About Us

YOUTH ACADEMY U6 TO U12

Greater Toronto Areas(GTA) Lions is a soccer academy at the heart of Scarborough-Toronto.

It has one single mission, to develop talented young players for Pro Clubs and Universities; reasons why our coaches train you with purpose-to-improve.

Our mission is central within the academy style of play(High press in a 4-4-2/3-5-2) , training, behaviour and good soccer policy/dicipline.

The coaching phi­los­o­phy is to push players into high-inten­si­ty attack­ing and a focus on ver­ti­cal­i­ty. The teams also need to press aggres­sive­ly when out of possession.  

We put efforts in keeping the game fun, recognisable, attractive, offensive-minded, creative, fast, fair and preferably far away from our own goal- on the opponents' half. Emphasis are placed on more on tecnique, insight, personality and speed.

GTA Lions Soccer Academy can not accept individuals, without a tryout. We can also extend invitations to individuals after a long and deliberated scouting process.

TALENT FACTORY U3 TO U5 FREE

FOR GOOD! Our youth soccer initiative with Harambe Canada-TALENT FACTORY-aims to level playing field for low-income families.

Childrent (3 to 5 Years) get to register and train for "FREE", one day per week, while those interested to continue, gets Academy opportunities.

We help families grow ,put smile on faces, build good citizens through soccer,the Richarlison ways on the picture. 

YOUTH DEVELOPMENT U13 to U15

Youth development

Youth development at GTA Lions incorporateds the French National Academy "Clairefontaine" principles on soccer with their students, such as:

  • Making the player’s movements faster and better
  • Linking movements efficiently and wisely
  • Using the weaker foot
  • Weaknesses in the player’s game
  • Psychological factors (sports personality tests)
  • Medical factors
  • Physical tests (beep test)
  • Technical skills
  • Skill training (juggling the ball, running with the ball, dribbling, kicking, passing and ball control)
  • Tactical (to help the ball carrier, to get the ball back, to offer support, to pass the ball and follow the pass, positioning and the movement into space).
  • The GTA Lions academy director and officials in collaboration with Soccer Life Canada, will convene to select competatively a maximum of 22 players each year; with three or four of the 22 being goalkeepers, for French Professional Clubs tryout, here in Canada-Toronto.
  • This process helps to select, "ONLY" the best players get to travel to Europe. This helps clarify and reduces expenses soccer families are accumulating going abroad for showcases. www. soccerlife8.com
  • This reduces the unecessary trips abroad, because players ate commited to train hard and attached their goals -through determination on family growth,if they want to play Pro or go abroad. At GTA Lions we don't follow the "PASSIVE" soccer education culture of Canada.

Amenities

Free consultation
Parking available
Good for children
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Fun
Scouting,Tryout with Universities & Pro clubs
Spoken languages:
German, English, Spanish, French, Dutch, Russian

Testimonials

The children benefit tremendously both in physical development, social skill,. Our families say their children love soccer hours and share their school soccer experience with family and friends.
School Director/Principal
We had several programs over the years. GTA Lions Soccer Academy is by far the best I have seen around the east end of Toronto. The quality of the trainers and their professionalism is unmatched....
A Parent
We thank you all for the valuable training, time and dedication! Well appreciated. Keep the good work, Matt will really enjoy his new development club in Spain (Marbella United Fc)
Yaby a Parent

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We speak English, French, Russian and Dutch/Flemish

Areas Covered

Scarborough

Opening Hours

Monday

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Tuesday

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Wednesday
Closed
Thursday

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Today
Closed
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed