U5-U8 Soccer Ninjas (Pre-Academy)

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U5-U8 players have the option of benefitting from the Soccer Ninjas (Pre Academy) program, which includes technical development and games run by club coaches and our top technical assistants.

At Ottawa TFC we place an enormous emphasis on teaching and inspiring our youngest players.  We are not  a club that hopes to "recruit" talented players for our top teams at older ages, but rather strive to develop homegrown players into top athletes from within our very own ranks here at the club.  In recent years this philosophy has seen us build one of the most competitive programs in the Province and Country.

The soccer ninjas program is the starting point of this development, and is open to all young players in Ottawa.  Our aim is to produce exactly what the title says - Soccer Ninjas:  Kids who can run jump, sprint, roll, spin with grace and precision, while also being comfortable with a ball at their feet. 

Game play is included in the program of course, and basic playing concepts are introduced, but the emphasis is on physical literacy (overall athleticism) individual soccer skills, and of course FUN!  We want these players to learn to love the game first!


Program Details

Program Information:

One training and small sided game session each week.

 

Season Length:

Late May to August (11 weeks)

Schedule:

2 different Soccer Ninjas programs are available to allow players to play/train as locally as possible. Register for the time and location that best fits your schedule and location.

 

Soccer Ninjas - EAST: 

Wednesday evenings at 6:00 pm to 6:45 pm (please arrive for 5:45pm). 

Specific Dates and locations as follows:

May 27 - 6:00 pm @ Millennium Park Field 7

June 3 - 6:00 pm @ Millennium Park Field 7

June 10 - 6:00 pm @ Millennium Park Field 7

June 17 - 6:00 pm @ Millennium Park Field 7

June 24 - 6:00 pm @ Millennium Park Field 7

July 8 - 6:00 pm @ Millennium Park Field 7

July 15 - 6:00 pm @ Millennium Park Field 7

July 22 - 6:00 pm @ Millennium Park Field 7

July 29 - NO SOCCER - mid summer break

August 5 - 6:00 pm @ Millennium Park Field 7

August 12 - 6:00 pm @ Millennium Park Field 7

August 19 - 6:00 pm @ Millennium Park Field 7

 

Soccer Ninjas - CENTRAL: 

Monday evenings at 6:00 pm to 6:45 pm (please arrive for 5:45pm).

Specific Dates and locations as follows:

May 25 - 6:00 pm @ Pineview Park

June 1 - 6:00 pm @ Pineview Park

June 8 - 6:00 pm @ Pineview Park

June 15 - 6:00 pm @ Pineview Park

June 22 - 6:00 pm @ Pineview Park

July 6 - 6:00 pm @ Pineview Park

July 13 - 6:00 pm @ Pineview Park

July 20 - 6:00 pm @ Pineview Park

July 27 - NO SOCCER - mid summer break

August 3 - 6:00 pm @ Pineview Park

August 10 - 6:00 pm @ Pineview Park

August 17 - 6:00 pm @ Pineview Park

 

Costs:

$110 per player (players must already be registered in the base soccer programs U6-U8 Development Program at OTFC) *players will receive an Ottawa TFC shirt with this registration)

Player Requirements: 
  • Players are required to wear protective shin guards and shoes at all games and practices. Soccer cleats are allowed and recommended at all age groups but not necessary at these ages.
  • FIFA and Onatrio Soccer  (OS) Policy states that all jewellry including, but not limited to earrings and watches must be removed.  Taping earrings is also not allowed.  Jewelry poses an unnecessary risk to all players. 
  • Casts – Hard casts are not permitted.
Register:

Questions?

Please email Polina at admin@ottawatfc.com.

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