Ranked #1 Soccer Club in Ottawa


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 potential optional third session

  • U8 - Boys Program - one training sessions plus one game-day per week, with potential optional third session

  • 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:

  • 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