Winter Jr. Academy U7-U8

 

Program Description

The Jr. Academy is the first stepping stone towards our academy programs and our "Talented player pathway".  The program is for the more focused, and dedicated players in our U5-U8 programs, and prepares players for the U9 Academy programs and beyond.

Players will work with some our club's most qualified coaches, and can expect to regularly work through small sided games, technical exercises (ball mastery), physical literacy (strength, speed, coordination, balance, general athleticism), and 1v1 exercises.

Jr. Academy players MUST participate in at least one of the Soccer Ninjas base programs (basic program) each week.  In addition, they will attend a second weekly Jr. Academy specifc training sessions.  Lastly, Jr. Academy players will also participate in the popular futsal league on Friday evenings.  


Program Details

 
Season Length:

The program runs from November through end of February.  Jr. Academy players must participate in at least one of the U5-U8 Soccer Ninjas (basic) training programs.  They will train on an additional night with the Jr. Academy players, and will play games in the U8-U11 Futsal league.    

From time to time, the Jr Academy may also play in mini-festivals played against other clubs in the region (maximum 2 per year).  

Player Assessments:

Players interested in playing in the Jr. Academy should start by registering for one of the U5-U8 Soccer Ninjas - basic program, which starts in October.

From there, players will be welcomed to join the Jr. Academy which starts in November.  The sole requirement to continue in the Jr Academy program is that players show the required focus and commitment and passion to learn and participate.  

Schedule:

Session 1 - Any of the Soccer Ninjas sessions - see program details here 

Session 2: Jr. Academy specific:  Wednesday evenings, 7:00-8:00 pm at Louis Riel Dome as follows: 

    November: 6, 13, 20, 27

    December: 4, 11, 18

    January: 8, 15, 22, 29

    February: 5, 12, 19, 26

Futsal Games:  Fridays from November 2019 to March 2020.  Schedules will be posted here when available.

Costs:

Players interested in the Jr. Academy must start by registering for the U5-U8 Soccer Ninjas - basic program. Invites to Jr. Academy will be sent from there.

An additional fee of $295 will be required from those participating in the Jr. Academy program to cover extra training and league fees.

Register:

Questions?

Please email roberto@ottawatfc.com 

 

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