3v3 Winter Recreational Programme

Last updated: September 2020


3v3 Recreational Programme Description


This is the introductory level of soccer at Ottawa TFC.  Whether you are new to the sport and want to try it out or have experience playing but don’t wish to play at a competitive level, this is the programme for you!  Test the sport and play for the enjoyment of playing.  In this fun atmosphere, players will learn how to be comfortable with the ball at their feet, grow as players and will expand their love of the game.


Because school gyms are not available, this season, we will be heading to our indoor soccer fields!  All divisions will play at the Superdome Sports Centre in Gloucester (on Bearbrook Rd) on Saturdays from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM (09h00 to 10h00).  This will be a fun "3v3" league in which players will have lots of "time on the ball" at every session.


Get your long-sleeves on and come play!


3v3 Recreational Programme Details

Level of Play:

All U9-U18 players (born from 2003 to 2012).  Players are grouped by age and gender into teams.

Unsure of your 'U' age level?

Anticipated Boys and Girls divisions, subject to change based upon actual registrants:

  • U9-U12 Boys and Girls divisions
  • U13-U18 Boys and Girls divisions

Note 1: The club reserves the right to adjust age groups in order to accommodate actual numbers of registrants, for the purpose of creating a balanced, fun and viable league for all players.

Season Length:

Twelve weeks, beginning November 21, 2020 (please check our return to play bulletin regularly for updates).

Note: The "Winter Season" is seven weeks, starting January 9, 2021.


All games will be 3-a-side to 5-a-side, depending upon attendance.

  • U9-U12: 3-a-side, warm-up and games @ Superdome at Gloucester, 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM Saturdays
  • U13-U18: 3-a-side, warm-up and game @ Superdome at Gloucester, 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM Saturdays

Season Length:

Two separate "seasons" will be played:

  • Fall Season (5 weeks): November 21 to December 19 (U9-U12)
  • Winter Season (7 or 8 weeks): January 9 to March 6 (now accepting registrations!)

Note: On rare occasions there may be some dome closures during the season that are beyond our control.  If this affects our programmes, no reduction in fees or refunds will be given.

Weekly Commitment:

1 one-hour session each week

Important Dates:

Fall Start Date: November 21, 2020

Winter Restart Date: January 9, 2021


$205 per player ($135 per player for the Winter Season only)

Volunteers: Due to the extra requirements of managing COVID-19 protocols, the club will be charging the $50 non-volunteer fee for the winter season.  The good news is that there are lots of opportunities to volunteer!  Every field needs a Field Marshal to verify the attendance and health status of each player, and parents who are comfortable being Game Leaders are very much invited to help run the 3v3 games.  Indicate that you want to volunteer when you register your player!

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.
  • FIFA and Ontario Soccer (OS) Policy states that all jewellery including, but not limited to, earrings and watches must be removed.  Taping earrings is also not allowed.
  • Casts – Hard casts are not permitted.
  • Pinnies (coloured vests) will be used for team colours.  Wear appropriate soccer shorts, socks that cover your shin guards and a comfortable shirt for outdoor activity.
  • Players and parents must abide by:


Contact Peter Humphries, our U9-U18 Recreational Soccer and Futsal Coordinator, at recreation@ottawatfc.com

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