Ranked #1 Soccer Club in Ottawa

Learn to Train

L1. OSU provides all our coaches with a curriulum and session plans that are age and stage appropriate

L2. How do we know our coaches are implementing the curriculum?

L3. How OSU incorporates physical literacy into all of our training sessions

L4. How do we find the appropriate opportunities for all? OSU offers both recreational and development (competitive) programs at U9-U12

L5. OSU utilizes the following playing formats below which we believe are age and stage appropriate

L6. On game-day, we implement the following roster sizes:

L7. OSU uses the following ball sizes for our players:

L8. OSU implements the following practice durations during the Learn to Train stage:

L9: OSU utilizes the following length of season:

L10: OSU utilizes game-day rosters, based on the principle of open movement of players as necessary:

L11: OSU utilizes the following models for multiple teams training at the same location:

L12: OSU strongly belives in creating a training environment which encourages players to solve problems and make their own decisions

L13: OSU believes that everyone who wishes to play in development (competitive) soccer should get the chance to do so. Here is how we facilitate this:

L14: OSU wants to ensure that we appropriately plan training to game ratio's, and as such we implement 20 competition days per season for each team. We track this through:

L15: OSU believes that everyone should play when they attend a game. As such, we utilize the following:

L16: OSU feels that training is very important, and as such we want to ensure we maintain a 2-1 to 3-1 training to game ratio, we monitor this through:

L17: OSU follows the recommended game durations as per below:

L18: OSU utilizes off-sides as per local league rules and Ontario Soccer recommendations at U11 and U12

L19: OSU strongly supports the use of dribble and pass-ins at U9-U10

L20: Within U9-U12 during our games, we utilize the retreat line to help with development of both team's playing out of the back

L21: During game-play, we ensure players are placed on the correct sizes fields and goals as per below:

L22: Our coaches utilize SportSessionPlanner to help develop and plan their training sessions

L23: OSU wants all coaches to create a welcoming and friendly environment for players, where they are challenged to be their best through a well-designed curriculum. 

L24: OSU strives to maintain the following coach to player ratio's at training:

L25: With training session delivery, OSU utilizes the GAG Methodology

L26: When evaluating and training players, OSU utilizes the four-corner model towards player development. Within each session, we want the following elements to occur:

L27. OSU coaches are required to complete the age and stage appropriate coaching certification course, along with Making Ethical Decisions and Respect in Soccer