Info Update: Tryouts Change U15-17B

(Sept. 11, 2017) – OTTAWA, ON – Please see below for our updated fall tryouts schedule, affecting U15, U16 and U17 Boys groups.

U9G-12G (09′, 08′, 07′, 06′) – Thurs 5:30-6:30pm, Sat 9:30am-10:30am
U9B-11B (09′, 08′, 07′) – Wed 5:30-6:30pm, Sat 10:30am-11:30am
 
U12B (06′) – Tues 5:45-7pm, Sun 4:45-6pm
U13B (05′) – Tues 5:45-7pm, Sun 4:45-6pm
U14B (04′) – Tues 5:45-7pm, Sun 4:45-6pm
 
U15B (03′) – Wed 6-7:15pm, Sat 11am-12:30pm
U16B (02′) – Wed 6-7:15pm, Sat 11am-12:30pm
U17B-18B (01′, 00′) – Wed 6-7:15pm, Sat 11am-12:30pm

Info Update: Tryouts and YDP Plus Info

(Sept. 7, 2017) – OTTAWA, ON – Our Fall Tryouts page has now been updated with the schedule. Sessions run September 23 – October 22. All interested mini and youth competitive players (new and returning) should register for these (free) tryouts ASAP. Registration and information can be found by following this link.

As well, we have added the schedule for our YDP Plus sessions. These additional training sessions will be held Fridays, from 6pm – 7pm, at Summerside Public School (2350 Portobello Blvd, Orleans). These sessions are available for YDP registrants for an additional cost of $175. Click here for more information!

 

End of Summer BBQ

(Sept. 6, 2017) – OTTAWA, ON – Don’t forget – this Saturday is our End of Summer BBQ! In collaboration with Canada Soccer, we are hosting an Active Start Soccer Fest for all ages.

For our YDP players: ALL of our YDP training sessions will take place from 10am-1pm for all ages (U4-U11 boys/girls). YDP groups will participate in various skills stations, including soccer tennis, on the lower YDP mini fields.

Our Youth competitive teams (U9-U21) will arrive around 10am and will be playing inter-squad games. Players are expected to be dressed in their uniforms.

Our annual Technical Director Challenge will take place between our Capital United parent “ALL STARS” and our Coaches.

* OUR CUSTOMARY CLUB PICTURE WILL BE TAKEN AROUND 12pm *

Please bring:

– non-perishable food item for donation to an Ottawa-area food bank

– any old Cap U kit/uniforms you’re no longer using

– some money, if you wish to participate in our 50/50 draw or purchase items at our yard sale (Cap U and Mini World Cup wear) or BBQ

Club Head Coach at 2017 Summer Universiade

(Aug. 14/15, 2017) – OTTAWA, ON – Congratulations to our Club Head Coach and Technical Director Raz El-Asmar who was named the Assistant Coach of the Canadian Women’s Soccer Team for the 2017 FISU Summer Universiade. “The Universiade is an international multi-sport event, organized for university athletes by the International University Sports Federation(FISU).”(1)

This year’s games will be held in Taipei, Taiwan and will run August 19-30, 2017. Raz will reunite with former Cap U standout Katherine Koehler-Grassau (UOIT Ridgebacks), a Team Canada midfielder. You can check out the rest of the roster here.

Prior to the Games, the team has been doing some training at UCLA. While there, Raz got to meet the Italian soccer legend Alessandro Del Piero.

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Good luck Coach Raz and Team Canada!

Summer Camp

(July 13, 2017) – OTTAWA, ON – Our second week of camp is well underway and we hope our campers are having fun! Judging by the photos below, it looks like week 1 went well for our YDP U4-U11 players and Competitive Youth Boys U12-U15 teams.

Want to register? It’s not too late! We have one more week of camp left; register now!

 

New Canadians at Cap U

(June 28, 2017) – OTTAWA, ON – See below for a great story from our friends at FACES (First Avenue Churches and Community Embracing Sponsorships) about three new Canadians who are playing the beautiful game this summer as part of our YDP Program:

 

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FACES News:
Our New Canadians Kicking Up a Storm

By Kevan Pipe
Saturday, June 24, is a big day for St. Matthew’s (and FACES) refugee families.   They will be heading out to Lansdowne Park to watch the Ottawa Fury team play the New York Red Bull Football Club. 
Seven young people from the FACES supported families are now playing the beautiful game at soccer pitches across the city, thanks to financial assistance from Canadian Tire, the Ottawa Internationals Soccer Club, FC Capital United and Ottawa Footy Sevens.
Eleven year old Al helw Abdul Rzak from Iraq is playing in the Internationals program at Owl Park on Tuesday and Thursday in south Ottawa.
Our three new friends from the Congo are playing each weekend for FC Capital United at Ecole des pins at Cyrville/Innes Road. 11 year old Diane Umuhoza is enjoying her summer long program along with her brothers, 10 year old Ivan Ntwali and 9 year old Alvin Manzi.
In the meantime, three young men from Burundi who met here in Ottawa, Fabrice Niyungeko, Lionel Ntibaharire and Benjamin Hakizimana are enjoying their Monday evenings at Carleton University playing in the Ottawa Footy Sevens co-ed adult program.
Fabrice, a skilled and experienced player in his own right, states, “The team is co-ed, but the girls are so professional in soccer and we enjoy playing with them! We really appreciate the games as we are in a highly motivated team, each giving a lot encouragement to each other during the matches.”
“We have also had many funny moments”, he continued. “During one of our first games, it was very rainy and my soccer boots were full of water. I shot on goal and my now loose shoe went with the ball! The goalkeeper was momentarily confused as to whether to catch the ball or the shoe.  We all had a good laugh.”
“The soccer program is very beneficial for us and we enjoy playing with others, making new Canadian friends and at the same time, staying healthy. We are thankful for being able to join the team. May God bless all at St. Matthew’s.”

FACES (First Avenue Churches and Community Embracing Sponsorships) is seeking more volunteers and has just launched a campaign to raise $100,000 to extend its programs. For further information, please visit;www.stmatthewsottawa.ca/index.php/outreach/refugee-sponsorship

 

Picture Day

(June 19, 2017) – OTTAWA, ON – Our annual team/individual photo day is this Saturday, June 24. Photos will be taken during regularly scheduled Saturday training sessions for our YDP and competitive players. Please arrive early to soccer on Saturday, wearing your Capital United uniform (blue for our competitive teams).

To order photos, please
(1)  visit http://capitalsportsphoto.com/individual-member for more info and download the order form here
OR
(2) visit Capital Sports Photos‘ website and click on the “Download PhotoDay OrderForm”

Payment can be made via cheque or credit card on Saturday.

NOTE: All YDP participants will receive an electronic copy of their team photo, free of charge!