U5-U8 Soccer Ninjas (base program YDP)

Last updated: Aug 2018

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Program Description

At CUSC 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 believe in a homegrown philosophy of developing top players 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 Ontario, which happens to be one of the most competitive provinces in the 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!

For these reasons, the program exposes players to some of our most qualified coaching staff at the club. 

The program is also continually watched and scouted for potential players for the Jr. Academy and in some cases full academy programs, should players show the focus and ability to train at the next level.

This program is fun, productive, and sells out every year, so register soon!


Program Details

Program Information:

Program length:  One session each week for one hour for 18 weeks beginning in October and ending in late February with a 2 week break for Christmas.


3 different weekly Soccer Ninjas programs are available.  Register for the night and location that best fits your schedule and location.



Soccer Ninjas - Central - Monday evenings at 5:30 to 6:30 pm at Pineview Park and Ottawa U Dome. Dates and locations as follows:

October (8:30 am @ Millenium Park): 20, 27 (Saturday mornings)

November (8:30 am @ Louis Riel Dome): 3, 10, 17, 24 (Saturday mornings)

November (5:30 pm @ Ottawa U Dome): 26

December (5:30 pm @ Ottawa U Dome): 3, 10, 17

January (5:30 pm @ Ottawa U Dome): 7, 14, 21, 28

February (5:30 pm @ Ottawa U Dome): 4, 11, 18, 25

March (5:30 pm @ Ottawa U Dome): 4


Soccer Ninjas - East - Saturday mornings at 8:30 to 9:30 am Louis Riel Dome and Millennium Park.  Dates and locations as follows:

October (8:30 am @ Millennium Park): 6, 13, 20, 27 

November (8:30 am @ Louis Riel Dome): 3, 10, 17, 24

December (8:30 am @ Louis Riel Dome): 1, 8, 22

December (8:00am @ Louis Riel Dome): 15

January ( 8:00 am @ U Ottawa Dome): 12th

January (8:00 am @ Gloucester Dome): , 19th and 26th 

February (8:30 am @ Louis Riel Dome): 2, 9, 16, 23


Soccer Ninjas - Russell - Monday evenings at 6:00 to 7:00 pm at Russell Dome. 
Dates and locations as follows:

October (6:00 pm @ Russell Dome): 15, 22, 29

November (6:00 pm @ Russell Dome): 5, 12, 19, 26

December (6:00 pm @ Russell Dome): 3, 10, 17

January (6:00 pm @ Russell Dome): 7, 14, 21, 28

February (6:00 pm @ Russell Dome): 4, 11, 18 , 25

March (6:00 pm @ Russell Dome): 4


$240 per player for 18 weeks



Please email gm@cumberlandsoccer.com; diryouth@fccapitalunited.com


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