FAQ's

    General

    • What payment options are there?

      All of our programs require online registration.  Payment options are provided via the registration page.  Soccer School and Summer Camps payments are made by Credit Card payments online directly when registering.  Academy and Pre-Academy payments can be made online when registering.  Additional payment options for Academy and Pre-Academy include cheques or Interac E-transfer bank transfer.

    Academy and Pre-Academy

    • How do I try-out for the Academy teams

      You can try-out for the Academy teams anytime by expressing your interest and filling out the online Academy consideration form.  CLICK HERE FOR THE LINK

      After your form has been submitted the information will be reviewed by staff and you will be contacted with an invite for next steps.

    • What are the annual fees for the Academy

      Please contact us for up to date Academy Fees.  Contact admin@RVDLsoccer.com or fill out the Academy Assessment Form  LINK TO FORM CLICK HERE

    • How many times a week does the Academy train

      The Academy trains consistently 3 times a week throughout the year.  In addition to the training schedule other sessions are introduced such as tactical classroom sessions, specialty training sessions such as Yoga, SAQ, Hill Training, Strength and Conditioning and nutrition classes.  This is an annual training program based on a 44 week schedule.  Our training program is based on our annual curriculum where we follow the established topic plan covering the topics presented.  Each week has a specific topic with passing and receiving be the focus every other week.  In addition to the training program, teams are entered in the SAAC (Soccer Academy Alliance Canada) Player Development League where RVDL teams play other Academies.

    • Where and when do the Academy teams train

      The Academy is based in Oakville however training venues are located in Oakville and MIssissauga.  Although RVDL Academy is working towards a permanent home, at the present time we utilize municipal and commercial venues which are subject to scheduling availability.  All players once registered will be provided access to the team website for scheduling and locations.  Although we try and keep days and times consistent throughout the year for each team, scheduling time is subject to venue availability and could change from season to season (indoor to outdoor, specifically during spring and fall)

    • Where and when do the Academy teams play games

      The SAAC Player Development League season starts in April and runs until November.  All games are played on weekends typically Saturdays.  No League games are scheduled on Long Weekends.  The season is typically 18-22 league games.  Locations are in and around the GTA with 1 or 2 games in the London Area.  Home games are played in Oakville.  The 2013 season had 12-14 home games.

    • What is SAAC

      SAAC (Soccer Academy Alliance Canada) is an official member of the OSA (Ontario Soccer Association) and thereby governed by the CSA and FIFA.  SAAC is a not-for-profit association for like minded Academies that exist to improve the level of Soccer in Canada by providing a high standards based commitment to programming and methodology delivered by professional coaches.  The SAAC League is Ontario's original Player Development League for all youth ages, dedicated to providing an extension of the Academy program where the prime objective is to provide an environment for players to improve and develop rather then just to win to get promoted or for the status of top of the league.  In its short 10 year history, SAAC as an organization has produced hundreds of players that have gone on to play with national teams, on Scholarships to US and Canadian Universities and Colleges as well as into the Professional game.

    Soccer School and Camps

    • What is the difference between Academy and Soccer School

      The difference between the Soccer School and the Academy is that academy players are part of our teams and play competitive league games in our 12 month program.  They train 3-4 times a week and this includes strength and conditioning, SAQ (speed/agility/quickness) and tactical classroom sessions.  On the field academy players work on individual development and team / tactical game understanding.  The Soccer Schools players are training with us as a supplementary program once or twice a week while they still play and/or train with their club teams as well.  Soccer School players work on individual Player Development where we work on all technical aspects of the game while encouraging many game awareness habits. This includes passing, receiving, dribbling, skills, defending, finishing, all progressing from unopposed to opposed 1v1 to 2v2 up to 6v6. These high intensity multi-layered sessions also include soccer related fitness sessions (SAQ).  Both Academy sessions and soccer school sessions are delivered by the same highly qualified professional coaching staff ensuring consistent quality sessions are provided to all players that are part of the RVDL soccer program.

    • How can I register for the Soccer School or Summer Camps

       

      You can register for the Soccer School or Summer Camps online by visiting our current courses page to see a list of what courses are currently available (link below).  

      Current Soccer School courses

       

    • Are there any makeup sessions if we miss training:

      All of our programs are scheduled to maximize value within the available venues so we do not provide make-up sessions for sessions missed.  We will try to accommodate special requests based on circumstances if sessions and space allow.