Grassroots Programs U4-U8

Grassroots Programs U4-U8

U4-U8 Grassroots Programs:


 U4-U5 Grassroots Program 

At this stage, individual player development is paramount. Coaches and teachers stimulate a learning environment where the atmosphere is "Freedom and Fun."  Most players in this program are exploring the game for the first time, and we hope they enjoy it, start to learn the core skills, and begin to form a love for the beautiful game.

The weekly on-field sessions have the kids moving between skills exercises and small-sided games on a rotational basis.  The format ensures the kids get lots of important touches on the ball, get to play a lot, and it's a lot of fun!  Sessions last about 45 minutes, but the whole event can take up to an hour between arrival, and tidying up.

The sessions themselves are run by our most talented senior youth players, who are beginning their coaching journey at the club.  The coaches are trained and licensed, and guided/supervised by our academy staff coaches.

Program Details

Soccer Age

All U4-U5 players (Born 2016-2017). Players are grouped by age and gender into small groups.

Locations

Gloucester campus plays at Pineview Park near Gloucester Centre

Orleans campus trains at Millennium Park near Trim Rd and Innes Rd

Season Length 

12 weeks beginning on May 27

Format

2v2 or 3v3 gameplay combined with skills training.  Players alternate through 4 stations each week, moving between skills exercises and small-sided games every 10-12 minutes. 

Days and Times

Gloucester Campus trains on Thursday evenings at 6:30 PM

Orleans Campus trains on Friday evenings at 5:15 PM

Important Dates

Meet and Greet:  Thursday/Friday May 20/21st

Start Date: Thursday/Friday May 27/28th

Cost

Registration fee: $175.00 per player per campus 

Players who participate at both the Gloucester and Orleans Campus should register for each of the programs seperately.  

There is a family non-volunteer fee of $50 per family.  This is a mandatory fee that is refundable after volunteering with the club.

Player Requirements

  • Players are required to wear protective shin guards and shoes at all games and practices. Soccer cleats are allowed and recommended at all age groups but not necessary at these ages.

  • Players will recieve a ball, shirt, socks, and shorts on the first day and must wear their uniform to all sessions.

  • Players and parents must abide by:

Questions

Please contact our Staff Coach Kaden at kaden@ottawatfc.com

REGISTER!!


 

U6-U8 Grassroots Program 

At this stage, individual player development is paramount. Coaches and teachers stimulate a learning environment where the atmosphere is "Freedom and Fun."  Most players in this program are exploring the game for the first time, and we hope they enjoy it, start to learn the core skills, and begin to form a love for the beautiful game.

The weekly on-field sessions have the kids moving between skills exercises and small-sided games on a rotational basis.  The format ensures the kids get lots of important touches on the ball, get to play a lot, and it's a lot of fun!  

The sessions themselves are run by our most talented senior youth players, who are beginning their coaching journey at the club.  The coaches are trained and licensed, and guided/supervised by our academy staff coaches.

Program Details

Soccer Age

All U6-U8 players (born 2013-2015). Players are grouped by age and gender into teams/training groups. 

Locations

Gloucester Campus plays at Pineview Park near Gloucester Centre

Orleans Campus trains at Millennium Park near Trim Rd and Innes

Season Length 

12 weeks beginning on May 27

PRE-SEASON:  This is 4 weeks of fun scrimmages on Saturday mornings for all U6-U8 grassroots players.  The sessions are used to give players some bonus time on the ball, help develop our youngest coaches, as well as to help the club balance groups and teams for the season.  These begin on April 17

Format

2v2, 3v3 or 4v4 gameplay and skills training.  Players alternate through 4 stations each week, moving between skills exercises and small-sided games every 12-15 minutes. 

Days and Times

Orleans Campus (FRIDAYS): 

Session times are 5:15-6:15pm and 6:30-7:30pm

Exact session times for each age group TBD

Gloucester Campus (THURSDAYS): 

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Important Dates

Pre-season: bonus saturdays morning scrimmages for players who register early begin on April 17th. 

Meet and Greet:  Thursday/Friday May 20/21st

Season Start Date: Thursday/Friday May 27/28 

Cost

Registration fee: $195.00 per player per campus 

Players who participate at both the Gloucester and Orleans Campus should register for each of the programs seperately.  

There is a family non-volunteer fee of $50 per family (this is a mandatory fee that is refundable after volunteering)

Player Requirements

  • Players are required to wear protective shin guards and shoes at all games and practices. Soccer cleats are allowed and recommended at all age groups but not necessary at these ages.

  • Players will receive a ball, shirt, socks and shorts on the first day.

  • Players and parents must abide by:

Questions

Please contact Staff Coach Kaden at kaden@ottawatfc.com

REGISTER NOW!!

 

U5-U8 Skills Centre

U5-U8 players have the option of joining the skills centre which includes technical development and games run by club coaches and our top technical assistants.

At Ottawa TFC 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 strive to develop homegrown players into top athletes from within our very own ranks here at the club.  In recent years this philosophy has helped us build one of the most respected Academy programs in the Province and Country.

The U5-U8 Skills Centre is the starting point of this development.  It is open to all young players in Ottawa, and aims to produce young players 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 technical soccer skills and physical literacy (overall athleticism).

Program Details

Program Information:

Once weekly skills training and game play for players looking for some extra work with our club coaches.

Players in the skills center must also be registered for the Grassroots program for their age group. 

Season Length:

18 weeks, beginning April 20th, 2021

Schedule:

GLOUCESTER Skills Centre ORLEANS Skills Centre

Tuesday evenings in Gloucester: 

Wednesday Evenings in Orleans
April 20 - 6:00 PM @ Location TBD April 21 - 5:30 PM @ Millennium Turf
April 27 - 6:00 PM @ Location TBD April 28 - 5:30 PM @ Millennium Turf
May 4 - 6:00 PM @ Location TBD May 5 - 5:30 PM @ Millennium Turf
May 11 - 6:00 PM @ Location TBD May 12 - 5:30 PM @ MIllennium Turf
May 18 through August 27th - 6:00 PM @ Pineview Park May 19 through August 28th - 6:00 PM @ Millennium 7

Costs:

$175 per player

players must also be registered in the grassroots soccer programs - either U4-U5 or U6-U8.

Player Requirements: 

  • Players are required to wear protective shin guards and shoes at all games and practices. Soccer cleats are allowed and recommended at all age groups but not necessary at these ages.

  • Players receive an Ottawa TFC training uniform which must be worn to all sessions.

  • Players and parents must abide by:

Register:

Questions?

Please email Staff Coach Kaden at kaden@ottawatfc.com.

  

U6-U8 Pre-Academy

The U6-U8  Pre-Academy is the first step towards our nationally aclaimed academy programs and our "talented player pathway".  The program welcomes the most focused, and dedicated players in our U6-U8 programs to train and play a little extra with our Academy coaching staff, 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.

Pre-Academy players must participate in the U6-U8 grassroots program each week (either Gloucester or Orleans Campus).  In addition, they attend a second weekly training session with the Pre-Academy and U9 Competitive players, while also participating in Saturday morning match play in the highly popular champion's league with other competitive players across the club. 

Program Details

Soccer Age

 In addition to the U6-U8 Grassroots sessions, Pre-Academy players train twice weekly with our academy coaching staff.  One of these sessions is skills based, and one is more games based. 

How to Join our Pre-Academy:

To participate in the Pre-Academy, players must first register for the U6-U8 Grassroots program and attend the pre-season scrimmages.  From there, invitations to join the Pre-Academy will be sent directly to the players. 

Season Length 

20 weeks beginning April 17th 2021

Schedule:

  GLOUCESTER CAMPUS ORLEANS CAMPUS
Pre-Acad Session 1 Tuesdays @ Pineview Mondays @ Millennium
Pre-Acad Session 2 Saturdays - 8:30 AM Alternating between Pineview/Millennium
 Grassroots Session 3 Thursdays @ Pineview Fridays @ Millennium 

Weekly Commitment

3 x weekly:  2 x pre-academy training, 1 x grassroots games/practice

Important Dates

Pre-season start date: April 17 (twice weekly during pre-season)

Program Start Date: May 15th 

Cost

Pre-Academy Fee: $250.00

Note: Pre-Academy players must also be registered for the regular U6-U8 grassroots program at the club.  (Click here for details on that program)

Player Requirements

  • Players are required to wear protective shin guards and shoes at all games and practices. Soccer cleats are allowed and recommended at all age groups but not necessary at these ages.

  • Players will receive a ball, shirt, socks and shorts on the first day.

  • Players and parents must abide by:

Questions

Girls Pre-Academy: jlundin@ottawatfc.com

Boys Pre-Academy: roberto@ottawatfc.com

REGISTER!!