Academy/Competitive Programs

Welcome to the 2021 spring/summer programs page for the Academy and Competitive programs at Ottawa TFC.  All of our programs are offered at both our Gloucester and Orleans locations.  Sign up for the program that interests you at the location most convenient to you, and join one of the strongest youth development programs in the country. 

COVID-19: While we are all keen to get our new season started, the health and safety of our members remains an important priority.  Our club has developed extensive and robust COVID protocols and all of our programs abide by all municipal and provincial health guidlines.  All programs run in compliance with Ottawa TFC return to play protocol.  

U9-U10 Mini Programs (born in 2011 or 2012):

U11-U12 Youth Programs (born in 2009 or 2010):

U13-U14 Junior Programs (born in 2008 to 2007):

U15-U18 Senior Programs (born in 2003 to 2006):

Supplemental Training Programs


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PROGRAM DETAILS


U9-U10 Mini Academy

The U9-U10 Academy program follows Ottawa TFC's talented player pathway, moving players into our provincially and nationally acclaimed Junior and Senior Academy programs at U13 and older.  Many players who started out at this level with the club, have gone on to become successful players, athletes, and people.

The program is the exclusive Eastern Ontario affiliate of Toronto FC of Major League Soccer, the highest professional level of play in North America.  Our Academy forms one of the most respected development programs in the province.  

Program Details

Soccer Age

Open to all U9-U10 players (born 2012-2011).

Players are grouped by age and gender into teams/training groups. 

Season Length 

20 weeks beginning in April 

(week of July 26 is off for mid summer break)

Format

Pre-season: After teams are made in March and until we can get outside for Spring training:

  • Twice weekly indoor or virtual training 

Spring Training - Starts in April - as soon as we can get on the field: 

  • Twice weekly Technical Training on turf
  • Once weekly Competition day (games based session on turf)
  • Once weekly virtual training - (players learn what they must do at home during the year)

In-Season (May 15)

  • Twice weekly Technical Training on grass 
  • Once weekly Competition day:
    • Comp Day Rotates weekly between Gloucester and Orleans Campuses
  • Once weekly league/game playe (7v7 format)

Schedule:

Pre-Season: (March - April)

  • Twice weekly indoor or virtual training (specific schedule TBD)

Spring Training (April to May 15)

  • Session 1: Tuesdays 5:30 pm @ Millennium Turf (subject to change)

  • Session 2: Thursdays 5:30 pm @ Millennium Turf (subject to change)

  • Session 3:  Saturday mornings @ Millennium Turf (subject to change)

In-Season (May 15 through September)

GLOUCESTER CAMPUS ORLEANS CAMPUS
Skills Session 1 Tuesdays @ Pineview Tuesdays @ Millennium
Skills Session 2 Thursdays @ Pinevew Thursdays @ Millennium
Competition Day Saturday Mornings - Millennium and Pineview alternating
League Play Sundays evenings @ TBD Sunday evenings @ TBD

Important Dates

Evaluation Schedule:  Click here

Summer Break: July 24-31 will be off from soccer

End date: September 11th, 2021

Cost

Prior to attending any evaluations or training sessions, players must register for the following programs:

Base Player Registration Fee: $235.00 

Evaluation Fee: $50.00 (non-refundable evaluation fee)

* Current (winter) Academy players do not need to register for the evalauations.  Competitive, Rec and New players must register for and attend evals.

Non-Volunteer Fee: $50.00 per family per season fee that is refundable after volunteering


Academy/Competitive Fees:  An additional Academy or Competitive fee will apply once the players have been placed and accepted positions in training groups and teams.  These range from $300 - $600.00 depending on the commitment level and volume of training/play.

Team fees: 

Team Fees are determined by each team/group individually. Team fees cover team specific expenses such as tournament/festivals costs, team building costs, incidental team by team costs, etc. Players will pay this through their team manager. 

Player Requirements

Questions

Boys: contact staff Coach Roberto at Roberto@ottawatfc.com

Girls:  contact staff coach Jordan at jlundin@ottawatfc.com 

REGISTER!!

 


 

U9-U10 Mini Competitive

The U9-U10 Competitive program is for players looking to train and play regularly in a fun but comeptitive environment.  Teams/players train together twice weekly under the tutelage of our acclaimed academy staff, and play in local competitive leagues against other clubs in the region.  Players in this program regularly move up to our provincially and nationally acclaimed Academy programs, or simply spend years in the program developing as players and people while enjoying the sport at a competitive level. 

The program is the exclusive Eastern Ontario affiliate of Toronto FC of Major League Soccer, the highest professional level of play in North America.  Our Academy forms one of the most respected development programs in the province.  

Players in this program can register for additional training with our academy staff via the skills center: 

U9-U12 Skills Center (Extra Training)

Program Details

Soccer Age

Open to all U9-U10 players (born 2012-2011).

Players are grouped by age and gender into teams/training groups. 

Season Length 

20 weeks beginning in April 

(week of July 26 is off for mid summer break)

Format

Pre-season: After teams are made in March and until we can get outside for Spring training:

  • Twice weekly indoor or virtual training 

Spring Training - Starts in April - as soon as we can get on the field: 

  • Once weekly Technical Training on turf
  • Once weekly Competition day (games based session on turf)
  • Once weekly virtual training - (players learn what they must do at home during the year)

In-Season (May 15)

  • Once weekly Technical Training on grass 
  • Once weekly games based training (Competition day):
    • Competition day rotates weekly between Gloucester and Orleans Campuses
  • Once weekly league/game playe (7v7 format)
  • Optional extra training: U9-U12 Skills Center 

Schedule:

Pre-Season: (March - April)

  • Twice weekly indoor or virtual training (specific schedule TBD)

Pre-Season (April to May 15)

  • Session 1: Tuesdays 5:30 pm @ Millennium Turf (subject to change)

  • Session 3:  Saturday mornings @ Millennium Turf (subject to change)

In-Season (May 15 through September)

GLOUCESTER CAMPUS ORLEANS CAMPUS
Skills Session 1 Tuesdays @ Pineview Tuesdays @ Millennium
Skills Session 2 Thursdays @ Pinevew Thursdays @ Millennium
Competition Day Saturday Mornings - Millennium and Pineview alternating
League Play Sundays evenings @ TBD Sunday evenings @ TBD

Important Dates

Evaluation Schedule: Click here

Summer Break: July 24-31 will be off

End date: September 11th, 2020

Cost

Prior to attending any evaluations or training sessions, players must register for the following programs:

Base Player Registration Fee: $235.00 

Evaluation Fee: $50.00 (non-refundable evaluation fee)

* Current (winter) Academy players do not need to register for the evalauations.  Competitive, Rec and New players must register for and attend evals.

Non-Volunteer Fee: $50.00 per family per season fee that is refundable after volunteering


Academy/Competitive Fees:  An additional Academy or Competitive fee will apply once the players have been placed and accepted positions in training groups and teams.  These range from $300 - $600.00 depending on the commitment level and volume of training/play.

Team fees: 

Team Fees are determined by each team/group individually. Team fees cover team specific expenses such as tournament/festivals costs, team building costs, incidental team by team costs, etc. Players will pay this through their team manager. 

Player Requirements

Questions

Boys: contact staff Coach Roberto at Roberto@ottawatfc.com

Girls:  contact staff coach Jordan at jlundin@ottawatfc.com 

REGISTER!!


U11-U12 Youth Academy

The U11-U12 Academy program offers the most professionally run soccer development program available to players in Ottawa. The program boasts a highly qualified coaching staff, including several nationally and internationally licensed coaches, a curriculum that includes an emphasis on leadership development, and a proven formula for developing technical skills in young players.  It is the only 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. 

Players from this program have regularly developed into top provincial and even national team settings, and countless players have gone on through our Jr and Sr Academy programs into University and professional settings.

Program Details

Soccer Age

Open to all U11-U12 players (Born 2009-2010).

Players are grouped by age and gender into teams/training groups.

Season Length 

20 weeks beginning in April 

(week of July 26 is off for mid summer break)

Format

Pre-season: After teams are made in March and until we can get outside for Spring training:

  • Twice weekly indoor or virtual training 

Spring Training - Starts in April - as soon as we can get on the field: 

  • Twice weekly Technical Training on turf
  • Once weekly Competition day (games based session on turf)
  • Once weekly virtual training - (players learn what they must do at home during the year)

In-Season (May 15)

  • Three times weekly Technical Training on grass 
  • Once weekly Competition day:
    • Competition day rotates weekly between Gloucester and Orleans Campuses
  • Once weekly league/game playe (7v7 or 9v9 format)

Schedule:

Pre-Season: (March - April)

  • Twice weekly indoor or virtual training (specific schedule TBD)

Spring Training (April to May 15)

  • Session 1: Tuesdays 5:30 pm @ Millennium Turf (subject to change)

  • Session 2: Thursdays 5:30 pm @ Millennium Turf (subject to change)

  • Session 3:  Saturday mornings @ Millennium Turf (subject to change)

In-Season (May 15 through September)

GLOUCESTER CAMPUS ORLEANS CAMPUS
Skills Session 1 Mondays @ Millennium Mondays @ Millennium
Skills Session 2 Tuesdays @ Pineview Tuesdays @ Millennium
Skills Session 3 Thursdays @ Pinevew Thursdays @ Millennium
Competition Day Saturday Mornings - Millennium and Pineview alternating
League Play Sundays evenings @ TBD by league Sunday evenings @ TBD by league

Important Dates

Evaluation Schedule: Click here

Summer Break: July 24-31 will be off

End date: September 11th, 2020

Cost

Prior to attending any evaluations or training sessions, players must register for the following programs:

Base Player Registration Fee: $235.00 

Evaluation Fee: $50.00 (non-refundable evaluation fee)

* Current (winter) Academy players do not need to register for the evalauations.  Competitive, Rec and New players must register for and attend evals.

Non-Volunteer Fee: $50.00 per family per season fee that is refundable after volunteering


Academy/Competitive Fees:  An additional Academy or Competitive fee will apply once the players have been placed and accepted positions in training groups and teams.  These range from $300 - $700.00 depending on the commitment level and volume of training/play.

Team fees: 

Team Fees are determined by each team/group individually. Team fees cover team specific expenses such as tournament/festivals costs, team building costs, incidental team by team costs, etc. Players will pay this through their team manager. 

Player Requirements

Questions

Boys: contact staff Coach Drew at Drew@ottawatfc.com

Girls:  contact staff coach Pat at Pat@ottawatfc.com 

REGISTER!!

 

U11-U12 Youth Competitive

The U11-U12 Competitive program is for players looking to train and play regularly, in a fun but comeptitive environment.  Teams/players train together twice weekly under the tutelage of our acclaimed academy staff, and play in local competitive leagues against other clubs in the region.  Players in this program regularly move up to our provincially and nationally acclaimed Academy programs, or simply spend years in the program developing as players and people while enjoying the sport at a competitive level. 

Run by some of the most qualified and passionate coaches in our club, the U11-U12 Competitive and Academy programs have been hailed by Ontario Soccer as some of the very best in the province for player development.  Players have also hailed them as a ton of fun!

Players in this program can register for additional training with our academy staff via the skills center: 

U9-U12 Skills Center (Extra Training)

Program Details

Soccer Age

Open to all U11-U12 players (born 2009-2010).

Players are grouped by age and gender into teams/training groups. 

Season Length 

20 weeks beginning in April 

(week of July 26 is off for mid summer break)

Format

Pre-season: After teams are made in March and until we can get outside for Spring training:

  • Twice weekly indoor or virtual training 

Spring Training - Starts in April - as soon as we can get on the field: 

  • Once weekly Technical Training on turf
  • Once weekly Competition day (games based session on turf)
  • Once weekly Virtual training - (players learn what they must do at home during the year)

In-Season (May 15)

  • Once weekly Technical Training on grass 
  • Once weekly Games based training (competition day):
    • Competition day rotates weekly between Gloucester and Orleans Campuses
  • Once weekly league/game playe (9v9 format)
  • Optional extra training: U9-U12 Skills Center 

Schedule:

Pre-Season: (March - April)

  • Twice weekly indoor or virtual training (specific schedule TBD)

Spring Training (April to May 15)

  • Session 1: Tuesdays 5:30 pm @ Millennium Turf (subject to change)

  • Session 2:  Saturday mornings @ Millennium Turf (subject to change)

In-Season (May 15 through September)

GLOUCESTER CAMPUS ORLEANS CAMPUS
Skills Session 1 Tuesdays @ Pineview Tuesdays @ Millennium
Skills Session 2 Thursdays @ Pinevew Thursdays @ Millennium
Competition Day Saturday Mornings - Millennium and Pineview alternating
League Play Sundays evenings @ TBD Sunday evenings @ TBD

Important Dates

Evaluation Schedule:  Click here

Summer Break: July 24-31 will be off

End date: September 11th, 2020

Cost

Prior to attending any evaluations or training sessions, players must register for the following programs:

Base Player Registration Fee: $235.00 

Evaluation Fee: $50.00 (non-refundable evaluation fee)

* Current (winter) Academy players do not need to register for the evalauations.  Competitive, Rec and New players must register for and attend evals.

Non-Volunteer Fee: $50.00 per family per season fee that is refundable after volunteering


Academy/Competitive Fees:  An additional Academy or Competitive fee will apply once the players have been placed and accepted positions in training groups and teams.  These range from $300 - $600.00 depending on the commitment level and volume of training/play.

Team fees: 

Team Fees are determined by each team/group individually. Team fees cover team specific expenses such as tournament/festivals costs, team building costs, incidental team by team costs, etc. Players will pay this through their team manager. 

Player Requirements

Questions

Boys: contact staff Coach Drew at Drew@ottawatfc.com

Girls:  contact staff coach Pat at Pat@ottawatfc.com  

REGISTER!!


U13-U14 Junior Academy 

Our U13-U14 Junior 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 who compete in the highest level of provincial play available.   Teams in this program have won National and Provincial gold medals and are amonst the best in the region every year.  

This program is 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.  

Program Details

Locations and Format

Outdoor Training: (Early October - Mid November) 

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

  • Games on weekends @ various locations

Indoor Training: (Mid November - Early March)

  • Monday to Friday between 4:00-6:00pm @ Gloucester Superdome  

  • Games on weekends @ various domes

Season Length 

Year round (November to October) 

Tryouts

Open Tryout schedule:  Click here

Players who wish to tryout for our Academy teams outside the evaluation dates can arrange to do so by emailing our Technical Director Vlad@ottawatfc.com.  Please include a summary of your playing history in the first email.  

Cost and Registration

Prior to attending any evaluations or training sessions, players must register for the following programs:

Base Player Registration Fee: $235.00 

Evaluation Fee: $50.00 (non-refundable evaluation fee)

* Current (winter) Academy players do not need to register for the evalauations.  Competitive, Rec and New players must register for and attend evals.

Non-Volunteer Fee: $50.00 per family per season fee that is refundable after volunteering

Academy/Competitive Fees:  An additional Academy fee will apply once a player has been accepted into the Academy program. 

Team fees: 

Team Fees are determined by each team individually. Team fees cover team specific expenses such as tournament/festivals costs, team building costs, incidental team by team costs, etc. Players will pay this through their team manager. 

Bus Transportation

CLICK HERE for Bus transportation options

Player Requirements

Questions

Contact our technical director at vlad@ottawatfc.com 

REGISTER!!


U13-U14 Junior Competitive  

The U13-U18 Competitive program is for talented young players who wish to train, develop and play at regional and district levels.  The program is home to our Regional and District competitive teams, which include some of the very best teams competing in the Eastern Ontario Region. 

All teams train together twice weekly, and will play once weekly in a game.  Regional level teams train a third time each week via the skills center.  

The program is run by some of the most qualified and passionate coaches, and has grown into a highly respected program in the region and province.  Players will have fun playing in this program, will grow as players and people, and some have even gone on to play at higher levels once graduating from the club!

Program Details

Soccer Age

U13-U14 (born 2008-2007) competitive level players.

Players will be grouped by age and gender into teams competing at the appropriate leves. 

Season Length 

April through September

Format

Pre-season: After teams are made in March and until we can get outside for Spring training:

  • Twice weekly indoor or virtual training 

Spring Training - Starts in April - as soon as we can get on the field: 

  • Twice weekly Training on turf - Specific Schedule TBD

In-Season (May 15)

  • Twice weekly Training on grass 
    • Regional level teams will train a third time via the Skills Center
  • Once weekly league/game play (11v11 format)
  • District team players may register for extra training: U13-U18 Skills Center 

Schedule: 

Pre-Season: Begins early April

2 x weekly on-field training:

  • TBD @ Millennium Park

  • TBD @ Millennium Park

Games on weekends (pre-season friendly games)

 

In-Season: Begins May 15

2 x weekly on-field training:

  • Weeknight @ Millennium Park

  • Weekend @ Millennium Park

1 x weekly game - TBD by league

Important Dates and Tryouts!

Mid-Summer week off: week of July 26

End date: September 11, 2021

Tryout Schedule:  Click here

Cost

Prior to attending any evaluations or training sessions, players must register for the following programs:

Base Player Registration Fee: $235.00 

Evaluation Fee: $50.00 (non-refundable evaluation fee)

* Current (winter) Academy players do not need to register for the evalauations.  Competitive, Rec and New players must register for and attend evals.

Non-Volunteer Fee: $50.00 per family per season fee that is refundable after volunteering


Academy/Competitive Fees:  An additional Competitive fee will apply once the players have been placed and accepted positions in training groups and teams.  These range from $300 - $700.00 depending on the commitment level and volume of training/play.

Team fees: 

Team Fees are determined by each team/group individually. Team fees cover team specific expenses such as tournament/festivals costs, team building costs, incidental team by team costs, etc. Players will pay this through their team manager. 

Player Requirements

Questions

Boys: Please contact Vlad at vlad@ottawatfc.com

Girls: Please contact Raz at raz@ottawatfc.com

REGISTER!!

U15-U18 Senior Academy 

Our U15-U18 Senior Academy is a year-round program that offers our highest level of holistic training and development.  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 who compete in the highest level of provincial play available.   Teams in this program have won National and Provincial gold medals and are amonst the best in the region every year.  

This program is 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.  Graduating players strive to play at University, College, or higher levels of play after leaving the Academy. 

Program Details

Locations and Format

Outdoor Training: (Early October - Mid November) 

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

  • Games on weekends @ various locations

Indoor Training: (Mid November - Early March)

  • Monday to Friday between 4:00-6:00pm @ Gloucester Superdome  

  • Games on weekends @ various domes

Season Length 

Year round (November to October) 

Tryouts

Open Tryout schedule:  Click here

Players who wish to tryout for our Academy teams outside the evaluation dates can arrange to do so by emailing our Technical Director Vlad@ottawatfc.com.  Please include a summary of your playing history in the first email.  

Cost and Registration

Prior to attending any evaluations or training sessions, players must register for the following programs:

Base Player Registration Fee: $235.00 

Evaluation Fee: $50.00 (non-refundable evaluation fee)

* Current (winter) Academy players do not need to register for the evalauations.  Competitive, Rec and New players must register for and attend evals.

Non-Volunteer Fee: $50.00 per family per season fee that is refundable after volunteering

Academy/Competitive Fees:  An additional Academy fee will apply once a player has been accepted into the Academy program. 

Team fees: 

Team Fees are determined by each team individually. Team fees cover team specific expenses such as tournament/festivals costs, team building costs, incidental team by team costs, etc. Players will pay this through their team manager. 

Bus Transportation

CLICK HERE for Bus transportation options

Player Requirements

Questions

Contact our technical director at vlad@ottawatfc.com 

REGISTER!!

U15-U18 Senior Competitive  

The U15-U18 Senior Competitive program is for talented young players who wish to train, develop and play at regional and district levels.  The program is home to our Regional and District competitive teams, which include some of the very best teams competing in the Eastern Ontario Region. 

All teams train together twice weekly, and will play once weekly in a game.  Players have the option to train a third time each week via the skills center.  

The program is run by some of the most passionate coaches in our club, and has grown into a highly respected program in the region and province.  Players have a lot of fun playing in this program, grow as players and people, and some even go on to play at higher levels once graduating from the program.

Program Details

Soccer Age

U15-U18 (born 2006-2003) competitive level players.

Players will be grouped by age and gender into teams competing at the appropriate leves. 

Season Length 

April through September

Format

Pre-season: After teams are made in March and until we can get outside for Spring training:

  • Twice weekly indoor or virtual training 

Spring Training - Starts in April - as soon as we can get on the field: 

  • Twice weekly Training on turf 

In-Season (May 15)

  • Twice weekly Training on grass 
  • Once weekly league/game play (11v11 format)
  • District team players may register for extra training: U13-U18 Skills Center 

Weekly Commitment

Pre-Season: Begins early April

2 x weekly on-field training:

  • TBD @ Millennium Park (subject to change)

  • TBD @ Millennium Park

Games on weekends (pre-season friendly games)

 

In-Season: Begins May 15

2 x weekly on-field training:

  • Weeknight @ Millennium Park

  • Weekend @ Millennium Park

1 x weekly game

  • TBD by league

Important Dates and Tryouts!

Tryout Schedule:  Click here

Week off: week of July 26

End date: September 15

Cost

Prior to attending any evaluations or training sessions, players must register for the following programs:

Base Player Registration Fee: $235.00 

Evaluation Fee: $50.00 (non-refundable evaluation fee)

* Current (winter) Academy players do not need to register for the evalauations.  Competitive, Rec and New players must register for and attend evals.

Non-Volunteer Fee: $50.00 per family per season fee that is refundable after volunteering


Academy/Competitive Fees:  An additional Competitive fee will apply once the players have been placed and accepted positions in training groups and teams.  These range from $300 - $700.00 depending on the commitment level and volume of training/play.

Team fees: 

Team Fees are determined by each team/group individually. Team fees cover team specific expenses such as tournament/festivals costs, team building costs, incidental team by team costs, etc. Players will pay this through their team manager. 

Player Requirements

Questions

Boys: Please contact Vlad at vlad@ottawatfc.com

Girls: Please contact Raz at raz@ottawatfc.com

REGISTER!!