DCFC’s philosophy is based on professional experience and continuous development. We have created a competitive and positive learning environment with the focus on technique training and age appropriate tactical development.
Education is a continuous process. As the game of football (soccer) is constantly evolving, it is important that our coaches are knowledgeable on current trends. DCFC requires provincial, national/international certification for all technical staff in 2018-2019. We believe in investing time and effort into our philosophy and methodology, implementing our vision and technical plan, while building a unique culture for coaching and player development. We work with professional coaches from the Netherlands multiple times a year to learn and constantly improve our environment for the entire DCFC family. Our message to players is very clear: Development Never Stops and Success Must Be Earned. Ultimately, their actions will speak louder than words!
In 2017, DCFC was granted ORA status, recognized as an Ontario Recognized Non
Club Academy (ORNCA). Over the past two seasons, Dutch Connections FC is among the most competitive and successful Academies across the province who compete in the Ontario Academy Soccer League (OASL).
This (OASL) strategic initiative will develop and implement a separate Academy soccer stream, made up of private academies, which can be aligned with Ontario Soccer’s player development pathway. Club and Private Academy integration will take place in the high-performance environments of the Ontario Player Development League (OPDL) and League1 Ontario. DCFC Academy aims to enter the OPDL in 2020 (U13+).
In 2019, DCFC Academy will be represented by teams from U8-U15 (2011-2004 born). Click here to learn more about opportunities to represent the DCFC Academy, and other DCFC Development Programs that can help player work towards their personal goals.