Introducing the Raiders Youth Soccer Academy


Do you have a passion for the game and the determination to excel?  Are you ready to take your soccer game to the next level?


The Raiders Youth Soccer Academy is the perfect place for aspiring young talents ages 10 to 16. With a unique approach inspired by the renowned Positional Play methodology, we are here to nurture the soccer stars of tomorrow!


Our academy is designed to do more than just kick the ball. We focus on developing the technical skills of each player and deepening their understanding of the game, just like the pros!  By instilling the principles of Positional Play, we help young athletes become more tactically aware and confident players on the field.


In addition to their regular Raiders practices and games, the top players from Club (as identified during the selection process) will have the opportunity to participate in a weekly Academy session where our experienced Raiders coaches will work closely with each group to tailor their training, ensuring age-appropriate development.


Age Groups:

Group 1: 10 & 11 year olds

Group 2: 12 & 13 year olds

Group 3: 14 - 16 year olds

*Academy registration fees are $155/player and include an Academy uniform (jersey & shorts)


Are you ready for the challenge? 

Stay tuned for more details about the selection process for our SUMMER Academy sessions…coming this spring!


We are looking forward to helping you unlock your full potential at the Raiders Youth Soccer Academy.  Let your journey to greatness begin!



About the Academy Technical Lead:


The Russell Soccer Club welcomes Yacouba Traoré!

Yacouba is a fully certified community soccer coach and has been coaching both competitive and regional soccer for more than 10 years in Ottawa. Yacouba was one of the first coaches in Ottawa to be trained on the FC Barcelona Coaching and Training Methodology.