Development Academy Training Program

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Player Education

DCFC believes in the importance of teaching good fundamental habits from the start. We believe in education, functional technique, attacking football and hard work. In 2016, DCFC launched its Development Academy program to offer a full-time developmental environment for motivated, driven and competitive players. Our Academy program is focused on the individual player as well as team development. DCFC is determined to become a leader in Canadian youth soccer development. Please click here to learn more about the DCFC Academy.

DCFC Development Academy Training Program & Tryouts

The Development Academy Program is a Fall/Winter training program designed to develop technical and tactical skills to bring potential Academy players one step closer to entering the DCFC Academy and advance the skills and confidence of each and every individual player. Please click here if you wish to take the first step towards joining the DCFC Academy or Development Academy Training Program.


DCFC is in the development stage for the 2018-2019 season. DCFC is looking for extremely competitive, motivated and technically advanced players. In the Spring of 2019, the DCFC Academy will add teams representing U8 boys (2011 born) and U11 Girls (2008 born). DCFC is looking for talented players in every age group between U8-U15 (2004-2011 born). The DCFC Academy is a very competitive year long program.


Tryouts for the 2018-2019 season will begin as of August 2018 each week at the DCFC Soccer School. Official Academy Tryouts will take place on Sunday, September 16th at L’Amoreaux Sports Centre. Academy players will be selected through our tryouts, DCFC scouting network, the DCFC Soccer Schools and DCFC Development Academy Program (operating between October 2018 and April 2019).

2018-2019 Development Academy Program

What you can expect:

  • Training focused on coordination, individual technique, ‘football’ communication, and age appropriate tactical development.
  • DCFC Team training kit: Adidas socks, shorts, jersey (included)
  • 3 trainings per week (60 sessions total)
  • 20-week Academy curriculum (40 Academy Development Training sessions)
  • 20 DCFC Soccer School sessions (Fall and Winter Term)
  • DCFC Player Evaluation Form
  • All sessions lead by Dutch Connections FC Academy & Soccer School Coaches (Training the DCFC way!)
  • Limited Spots Available!

The Indoor Fall/Winter season starts Friday, October 12th 2018 and will go until Sunday, April 14th, 2019. The weekly schedule for both the Development Academy and the Fall/Winter term of the DCFC Soccer School Program will look like this:

Development Academy @Ultra Sports Centre Scarborough
7:00PM- 8:00PM

8:00AM – 9:00AM or 9:00AM -10:00AM
10:00AM – 11:00AM
Soccer School (choose 1 location!)

7:00PM – 8:00PM or 8:00PM – 9:00PM @Ultra Sports Centre, Scarborough
5:00PM – 6:00PM or 6:00PM – 7:00PM @Oshawa Civic Centre, Oshawa

12:30PM – 3:30PM (1 hour sessions) @ Invader Sportsplex, Mississauga
For more information about our Development Academy program please contact Andrew via email at
For more information about our Soccer School you can click here or email our Soccer School coordinator at
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