Join the OSU Force Academy Program (Competitive Soccer)

2020 Fall In-Take Period Now Open

Click Here To Complete Interest Form

Process for New Players, Fall 2020:

  1. New players to the OSU Force Academy complete the form above

  2. You will be contacted by an OSU Coordinator with a schedule of events to attend

Note: current Force Academy Players do not need to complete the form or process. You will be sent direct information.

For players interested in Provincial Level Play with OSU  (OPDL-Ontario & PLSQ-Quebec)

Players born in 2008+  who wish to specifically be assessed for the OPDL & PLSQ Programs should contact Jim Lianos: osugm@osu.ca & indicate this on their form. More information on OSU's OPDL & PLSQ  programs may be found here: 

http://osu.ca/force-academy/learn-more-about-opdl

More Information

  • The first regular  in-take period is in September-October each year, which allow us to select players into our winter programs

  • The second regular in-take period occurs in March each year, and is designed to select players for our summer teams and programs

  • Players may join OSU at anytime - please contact craig.stead@osu.ca if you wish to join outside of the regular trial periods

Contact Information:

Force Academy Programs

Program Coordinator

Contact Email

U6-U8 Boys & Girls Pre Academy  

Craig Stead

craig.stead@osu.ca

U9 - U12 Boys 

Craig Stead

craig.stead@osu.ca

U9 - U12 Girls 

Rene Braendli

rene.braendli@osu.ca

U13-U18 OPDL/PLSQ Provincial Level 

Jim Lianos

osugm@osu.ca 

U13 - U21 Boys 

Craig Stead

craig.stead@osu.ca

U13 - U21 Girls 

Rene Braendli

rene.braendli@osu.ca

 

Information on joining the OSU Force Academy:

Administrative:

  • Players must be registered in advance in order to attend

  • In 2020, players will also need to complete the COVID-19 Return To Play Waiver Form

  • Players will be sent an offer to be placed within a team for the upcoming season. Their offer will include all registration information, cost and program details

  • Program costs are dependent upon the team in which they are selected for, and will be communicated to you specifically at the time of offer

Program Placement:

  • OSU believes in inclusive programming - will always do their best to offer as many teams as we have players for and to attempt to not have to release players who wish to play (no cuts if it can be avoided)

  • In the OSU Force Academy, players may be moved, based upon performance, between levels or teams within the season to ensure they are participating at the appropriate level

  • Force Academy Teams are named by colours (Black, White, Blue, Silver, Iron, Steel, Navy, Gold) and are designated as per their level of play

  • The Force Academy Program is OSU’s competitive soccer program 

Schedules & Programming:

  • Pre-season training for summer teams will begin after April 1,  with their summer season beginning as of May 15th through August

  • Summer and winter teams will play in the appropriate tier in available leagues

  • Game play is generally within Eastern Ontario (other than provincial level play). At U10 and above, teams are permitted to travel outside of our area for festivals and tournaments. (Note, in 2020-21 this is dependent on the phase of COVID-19 Return to Play protocols as per Ontario Soccer)

  • Training for winter program teams generally begins in late October or early November, and runs through until March Break. In 2020-21, winter programming is scheduled to begin as of November 1

Uniforms:

Volunteering:

  • If you are willing to volunteer with team administration, please let your coordinator know

Tryout Schedules

Goalkeepers

Please contact aaron.falsetto@osu.ca at anytime to be evaluated for our Goalkeeper Academy and Teams

Club Partners

Texans

Texans

Whitecaps

Whitecaps

OSA

OSA

OPDL

OPDL

Nike

Nike

Club Success

National

National

Provincial

Provincial

League

League