Academy Program U9-U18

Last Edited: Jan 2018

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Program Description

The Academy program caters to the most talented players in Ottawa who are seeking to fully harness their playing potential in order to reach higher levels of play.  


Program Details

Level of Play:

U9-U10 - Players play 7 aside (7v7)

U11-U12 - Players play 9 aside (9v9)

U13-U18 - Players play 11 aside (11v11)

Player Assessments:

Players wishing to join the Academy Program must be evaluated before they are offered positions in the Academy. Begin by registering the player for the "2018 Competitive Tryout Fee" for their age group.

Evaluation Dates:

See the 2018 Summer Evaluation Schedule.

Players who do not qualify for the Academy U9-U18 Program will be automatically placed in either a competitive Cobra team at a lower tier (Cobras Competitive U9-U18) with the option of taking the Technical Development Training, or otherwise placed in a U9-U18 Recreational team. 

For the CUSC evaluation policy, click here.

Season Length: Late March - Late September
Weekly Commitment:

U9-U10: 3 times weekly training plus games and festivals (1-3 festivals as determined by each team).

U11-U12: 3-4 times weekly training plus games and festivals (1-3 festivals as determined by each team).

U13-U16: see Year Round Elite Academy

U17-U18:  2-3 times weekly training plus games and tournaments (tournaments as determined by each team)


2018 Tryout/Evaluation Fee: $40 (non-refundable)

Base Player Registration Fee:

On or before March 31st: $195 (early bird discount)
After March 31st: $235 

**Base Registration fee for U9 is $225 before March 31st, $265 after March 31st  (uniform fee is inlcuded)

Volunteer Fee: $50 per family (mandatory refundable fee)

Once accepted to this program, the following fee(s) will apply:

  1. Training fees
  2. Field costs
  3. League costs
  4. Referee fees
  5. Affiliation fees (Ontario Soccer, EODSA, etc).
  6. Training shirts
  7. Equipment costs
  8. Administrative and insurance costs


  • Team Fees as determined by each team (cover festivals, team building, and any incidental team by team costs).



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