U9-U12 Academy

Last Edited: January 2020

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The U9-U12 Academy programs lead to our highly acclaimed Elite Academy which competes in the Ontario Player Development League (OPDL).  The program is the exclusive Eastern Ontario affiliate of Toronto FC of the MLS and forms one of the most respected development programs in the province.  

U9-U12 Program Details

Soccer Age: 


Unsure of your age group? 

Season Length:

April to September (22 weeks)

Weekly Commitment:

U9-U10: 3 times weekly training plus weekly game. 1-2 festivals (half-day events) will also be entered during the season.

U11-U12: 4 times weekly training plus weekly game. 2-3 festivals/tournaments will also be played during the season. 

Game Format:

U9-U10 - Players play 7 aside (7v7)

U11-U12 - Players play 9 aside (9v9)

Player Assessments:

Players wishing to join the Academy or Competitive Programs at Ottawa TFC are evaluated before the season starts for proper balancing of teams/programs. Begin by registering the player for the  "Base Registration" and the "Competitive Tryout Fee" for the child's age group.

Open Tryout/Evaluation Dates:

Click here for  the 2020 Open Tryouts Schedule   

For the Ottawa TFC evaluation policy, click here.


All uniforms and gear are available for purchase through our retailer Evangelista Sports.  Click here for access to the online store.

Note: Sample sizes are available to try on at our Clubhouse. 


2020 Evaluation Fee: $50 (non-refundable)

Base Player Registration Fee: $225 (on or before March 31st. After March 31st the fee will be $265)

Non-Volunteer Fee: $50 per family (mandatory refundable fee for volunteering)

Competitive Registration Fee: Once accepted to a Competitive/Academy program, an additional registration fee will apply. See Registration Site for the exact amount of this fee. 

This fee covers: 

  • Training fees
  • Additional field costs
  • Competitive league costs
  • Referee costs
  • Affiliation fees (Ontario Soccer, EODSA, etc).
  • Training shirts
  • Equipment costs
  • Administrative and insurance costs

Pre-Season Fee: $65 which covers:

  • Pre-season artificial turf and/or gym training costs.

Team fees: 

  • Team fees are extra and are determined by each team. Team fees typically cover expenses such as tournament/festivals costs, team building, incidental team by team costs, which are unique and specific for each team.  Players will obtain this fee from their coach/manager at the first team meeting.


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.
  • Ontario Soccer (OS) Policy states that all jewellry including, but not limited to earrings and watches must be removed.  Taping earrings is also not allowed.  Jewelry poses an unnecessary risk to all players. 
  • Casts - hard casts are not permitted. 


U8-U10 Boys - Coach Roberto - Roberto@ottawatfc.com

U8-U10 Girls - Coach Jordan -  Jlundin@ottawatfc.com

U11-U12 Boys - Coach Drew - Drew@ottawatfc.com

U11-U12 Girls - Coach Pat - Pat@ottawatfc.com


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