Park

1 x weekly game play - Weekends

 

In-Season (mid-November)

1 x weekly on-field training:

  • TBD @ Ottawa U or Louis Riel

1 x weekly V.T.A. (20 mins): TBD

1 x weekly optional Skills Center

1 x weekly game play - Weekends

Important Dates and Tryouts!

Start date: October 18, 2021 

Holiday Break: December 19 to January 7

End date: March 5, 2022

Tryout Schedule: fall/winter tryout schedule

Cost

Before the start of tryouts in September, all players interested in playing must register (and pay) for the “Competitive Base Registration” fee of $495.

Note: 

*An additional fee will be due once players are placed into teams.  The amount of this fee will be determined  by the level of play and commitment.

*Please note that the Virtual training component is offered as a free portion of the program, as we know as a coaching staff that this at home work is absolutely integral to developing good soccer players.  Players/families who choose not to participate will miss out on the improvement that these sessions bring, but will not be entitled to any financial discount as a result of choosing not to participate. 

Player Requirements

Questions

Girls: Contact Jordan Lundin jlundin@ottawatfc.com

Boys: Contact Roberto Di Nuzzo roberto@ottawatfc.com

REGISTER!!

 

U9-U10 Academy

The U9-U10 Academy program offers the most professionally run development soccer program available to soccer players in Ottawa. The program boasts a dynamic and highly qualified coaching staff, including several Nationally and internationally licensed coaches, and a curriculum that includes a heavy emphasis on personal and leadership development, beyond just soccer skills.

It is also the only Eastern Ontario program directly affiliated with Toronto FC, Canada’s most successful professional team, with regular visits to our club from Toronto FC, and a direct pathway for talented players to the professional and national team setups in Canada. 

Program Details

Soccer Age

All U9-U10 players interested in playing competitive soccer. Players are grouped by age and gender into teams/training groups. (Born in: 2011 - 2012)

Locations

Millennium Sports Park - Until Mid-November

East end Domes - November to March

Season Length 

October to early March

Schedule

Pre-Season

2 x weekly on-field training:

  • Date/Time TBD @ Millennium Park

  • Date/Time TBD @ Millennium Park

1 x weekly game play - Weekends

 

In-Season

2 x weekly on-field training:

  • TBD @ East end domes

  • TBD @ East end domes

1 x weekly V.T.A. (25 mins): day/time TBD

1 x weekly game - Weekends

Important Dates and Tryouts!

Start date: October 18, 2021 

Holiday Break: December 19 to January 7

End date: March 5, 2022

Tryout Schedule: fall/winter tryout schedule 

Cost

Before the start of tryouts in September, all players interested in playing must register (and pay) for the “Competitive Base Registration” fee of $495.

Note: 

*An additional fee will be due once players are placed into teams.  The amount of this fee will be determined  by the level of play. 

**Please note that the Virtual training component is offered as a free portion of the program, as we know as a coaching staff that this at home work is absolutely integral to developing good soccer players.  Players/families who choose not to participate will miss out on the improvement that these sessions bring, but will not be entitled to any financial discount as a result of choosing not to participate. 

Player Requirements

Questions

Girls: Contact Jordan Lundin jlundin@ottawatfc.com

Boys: Contact Roberto Di Nuzzo roberto@ottawatfc.com

REGISTER!!

 

U11-U12 Competitive

The U11-U12 Competitive program is for players looking to train and play regularly, in a fun but comeptitive environment.  Teams train together once weekly in a dome, and once weekly through our highly accredited Virtual Training program that nurtures home practice habits, as well as playing in a weekly game or league play.  Players can join an additional training session each week by signing up for the skills center to train along side the Academy teams once weekly.  

This program is run by some of the most qualified and passionate coaches in our club.   The program has been hailed by Ontario Soccer as one of the very best in the province for player development, and it's also been hailed as a lot fun by our players!

Program Details

Soccer Age

All U11-U12 players interested in playing competitive soccer. Players are grouped by age and gender into teams/training groups. (Born in: 20010 - 2011)

Season Length 

October to March

Locations

Millennium Sports Park - Until Mid-November

East end Domes - November to March

Schedule

Pre-Season

1 x weekly on-field training:

  • TBD @ Millennium Park

1 x weekly game play - Weekends

 

In-Season

1 x weekly on-field training:

  • TBD @ East end domes

1 x weekly V.T.A. (20 mins): TBD

1 x weekly optional Skills Center

1 x weekly game play - Weekends

Important Dates and Tryouts!

Start date: October 18, 2021 

Holiday Break: December 19 to January 7

End date: March 5, 2022

Tryout Schedule: fall/winter tryout schedule 

Cost

Before the start of tryouts in September, all players interested in playing must register (and pay) for the “Competitive Base Registration” fee of $495.

Note: 

*An additional fee will be due once players are placed into teams.  The amount of this fee will be determined  by the level of play. 

** Please note that the Virtual training component is offered as a free portion of the program, as we know as a coaching staff that this at home work is absolutely integral to developing good soccer players.  Players/families who choose not to participate will miss out on the improvement that these sessions bring, but will not be entitled to any financial discount as a result of choosing not to participate. 

Player Requirements

Questions

Girls: Contact Coach Pat pat@ottawatfc.com

Boys: Contact Coach Kaden kaden@ottawatfc.com

REGISTER!!

 

U11-U12 Academy

The U11-U12 Academy program offers the most professionally run development soccer program available to soccer players in Ottawa. The program boasts an extremely qualified and well-educated coaching staff, including several Nationally and internationally licensed coaches, and a curriculum that includes a heavy emphasis on personal and leadership development, beyond just soccer skills.

This is also the only Eastern Ontario program directly affiliated with Toronto FC, Canada’s most successful professional team, with regular visits to our club from Toronto FC, and a direct pathway for talented players to the professional and national team setups in Canada. 

Program Details

Soccer Age

All U11-U12 players interested in playing competitive soccer. Players are grouped by age and gender into teams/training groups. (Born in: 2010 - 2011)

Season Length 

October - March

Schedule:

Pre-Season

2 x weekly on-field training:

  • TBD @ Millennium Park

  • TBD @ Millennium Park

1 x weekly game play - Weekends

 

In-Season

2 x weekly on-field training:

  • TBD @ East End Domes

  • TBD @ East End Domes

1 x weekly V.T.A. (20 mins): TBD

1 x weekly game - Weekends

Important Dates and Tryouts!

Start date: October 18, 2021 

Holiday Break: December 19 to January 7

End date: March 5, 2022

Tryout Schedule: fall/winter tryout schedule 

Cost

Before the start of tryouts in September, all players interested in playing must register (and pay) for the “Competitive Base Registration” fee of $495.

*An additional fee will be due once players are placed into teams.  The amount of this fee will be determined  by the level of play and commitment. 

** Please note that the Virtual training component is offered as a free portion of the program, as we know as a coaching staff that this at home work is absolutely integral to developing good soccer players.  Players/families who choose not to participate will miss out on the improvement that these sessions bring, but will not be entitled to any financial discount as a result of choosing not to participate. 

Player Requirements

Questions

Girls: Contact Coach Pat pat@ottawatfc.com

Boys: Contact Coach Kaden kaden@ottawatfc.com

REGISTER!!

 

U13-U18 Competitive  

The U13-U18 Competitive program is for talented young players who wish to train, develop and play through the fall/winter.  The program is home to our Regional and district competitive teams, which include some of the very best teams competing in the region of Eastern Ontario.  Teams will train together twice a week, and will play once weekly in a game.  If health guidelines permit, the teams will compete in the competitive league at the Coliseum.  Otherwise, games will be organized on a weekly basis with neighbouring clubs and against other teams within the club. 

The program is run by some of the most qualified and passionate coaches, and has become a very well respected program in the region and province.  

Program Details

Soccer Age

U13-U18 (born 2009-2004) competitive level players. Players will be grouped by age and gender into teams/training groups. 

Season Length 

October- March

Format

On Field Training:  twice weekly 

Competition Format:  7v7 game/league play on weekends

Weekly Commitment

Pre-Season

2 x weekly on-field training:

  • Day/Time TBD @ Millennium Park

  • Day/Time TBD @ Millennium Park

Pre-Season Friendly games may be organized during preseason as well. 

 

In-Season

2 x weekly training:

  • Day/Time TBD @ East End Domes 

  • Day/Time TBD @ East Ottawa gyms or domes

1 x weekly game play - Weekends

Important Dates and Tryouts!

Start date: October 18, 2021 

Holiday Break: December 19 to January 7

End date: March 5, 2022

Tryout Schedule: fall/winter tryout schedule 

Cost

Before the start of tryouts in September, all players interested in playing must register (and pay) for the “Competitive Base Registration” fee of $495.

Note: An additional fee will be due once players are placed into teams.  The amount of this fee will be determined  by the level of play and commitment.

Player Requirements

Questions

Boys: Please contact Vlad at vlad@ottawatfc.com

Girls: Please contact Raz at raz@ottawatfc.com

REGISTER!!

 

U13-U18 Elite Academy 

The Elite Academy is a year-round program that offers our highest level of Academy training.  It is coached by our Nationally and Internationally licensed coaches, and features a one-of-a-kind, European style academy structure, whereby players train Monday to Friday after school, and play games on weekends. 

The Academy consists of our OPDL rostered players and professional/University prospects, and houses some of the most competitive teams in the Province and Country.  The program has won National and Provincial gold medals on a regular basis.  

This program is also the exclusive Eastern Ontario affiliate of Toronto FC of the MLS.  The program attracts regular visits from TFC’s academy director and coaches, and offers a direct pathway for players into the TFC academy, and the professional and national team ranks.  This is the most direct pathway to professional, University and national ranks available in Ottawa. 

Program Details

Locations and Format

Fall Outdoor Training: Mid-October to Mid November

  • Monday to Friday, 4:00-5:30pm @ Millennium Turf

  • Friendly games on weekends @ various locations

Winter Break (as mandated by Ontario Soccer):

  • December 6 - January 9

Winter Indoor Training: 

  • January 10 through April 8
  • Monday to Friday between 3:30-6:00pm @ East End Domes

  • Games on weekends @ various domes

Spring/Summer Outdoor Training: 

  • April 11 through October 30th
  • Monday to Friday 4:00-5:30 PM @ Millennium Park
  • Games on weekends in OPDL or Adult Competitive leagues

Season Length 

Year round (October 2021 - October 2022) 

Bus Transportation

CLICK HERE for Bus transportation options

Player Requirements

Questions

Contact our technical director Vladan at vlad@ottawatfc.com 

REGISTER!!


 

U9-U12 Morning Skills Center

This  is an extra training opportunity for our young academy players who are keen on some extra time with our most qualified coaches.  Although only for our early risers, the program sees small groups of players training directly with some of our Academy staff coaches (Jordan, Roberto, Pav, Michal, or Vlad).  As always, a program that pulls the most talented and passionate players together, with some of our very best trainers, is a recipe for success... even if you gotta get up extra early to take part. 

Program Details

Soccer Age:

U9-U12 Academy (born 2012-2009)

Unsure of your age group? 

Schedule:

Date

Time

Field

November 5 - February 25

(break from Dec 20 to Jan 8)

Fridays

@ 7:00-8:15 AM

College La Cite

Costs:

$195.00 per unit

(Players can register for either unit, or both) 

Register:

Questions?

jlundin@ottawatfc.com

 

U13-U18 Morning Skills Center

This  is an extra training opportunity for our academy and competitive players who are keen on some extra time with our most qualified coaches.  Although only for our early risers, the program sees small groups of players training directly with our Academy staff (Jordan, Roberto, Pav, Michal, and Vlad).  As always, a program that pulls the most talented and passionate players together, with some of our very best trainers, is a recipe for success... even if you gotta get up extra early to take part. 

Program Details

Soccer Age:

U13-U18 Academy (born 2008-2003)

Unsure of your age group? 

Schedule:

Date

Time

Field

November 5 - February 25

(break from Dec 20 to Jan 8)

Fridays

@ 7:00-8:15 AM

College La Cite

Costs:

$195.00 per unit

(Players can register for either unit, or both) 

Register:

Questions?

vlad@ottawatfc.com

 

U9-U12 Elite Academy Camp (X-mas Break)

This  is a special opportunity for U9-U12 players to spend a week with our Elite Academy Coaching staff during their Christmas break.  Players will work through fun, and challenging, age appropriate skills and exercises under the direct guidance of our Elite Academy Staff.  The Elite Academy program is our nationally recognized after school program where our U13 to U18 Academy players train on a daily and year round basis.  This camp for the U9-U12 age groups gives our younger players a chance to learn from some of our best trainers and coaches, and work off a little Christmas Turkey on their break.  Come join us for an awesome week at the beautiful dome in Russell!

Program Details

Soccer Age:

U9-U12 Academy (born 2012-2009)

Unsure of your age group? 

Schedule:

Dates:  Monday December 27 through Thursday December 30

Itinerary:

8:15 AM - arrival time

8:30 AM - Elite Academy Session 1 (individual work)

10:00 AM - snack break

10:30 AM - Elite Academy Session 2 (small group work)

12:00 PM - Camp end (pick-up)

Costs:

$195.00 

Register:

Questions?

Roberto@ottawatfc.com

 

U13-U18 Finishing Camp (X-mas Break)

This camp is tailored to our academy and competitive players from U13-U18 who wish to spend a week with our coaches working on finishing of all kinds.  Players will work on both the technical and tactical nuances of goal scoring from various distances and situations.  This will be both fun and productive, and will be a great way for players to get some substantial extra time on the field, with good coaches, and a fun and important focus.

Program Details

Soccer Age:

U13-U18 Academy (born 2008-2003)

Unsure of your age group? 

Schedule:

Dates:  Monday December 27 through Thursday December 30

Itinerary:

12:20 PM - arrival time

12:30 PM - Finishing session 1

2:00 PM - snack/health break

2:30 PM - Finishing Session 2 

4:00 PM - end (pick-up)

Costs:

$195.00 

Register:

Questions?

Roberto@ottawatfc.com