Academy Team Overview
TOP Soccer offers formal competitive teams for players born between 2009-2015. The season runs from mid-April to Mid-November, with an optional commitment in July and August. All teams feature 2-3 practices per week plus tournaments and festival games.
The 2023 outdoor season runs from mid-April to Mid-November, with 3x sessions per week from mid-April to the end of June (spring), and 2x sessions per week from early September to mid-November (fall). Training during July and August is optional, which allows players to enjoy their summer break without losing their spot on the team.
2023 Teams Offered
U14 - 2009/2010 Boys | 2009/2010 Girls
U12 - 2011 Boys | 2011 Girls
U11 - 2012 Boys | 2012 Girls
U10 - 2013 Boys | 2013 Girls
U9 - 2014 Boys | 2014 Girls
U8 - 2015 Boys | 2015 Girls
If you are interested in joining one of the TOP Soccer Academy Teams please email Technical Director Tom Waud.
Registration for the 2023 season are now open. The outdoor season runs from mid-April to Mid-November, with an optional commitment in July and August.
We are incredibly excited to announce that TOP Soccer has officially received sanctioning to join the Toronto Soccer Association (TSA), the governing body for grassroots and competitive soccer in Toronto.
Moving forward, TOP Soccer teams are now permitted to play sanctioned games, festivals, and tournaments in Toronto and beyond, as well as compete against local clubs under the TSA umbrella. Additionally, TSA sanctioning provides TOP Soccer with a formal player pathway from Learn-to-Play to Academy and beyond, perfect for the multi-sport athlete in your family.
On behalf of TOP Soccer Technical Director Tom Waud and our entire team, we'd like to extend a heartfelt thank you to TSA President Rob Gillies and the rest of the Board of Directors for their support and guidance through the sanctioning process. TOP Soccer is ready and excited to take a big next step, and we can't wait to get on the field with you in April!
Yours in sport,
- The TOP Team
Many of you may know Tom from his previous role as the technical manager at North Toronto Soccer Club, where he oversaw the development programs for boys and girls ages 4-12 for the better part of the last decade. Tom brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to TOP Soccer from his time at North Toronto and is excited to share his passion and philosophy with our players, parents, and coaches.
Tom is a native of London, England where he graduated from the University of Worchester with a Bachelor of Science degree with Honours in Sport and Exercise Science. Tom currently holds a Children's License and Youth License from Canada Soccer, as well as his Canada 'C' Coaching License, FA Level Two, and a certified NCCP Coach Evaluator.
In addition to his role as the Technical Director of TOP Soccer, Tom will serve as the Manager of Coach Development for all of TOP Sports, focusing on educating and training our coaches to become the best role models and teachers they can be for your children.
If you'd like to reach out and chat about our soccer programs, Tom can be found via email at email@example.com.
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