U5-U8 Skills Centre (Players born in 2017-2014)




To participate in the Grassroots Skills Centre program, players must be registered in a Grassroot program.


What is a Skills Centre?

The U5-U8 Skills Centre program is the starting point of the player's development. Grassroots U5-U8 players (boys and girls) have the option of joining the Skills Centre program which includes technical development and games run by club coaches and our top technical assistants. Players are grouped on the actual day by size and ability.

At Ottawa TFC, we place an enormous emphasis on teaching and inspiring the youngest players of the club. Because the club is recognized as a National level club by Canada Soccer, Ottawa TFC takes pride in developing homegrown players into top athletes. In recent years this philosophy has helped us build one of the most respected clubs in the province and country. 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).


Details about the program

  • Option 1 - Orleans
    • Millennium Park (2010 Trim Rd.)
    • Wednesday
    • 12 Sessions
    • Anticipated time (subject to change): 6-7pm
    • June 1 to  August 31 (week off from July 23-31)
    • $185/player

  • Option 2 - Gloucester *Registration closed*
    • Vanessa Gilles Park/Pineview Park (1465 Ridgebrook Dr.)
    • Wednesday
    • 12 sessions
    • Anticipated time (subject to change): 6-7pm
    • June 1 to August 31 (week off from July 23-31)
    • $185/player


What equipment does my child need?

The registration fee includes an Ottawa TFC training shirt. Player must wear black shorts and socks from their base program. Players are required to wear the given uniform, protective shin guards and shoes at all sessions. Soccer cleats are allowed and recommended at all age groups but not necessary at these ages.


Who can I contact if I have questions about the program, address my concerns, inform the coach of a particular issue with my child, etc.?

Kaden Engbers, Grassroots Staff Coach, kaden@ottawatfc.com



Player and parent requirements

Players and parents must abide to the Ottawa TFC Return to Play Protocol and the Code of Conduct.