The Queen City United Soccer Club offers a pathway for players of all ages and aspirations who want to play recreationally, competitively or at high performance (excellence) levels. Our three (3) streams of programming include:
This programming is for athletes between the ages of 3 and 9 years old. Programming is offered to the following age groups:
At U11, athletes choose an appropriate stream for their level of aspiration. The biggest difference between the Competitive and Excellence streams are the number of training hours per week. U11 athletes in the Excellence Stream train 3.75 hours per week, whereas U11 athletes in the Competitive stream train 2 hours per week. The other major distinction between the streams is the Excellence stream is a full year commitment (October - July - 40 weeks of training with periodized breaks built in) with intake once per year in the fall (athletes can enter the program throughout the year but only if space is available). The Competitive Stream has 2 distinct seasons indoor (October - March) and outdoor (May-July). Intake for the Competitive Stream occurs prior to each season.
This programming is for athletes who are looking for a fun and competitive environment. Each age group receives two (2) contact hours** per week, with additional games and competitions. Programming is offered to the following age groups:
This programming is for athletes pursuing the highest level. Programming is offered to the following age groups:
U11s receive 3.75 contact hours** per week and U13-U17s receive 5.5 contact hours** per week, with additional games and competitions.
**Contact hours may consist of, but are not limited to games, training sessions, classroom sessions, mental training, video analysis, etc.
The Club also offers a dedicated goalkeeper training program for U11-U17 athletes. Sessions are offered at no extra charge to QC goalkeepers that would like extra training.