Cumberland’s year-round Elite Academy, is the first program in Ottawa to provide a European-calibre academy training environment for serious youth players looking to play at the next level. Teams will train after school every week night, with inter-squad, full-field sessions, friendlies and tournaments on Saturdays. Players will finish training by 5:30 each weeknight, and will have the remainder of their day for homework, family life, and other extra-curriculars. Weekends will be reserved for game play.
The training program is “periodized” accross the year. This means that training loads and schedules are carefully planned and prepared so that the physical, technical, tactical and social development of the players is balanced and optimized across the entire season. This includes:
- Proper rest periods (scheduled time off throughout the year)
- Cross-training (strength, conditioning, yoga, athlete development)
- Mental/psychological development (sports psyche, goal setting, nutrition, university prep seminars, etc.)
- Tactical/physical and technical training in order to peak at the right times during the season.
All sessions are designed and run by professional staff coaches, augmented by each team’s Academy coach. With the benefit of the adjusted after-school schedule, staff coaches are also able to attend many of games to ensure that players always get the best guidance and coaching available in this region. Our formula to producing top players is simple: train with the best players, with the best coaches, more often than others, while competing at the highest levels in the province.
Open tryouts and Academy player evaluations are held in September. Players may also be evaluated at any time outside of this period, if they are transferring from a different regional or OPDL program (or outside the country). Please contact Jessie, the Competitive administrator at email@example.com to setup such an evaluation.
There will be open tryouts for the 2018-19 Elite Academy teams September and February/March.
Note: All interested players must register for the "Base Competitive Program" ($400) prior to the start of tryouts. Players not selected for the Academy will be considered for Competitive Cobra teams for the Summer, or will automatically be placed into the recreational program at CUSC which includes once weekly training and futsal league play (these are covered by the base fee of $400). A refund may be requested, less a $50 tryout fee, should a player not be interested in continuing in the program that they are placed in, and make the request within 2 business days of their offer being sent out.
Season begins in October 2018 and runs through end of September 2018.
Games will be organized on weekends, with all games played as 11v11. U15+ teams will compete in the highest regional levels and/or Adult competitive levels during the 2019 season. The U13 and U14 teams will compete in the O.P.D.L.
School bus transportation will be available for Ottawa's East-End High School students.
Transportation from schools to training on weekdays will be provided by Roxborough Bus Lines (http://roxboroughbus.com/)
For more detailed information on the transportation service/schedule, click here.
All uniforms and gear is available for purchase at our clubhouse on 2075 Trim Road through our retailer Evangelista Sports. Click here for access to online store, or visit us during equipment hours directly at our clubhouse.
See Registration Site for details of Fees.
All players must register for the base competitive fee of $400 prior to the beginning of tryouts in September in order to indicate their interest in playing at the Elite Academy level. Existing academy players need not attend the open tryouts, only players from Cobra or Recreational teams or from outside the club.
Installment payment plans, bursaries and Ontario Soccer bursaries are available to help with Academy fees.
Last Edited: Aug 2018