Elite Academy Team

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, fitness, and mental aspects of the game. We 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

Program participants will play in approximately 75 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 a minimum once per week and play 30-35 games through league play. During the Spring/Summer session players will train a minimum of 2 times per week and play in 35-40 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 18 players.

Trainee Program

Objective

The objective of the program is to develop younger players or less experienced players into elite academy players. This program provides players an opportunity to receive elite training in a professional environment alongside Orix Elite Academy players. The program will focus on the technical, fitness, and mental aspects of the game. This program is designed for players who aspire to join the Elite Academy Team in the future.

Program Summary

The program is designed to develop younger or less experienced players into elite academy players. This program provides players an opportunity to receive elite training in a professional environment alongside Orix Elite Academy Team members. The program will focus on the technical, fitness, and mental aspects of the game. This program allows players to be fundamentally sound in all areas of the game prior to transitioning to the Elite Academy Team. Players in this program may be occasionally called up to play matches for the Elite Academy Team at the discretion of the coaching staff. This program will accept a maximum of 10 players.

Try Outs

Orix does not conduct open try outs. Any player can request an individual try out at any point in the program year at no cost. The player will be invited to train with the program for 2-4 weeks before a decision is rendered. After a try out players can either be selected to join the elite academy team or the Trainee Program. Players who are not selected can request another tryout after 6 months. In selecting players for the Elite Academy Team the focus is on current ability level and future potential. In selecting players for the Trainee Program the focus is primarily on the future potential of the player. Our goal is to ensure players reach that potential.

Program Highlights

  • Orix Elite is a year round development training program for players aged 14-18.
  • Program will accept only 18 players for the Elite Academy Team and up to 10 players for the Trainee Program.
  • Program will commence on August 1 of each year and end on July 31st of the following year.
  • Fall/Winter Session runs from beginning of August to end of March.
  • Spring/Summer Session runs from beginning of April to end of August.
  • Several matches per year will be filmed and made available for players to download to produce video reels for college recruitment and professional trials.
  • Elite Academy Team will travel to Europe every year to participate in a top European tournament (trip will be fundraised).

Registration Information

  • Elite Academy Team Program Fee: $145 CAD per month (includes all tournament, match, facility, apparel and uniform fees including track suits or winter jackets)
  • Trainee Program Fee: $70 CAD per month (includes all tournament, match, facility apparel and uniform fees excluding track suits or winter jackets.
  • Program participants will be billed monthly by credit card from August 1 of each year until July 31st of the following year (inclusive)
  • Players who join the program in mid season, will be billed until the end of that program year.
  • Players can opt out at any point during the program (no refunds provided).
  • Players who opt out of the program will not be permitted to cash out or receive any equivalent of any fundraised monies allocated for the Europe trip.
  • Players are required to volunteer at the Orix Academy Soccer Clinic, a free one-day clinic for the children in the community. The clinic will be held on a date in July of every year.

To request a try out with Orix Academy please complete the form below.

Orix Academy Try Out 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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