U9-U10 Academy





New players: If you are new to our Club or you did not train with us in the 2022 Summer season, you will have to register for the Competitive Evaluation Fee. Once completed, staff coaches will contact you by email.

Returning players:
If you trained with us in the 2022 Summer programs, you do not need to register for evaluations.








Welcome to Ottawa TFC's academy pathway!

The Ottawa TFC Academy program is the highest level of play at the club. It is home to the most passionate and committed players at the club, and serves as a pathway to our provincially and nationally acclaimed Junior and Senior Academy programs that start at 13 years of age. Players will work with some of the most talented and highly certified coaches in the region, in a fun, challenging, and development focused environment which stands toe-to-toe with every program in the country. 


What can I expect as an academy soccer parent?

Teams are led by Canada Soccer certified coaches, and overseen by some of our most advanced staff coaches. We are a national level youth club, and the only club that is the official Eastern Ontario youth affiliate of Toronto FC of Major League Soccer (MLS) - the highest professional level of play in North America. Players and parents in Ottawa TFC's academy program can be proud of being part of one of the most respected programs in Canada. Players will grow as people, athletes and leaders, as these are some of our core principles and objectives as an organization. They can dream of moving up through the club's pathway to provincial, national team and professional programs, but they can also simply enjoy training and playing at a high level in the program itself.


More about the program...

The U9-U10 Academy program is for players looking to train and play regularly, in a fun but competitive environment. Teams train together three times weekly and also participate in weekly game play.  Twp pf tje training sessions are in domes, while a third session each week is specifically focused on physical literacy, and ball mastery.  Teams will occasionally participate in tournaments and festivals around the region and province.


Details about the program

  • 4 times/week
    • 2 training sessions - Dome
    • 1 technical session - Skills Center
    • 1 weekly game 
  • October 10, 2022 to March 4, 2023
    • Outdoor sessions start on October 10
    • Indoor sessions start on November 7
    • No sessions from December 24, 2022 to January 8, 2023


Payment information

Prior to attending any evaluations or training sessions, players MUST register for the following:

  • New Player Evaluation Fee (if required): $55.00 (non-refundable)
  • Base Competitive Player Registration Fee: $505.00
  • Non-Volunteer Fee: $50.00 per family per season fee that is credited after volunteering at the end of the summer season
  • PLEASE NOTE: Once placed on a squad, the ADDITIONAL academy fee will be communicated to the player/parent and will be applied to the players' account.
  • TOTAL COST without the evaluation fee: $555 + (academy fee)
    Part of the fee is non-refundable and covers insurance and administration costs associated with a player registration with Ontario Soccer


What equipment does my child need?

The registration fee includes a complementary sponsored Ottawa TFC training shirt. Players are required to wear the given uniform, protective shin guards and cleats at all sessions.

Players must order their team uniforms directly (Uniform and Club Apparel). Please communicate with the team manager for jersey numbering prior to ordering. The 'Ottawa TFC ADIDAS STADIUM BACKPACK III'  must be owned and used by every academy player.



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.?

Girls: Jordan Lundin, staff coach, jlundin@ottawatfc.com

Boys: Brogan Engbers, staff coach, brogan@ottawatfc.com



Player and parent requirements

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