Academy Program U9-U17

Last Edited: Jan 2017

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Program Description

The Academy program caters to the most talented players in Ottawa who are seeking to fully harness their playing potential in order to reach the next level of play.  Players selected to the Academy squads will benefit from one of the most professionally run training programs in the region. 

CUSC has an extremely qualified and well educated coaching staff, including three UEFA 'A' licensed coaches, who will work with the Academy squads at each level. 

This Program is suited for the most committed players and covers the following stages of LTPD:

Stage 3: Learning to Train

Stage 4: Training to Train



Program Details

Level of Play:

U9-U10 - Players play 7 aside (7v7)

U11-U12 - Players play 9 aside (9v9)

U13-U17 - Players play 11 aside (11v11)

Player Assessments:

Players wishing to join the Academy Program must be evaluated.  After all players have been evaluated, selected players will be offered positions in this Program.

Evaluation Dates:

See the 2017 Summer Evaluation Schedule.

Players who do not qualify for the Academy U9-U17 Program will be automatically placed in either the Cobras Competitive U9-U18 Program with the option of taking the Technical Development Training or the U9-U18 Recreational Program.

For the CUSC evaluation policy, click here.

Season Length: Late March - Late September
Weekly Commitment:

U9-U10: 3 times weekly training plus games and festivals (1-3 festivals as determined by each team).

U11-U12: 3-4 times weekly training plus games and festivals (1-3 festivals as determined by each team).

U13-U16: see Year Round Elite Academy

U17:  3-4 times weekly training plus games and tournaments (tournaments as determined by each team)


Player Registration Fee:

On or before March 31st: $195 (early bird discount)
After March 31st: $235 

Tryout Fee: $40

Volunteer Fee: $50 per family (mandatory refundable fee)

Once accepted to this program, the following fee(s) will apply:

  1. Academy Fee. See Registration Site for details.  
  2. Team Fees as determined by each team.



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