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Welcome To Development Soccer



  • Winter sessions still open for registration
  • 2018 Summer assessments/tryouts registration open


The West Carleton Soccer Club has a Youth Development Division known as the West Carleton Talons. The Talons are a growing division of the club. Teams for each season are formed through an assessment (U9-U12)/tryout (U13-U15) process in late winter and/or early spring.

The rationale behind the development (formerly known as competitive) division is twofold. Firstly, those players who have already developed strong footwork and ball skills and have traditionally dominated during the games are now able to play at an elevated level. Secondly, by moving these players out of the house league system, it allows house league players who are still developing their skills more time with the ball, causing them to gain more confidence and skills as well. The aim is to allow each child to develop at their own pace in the program currently best suited to their needs.

The Talons play in the East Region Soccer League (ERSL), which includes teams from Clubs in the greater Ottawa Region.  Each pool in which the Talons compete will consist of a small subset of these clubs. Please note that not every club enters teams at every age group.


For the 2018 season the Talons expect to conduct assessments/tryouts for the following teams:

Boys Girls
 U9 T2, T3 U9 T2
 U10 T2 U10 T2
 U11 T2 U11 T2
 U12 T2 U12 T2
 U13 T2 U13 T2
 U14 T2 U14 T1
 U15 T2
U15 T1

Director of Competitive Teams:  Erik Veldman