United DFC Need to Know – October 21-26

If you can’t make it in on Saturday but are registered and paid your jersey for life fee, please designate another person pick up the jerseys for you.

Anyone who hasn’t paid the jersey for life fee will not be given a uniform.

If you have a navy or green jersey and have not yet returned it, please note that jersey deposit cheques will be cashed the week of October 28. Please ensure you return your jersey before or on Saturday.

Club Conversations with UDFC President, Rob Gillis

Do you have questions about United DFC?  Do you have ideas that will improve the club for all its members?  Are you interested in getting involved?  Are you wondering what our plans are for the short and long term?  If you are, please mark your calendar for the dates.  You can come as a player, team, parent, coach or manager and talk with our club’s President, Rob Gillis.    Location:  United DFC Office from 7:30 – 9 pm

  • Monday, October 28, 2019
  • Monday, November 25, 2019
  • Monday, December 16, 2019.

AAA Registration issues

The fees for the AAA program were missed during the programming of the registration process. Anyone who has already registered without fees will be contacted with information about how the fees will be applied.

Team Managers

If you have been assigned as a team manager, please contact Adam Miller at dos@udfc.ca and Deborah Mert at gm@udfc.ca to ensure that you are listed in our contacts as the team manager. This is very important. Thanks you so much for your service. UDFC appreciates managers!

We Need Help!!

We need help to give out our jerseys for life on Saturday from 10-2. Please email Deborah at deborahm@udfc.ca if you can help between 10-2.

Lower Registration Costs- Can you help us build a travel prize?

UDFC continues to try to help families reduce their own registration costs by offering personal fundraising opportunities that benefit the individual. These are NOT club fundraisers. (Including the UDFC 50/50).

We are looking for any members with ties to airlines, travel agencies or the hotel industry that could help us put together a travel package to sell tickets on where members get back almost the full amount of the ticket sold to use towards registration. We have secured Toronto FC and Montreal Impact Tickets. We are now looking for the air fare and accommodations to build these prizes. Please email susans@udfc.ca if you can help.

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.

Article of the week: 

How are you doing as a sports parent? Your children can give you an idea here…

https://www.parentsinsport.co.uk/2018/07/29/how-are-you-doing-as-a-sports-parent-your-child-can-give-you-an-idea-here/

Did you know?

UDFC follows the “Rule of Two

The “Rule of Two” applies to all Coaches, Instructors, Volunteers and Staff involved in any United DFC event or activity. This rule serves to protect minor athletes in potentially vulnerable situations by ensuring that more than one ADULT is present. Vulnerable situations can include closed door meetings, travel, and other one-on-one.

There must always be two ADULTS (preferably screened) with a PLAYER when in a potentially vulnerable situation. This means that any one-on-one interaction between ADULT and a PLAYER must take place within earshot and view of the second ADULT, with the exception of medical emergencies.

One of the ADULTS should also be of the same gender as the PLAYER. The goal is to prevent instances where situations are possible. There may however be instances that
arise, such as an ADULT who is asked to provide a drive to a PLAYER and there is not a second ADULT present. If situations such as this arise, the ADULT should seek permission from a parent in writing, such as an email or text message.

Parents may be asked to stay with a coach to ensure the rule of two is met – either during practices and/or after practices. Parents are asked to pick their athletes up on time to avoid coaches being placed in an awkward position.

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Summary of Important Dates:

  • Week of October 21 – Training starts for Skill Centers, U12s, U13s, U15 A/B, U18 A, AA, B
  • October 26 10-2 UDFC Office – Eligible Groups – Pick up your “Jersey for Life”.
  • October 28, UDFC Office 7:30 – 9 pm- Club Conversations with the President
  • Week of November 4th – Training Starts for U15/17 AAA Programs
  • Week of November 4th – Games start for NSSL teams (except 15/17 AAA teams)
  • Week of November 11th – Training Starts for Mini and U10C Programs
  • November 25 UDFC Office 7:30 – 9 pm- Club Conversations with the President
  • December 1 – AGM – Location TBD
  • December 16 UDFC Office 7:30 – 9 pm- Club Conversations with the President
  • December 21 – Last Saturday the office is open until February.
  • February 22 – UDFC goes to the Mooseheads Game