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Winter 2022-2023

 

 

 

 

United DFC Winter 2022/2023 Program Descriptions 

Mini Program
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The objective of the winter Mini Soccer Program is to provide our U4-8 year old players with a fun, safe, and enjoyable environment which allows them to explore and learn the game. The program is designed to incorporate lots of contact and time with the ball, and will emphasize fun, games, and physical literacy development. Depending on the number of participants, groups may be boys, girls and/or co-ed.

Age groups:

U4/5 (2018 & 2019)
U6/7 (2016 & 2017)
U8 (2015)

U10 and U12 C Recreational Program
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This program is designed for players who are interested in playing pick up games once a week in a local gym rather than attending skills center practice sessions and festival games. Coaching will be at a minimum with a focus on playing games.

Age groups:

U10 (2013 & 2014)
U12
(2012 & 2011)

Skill Centre Program
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United DFC’s Skill Centre programs are designed to provide the players with a fun, social experience that continues to grow a love for soccer as well as teaching the fundamental and foundational developmental aspects of soccer. 

Skill Centres are open to all players, including those that have not played soccer before! There is a capacity of 40 players per program based on our current club infrastructure capacity (facility time) and coach ratio.

Age groups:

U7/8/9 (2016, 2015 & 2014)
U10/11
(2013 & 2012)

U12 Pre-Performance Program
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The U12 Pre-Performance Program (2011) is designed for players who intend to graduate into the performance pathway with United DFC. This program demands more commitment from players in comparison to the community/recreation stream and is designed with the intention to develop players into our competitive stream of U13AA.

This program will consist of 2 x practices per week on turf at East Coast Varsity and Sunday games in the NSSL U12A division. The season will span from mid-October until March with a break in December. The United DFC pre-performance program is aligned with Canada Soccer’s Grassroots Standards.

U13 - 18 B Community Program
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All United DFC Coaches will be properly qualified and on-boarded in order to ensure that we as a club adhere to the standards & principles set by Soccer Nova Scotia & Canada Soccer. 

All coaches must apply to coach within this program and all applicants will be screened and reviewed in order to ensure that they meet all of the requirements of United DFC & Canada Soccer. These requirements include: the age-stage specific grassroots training/course, making ethical decisions, respect in sport, making headway and emergency action plan. These qualification standards can be found under the Coaching Qualification section of the Canada Soccer Grassroots standards, found here

Programs

U13 B        Players born 2010 / 2011
U15 B        Players born 2008 / 2009
U18 B        Players born 2005 / 2006 / 2007

U13 - 18 A Competitive Program
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All United DFC Coaches will be properly qualified and on-boarded in order to ensure that we as a club adhere to the standards & principles set by Soccer Nova Scotia & Canada Soccer. 

All coaches must apply to coach within this program and all applicants will be screened and reviewed in order to ensure that they meet all of the requirements of United DFC & Canada Soccer. These requirements include: the age-stage specific grassroots training/course, making ethical decisions, respect in sport, making headway and emergency action plan. These qualification standards can be found under the Coaching Qualification section of the Canada Soccer Grassroots standards, found here

Programs

U13 A        Players born 2010 / 2011
U15 A        Players born 2008 / 2009
U18 A        Players born 2005 / 2006 / 2007

U13 - 18 AA High Performance Programs
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All United DFC Coaches will be properly qualified and on-boarded in order to ensure that we as a club adhere to the standards & principles set by Soccer Nova Scotia & Canada Soccer. 

All coaches must apply to coach within this program and all applicants will be screened and reviewed in order to ensure that they meet all of the requirements of United DFC & Canada Soccer. These requirements include: the age-stage specific grassroots training/course, making ethical decisions, respect in sport, making headway and emergency action plan. These qualification standards can be found under the Coaching Qualification section of the Canada Soccer Grassroots standards, found here

Programs

U13 AA        Players born 2010 / 2011
U15 AA
        Players born 2008 / 2009
U18 AA
        Players born 2005 / 2006 / 2007

U15 - 17 AAA High Performance Programs
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The United DFC High Performance AAA Program runs for 9-10 months per year (assessment period dependent), with a commitment of 3x training per week and 1 game during competition times. 

The calendar runs from January-November with mandated team breaks in December. 

Programs

U15AAA will be comprised of 2008 and 2009 players
U17AAA
will be comprised of 2006 and 2007 players
Senior AAA
Players born 2005 and older

In 2022/23, UDFC is introducing Mental Skills Performance Training with Bryan Fader.

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