Soccer in the most widely played sport in the world, and is a good form or exercise, recreation, and socializing.
Soccer is played on a large grass field, with goal posts at each end. Using feet to kick the ball (and the occasional head-butt), the object is to get the ball past the opposing goalkeeper into the net. Players, other than the goalkeeper, may not use their hands to touch the ball.
Soccer only requires basic athletic shorts, shirt and shoes. If you are in a soccer league, you will receive uniforms. Specialty soccer shoes have rubber cleats for traction on grassy fields. To practice on our own or play with friends, you can buy your own soccer ball.
Ottawa has got thousands of kids playing soccer, for age groups from under eleven to under nineteen. Depending on where you live, there are soccer leagues run by the various districts and municipalities. For soccer leagues, call:
|Canadian Soccer Association||237 Metcalfe, Ottawa, ON K2P 1R2||(613)237-7678|
|Ottawa Carleton Soccer League||237 Metcalfe, Ottawa, ON K2P 1R2||(613)233-4451|
|Recreational Adult Mixed League||Brewer Park||237-7652|
|City of Nepean Recreatonal Soccer||727-6710|
|City of Ottawa Recreational Soccer (girls)||798-8160|
|Kanata Municipal Recreational Soccer||836-5787|
|Gloucester Municipal Recreational Soccer||824-8081|
|AC Fiorentina Club||526-9894|
|Peru Soccer Club||225-4905x208|
|Nepean Hotspurs Soccer Club||1 Cleopatra Dr, Nepean, ON K2G 3M9||: (613)723-5762|
|Mexico Soccer Club||953-4104|
|United Soccer League||862-0734|
|Royals Soccer Club||Ottawa||729-9509|
|Ottawa Carleton League||Metcalfe ST||233-4451|
|OC Tigers||Preston St||233-1432|