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Academy Teams

2024 Summer Season

RED Academy teams play in the Southwest District and Western Regional Soccer Leagues

Teams for 2023/2024:


- U8 Boys 
- U9 Boys
- U10 Boys
- U11 Boys
- U12 Boys
- U13 Boys 'A'
- U13 Boys 'B'
- U14 Boys 'A'
- U14 Boys 'B'

- U16 Boys


- U13 Girls
- U15 Girls

- U16 Girls
- OWSL Women

Players looking to join our Academy teams are encouraged to contact Coach Stuart.

What does it mean to play for RED Academy?

RED Academy teams provide a elite training above the rep level. We prioritize a fun and competitive environment for the players to learn and develop. We ensure a holistic, nurturing home for players to also grow as people. Teams are coached by experienced, knowledgeable, and qualified coaches.

When are tryouts?

RED Academy holds Open Assessments in the fall of each year. Players always welcome to come in and be assessed during the course of the season.

The next round of Open Assessments will be held in September 2023.

Where do RED Academy teams play?​

As a member of Ontario Soccer, RED Academy teams play out of the Southwest Soccer district. Regional teams play in the Western Regional Soccer League  starting at U13.

When and where do teams train and play games?

Our program runs for 10 months from October to August. All teams train 2-3 times per week throughout the winter, and 3+ sessions in the spring/summer. Our leagues begin in May and run until the end of August. Competitive teams may play in the PISL Indoor League.

Our teams practice at a number of indoor facilities in the Waterloo Region including RIM Park, Bechtel, UW Field House, and Marden. Outdoor training will be held in Waterloo at RIM Park or Westmount Sports Fields. 

RED Academy Leadership

The Academy Program is led by our Academy Director, Peter Mackie. Peter is no stranger to the Kitchener-Waterloo Region and surrounding communities. With over 30 years of professional playing and coaching experience, Peter leads all academy programming at RED Academy of Soccer. In addition to his role with RED, Mackie is also the Head Coach of the men's/women's varsity soccer programs at Conestoga College. Peter holds his Canada Soccer National B and NCSAA Advanced National licences.

2023/24 Fees

​U9-U12 - $2300*
U13-U18 - $3000*

*Fees are approximate based and will fluctuate on a team by team basis

Fees are collected in installment payments, and they cover the following:

  • League Fees (SWRSL or WRSL)

  • District Fees (SWRSA registration)

  • League Bond Fee

  • Training Schedule

  • Game Fields

  • Practice Fields

  • Referee Fees

  • Uniforms 

  • Equipment

  • RED Academy Fees (Academy Director, Staff Coaches, Goalkeeper Coach)

  • Administration 

  • Registration 

  • Insurance Fees

  • Tournament Fees

Players looking to join our Academy teams are encouraged to contact Coach Stuart.

2023/24 Open Assessments

Assessments for the 2024 Summer season have concluded.

We are actively searching for players at the following age groups:

- U13 Girls
- U15 Girls
- U16 Girls

FAQ about our Academy Teams can be viewed below.

Any questions can be directed to Stuart Mackie.