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Toronto FC (TFC) Academy Tryouts 2024: How to join, cost & schedule



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The Toronto FC (TFC) Academy is the youth wing of Major League Soccer outfit Toronto FC, solely responsible for developing young players for the senior team.


Competing in the MLS Next League, the team comprises various soccer development levels, including U12 to U19 and includes as well as other development squads owned by the team.


The club makes it through sponsorship with Adidas. Training equipment for players (cleats, jerseys, goalie gloves) is provided at no cost.


How to join Toronto FC Academy in 2024

To join the Toronto FC Academy, you would sign up for the Toronto FC Juniors through the club’s official website, indicating interest.


The Toronto FC Academy Juniors is the pathway to the central Academy and is the primary source for recruiting players for all development teams owned by the club.


What you should know about the various levels of Toronto FC Academy development


1. Toronto FC III

The Toronto FC III is one of the development wings of the Academy.

Other teams

U-21 Ontario Soccer League

Ontario Youth Soccer League (OYSL) Team: U-16 OYSL


Ontario Professional Development League (OPDL) Teams: U-13, U-14, and U-15.

York Region Soccer Association High-Performance League: U-11 and U-12.


The division was created to develop players for the leading team.



Age Group: U21

Level of Competition: Professional Development

Description: Toronto FC’s most senior Academy Club competes in League1 Ontario and several competitive tournaments worldwide.


3. TFC Academy

The central Toronto FC Academy is open to players from U11 to U20.


Players from various age-grade levels are trained by professional coaches with the club’s skilled facilities for soccer education, providing players with the assistance that would enable them to succeed in their quest to become professionals.


Toronto FC Academy Tryouts 2024

Toronto FC Academy Open Tryouts recruit young players for the Central Academy.

Players can apply through the TFC Juniors team.


How to join TFC Juniors team

The team comprises players within the age-grade levels of U8-U13.


The Toronto FC Junior (TFC) aims to offer a soccer development program to strengthen further the relationship between the TFC brand and the Ontario football community


Players are identified using the best soccer development and identification process to join the TFC Academy.


The Toronto FC Juniors team is the leading player development, identification, and tracking program for the Toronto FC Academy.


The team runs a policy based on a curriculum-based program in grassroots development for players aged six to fourteen.


The team and its handlers make it easier for players to thrive by creating a suitable training environment.


Players train with the team once or twice weekly, with the chance to participate in the academy or groups for the remainder of the week.


TFC Juniors Camps

The Toronto FC Juniors Camps allow the recruitment of new players based on their performance in the camps held in communities in Toronto.


Camps are held for full-day and half-day for young players ages six to fourteen.

Players would participate in the program through the Toronto FC Me-We-Us curriculum.

Juniors Toronto FC Juniors camp program is a performance-based program built for the same purpose as other programs owned and organised by the club.

The club uses the program to identify new talents for the club’s central academy.


TFC Juniors hours

The full-day camps start from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, with an early drop-off at 8:00 AM and a late pick-up at 5:00 PM.


Toronto FC Juniors Soccer Schools

The Juniors Soccer Schools provide young male and female grassroots players from Ontario.


The program is held across various Regional Training Centres (RTC) throughout the GTA.


Male and female players from the ages of six to fourteen years old. It was built to support soccer development and young trained players from various clubs and academies.


How much does it cost to enrol for TFC Juniors Soccer School? It costs around $650.00 for players ages nine to thirteen and $485.00 for players ages six to eight.


The registration fee depends on the number of training sessions in the season, and the cost varies.


What you are expected to do as a participant

The club will provide a complete training kit for each player who registers.


TFC Juniors  Pre-Academy

TFC Juniors Pre-Academy is a particular Soccer development program designed primarily as a pathway into the Toronto FC Academy Central Academy and other development teams.


The levels of the program begin from U10 to U13 age group.


Players for the Pre-Academy are selected directly from TFC Juniors programs, including TFC Juniors’ Soccer Schools, Camps, Embedded Programs, Clinics, and TIP.

The staff and coaches primarily focus on scouting players through this avenue.


TFC Pre Academy annual schedule

Preseason (October), Competition (November-June), and Assessment/Individual Development (July-August).


TFC Juniors Pre-Academy players would enjoy participating in MLS competitions through exhibition matches.


The players also participate in tournaments such as Adidas and Patterson Cups.


Where is the Academy located?

The team trains at the BMO Training Ground, 85 Carl Hall Road, Toronto, Ontario.


Toronto FC Juniors, Toronto FC Kia Training Ground, 85 Carl Hall Rd. Toronto, ON M2K 2B9



85 Carl Hall Rd.

Toronto, ON

M2K 2B9


How to Register for Toronto FC Juniors

To register for the team, visit the link.


Members of the Academy would have full access to the team’s cafeteria, at no cost, where they would be served meals after training daily.

The Academy covers all costs, including regional and international soccer competitions.

Final thoughts

The Toronto FC Academy stands out as one of the best youth development programs in Canada.


To help young players succeed, the club offers its Academy at no cost. The only requirement is a serious-minded soccer player.


If you love soccer and would love to see yourself playing for a professional team, you should consider enrolling for the Toronto FC Juniors.

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