Frequently asked Questions

What does USCA have to offer?


We offer training programs for individuals or groups at any level (age 8-16. From Grass Roots to College or Pro) including skill camps in July or August. In addition, we field development teams in various age groups.




Do your teams compete in a league or participate in Tournaments?


Yes, we field teams in the SAAC, a OS sanctioned League and Alliance. Depending on a team's level, we will travel to selected showcase tournaments.




What makes USCA different from other academies/clubs?


We are in the business of developing all players to their personal best ability. We are known to pay attention to detail and focusing on the individual, not only the team as a whole. We place value on 'excellence' rather than 'success'. 'Train the Brain' is another important block in our methodology. Those who have been with us for a season know that we do NOT 'cherry pick' players to field a superior team. In contrast, an athlete arrives here with minimum knowledge and capability and will leave as a confident, complete player/person.




Do you have programs for younger children, 4, 5 and 6 year old?


Yes. The United Soccer Club, in partnership with USC Academy runs the Grass Roots program. It is a recreational program and open to all players, age 4-12.




Who can attend USCA Programs?


Everybody! ...as long as the age requirements are met and the participant adheres to the USCA Philosophy and Methodology.




Does USCA accept 'anybody' to play on a team?


No. We take the time to to develop a player so he/she is capable to be a component of a team. Parents/players that don't have the patience and want to see over-night success may be disappointed and should not consider joining USCA. We feel parents are as important in the development framework as the player and if they cannot agree with the USCA Philosophy, the player's development will suffer.




I am with another club, can I enroll in USCA programs as well?


Certainly. USCA is open to all players who seek additional development and training, or wish to participate in a camp.




Do I need to try out if I want to TRAIN ONLY?


No. However, you will be assessed to determine which training group will suit you best. This will happen during the first 2 sessions.




How can I try out for a team?


Ideally you should contact us to set up an appointment for assessment. Note: according to Ontario Soccer rules, you can only be registered to ONE team (club or academy) per season. The assessment sessions are free of charge.




I like the USCA Philosophy but have difficulty meeting the financial challenge. What are my options?


USCA is a player focused organization. We don't believe that financial challenges should hinder a child's soccer development. We suggest that you present your specific case in writing. All communications and information will be handled strictly confidential. Send us a note!




Are there opportunities for parents to get involved with USCA?


Yes, volunteers are always welcome. Please inquire!




I am looking for a sponsorship opportunity. What do you offer?


USC offers a number of options. We would appreciate a chance to discuss this with you in person. Please send us a note.