UDFC Need to Know – Sept 16-22

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

We are in great need of volunteers to help out in the office and complete inventory. If you can give 2-3 hours through the week or on the weekend, please email susans@udfc.ca . We NEED you!!! (and it is fun and easy to help in the office).
We will be doing an important inventory on Saturday, September 21 9-4 pm. If you can help for any portion of the day please email susans@udfc.ca 

Parent Program Information Meetings

Attend these information meetings to learn about significant program changes to some programs (Skills Centers and 11 a side 15 & 17 AAA) and to learn about the winter programs. (Note: This has been revised since it was first posted.)

Sept 25th 6-720 – U12WC & U13aa (similar to last winter)
Sept 25th 730-9pm  – 11-aside Presentation (U15 & U17aaa) (*significant changes)
Oct 2nd 6-720pm – Skill Centre Program (*significant changes)
Oct 2nd 730-9pm – A & Prospect Program (similar to last winter)

UDFC Adult Dance

UDFC is very excited to announce out first annual ADULT Dance featuring the amazing live band, Clam Chowder. The dance will take place on Friday, September 27th at the Mic Mac Canoe Club with proceeds supporting our mens’ and womens’ AAA teams going to Nationals. Tickets are $20 each and are limited. Reserve your tickets today.

Wanderers Tickets

UDFC has a few tickets available for the final Wanderers games. See below. Please complete this form to purchase these tickets.  https://forms.gle/YCjA1GwyYKVLTwXq6

*To purchase tickets for the Saturday, September 21 game and support the AAA Senior Womens team, please email udfcseniorwomen@gmail.com  directly.

  • Wed, September 18th – up to 10 tickets available ($20 each)
  • Saturday, September 21 – unlimited tickets in support of AAA Women ($25 each) *
  • September 28 – 4 left ($20 each)
  • Wednesday, October 9 – 3 tickets ($20 each)

Senior Teams Fundraising – Both our AAA Women and Men are going to Nationals!!!

Both the men’s and women’s team have ties to UDFC programs and teams at all levels as volunteer and staff coaches. We are so proud of these players and coaches for their hard work and dedication to soccer and to our club. Please consider supporting them on their quest for National Gold!

Go Fund Me Page: https://www.gofundme.com/udfc-mens-amp-womens-teams-are-headed-to-nationals

To purchase UDFC 50/50 tickets in support of the UDFC AAA Women’s Team – click HERE 

To purchase UDFC 50/50 tickets in suport of the UDFC AAA Men’s Team – click HERE

On September 23rd, the UDFC Senior Women are hosting a team fundraiser at St. Louis Bar and Grill on 547 Portland Street. Join us for dinner anytime between 5:00 and 9:00 pm and St. Louis will donate 10% of all food purchases to the UDFC Senior Women’s team in support of their trip to nationals!

The UDFC Senior Women are selling discounted tickets in Wave White and Naval Grey sections for the September 21st HFX Wanderers game. Tickets are $25.00 (all in), and $10.00 goes back to the team to support our trip to nationals! If you’re interested in purchasing a ticket email udfcseniorwomen@gmail.com.

coaches week

Say #ThanksCoach in Writing

Writing a profile about a coach who has had a positive impact on your community is a great way to say thanks. The #ThanksCoach profile initiative is part of National Coaches Week that helps celebrate the diversity of coaches across Canada and the positive impact they have across the country.

Submit your profile to commcoach@cscatlantic.ca to have your coach recognized on our social media platforms!

Win your coach a prize!

Between September 21st – 29th, tell us why your coach rocks using the hashtag #ThanksCoach and you could win $50 to Cleve’s Source for Sports and a $200 Under Armour vip kit for your coach! Simply post your #ThanksCoach profile or follow these three steps:

  • SNAP
    Take a picture of your coach in their sport environment. Upload it to Instagram, Facebook or Twitter.
  • SHARE
    Share your photo using #ThanksCoach, tag @CSCAtlantic and tell us why your coach rocks!
  • WIN
    Every shared photo will earn an entry into a draw for $50 to Cleve’s Source for Sports and a $200 vip Under Armour kit for your coach!

Article of the Week for Parents

Each week UDFC will include an article taken from the Working With Parents In Sport website.  Remember as a member of UDFC, you have unlimited access to the website.  See below information on how to access.
1.  Click on the link below
https://www.parentsinsport.co.uk/shop-2/2.  Select Parents in Sport Members Area to the basket.3.  Add the code UNIDFC19 – this will ZERO out the price and then you will need to follow the registration process.4.  As a user when you click in the member’s area, you will be able to find all of the amazing content in coaches’ corner, parent zone and the high performance area.
This week’s article is ” How you can help develop resilience in your sporting children?” – https://www.parentsinsport.co.uk/2019/09/05/how-can-you-help-develop-resilience-in-your-sporting-children/

Soccer Nova Scotia – You Beauty! Podcast 

Community U13-18B (Community) Players – Travel Update

Over the summer, we’ve heard from many players, managers and coaches regarding the unreasonable travel expectations placed on them by the NSSL.  We’ve listened and agreed.  This week we brought your concerns to the NSSL Advisory Committee and initiated the motion for Opting In or Opting Out of travel for these divisions.  The motion was successfully passed.   It is planned that the U13-18B Divisions would return to the regional competition model.  In this model, travel for UDFC teams would be limited to the Halifax and East Hants areas.

50/50 IS BACK! – Current Total Amount $870 – Winner takes close to half.

We are halfway through September, the winner’s take home prize is over $400. Take advantage of this fundraising opportunity. 41 cents of every dollar you sell comes back to you.  For more information on the 50/50 Fundraising option, please follow this link. Look for your email from experience fundraising for the link to sell tickets to reduce your registration costs.

Accel Physiotherapy Volunteer Appreciation Event

Along with Accel Physiotherapy and Karen Decker, UDFC  is pleased to invite UDFC volunteers and their families to our volunteer appreciation dessert social event on Thursday, September 19th 6-7:30 pm at Mic Mac Field.
We will have sweet treats and have the field set up for some fun family time.
Volunteers, dress to play (soccer and other games) and come be appreciated!!
Volunteers, please RSVP through this form so we can plan to have enough yummy treats for everyone. https://forms.gle/bNT5KEJvEfTwV5eVA

Volunteers Needed

In addition to an immediate need for volunteers in the office and to help with inventory, UDFC is looking for volunteers to help with the following. All tasks are relatively easy and it is fun to get to know new people and help build the club. Email susans@udfc.ca

  • Spirit Committee
  • Social Media Committee
  • Special Events Committee (can volunteer for specific events or be a general volunteer at events)
  • Office Volunteers (HELP!!)
  • Inventory Volunteers (HELP!!)
  • Program Coordinators (support for non- technical aspects of programs)
  • Sponsorship
  • Coaches (always needed)
  • Managers (always needed)

Summer Soccer Photos

All summer soccer photos are ready for pick up at the UDFC office. The office is located at 75 MacDonald Ave, Unit 4. Please check the website for updated office hours.

Did you know?

United DFC has achieved the SNS Gold Coaching Standard that requires 65% of our coaches to meet the required coach certification for their respective program. Thank you coaches for taking the time to be trained and certified to work with our players to provide the best soccer experience possible!

Email needtoknow@udfc.ca and media@udfc.ca to share wonderful news with the club!

You can find us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @UnitedDFC.

Summary of Important Dates:

  • September 18- Winter program information is posted on the website
  • September 20- Registration opens on UDFC website
  • September 18- Wanderers Game – Seats available ($20)
  • September 19- Accel Physiotherapy Volunteer Appreciation Event 6-8  pm
  • September 21- Wanderers Game – tickets available via AAA Womens team ($25)
  • September 21- UDFC Inventory 9-4 am Volunteers wanted
  • September 23- UDFC AAA Women’s St Louis Bar and Grill FUNDRAISER (10% of all food purchases between 5-9 pm)
  • September 27- UDFC Adult Dance featuring Clam Chowder (in support of mens and womens AAA teams)
  • October – Office closed Thanksgiving Weekend (Sat, Sunday and Monday)
  • December 21 – Last Saturday the office is open until February.