Recreational U9-U18

Last Edited: May 2019


Recreational League

Players in the Recreational leagues can expect to play a soccer game each week as part of a balanced team, while training once a week. 

Given the merger of two clubs this year to form Ottawa TFC, please regsiter as either a "central player" or an "east player".  While the club cannot promise that every player will play right in his/her back yard, we will strive to put players on teams that train and play as close to home as possible, in some cases fielding entire divisions in both the east and central areas.  

As an orientational guide, the main campus for "east" is at Millennium Park, and the main campus for "central" is at Pineview park, although other fields and parks in those vicinities are still used. 

Program Details

Planned leagues: 
  • U9 
  • U10
  • U12 (U11-U12 combined)
  • U15 (U13-U15 combined)
  • U18 (U16-U18 combined)

Boys and girls play seperately in all recreational leagues. 

Unsure of your age group? 

Season Length:

Mid-May to mid-August

Game Format:

U9/U10 - 7 aside (7v7) - 2 x 25 mins

U11-U12 - 9 aside (9v9) - 2 x 30 mins

U13-U15 - 9 aside (9v9) or 11 aside (11v11)* - 2 x 40 mins

U16-U18 - 9 aside (9v9) or 11 aside (11v11)- 2 x 45 mins

Depending on the number of players registered, the Club may choose to either play 9 aside (9v9) or 11 aside (11v11) for these age groups. 

Practice Format:

U9-U18:  30 minutes of skills training (as a team), and 30 minutes of scrimmage. 
Player Assessments:

Players wishing to tryout for the Ottawa TFC Competitive Programs or the Ottawa TFC Academy Program, please see the following links:

  1. Ottawa TFC Competitive Program U9-U18  
  2. Ottawa TFC Academy Programs U9-U18
Weekly Commitment:

One game per week

One practice/scrimmage per week

 Click here for projected Game and Practice fields/locations

Goalkeeper Training Opportunity:

  • Goalkeepers have an option of receiving basic goalkeeper training through the Introduction to Keeper U9-U18 program to enhance their skills in this position.
Important Dates:

Early/Mid May 2019

  • All players will be contacted by Team Officials.  
  • Team schedules finalized and released. 

May 21, 2019

  • Meet and greet for all divisions.

May 27, 2019

  • League play starts

August 24 and 25, 2019 (Soccer Day)

  • U9-U12 Year end festival 
  • U13 to U18 Tournament/Playoffs.


On or before March 31st: $225 (early bird discount)
After March 31st: $265

*Full uniform and ball included in registration fee. 

Non-Volunteer fee: 

$50 per family (mandatory fee, refundable after volunteering)

Player Requirements:
  • Players are required to wear protective shin guards and shoes at all games and practices.  Soccer cleats are allowed and recommended at all age groups.
  • No jewelry, hair clips or bracelets are allowed to be worn on the soccer field.  Ontario Soccer (OS) Policy states that all jewelry including, but not limited to earrings and watches must be removed.  Taping earrings is also not allowed.  Jewellry poses an unnecessary risk to all players. 
  • Casts – Hard casts are not permitted.
  • Eyeglasses – The club recommends that players who wear eyeglasses, wear sports glasses during games and practices for everyone's safety.


Please email Peter Humphries at

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