U9-U18 Rec Tech (Players born in 2014-2005)




​​​​First steps... Who is Ottawa TFC?

Ottawa TFC is honoured to introduce the beautiful game of soccer to your child.  Recognized as a National level club by Canada Soccer, the aim of our Open League programs is to have your child enjoy playing the game in a fun, safe and social environment.


What is the Open Rec Tech program?

The Open Rec Tech program is a weekly skills development session run by club coaches and our top technical assistants. Players are grouped on the actual day by size and ability, and work through various ball mastery, core skill, physical literacy, and small sided exercises (1v1, 2v1, 2v2, etc). 

At Ottawa TFC, we place an enormous emphasis on teaching and inspiring the youth players of the club.  One of the regions very few National level clubs as recognized by Canada Soccer, Ottawa TFC takes pride in developing homegrown players from the local community and helping them grow 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).


What can I expect as soccer parent?

The sessions are a fun, productive and popular combination of training and games led by young technical leads and some of our competitive and academy level coaches.  Your kids will work hard, and improve on the core skills needed to play the game.  This program combines well with our 4v4 small sided leagues that take place right after the skills center. 



More about the program...

Open Rec Tech weekly technical sessions combine game play with technical and physical development appropriate for children at these ages.  Players are grouped by age and gender. 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 through Canada Soccer, and guided/supervised by our academy staff coaches.

The program pairs well with our 4v4 League that runs right after the skills center. 


  • Saturday, 8am-9am
  • November 5th, 2022, to February 11th, 2023
    • No sessions from December 24, 2022, to January 8, 2023
  • Gloucester Dome (1662 Bearbrook Rd, Ottawa)
  • $275/player + $50 volunteer fee (A non-volunteer fee is charged per family for each season.  This fee is refunded when you volunteer!  Fill out your Volunteer Application during registration if you are interested in volunteering to help us.)

*10% discount when registering for the Open 4v4 League and the Open Rec Tech*


Keeper training

Also, available is our keeper training. For more information, U9-U18 Keeper training


What equipment does my child need?

The registration fee includes a complimentary training t-shirt. Players are required to wear the training t-shirt, black shorts and black socks, protective shin guards and shoes at all sessions. Cleats are allowed and recommended at all age groups but are not necessary for recreational play.


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.?

Peter Humphries, U9-U18 Open Coordinator, recreation@ottawatfc.com

Brogan Engbers, U9-U18 High Performance and Open Staff Coach, brogan@ottawatfc.com

Shane Goski, U9-U18 Goalie trainer gkcoach@ottawatfc.com


Player and parent requirements

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