- Category: Academy
Professional Development for U8 to U20 Players
From the UK playing and coaching experience our coaches inject into the detailed multi-layered training program delivered, utilizing the very latest training techniques and methodology, you can be sure the opportunities for improvements in the player will be significant. Our Academy program has already produced a significant number of players that have progressed towards their desired goals, including some that have moved to professional club academies like Toronto FC and Chelsea FC in the UK to name a few.
We currently field co-ed Academy teams ranging from U8 to U14. This 3-5 times a week Individual Player Development Academy program provides the Academy player with the very best coaching environment Canada has to offer. Building from the bottom up, our goal is to field teams up to the U20 age groups. Also working towards dedicated girls teams in the U12, U14, U16 and U20 age groups.
All of our Academy players continue to progress very well during this past season with many players showing marked improvement. The hard work training, during the Winter months and continuing on through the spring and summer is put to the test during our SAAC Player Development League play.
It is our mission to deliver high intensity multifaceted sessions that include a lot of detailed technical coaching in an environment where all players are challenged at their ability level and where they experience how much fun soccer training can be. All players are encouraged to develop good playing habits. During our program the players work on all technical aspects of the game. This includes passing, receiving, dribbling, skills, defending, finishing, all progressing from 1v1 to 2v2 up to 6v6. These high intensity sessions also include soccer related fitness while utilizing the ball at their feet almost all the time.Programing includes age appropriate training and skills development following our Development Model and annual curriculum. Other specialty programs include: Yoga program, Speed Agility Quickness program, Strength and Conditioning program including an optional personalized program for continued development at home, Tactical classroom sessions during the winter months and fitness and skills testing to monitor training effectiveness. Most games are played in the SAAC Player Development League and various tournaments including trips to the USA and Europe. We will be working closely with players to provide them the necessary tools to help reach their long term goals whether to play professionally or pursue a soccer scholarship.
We have on-going tryout assessments available.
If you have a player interested in joining our Academy Program please contact us for and invite to attend a player tryout assessment.