Need to Know – Sept 23- Sept 29

UDFC Adult Dance – This WEEK

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.

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: The dates has been revised since it was first posted in the need to know last week.) All meetings will be held at the Woodlawn Library

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

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!

Project Next Mile PD Soccer Camp – Friday, September 27

SOCCER CAMP-5
UDFC is proud to support the Project Next Mile PD Soccer Camp for a day of fun, competition and learning. Directors, Kaitlyn MacIsaac and Danielle Cyr, bring passion and experience from all levels of the game including coaching in the Soccer NS provincial and REX programs and at the university level – they can’t wait to be on the field with you! PNM staff and MSVU soccer staff and players will work with players to develop and learn new skills, play games and most of all have fun!

The camp is being put on to raise funds for a local non-profit, Project Next Mile, that works in international global health. Outside of assisting and teaching in the local hospital in St. Lucia, Kait, Danielle and the PNM team lead a female soccer program for girls and women in the local community. This will be the fourth year they go down, and in order to support the growth of the program they are working hard to secure funding for gear, and equipment for the program. 

Date and time: Friday September 27th 8am-3pm (late pick-up available)

Location: Mainland Commons Field 2 (210 Thomas Raddall Drive, Halifax, NS)

Cost:$75 or $70 with a gear donation (cleats, shin pads, etc.)

Lunch is included from Kicks Cafe!

Link to register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/project-next-mile-pd-soccer-camp-tickets-72398500865

Questions? Contact danielle.cyr@msvu.ca

Jersey 4 Life Program Information

All families were emailed information about UDFC’s new Jersey 4 Life program. That email and Frequently Asked Questions may be found this link. Thank you for your support.  https://udfc.ca/2019/09/22/udfc-jersey-4-life-program/

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

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

  • September 28 – 2 tickets left ($20 each)
  • Wednesday, October 9 – 3 tickets left ($20 each)

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 ” Managing your children’s sporting schedule.” – https://www.parentsinsport.co.uk/2018/08/06/managing-your-childrens-sporting-schedule/

50/50 IS BACK! – Current Total Amount $1170 – 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.

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)

Community U13-18B Players – Travel

The NSSL has confirmed that there will be no traveling for B teams (U13-18). There will be divisions for metro teams at U13-18 and if any teams outside of HRM wish to join, they will have to commit to play all their games in the Halifax metro area.

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?

To rent a full field of indoor turf during peak hours costs  $467 per hour. Renting 1/3 of an indoor turf costs $156 per hour.

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

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Summary of Important Dates:

  • September 23- Registration opens on UDFC website
  • September 25th 6-720 – U12WC & U13aa Parent meeting – Woodlawn Library
  • September 25th 730-9pm  – 11-aside Presentation (U15 & U17aaa) Parent meeting – Woodlawn Library
  • September 27- UDFC Adult Dance featuring Clam Chowder

  • October 2nd 6-720pm – Skill Centre Program Parent meeting – Woodlawn Library
  • October 2nd 730-9pm – A & Prospect Program Parent meeting – Woodlawn Library
  • October 8-14 – UDFC AAA Mens and Womens at Club Nationals in Nfld.
  • October 12-14– Office closed Thanksgiving Weekend (Sat, Sunday and Monday)
  • December 21 – Last Saturday the office is open until February.