U18 TRAINEE PROGRAM (BOYS)

Objective

The primary objective for Orix is to prepare players for soccer opportunities beyond the youth ranks. The program allows players aged 14-18, to train year round in a professional environment and focuses on the technical skills, fitness, and mental performance learning of the game. Our goal is to develop players who believe they have the potential to become elite players but are not afforded a pathway through the existing soccer establishment.

Program Summary

Elite Academy Team
Program participants will play in approximately 50 plus matches each program year against competition which is equivalent to the highest youth level competition available in the province.

During the Fall/Winter session players will train train an average of 3 times per week and play 20-30 games through league play. During the Spring/Summer session players will train train an average of 3 times per week and play in 25-30 games through league and tournament play.

Several matches per year will be filmed and made available for players to download to produce video reels for college recruitment or professional trials.

For the duration of the program all players will be required to maintain a minimum fitness level to be eligible for Orix match play. While fitness is a focus throughout the year, players will participate in an intense fitness program in June/July, led by a professional fitness trainer.

At the end of each program year the Orix Academy Elite team will travel to Europe to participate in a top European tournament. The cost of trip will be fundraised by the players.

The program will accept a maximum of 20 players.

Goalkeeper Training

The modern day goalkeeper is very much an outfield player. Orix Soccer Academy incorporates our goalkeepers in the training sessions to ensure they develop the skills required to play the position effectively in today’s game. Individual goalkeeper training is also provided for our program participants.

Orix Soccer Academy accepts a maximum of 2 goalkeepers for this program.

Tryouts

Orix does not conduct open tryouts. Any player can request an individual tryout at any point in the program year at a cost of $10 per session. The player will be invited to train with the program for 2-4 weeks before a decision is rendered.  Our goal is to ensure the player is provided the best opportunity to succeed.

Players who are not selected can request another tryout after 3 months. To request a tryout, see Tryout Request Form below.

Training Schedule

Orix Academy Teams train and play year round. Each team averages 3 training sessions per week and for the most parts of each year teams will play in 1 game or tournament during the weekends. One session each week will focus on speed and agility. During the Spring/Summer season teams will train and play games outdoors and during the Fall/Winter season teams will train mostly indoors, play games outdoors and may also participate in Futsal leagues and tournaments.

Players can play with Orix Academy full time or in combination with other clubs and programs. Players are encouraged to attend as many training sessions and games as possible during the year for accelerated development.

Specific schedules vary from team to team and are available for players upon registration.

Mondays Tuesdays Wednesdays Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Oct 1-Mar 31 6:00pm-8:00pm 6:00pm-8:00pm 12:00pm-2:00pm
Apr 1-Sep 30 5:00pm-7:00pm 6:00pm-7:30pm 6:00pm-7:30pm

*Some periods during the year the team may train 4 times per week. Other days TBA

Oct 1-Mar 31 Apr 1-Sep 30
Mondays 6:00pm-8:00pm
Tuesdays 5:00pm-7:00pm
Wednesdays 6:00pm-7:30pm
Thursday 6:00pm-7:30pm
Friday 6:00pm-8:00pm
Saturday
Sunday 12:00pm-2:00pm

*Some periods during the year the team may train 4 times per week. Other days TBA

Registration Information For Elite Academy Team

  • Monthly training fee is: $225
  • Monthly training fee is all inclusive; league play, tournaments, exhibition games, and training kits (uniforms are returned).
  • Payment commitment for the program is month to month.
  • Credit card on file is billed monthly.
  • Once you have been assessed and selected for the training program, Orix Soccer Academy will send player a payment link via email to complete the registration.
  • Players can opt out at any point during the program, without penalty.
  • No pro-rated refunds are issued for players opting out mid month.
  • Players who opt out of the program will not be permitted to cash out or receive any equivalent of any fund raised monies allocated for Orix trips or events.
  • Players will receive a training kit.

Orix Soccer Academy Tryout Request Form

  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • If you have had any significant injuries in the last 12 months, which kept you from playing for more than 1 month - please state them above.
  • Terms & Conditions

    • I authorize my photograph, picture or likeness, and voice to appear in any documentary, promotion (including advertising), television, video, or radio coverage obtained during an Orix Academy training session, match or event without compensation.
    • You must accept the terms & conditions in order to continue with this registration.
  • Parental Consent and Liability Waiver

    • I consent and assume all risks and hazards of and incidental to the participation of the above–named child in the activities of Orix Academy, and agree to indemnify the said organization and its staff and members, against all loss from any claim hereafter made against it or them or any of them by or on behalf of the said child and arising directly or indirectly from such participation, including transportation. If my child is selected for an Orix Academy program, I will sign a hard copy parental consent and liability waiver form prior to the first official Orix Academy organized program activity.
  • Covid-19 Consent and Liability Waiver

    • I understand that I and/or my athlete will have the potential to be exposed to the risk of COVID-19 transmission while participating in ORIX SOCCER ACADEMY training, despite the measures/controls in place. I acknowledge that no plan can be considered to resolve all risks, and have been informed of the measures that ORIX ACADEMY has taken to mitigate risk to me or my athlete.
    • I understand that I and/or my athlete are required to abide by the ACADEMY's guidelines and expectations, particularly as they relate to site screening/access, respiratory and hand hygiene, physical distancing, self-isolation/quarantine, and other associated items as communicated. Failure to do so may result in removal from the Academy program.
    • I understand that while program guidelines and expectations are in place, I or my athlete may be in a situations where measures/controls are unable to be maintained including but not limited to:
      • situations where an athlete or staff member requires medical attention and/or support that demands close physical proximity or contact;
      • situations where an individual may not strictly adhere to the physical distancing protocols (e.g., an athlete spontaneously and momentarily moves closer than 2m to another athlete)
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