4v4 Winter League U13-U18


4v4 Recreational Winter League Description

NOTE 1: The U13-U18 4v4 Winter League is being merged with the U9-U12 3v3 Winter Programme.  Games will be organised in a "Champions League" format so that older kids are playing older kids and younger kids are playing younger kids in small-sided games (3v3 or 4v4, depending upon attendance).  There will be a parent volunteer coach or OTFC Youth Coach managing each game.

NOTE 2: The Winter League has reached its registration limit.  You can still register to be on the waiting list.  If someone withdraws, the next player on the waiting list will be invited to join.


This is the introductory level of soccer at Ottawa TFC.  Whether you are new to the sport and want to try it out or have experience playing but don’t wish to play at a competitive level, this is the programme for you!  Test the sport and play for the enjoyment of playing.  In this fun atmosphere, players will learn how to be comfortable with the ball at their feet, grow as players and will expand their love of the game.

Once again we will be heading to our indoor soccer fields for this winter, where we enjoyed a fun and popular season last year, despite the pandemic!  Each Saturday we will play at the Superdome Sports Centre in Gloucester (on Bearbrook Rd) for an hour between 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM (09h00 to 10h00).  This will be a fun "4v4" or "3v3" session in a "Champions League" format in which teams move "up" and "down" as they win and lose games so that the play is always fast, fun and balanced.  Players will have lots of "time on the ball" at every session. 

Get your long-sleeves on and come play!

Level of Play:

All U13-U18 players (born from 2004 to 2009).  Balanced teams will be formed by age, ability and gender depending upon attendance, each week.

Season Length:

Twelve weeks, Saturdays beginning November 20, 2021, and ending March 5, 2022. 

There will be a two week break for the holidays starting on December 19, 2021, and ending January 7, 2022, and there will be a two week break at the end of February when the dome is not available. 

Note: On rare occasions there may be some dome closures during the season that are beyond our control.  If this affects our programmes, no reduction in fees or refunds will be given.


Games will be 3v3 or 4v4 depending upon attendance, short and played in a "Champions League" format so that teams move "up" and "down" as they win and lose games.

  • Games will kick-off at 9:00 AM on Saturdays at the Superdome in Gloucester and will be played over the 50 minutes of the session. 
Important Dates:

Fall Start Date: Saturday, November 20, 2021

Winter Restart Date: Saturday, January 8, 2022


$225.00 per player

Volunteers: A $50 non-volunteer fee is charged per family for each season and is refundable upon volunteering to help us out.  There are lots of opportunities to volunteer, with every field needing a Field Marshal to verify the attendance and health status of each player, coaching roles to help organise the games and players and other opportunities to help the program and club.  Indicate that you want to volunteer when you register your player!

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.
  • FIFA and Ontario Soccer (OS) Policy states that all jewellery including, but not limited to, earrings and watches must be removed.  Taping earrings is also not allowed.
  • Pinnies (coloured vests) will be used for team colours.  Wear appropriate soccer shorts, socks that cover your shin guards and a comfortable shirt for outdoor activity.
  • Players and parents must abide by:
Facility Restrictions:

The Gloucester Dome does not currently allow spectators in its facility.  These are rules that are external to our club and beyond the club’s control.  We strive to abide by the rules while concentrating on offering the best soccer experience possible.  OTFC staff work very hard to build the best possible environment for kids to grow and develop, and this includes extensive efforts to abide by the ever-changing rules and regulations around COVID-19.  As everyone’s patience for COVID-19 policies inevitably wears thinner, let’s please strengthen our resolve and remain flexible, positive and hard-working to do the best we can for our kids and our club.



Contact Peter Humphries, our U9-U18 Recreational Soccer and Futsal Coordinator, at recreation@ottawatfc.com


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