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Pre-Academy Program  

Program Description:

Pre-Academy is a year-round, intensive training program, which provides the optimal environment for players to develop their individual technical ability. The program follows a well developed curriculum, which focuses on core techniques each week. Players within the program really enjoy soccer, are committed to getting better and may even already have developed their ability.

The Pre-Academy program is designed to be an advanced setting which allows players from our development program to come into a more focused pathway for their development. Interested players are able to contact our program coordinator ( to help families determine if this is the best program for them.

Program Details:

The Pre-Academy Program includes:

  • U6 - one training session per week

  • U7 - one training session plus one game-day per week

  • U8 - Girls Program - one training session plus one game-day, with optional third session

  • U8 - Boys Program - two training sessions plus one game-day per week

  • Additional festivals with other Ottawa area clubs throughout the year at U8

Team Names: Pre-Academy Program


Dependent upon age group, and available at the time of entry into the program

Fee Includes:                                

  • Training t-shirts & sweater

  • Nike Ball

  • Indoor and Outdoor Facility costs

  • Coaches - lead and assistant coaches

  • Inter-club festivals

  • Summer camp (U8 Program)

  • Registration with governing bodies (Ontario Soccer & Canadian Soccer Association)

Parents to Provide:

  • Nike shorts and socks (available at barrhaven source for sports)

  • Soccer equipment (cleats and shinguards)

Program Coordinator: Craig Stead -                     


The program is led by Craig Stead, (National Youth License Coach) and assisted by OSU Youth coaches, who are part of our Coach Development Program.

Coaching Qualifications:

All coaches must complete the Ontario Soccer Game Leaders Course, along with FUNdamentals training

Festivals & Tournaments:

Are scheduled beginning at U8, and happen 6-8 times throughout the year with other Ottawa area clubs

Program Curriculum:

Focuses on the following:

  • Dribbling

  • Turning

  • Running with the ball

  • Shielding

  • Shooting

  • Passing and receiving

  • Small-sided games

Need More Information? Contact Program Coordinator - Craig Stead -




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2018 Spring (March-May 15th) Schedule

2012 - U6 Boys and Girls: Saturday 

2011 - U7 Boys: Wednesday / Saturday

2011 - U7 Girls: Monday / Saturday 

2010 - U8 Boys: Tuesday / Thursday / Saturday 

2010 - U8 Girls: Monday / Saturday / Sunday

2018 Summer (May 15th-August 25th) Schedule

2012 - U6 Boys and Girls: Thursday

2011 - U7 Boys: Wednesday / Thursday

2011 - U7 Girls: Monday / Thursday

2010 - U8 Boys: Monday / Tuesday / Thursday + occasional Sunday Festivals

2010 - U8 Girls: Monday / Thursday + occasional Sunday Festivals