TFC Juniors’ Pre-Academy program is the primary pathway into the Toronto FC Academy and beyond. The program is structured to begin at U10 through to the U13 age group.
All players are selected to Pre-Academy teams directly from TFC Juniors’ programs. These include TFC Juniors’ Soccer Schools, Camps, Embedded Programs, Clinics, and TIP. Juniors’ coaches and staff do not scout players outside of these avenues. Players are identified & developed throughout the year and form a pool of Summer Select players where final selections are made.
The annual schedule is broken into three blocks: Preseason (October), Competition (November-June), and Assessment/Individual Development (July-August). Player selection for the following year is conducted in September.
TFC Juniors’ Pre-Academy teams compete in the GTISL league during the Competition block. In addition, Pre-Academy teams play against MLS competition in exhibition matches as well as tournaments in the United States such as the Generation Adidas and Patterson Cups. All teams will train centrally from Downsview Park and BMO Training Ground.
Inaugural 2007 U-12 Pre-Academy team