Force Soccer Academy develops...

confident, inspired, and competitive athletes

Latest News

September 22, 2023

Limited Spots Available For 23/24 Season

Open tryouts are finished, but there are still some opportunities for individual tryouts for boys and girls grass roots (U8-U12) and competitive (U13-U17).

Academy Programs

Girls Players Practicing


Also known as our Advanced development Program (ADP), the pre-academy provides your young athlete with a strong foundation in soccer skills and knowledge. We build their confidence through mentorship, repetition, and socialization to prepare them for success as they grow.

Girls Academy​

U8 - U17
We nurture and develop competitive female soccer players through top tier coaching focused on skills and intelligent play, and building strong team-oriented dynamics. We empower female players to achieve success on the pitch, and support them in academic athletics.

Boys Academy

U8 - U17
For male players who want to make the commitment to competitive soccer, our professional coaches will further develop skills and strengths through individualized instruction and work ethic, mentorship, and teamwork, to best position them for success as elite athletes.

Goalkeeper Academy

U8 - U12
We are developing the next generation of ambitious, fearless and tactically sound young goalkeepers. This program is for individuals who are wanting to be the backbone of a team, learn and hone their skills, and push their boundaries to the highest level of competitive goalkeeping.

Why Force Soccer Academy

With so many academies and soccer clubs to choose from, what is it about Force Soccer Academy that makes it the best choice? Force is an accredited Ontario Recognized Academy (ORA), showcasing the technical and administrative standards set by Ontario Soccer. We are also a member of of the OASL as a Tier 1 Academy. Beyond our recognition within the soccer community, there are three core elements that make us a top choice for new and experienced youth soccer players.


We have built a team of elite coaches across all age levels with experience playing and coaching at the local, national and international level.


We are not just nurturing better soccer players, we are helping young people develop into respectful, confident, and inspired young adults.


We love soccer, and we want the kids to love it too. We ensure that our children are playing and learning in a safe, fun, and engaging athletic environment.

What parents and players say about us...

Casey Downey

Coach Profile: Casey Downey

Head Coach, U18 Girls

Casey has been playing and coaching soccer for over 45 years, and is entering his 3rd season with Burlington Force Academy. As a coach, he has an impressive resume, with 10 Ontario Cup titles, 8 National Championship medals, 3 Ontario Youth Soccer League titles, and 3 Ontario Women’s Soccer League titles. 

He also led high school teams to thirteen Halton titles and twelve trips to OFSAA, with eleven top-four finishes and championship titles in 2009, 2015, 2017 and 2019. He is a graduate of McMaster University (B. Commerce) and University of Regina (B. Education), and has helped in the recruiting of more than one hundred players who have earned NCAA scholarships and many more who have or currently play in Canadian universities and colleges.