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Athlete Institute's 2021 Summer Soccer Academy will offer 2 weeks of the highest-level football education and training, taught by elite coaches at the world-renowned Athlete Institute in Orangeville, Ontario, Canada.




9 am to 4 pm daily





JULY 5-9

CO-ED, AGES 7-13



CO-ED, AGES 13-18

- Age Groupings are Subject to Change -



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Nutritious, fresh, and athlete-friendly food prepared in our kitchen by worldly chefs. 

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All athletes receive the same incredible instruction, but we also provide various packages to help enhance an athlete’s experience.

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Be around like-minded athletes that want to develop into players that can reach the next level. Explore your passion and challenge yourself in one of Canada’s most high-performance soccer Academies

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Tried and tested COVID programming that has been running all year.

COVID testing to be available.

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Live the prep experience and help transition athletes into a post-secondary environment.



Be coached by coaches that have played at the collegiate and pro level that are now developing future collegiate and pro stars. 

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Local hikes to explore the vast landscape and campfire experiences for overnight athletes.

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World-class, diverse training environments include grass, hardwood and indoor turf dome.

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Gain exposure to Canada’s top soccer academy and residential prep experience. 

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Small and secure remote campus in the rolling hills of Southern Ontario with 24/7 coach supervision and camera monitoring.  


Monday | Creating a training/competitive identity (the AIFC way), defending and defensive foundations (team and individual), attacking and attacking foundations

Tuesday | Phases of play, creating attacking overloads, & penetrating the final third, shooting & finishing

Wednesday | Passing and developing a passing range, connecting and understanding passing relationships, & inter-camp match for coaches assessment

Thursday | Making an impact in transition, recognition and important cues in high-level football, & competing to win

Friday | Attacking and defending in the final third, inter-camp match for coaches assessment, staff feedback & future targets for individual athletes



Athlete Institute Football Club is a premier youth development academy located just outside of Orangeville, Ontario. AIFC is an Ontario Recognized Academy (ORA) where athletes are committed to a 6-day per week curriculum, eleven months of the year. AIFC athletes compete at the highest levels available, from local high-end matches to international competition. 



To enhance the athletic performance, attitude, and personal growth of elite student-athletes through innovative sport-specific training techniques. We expose student-athletes to the culture and environment our world class facilities provide, while engaging them with a focused, clear and passionate coaching staff. AIFC aims to be a beacon in Canada, aiming for unrivaled consistency in player preparation and pathways for elite student-athletes who are driven to play at next level environments like U-Sports, NCAA, CPL, MLS, and Internationally. 


We are all in.   




Mono Cliffs Provincial Park
Mono Cliffs Provincial Park
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Bruce Trail Run
Bruce Trail Run
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Camp Fire
Camp Fire
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Island Lake Conservation Area
Island Lake Conservation Area
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Beach Volleyball
Beach Volleyball
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Caledon Quarry Swim
Caledon Quarry Swim
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*Payment plans available

2021 AIFC Summer Academy Overnight Packa

*One track suit per player, regardless of number of weeks attending

**Private bathroom/shower is shared between 2 rooms (3 other campers) as opposed to common hallway toilets and showers



2021 AIFC Summer Academy Day

*One track suit per player, regardless of number of weeks attending





When should I arrive & depart for Overnight Camp

Arrival - We recommend that you arrive for Overnight camp after 4pm on the Sunday that your camp is supposed to start. You may also arrive on Monday morning *If you are staying for multiple weeks you may stay in the dorm through the weekend under our coaches supervision for an additional weekend fee. Departure - We require that parents pick up their children on Friday evening by 5pm or Saturday morning by 10am.

Can my child be picked up at Airport, Bus or Train Station?

YES - We pride ourselves on providing your family the absolute best experience possible. Arrival - We can pick up your child at Pearson International Airport for a small additional one time fee of $75 +HST (roundtrip). We ask that you plan to have your child arrive at one of those locations by 4pm on Sunday before the start of the overnight camp. Departure - We ask that you try to book a flight, bus or train ticket to go home after 5pm on Friday at the conclusion of the camp and by 10am at the latest on the Saturday.

How many campers attend each week?

Due to current COVID protocols, we are offering 10 Day and 10 Overnight spots per week with the hopes of being able to open up additional spots.

Where do the campers stay?

Our overnight campers live the full prep experience by staying in our state-of-the-art university style dormitory. There are two or four high quality beds per room with common bathrooms that offer private stalled showers. Please see our facilities page to learn more.

Where do campers eat and what do they eat?

All meals are prepared and eaten in our cafeteria by our incredible and worldly Chef Nick Rodriguez which is inside of the dormitory. Chef Rodriguez is highly trained and provided high quality meals to fuel our campers throughout the day. Allergies are taken into consideration so please ensure you list what your food allergies are on the camp registration form.

Do you go on off-site trips?

Yes we do go on off-site trips. We are located within 30 minutes of 4 amazing provincial parks (Mono Hills, Hockley Valley, Boyne Valley, Forks of Credit River) which we will take our campers to for outdoor hikes, swimming and beach volleyball to name a few activities. We recognize that not everything is about soccer, and these excursiations help us program leadership and resiliency. *Off campus trips are pending due to COVID-19 restrictions.

What does a typical day at camp look like?

Many days will consist of individual skill drills which transition to group skill drills and competitions dependent upon COVID-19 regulations. There are plenty of water breaks in between drills so your child stays hydrated throughout the day. We also take off-campus trips to relax after working hard during the morning. Typical daily schedule: 9-10:30 - skills & drills with break 10:30-Noon - competitions/games Noon-1:00pm - Lunch 1:00-2:30 - skills & drills, off-field meetings or strength & conditioning 2:30-4:30 - competitions/games To see our sample day themes click here.

What is the Summer Academy refund policy?

GENERAL REFUND POLICY You will receive a 50% refund of paid registration fees after the deposit up until June 1st. After June 1st there will be no more refunds of any paid registration fees, unless there is a medical reason for cancellation which requires written confirmation from the treating Physician or the COVID-19 policy below takes effect. You may also keep 100% of paid registrations fees as credit with Athlete Institute programs for future use. COVID-19 CANCELLATION POLICY If for reasons due to COVID-19 Athlete Institute has to cancel or change the Summer Academy, all registrants will receive a 100% credit with Athlete Institute of their paid registrations fees. It is always our intent to provide the safest camp possible.

What are the Summer Academy Payment Options?

PAYMENT OPTIONS You will be required to provide a $250 non-refundable deposit upon conclusion of the registration. An Athlete Institute team member will follow up with you to finalize your dates, package option and final invoice. You then have two ways to pay below: 1) PAY ONLINE IN FULL: A non-refundable deposit is collected immediately upon registration. You can then submit total fees online using Visa, MasterCard, Discover or Interac e-transfer. 2) MONTHLY PAYMENT PLAN: A non-refundable deposit is collected immediately upon registration. The remaining balance is divided into equal monthly installments based on the date that you register until July 1st. Each payment automatically debited on the first of the month. The payment schedule is outlined with the Athlete Institute Team Member afterward. You may pay via Visa, MasterCard, Discover.

Who is Athlete Institute working with to build their health and safety protocols?

Athlete Institute is working in consultation with the Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health unit, & Ontario Soccer, as well as the Provincial and Federal COVID guidelines to ensure all procedures are followed in developing a safe environment for athletes, parents, and coaches. As protocols and restrictions are constantly evolving due to COVID-19, Athlete Institute is continually monitoring and updating our program rules and guidelines.

What are you doing at the facility to ensure safety?

To ensure the safety of all participants & coaches on the Athlete Institute campus we are keeping up with changing regulations from multiple governing bodies. These are all subject to change but thus far with our program we have not had an incident with COVID-19. Listed below are a few of our main rules:

  • Campers may be required to get a COVID-19 test prior to arrival at camp. To be determined.
  • If the athlete is feeling any symptoms (fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath) or their school/class is under quarantine, they are not permitted to attend any session.
  • The athlete's temperature will be checked upon entering the facility each day
  • Under current guidelines all athletes are socially distanced 2m (6ft) apart at all times in the facility.
  • All athletes must sanitize their hands prior to and after the session. It is recommended that they wash their hands prior to entering the facility and upon leaving.
  • High touch surfaces (e.g. doors, walls) will be disinfected after each session.
The goal of many of our programs is to create a cohort of athletes that can create a covid free environment where we can program more freely. For more information regarding our return to play policy, additional guidelines, and check-in procedures, please click here to find the full program rules and protocols. Note: Rules and protocols are subject to change in the future based on the constantly evolving conditions and guidelines regarding COVID-19.

What is the skill level requirement?

Our camps are ideal for players of all skill levels. Groups are divided by age and skill level, which are flexible and allow us to find the best situation for each camper. We offer personalized instruction that allows campers to improve specifically in the areas they need, whether they are new to the game or highly skilled.

Do I need to bring my own equipment?

Summer Academy Day: At this current moment, yes, to ensure the safety of all participants and staff, all day camp athletes must bring their own equipment (soccer ball, cleats, etc.) and must be ready upon checking-in. Summer Academy Overnight: At this current moment, yes, overnight camp athletes will need to bring their own equipment such as a soccer ball. After every session all equipment and high touch surfaces will be disinfected. Note: Rules and protocols are subject to change in the future based on the constantly evolving conditions and guidelines regarding COVID-19.

Are masks mandatory?

Currently, masks are mandatory and are to be worn by facility staff, coaches, and athletes. They are required upon entering the facility so please make sure it is on. Until further notice, we have also made masks a requirement to be worn during the sessions. We are hopeful that we can eliminate this requirement. Note: Rules and protocols are subject to change in the future based on the constantly evolving conditions and guidelines regarding COVID-19.

Who will my child have interactions with throughout camp?

All athletes will remain within their camp group and not mingle with anyone outside of their designated cohort. This helps us and public health officials to contact trace more easily in the unlikely situation of a positive test for COVID-19.

Can I stay on the weekend if I am attending multiple weeks of camp?

Yes, you can stay over the weekend (Friday night to Sunday afternoon) if you are registered for multiple back to back weeks of camp. The price to stay on the weekend is $400 + HST. You will receive additional soccer instruction and there will be off-campus trips pending covid-19 restrictions.