U11-U12 Winter Academy

Last updated: August 2019

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Program Description

The 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 ccoaches, and a curriculum that includes a heavy emphasis on personal and leadership development, beyond just soccer skills. It is also the only program directly affiliated with Toronto FC, Canada's most successful professional team, with regular visits to our Club from
Toronto FC. 

Program Details

Program Information: 


Three times per week:

  • Twice in a dome (starting in November)
  • Once in a gym or dome (starting in November)
  • Pre-season training is outdoors

Competitive Games: 

U11-U12 teams will play in either the "Coliseum" indoor league (up an age group) or the EODSA or similar competitive leagues. 

Program Length:

October through March (24 weeks with a 2 week break for Christmas).


Open tryouts in September.

See tryout schedule and details here  


Note: All interested players must register for (and pay) the "Competitive Base Registration"  fee prior to the start of evaluations. Following evaluations, all players are placed in a group with players of similar abilities.

U9-U12 Competitive teams train twice weekly (a third session is optional) and play in local competitive leagues.  Futsal Development teams train once per week in the U9-U16 Winter Technical Training and play in the Ottawa TFC Winter Futsal League.  


(Schedules are subject to change before September 30)

U11-U12 Girls:

Pre-season (October 1 to November 15):

  • Mondays - 7:00 pm @ Millennium Turf
  • Wednesdays - 7:00 pm @ Millennium Turf
  • Saturdays - 10:00 am @ Millennium Park

Main Season (November - March 1)

  • Mondays - 6:30 pm @ Ottawa U Dome
  • Tuesdays - 6:00 pm @ Summerside Public School
  • Thursdays - 7:00 pm @ Louis Riel Dome
  • Games on Saturday mornings (various Ottawa Domes)

U11-U12 Boys:

Pre-season (October 1 to November 15)

  • Mondays - 7:00 pm @ Millennium Turf
  • Wednesdays - 7:00 pm @ Millennium Turf
  • Saturdays -  10:00 am @ Millennium Park

Main Season (November - March 1)

  • Tuesdays - 7:00 pm @ Louis Riel Dome
  • Thursdays - 5:30 pm @ Louis Riel Dome
  • Sundays - 3:30 pm @ Louis Riel Dome
  • Games on Saturday afternoons (various Ottawa Domes)


Competitive uniforms are available through our partner retailer Evangelista Sports.  Click here to access the online store. 


Before the start of tryouts in September, all players must register for (and pay) the "Competitive Base Registration" fee of $460. This includes a $50 tryout fee.

Note: Additional fees will need to be paid for players who join a Competitive or Academy team.



Technical Director - Vlad Vrsecky - vlad@ottawatfc.com 

U11-U12 Girls:  Pat Boyle - pat@ottawatfc.com

U11-U12 Boys: Drew Price - drew@ottawatfc.com


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