Winter Academy U11-U12

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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 coaches, and a curriculum that includes a heavy emphasis on personal and leadership development, beyond just soccer skills.  Players train three times weekly and play in competitive leagues across the region.   It is also the only program directly affiliated with TFC, Canada's most successful professional team, with regular visits from TFC to our club. 

Program Details


Program Information: 


  • Twice weekly training with staff coaches in dome - 90 minutes.
    • October training is outdoors.
    • In November training moves indoors.
  • Games based gym training sessions. 

Competitive Games: 

  • U11-U12 teams will play in either the "Coliseum" indoor league (up a year), or the EODSA or similar competitive leagues.   At minimum, 9-a-side friendly games will be organized through the season.

Program Length:

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


Open Tryouts in September. See try-out schedule and details here. 


Note: All interested players must register for the "Competitive Base Program"  prior to the start of tryouts.  All trialists will be placed either in an Academy team, a Competitive team or a Futsal development team, so as to be placed with players of similar abilities. Competitive teams train twice weekly (a third session is optional) and play in local competitive leagues.  The Futsal development teams train once weekly  in the U9-U16 Winter Technical Training and play in the OTFC Winter Futsal league

Season Schedule: 

U11-12 Girls

Pre-season (October 1 to November 15):U11-U12 Girls:

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

Main Season (November - March 01)

  • 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
  • Tuesdays - 7:00 pm @ Millennium Turf
  • Thursdays - 7:00 pm @ Millennium Turf
  • Saturdays - 10:00 am @ Millennium Park

Main Season (November - March 01)

  • Mondays - 6:30 pm @ Ottawa U Dome
  • Tuesdays - 7:00 pm @ Louis Riel Dome
  • Sundays - 3:30 pm @ Louis Riel Dome 
  • Games on Saturday afternoons (various Ottawa Domes)



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Technical Director - Vladan Vrsecky:

Last Edited: Aug 2019

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