Developing skills in players,?
Building quality in community,?
Achieving excellence in soccer.
We believe that only the strongest people can become the best players, and that the lessons learned in sports are invaluable in becoming an effective and efficient person.
With that foundation, Ottawa TFC aims to provide the most talented and committed players in Ottawa with the opportunity to fully develop their playing potential as people and players.
We strive to develop future College, University, and professional level players with a humble, winning and growth mindset.
Humility?- With an air of gratitude, we strive to be humble in our victories and gracious in our losses.
Growth Mindset?- Bringing the best version of ourselves every day, but with a passion to improve and grow daily.
Work Ethic?- Striving to be the hardest workers in our respective position (on and off the field)
Respect -?shown across all facets of the club.
Leadership?- from the youngest of ages, and across all levels of the club, we celebrate leadership qualities both through voice and action. We hope to develop not just good players and people, but leaders in the community.
Our Player Development Philosophy
Players are expected, above all, to show high levels of respect across all facets of their individual development, and to take responsibility for their development.
Players are to respect one another, all the coaching staff, the facilities, equipment, programs and everything associated with their development.? It is our belief that only solid individuals can become exceptional players, so we start with a base of work ethic, discipline, respect, and a generally positive, but focused, approach to sports, academics, and beyond. ?Essentially the programs, teams and club are an avenue to develop great, balanced individuals.
From there, they will be expected to learn and train and play the beautiful game in accordance with our playing philosophy.
This philosophy is in line with the Ontario Soccer "4 corner approach" which emphasizes that players are to be developed as entire individuals.
Our Coaching Philosophy
Like our players, our coaches are expected to hold each other accountable to always improve and to always strive to do better in their roles, as teachers of the game.
Staff coaches will have a high level playing experience, and seek the highest possible level of coaching and teaching education available to them.? Each coach must remain open minded to learning from the latest coaching/educational trends and strive to continually improve his/her craft of teaching, guiding and inspiring our young players.? Above all, coaches keep the individual players' development in mind across all decisions.
While each coach will inevitably have his/her own coaching style and tendencies, our coaches will work together often, and teams will regularly train with senior staff coaches, so that the methods used and skills/tactics taught, remain consistent across the Club.
Parents want the best for their child. In a highly competitive society such as ours, there is a constant pressure to be the best in sports, school, and work.? We at OTFC understand that pressure and want to help your child to strive to be competitive, but in a healthy and enjoyable way.? We want humble warriors!
We encourage you to reflect upon the following guidelines for supporting your children in our soccer Academy:
How you can support CUSC Coaches?
The coaching staff are highly trained and skilled in soccer.? Most of us have played the game at the highest competitive levels and are educated in coaching and passing on our knowledge.? We want to help your children reach whatever level they wish to play at, and their success, is our success.? In order to do this, we need your support in allowing us to guide, teach and inspire your child to be the best that they can and want to be.? You can help us by respecting the following guidelines: