Last Edited: Apr 2020
This is the introductory level of soccer at Ottawa TFC. 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.
Players are asked to register as either a "central player" (Gloucester - Pineview Park area) or an "east player" (Orleans - Millennium area), depending upon their preferred geographic location to play and train. While the club cannot promise that every player will play right in his or her back yard, we 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. With the delayed and shortened summer season, we may have to hold all our practices and games at the Millennium Park fields; as the city re-opens the fields, we will be able to better plan that aspect of the program. For some age divisions, we also have an exciting opportunity to play with the Dragons and Internationals clubs; if this can be arranged for your age group, there will be some travel to fields in Gloucester.
Boys and girls play separately in all recreational leagues.
June to August (8 weeks)
U9-U10 - 7 a side (7v7) - 2 x 25 minutes
U11-U12 - 7 a side (7v7) - 2 x 30 minutes
U13-U14 - 7 a side (7v7)* or 9 a side (9v9)* - 2 x 40 minutes
U15-U16 - 7 a side (7v7)* or 9 a side (9v9)* - 2 x 40 minutes
U16-U18 - 7 a side (7v7)* or 9 a side (9v9)* - 2 x 45 minutes
* Depending upon the number of players registered, the Club may choose to either play 7 a side (7v7) or 9 a side (9v9) for these age groups.
U9-U12: Station format training where players rotate between skills exercises and small-sided games for 60 minutes (4 stations x 15 minutes).
U13+: Training run by team coaches, 30 minutes of warm-up and skills work followed by small-sided games.
Recreational leagues are open to all players.
Players wishing to try out for an Ottawa TFC Competitive team or an Ottawa TFC Academy team should click on one of the following links for more information:
One game and one practice or scrimmage per week
Free Goalkeeper Training Opportunity:
Late June 2020
Beginning of July 2020
Early July 2020
July 28-31, 2020
August 22 and 23, 2020 (Soccer Day)*
* Depending upon the city's field allocations, the Club may have to cancel Soccer Day.
Note: The 2020 Summer Recreational fees have been reduced to reflect the shorter season and different uniform options (details to be determined).
Reduced Season: $130
$30 per family (mandatory fee, refundable after volunteering)
Please email Peter Humphries at firstname.lastname@example.org.