last edited: Jan 2018
The Junior Academy is a program for the most focused, and dedicated U7-U8 players. Selected players will train/play twice weekly with our Academy coaches to help develop their skills and understanding of the game, while participating in our fun but competitive "champions league" games on Saturday mornings. Mini festivals (tournaments) against other clubs in the region will be hosted and attended periodically as well.
U7-U8 (Players are grouped by gender)
|Level of Play:||
Players play 4 or 5 aside (4v4 or 5v5).
All U8 players at CUSC are evaluated prior to the forming of teams. These evaluations help us to balance teams, as well as to select the core group of our Junior Academy. Selected players will be offered positions in the Junior Academy Program. Click here for Evaluation Policy.
Players who are not immediately invited into the Junior Academy Program will be placed in the U8 Development League with the option of registering in the U5-U8 Academy Grassroots Training for continued monitoring and development as well as access to our top youth coaches.
U7 players may request to attend the U8 evaluations in April, if they are interested in the Junior Academy. U7s may also be invited into the Junior Academy through regular scouting of our development league.
|Season Length:||Early May to Early September|
Training twice weekly with Academy coaches and team coaches (weeknights).
Friendly "champions league" games on Saturday mornings.
Festivals against other clubs throughout the season (these are 60-75 minute events).
Games and Practices:
Practices will be on weeknights (Monday - Wednesday).
Games will be on Saturday mornings between 8:30 AM-10:00 AM.
All Junior Academy games and practices are held at Millennium Park, with the sole exception of some festivals/tournaments hosted by other clubs across the Ottawa region.
Evaluation Dates (MANDATORY for all U8 players at the club):
Mid-April - Initial Junior Academy groups formed
April/May - Training begins
June 8, 9, 10, 2018
Junior Academy Fee: $230 (Once accepted to the Junior Academy program)
Must be registered in the following Programs prior to registering for the Junior Academy:
Non-Volunteer fee: $50 per family (mandatory fee, refundable after volunteering)