Youth Development Program (YDP) Summer
May 27*September 9**, 2017

** Updated June 13, 2017
* Updated May 18 (due to City of Ottawa field closures) — check your email for more info!

Age Group Day and Time
Boys and Girls born in ’13 (U4) Saturday, 9 – 10am
Boys and Girls born in ’12 (U5) Saturday, 10 – 11am
Boys and Girls born in ’11 (U6) Saturday training, 9 – 10am
Monday games, 6:30 – 7:30pm
Boys and Girls born in ’10 (U7) Saturday training, 10 – 11am
Tuesday games, 6:30 – 7:30pm
Boys and Girls born in ’09 (U8) Saturday training, 11 – 12pm
Wednesday games, 6:30 – 7:30pm
Boys and Girls born in ’06-’08 (U9-U11) Saturday training, 12 – 1pm
Thursday games, 6:30 – 7:30pm
YDP Plus* – Boys and Girls born in ’06-’11 (U6-U11)

Friday training, 6 – 7pm

What to bring:

  • your child and a smile
  • shin guards, covered
    entirely by socks
  • cleats (optional for the
    4-5 year olds)
  • soccer ball (provided in the YDP player kit)
  • water

*YDP Plus is an additional weekly training session for interested (and already registered) YDP players led by Club Head Coach Raz El-Asmar. NOTE: there is an additional registration cost of $95. 


A friendly reminder: Parents, it’s okay to be loud, but be proud and be positive. And no coaching from the sidelines please!
  1. NEW! There ARE sessions June 17! This is a schedule change.
  2. Picture DaySaturday, June 24. Photos will be taken during Saturday’s regular YDP sessions. Please wear your YDP uniform! To order photos, please click on the links: and  You can pay via credit card or bring a cheque to Saturday’s sessions
  3. YDP Summer Break will be from July 1-16 (sessions resume July 17); there are NO sessions during this break! NOTE: Break now starts July 1st (Happy Canada Day!) AND we have added an additional week to our program (it will now end on September 9)
  4. End of Summer BBQ & Festival: Saturday, September 9 – NEW DATE!


To register for our  YDP Summer Program, please click >>> REGISTER NOW


** If you have any questions, please contact us at **


YDP, Programmme de Developement Jeunesse



Register before March 31, 2017 and receive additional training sessions in April for FREE! Check out the schedule and more information.

Bring a friend, new to Cap U, and you receive a 10% discount when your friend registers and pays! (email to request the discount) (this discount begins in 2018; the 2017 discount is $10)

SUMMER CAMP – Weekly in July. Register today!

We play and train, rain or shine (but not in lightning!). However, the YDP Summer includes a short break from July 1-16.

All training and games take place at the southeast corner of Pineview Park, just off Beaverpond Drive (behind John Paul II School, 1500 Beaverpond Dr.).

As a reminder, the YDP is intended to help kids develop soccer skills and have lots of fun. Our learning environment is always positive. League teams are based on a players’ individual skills rather than strictly their age. Over the first three sessions of the season, we will make adjustments to teams and player placements based on the player’s abilities. The number of players per team will vary from 10-14.

Our goal is to provide instruction on proper soccer techniques and then give players the opportunity to apply them in small-sided games. The smaller number of players on the field permits each child to maximize touches on the soccer ball. This reinforces their training, and improves their skills and confidence with the soccer ball.

Please note: we endeavour to hand out the YDP player kits (uniform, ball, etc) within the first few weeks of the start of the program. This doesn’t always happen, but we try our best!

News and Notes

2017 Program Handout: English / Francais 


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Check out some pictures from YDP & Year-End Festival Summer 2014