United DFC Soccer Club

Easter hours

Summer Registration Open!


To get started, please visit our PROGRAMS section.


Important: United DFC are excited to be using a new registration system provided by Demosphere. As this is a new system, a new account will need to be created. If you have any questions, please contact us at info@udfc.ca.


About United DFC:
Former soccer clubs Cole Harbour, Dartmouth United, DFC and Eastern Passage have merged into our new club. Follow us on Twitter @uniteddfc or Facebook to keep up to date. Email info@udfc.ca with any questions.

Mix 96.5 – Coats for a Cause – UPDATE!!

Our coats for a Cause was a great success!

UDFC collected more than 100 coats to donate for the Mix 96.5 Coats for a Cause!

Thank you to everyone who donated, you have made a huge difference in someone’s life and made this cold winter a little warmer.

UDFC


As our friends at Mix 96.5 say, the season of giving never stops!

We would like to invite all of our United DFC family, along with friends, to help us support a great, local cause.

By supporting Coats for a Cause with Mix 96-5, we can help so many more people stay warm this winter.

All coats will go to Parker Street Food & Furniture Bank to help those in need this winter. And for every coat turned in, Casino Nova Scotia will donate $5 per coat, up to a max of $5000!

Donate your old winter coat, or pick up a new one! Winter hats, gloves, mittens, scarves and socks are also great ideas that would not be turned away!

Coats can be dropped off from now until Friday, Jan 25th at the United DFC office

All donations collected will be brought to the live Coats for a Cause event on Saturday, January 26th from 10 am to 3 pm at Mic Mac Mall.

Let’s help Mix 96.5 keep the season of giving going.  We thank you!

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UDFC Office Hours Saturday Dec 15

The UDFC office will be closed today at 11:00am.

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We will reopen Monday morning at 11:00am.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

 

U7-U11 Skill Centres & U12-U17 Placements Information

The summer season has almost come to an end, but you won’t be missing soccer for long!

Online and in-person registration information, as well as placement schedules, will be available to you soon.  Please keep an eye on our website and social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) so you don’t miss out on any announcements.

U7-U11 Skill Centres (birth year 2008-2012)

United DFC is excited to announce we will be following Canada Soccer and Soccer Nova Scotia’s lead by implementing Skill Centres, starting with the winter season 2018/2019!

This upcoming season, there will be no placements, no set teams, no more being selections. There will be FUN and DEVELOPMENT!

Watch the following video for an explanation of Skill Centres:

Click here to find out what our Director of Soccer and Technical Directors have to say about Skill Centres!

There will be a Parent Information Session on Skill Centres, on 2 separate dates.  The SAME presentation will be shared at each session.  Both sessions will be held at the Woodlawn Library (beside Portland St. Superstore).

Please choose the date that works best for you:

Tuesday, August 28th – 6:00pm 

Wednesday, September 5th – 6:00pm

To help us better prepare, please use the following link to submit any questions you would like to have answered at the session.  We will do our best to have the answer(s) for you!

Submit your Skill Centres questions here!

U12-U17 Performance (birth year 2002-2007):

There will be a Parent Information Session on Placements, on 2 separate dates.  The SAME presentation will be shared at each session.  Both sessions will be held at the Woodlawn Library (beside Portland St. Superstore).

Please choose the session that works best for you:

Tuesday, August 28th – 8:00pm

Wednesday, September 5th – 8:00pm

To help us better prepare, please use the following link to submit any questions you would like to have answered at the session.  We will do our best to have the answer(s) for you!

Submit your Placements questions here!

Soccer by the Sea Schedule!

U12:U10 SBTS Sched

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UPDATE – Picnic is cancelled

 

UPDATE – Today’s Picnic is cancelled!

Fun Run – Friday, July 20th, 6pm-8pm


A 3km flat scenic route that runs along the beautiful shore of Russel Lake. No matter if you are an experienced runner or prefer a casual walk, this is the route for you!

Assemble at Portland Hills Elementary School Field @ 6:15. Race start @ 6:30pm

Multiple volunteers and staff will be on the route excited to greet you and keep you going in the right direction.

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Description: Start at Portland Estates Elementary School Field at the entrance of the Portland Lakes Trails. Staying on the main path, run past basketball courts to Portland Estates Blvd. Cross the road at the marked crosswalk and continue straight onto the path. Stay on the main path until you reach the sidewalk of Eisner Blvd. Turn right towards Superstore and cross the street at the marked crosswalk. Continue straight on to the trail. Turn left before the bridge (marked by a volunteer). Follow path by the lake until you reach Eisner Blvd. Cross the street at the marked crosswalk and return on the same route back to Portland Estates Elementary School.

Post-Run Party!

Stay and play after the race for a fundraiser BBQ, soccer tournament night, tug of war and much more!

Confirm your sport by filling out the online registration form: https://goo.gl/forms/nzwW4oQmR51CVShU2

Family Picnic – Saturday, July 21st


Join us for a club picnic from 10am-12:30pm @ Portland Hills Elementary School Field. Bring a lunch or enjoy our BBQ fundraiser. Stay and play parachute, soccer and even design your own cookie! Fun for the whole family!

Confirm your sport by filling out the online registration form:  https://goo.gl/forms/aaV6nmxMtKptA2Th2

Premier Team Double Header – Sunday, July 22nd


Come out to support our Premiership Men & Women teams.

  • Women kick off at 1pm @ Harbour East Field 2
  • Men kick off at 3pm @ Harbour East Field 2

Poster making station, 50/50 draw, best fan award & BBQ! Wear your UDFC gear!

 

Come Try Soccer! – POSTPONED

Our Come Try Soccer EVENT has been POSTPONED. Please email dos@udfc.ca to be invited to the rescheduled event.

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For information on our full range of winter programs – click HERE

To register for our full winter programs click HERE

 

UDFC Need to Know Dec 9-16

The UDFC office will be closed from December 22 to January 5th (inclusive).  The last opportunity to purchase anything in the office will be Saturday, Dec 21. Emails sent to info@udfc.ca will be returned on a limited basis but office staff will be on vacation.

In the new year, the office will open on Monday, January 6th. The office will not be open on Saturdays until March 1st.  Office Hours Link

Mooseheads Game – UDFC is going back to Moose Country – Feb 22

Moosehead tickets will be in the office before we close for the holidays. Watch our social media platforms to know when the tickets officially go on sale.

Co-ed Adult Kick Around

Registration for the adult kick around on Saturdays is now open. Please register via our online registration system.

 

UDFC U12 team collecting items for Adsum House

On December 20th, the UDFC Whitecaps U12 Boys team (Jeff Aucoin) has arranged to have a little inner-squad tournament on their last December practice to celebrate the holidays and raise awareness for Adsum House. This event was initiated by a player on the team and the team is gathering supplies for Adsum house as part of their event. UDFC is so proud of their community spirit and initiative that we would like to ask interested members to also donate items to Adsum House.

Adsum House is a safe place and support to women and families who are homeless and without resources.

The team is collecting:

  • Bar soap
  • Body wash
  • lotion
  • toothpaste 
  • toothbrush
  • shampoo
  • deodorant
  • PJ’s for women
  • PJ’s for kids

Drop off any items to the UDFC office before December 20th and Zach will present the items to the boys team at their event on Dec 20th.

If your team is doing something special, please send a photo and caption to katies@udfc.ca or share on social media and tag @UnitedDFC .

Club Conversations with UDFC President, Rob Gillis- FINAL NIGHT Monday December 16

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 final date.  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 7:40 – 9 pm

  • Monday, December 16, 2019

UDFC Clothing for sale

UDFC clothing makes a perfect gift for UDFC players and fans. Watch need to know and social media over the next month for bundles, specials and limited time clothing offers. New gray performance touques are in stock for $15 each – limited quantity.

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.

Share your wonderful news with us on social media. Like/ Tag United DFC by adding @UnitedDFC on your social media posts.

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

Summary of Important Dates:

  • December 16 UDFC Office 7:30 – 9 pm- Club Conversations with the President
  • December 29th – Last day to drop off Adsum House supplies at office
  • December 21 – Last Saturday the office is open until March 1st.
  • December 22 – January 5th Office Closed
  • January 6 – Office opens after Holiday Break
  • February 2020- Summer registration potentially opens
  • February 22 – UDFC goes to the Mooseheads Game

UDFC Need to Know – Dec 1-8

UDFC decorates for the holidays!

We are looking for donations of blue and green decorations to decorate our office and tree. Drop any lights, ornaments or decorations to the office to help us get into the Holiday Spirit.

December Office Hours

The UDFC office will be closed at various dates in December. Always check the office hours to ensure the office is open before coming in. The last Saturday we are open until March 1st is Saturday, December 21.  Office Hours Link

AGM

UDFC  celebrated its first full fiscal year with the 2019 AGM on December 1st. Reports will be posted online in the coming weeks. The board took time to thank our past serving board members who have stepped down after a year or two of service. All of these members were part of the original board who built UDFC and we are all very grateful for their service and dedication to make our club special.

  • Stephen Carr – 2018-19
  • Fernando Lucas – 2018-19
  • Craig Sears – 2018-19
  • Anupama Vicars – 2018
  • John Zorychta – 2018
  • Chris Peters – 2018

UDFC is excited to welcome three new members to the board. All three bring extensive backgrounds in project management, finance and business.

  • Philip Love – Treasurer
  • Kim Wallace – Member at Large
  • Jane Matthews – Member at Large

Click HERE to see the full board listing and contact information.

UDFC U12 team collecting items for Adsum House

On December 20th, the UDFC Whitecaps U12 Boys team (Jeff Aucoin) has arranged to have a little inner-squad tournament on their last December practice to celebrate the holidays and raise awareness for Adsum House. This event was initiated by a player on the team and the team is gathering supplies for Adsum house as part of their event. UDFC is so proud of their community spirit and initiative that we would like to ask interested members to also donate items to Adsum House.

Adsum House is a safe place and support to women and families who are homeless and without resources.

The team is collecting:

  • Bar soap
  • Body wash
  • lotion
  • toothpaste 
  • toothbrush
  • shampoo
  • deodorant
  • PJ’s for women
  • PJ’s for kids

Drop off any items to the UDFC office before December 20th and Zach will present the items to the boys team at their event on Dec 20th.

If your team is doing something special, please send a photo and caption to katies@udfc.ca or share on social media and tag @UnitedDFC .

Meet Two of our Halifax Wanderers in Dartmouth

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On Saturday December 7th Christian Oxner and Scott Firth will be at the Steele Volkswagen (696 Windmill Road) from 10AM – 1PM for a meet and greet session. Both play for the Halifax Wanderers Professional Soccer Team.
There will be autographs and prizing and Coach Hart will be there for a bit as well. All UDFC members (as well as the general public) are invited to attend!
Here is a link to the FB event: https://www.facebook.com/events/365627930899139/

Toy Drive

Thank you to all of our members who donated toys for the UDFC Toy Drive. Thanks to Gloria Mannette for organizing this important and successful initiative!! Well done, Gloria!

Club Conversations with UDFC President, Rob Gillis- FINAL NIGHT Monday December 16

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 7:40 – 9 pm

  • Monday, December 16, 2019.

UDFC Clothing for sale

UDFC clothing makes a perfect gift for UDFC players and fans. Watch need to know and social media over the next month for bundles, specials and limited time clothing offers.

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.

Share your wonderful news with us on social media. Like/ Tag United DFC by adding @UnitedDFC on your social media posts.

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

Summary of Important Dates:

  • December 7th Wanderers Meet and Greet with Christian Oxner and Scott Firth Steele Volkswagen (696 Windmill Road)  10AM – 1PM
  • December 16 UDFC Office 7:30 – 9 pm- Club Conversations with the President
  • December 29th – Last day to drop off Adsum House supplies at office
  • December 21 – Last Saturday the office is open until March 1st.
  • February 2020- Summer registration potentially opens
  • February 22 – UDFC goes to the Mooseheads Game

The UDFC office will be closed today, Friday, Nov 29th. We will reopen Saturday morning @ 9 am.

If you have plans to drop off your donation for the UDFC toy drive our next-door neighbour, Metal Supermarkets, will collect any donations for the toy drive ending on Sunday, December 1st. You can also drop toys off on Saturday at the UDFC office or email info@udfc.ca for a pick-up.

A reminder the 2019 UDFC AGM is this Sunday, Dec 1st at 7 pm at Cole Harbour Place.

Soccer NS Night of Excellence

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UDFC Need to Know- November 25- Dec 1

Club Conversations with UDFC President, Rob Gillis- TONIGHT, Monday Nov 25

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 7:40 – 9 pm

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

UDFC Clothing for sale

UDFC clothing makes a perfect gift for UDFC players and fans. Watch need to know and social media over the next month for bundles, specials and limited time clothing offers.

UDFC Small Group Training 

Our Small Group Training Program is above and beyond your normal programs and will provide extra practice time on turf for players who want more!
Program Coaches
The program will be led by National B qualified coach, Michael Locke, with support from young coaches from within the club including Peter Wingo (graduating U17aaa & SNS Provincial player).
Schedule
Monday – U9 & U10 – Boys and Girls Combined
Tuesday – U11 & U12 Boys
Wednesday – U13+ Girls
Thursday – U11 & U12 Girls
Friday – U13+ Boys
All sessions are at East Coast Varsity turf, starting at 6am and finishing by 730am.
Anyone joining late will pay a pro-rated amount.
Cost
The cost is $40 per session
Visit udfc.ca to register. https://udfc.demosphere-secure.com/_registration  Select small group training as the option in demosphere.
This program will continue after Christmas. Watch for details on tweaks to the program, dates and times.

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:

5 top nutritional tips for your child athlete
https://www.parentsinsport.co.uk/2018/07/15/5-top-nutritional-tips-for-your-child-athlete/

 

Share your wonderful news with us on social media. Like/ Tag United DFC by adding @UnitedDFC on your social media posts.

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

Summary of Important Dates:

  • November 25 UDFC Office 7:40 – 9 pm- Club Conversations with the President
  • November 28 UDFC/ East Coast Varsity PD Day Camp 
  • Nov- Dec 1st – UDFC Toy Drive – drop off toys to the office or email for pick up
  • December 1 – AGM – Cole Harbour Place 7 pm
  • December 16 UDFC Office 7:30 – 9 pm- Club Conversations with the President
  • December 21 – Last Saturday the office is open until February.
  • February 2020- Summer registration potentially opens
  • February 22 – UDFC goes to the Mooseheads Game

UDFC Need to Know Nov 18-Nov 24

UDFC Small Group Training 

For the first time ever, UDFC will be hosting its own Small Group Training in-house this winter!
Our Small Group Training Program is above and beyond your normal programs and will provide extra practice time on turf for players who want more!
Program Coaches
The program will be led by National B qualified coach, Michael Locke, with support from young coaches from within the club including Peter Wingo (graduating U17aaa & SNS Provincial player).
Schedule
Monday – U9 & U10 – Boys and Girls Combined
Tuesday – U11 & U12 Boys
Wednesday – U13+ Girls
Thursday – U11 & U12 Girls
Friday – U13+ Boys
All sessions are at East Coast Varsity turf, starting at 6am and finishing by 730am.
The program starts the week of October 28th, and runs until December 21st. This makes the program 8 weeks long. The only exception is the U9 & U10 group, whose Monday slot falls on November 11th, making their program 7 weeks in length. Anyone joining late will pay a pro-rated amount.
Cost
The cost is $40 per session
Visit udfc.ca to register. https://udfc.demosphere-secure.com/_registration  Select small group training as the option in demosphere.
Benefits
  • We know the players already, and we can share the Feedback Forms with Mike to better allow him to design sessions and coaching points around what your child needs to improve.
  • Sessions being at ECV, it keeps you in the Dartmouth/CH/EP area.
  • Early mornings also means that the sessions will not conflict with other arrangements.
  • Mike Locke is the perfect person to lead the program with his experience leading the last Canada Games team meaning he knows what the players need to reach the highest level.
  • Small groups mean more attention per player.
  • Group work is more realistic to the game, than individual sessions

Questions?  Contact: info@udfc.ca or 902-404-8332

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.

Share your wonderful news with us on social media. Like/ Tag United DFC by adding @UnitedDFC on your social media posts.

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

Summary of Important Dates:

  • November 25 UDFC Office 7:30 – 9 pm- Club Conversations with the President
  • December 1 – AGM – Cole Harbour Place 7 pm
  • 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

UDFC Need to Know- Nov 11-17

UDFC Small Group Training 

For the first time ever, UDFC will be hosting its own Small Group Training in-house this winter!
Our Small Group Training Program is above and beyond your normal programs and will provide extra practice time on turf for players who want more!
Program Coaches
The program will be led by National B qualified coach, Michael Locke, with support from young coaches from within the club including Peter Wingo (graduating U17aaa & SNS Provincial player).
Schedule
Monday – U9 & U10 – Boys and Girls Combined
Tuesday – U11 & U12 Boys
Wednesday – U13+ Girls
Thursday – U11 & U12 Girls
Friday – U13+ Boys
All sessions are at East Coast Varsity turf, starting at 6am and finishing by 730am.
The program starts the week of October 28th, and runs until December 21st. This makes the program 8 weeks long. The only exception is the U9 & U10 group, whose Monday slot falls on November 11th, making their program 7 weeks in length. Anyone joining late will pay a pro-rated amount.
Cost
The cost is $40 per session
Visit udfc.ca to register. https://udfc.demosphere-secure.com/_registration  Select small group training as the option in demosphere. 

Benefits
  • We know the players already, and we can share the Feedback Forms with Mike to better allow him to design sessions and coaching points around what your child needs to improve.
  • Sessions being at ECV, it keeps you in the Dartmouth/CH/EP area.
  • Early mornings also means that the sessions will not conflict with other arrangements.
  • Mike Locke is the perfect person to lead the program with his experience leading the last Canada Games team meaning he knows what the players need to reach the highest level.
  • Small groups mean more attention per player.
  • Group work is more realistic to the game, than individual sessions

Questions?  Contact: info@udfc.ca or 902-404-8332

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

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.

Share your wonderful news with us on social media. Like/ Tag United DFC by adding @UnitedDFC on your social media posts.

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

Summary of Important Dates:

  • 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

 

Need to Know – November 4-10

 

UDFC Small Group Training 

For the first time ever, UDFC will be hosting its own Small Group Training in-house this winter!
Our Small Group Training Program is above and beyond your normal programs and will provide extra practice time on turf for players who want more!
Program Coaches
The program will be led by National B qualified coach, Michael Locke, with support from young coaches from within the club including Peter Wingo (graduating U17aaa & SNS Provincial player).
Schedule
Monday – U9 & U10 – Boys and Girls Combined
Tuesday – U11 & U12 Boys
Wednesday – U13+ Girls
Thursday – U11 & U12 Girls
Friday – U13+ Boys
All sessions are at East Coast Varsity turf, starting at 6am and finishing by 730am.
The program starts the week of October 28th, and runs until December 21st. This makes the program 8 weeks long. The only exception is the U9 & U10 group, whose Monday slot falls on November 11th, making their program 7 weeks in length. Anyone joining late will pay a pro-rated amount.
Cost
The cost is $40 per session, making the 8 week block $320
The U9 & U10 group will be $280 due to the missing week.
Benefits
  • We know the players already, and we can share the Feedback Forms with Mike to better allow him to design sessions and coaching points around what your child needs to improve.
  • Sessions being at ECV, it keeps you in the Dartmouth/CH/EP area.
  • Early mornings also means that the sessions will not conflict with other arrangements.
  • Mike Locke is the perfect person to lead the program with his experience leading the last Canada Games team meaning he knows what the players need to reach the highest level.
  • Small groups mean more attention per player.
  • Group work is more realistic to the game, than individual sessions.

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, 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.

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.

 

Share your wonderful news with us on social media. Like/ Tag United DFC by adding @UnitedDFC on your social media posts.

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

Summary of Important Dates:

  • November 11 – Office closed – Remembrance Day – Lest We Forget
  • 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

 

UDFC Small Group Training

UDFC Small Group Training 

For the first time ever, UDFC will be hosting its own Small Group Training in-house this winter!
Our Small Group Training Program is above and beyond your normal programs and will provide extra practice time on turf for players who want more!
Program Coaches
The program will be led by National B qualified coach, Michael Locke, with support from young coaches from within the club including Peter Wingo (graduating U17aaa & SNS Provincial player).
Schedule
Monday – U9 & U10 – Boys and Girls Combined
Tuesday – U11 & U12 Boys
Wednesday – U13+ Girls
Thursday – U11 & U12 Girls
Friday – U13+ Boys
All sessions are at East Coast Varsity turf, starting at 6am and finishing by 730am.
The program starts the week of October 28th, and runs until December 21st. This makes the program 8 weeks long. The only exception is the U9 & U10 group, whose Monday slot falls on November 11th, making their program 7 weeks in length. Late joiners will have a pro-rated fee.
Cost
The cost is $40 per session, making the 8 week block $320
The U9 & U10 group will be $280 due to the missing week.
Benefits
  • We know the players already, and we can share the Feedback Forms with Mike to better allow him to design sessions and coaching points around what your child needs to improve.
  • Sessions being at ECV, it keeps you in the Dartmouth/CH/EP area.
  • Early mornings also means that the sessions will not conflict with other arrangements.
  • Mike Locke is the perfect person to lead the program with his experience leading the last Canada Games team meaning he knows what the players need to reach the highest level.
  • Small groups mean more attention per player.
  • Group work is more realistic to the game, than individual sessions.

Visit udfc.ca to register. https://udfc.demosphere-secure.com/_registration  Select small group training as the option in demosphere.

info@udfc.ca or 902-404-8332

UDFC Need To Know – October 28-November 3


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.

UDFC Small Group Training 

For the first time ever, UDFC will be hosting its own Small Group Training in-house this winter!
Our Small Group Training Program is above and beyond your normal programs and will provide extra practice time on turf for players who want more!
Program Coaches
The program will be led by National B qualified coach, Michael Locke, with support from young coaches from within the club including Peter Wingo (graduating U17aaa & SNS Provincial player).
Schedule
Monday – U9 & U10 – Boys and Girls Combined
Tuesday – U11 & U12 Boys
Wednesday – U13+ Girls
Thursday – U11 & U12 Girls
Friday – U13+ Boys
All sessions are at East Coast Varsity turf, starting at 6am and finishing by 730am.
The program starts the week of October 28th, and runs until December 21st. This makes the program 8 weeks long. The only exception is the U9 & U10 group, whose Monday slot falls on November 11th, making their program 7 weeks in length. Anyone joining late will pay a pro-rated amount.
Cost
The cost is $40 per session, making the 8 week block $320
The U9 & U10 group will be $280 due to the missing week.
Benefits
  • We know the players already, and we can share the Feedback Forms with Mike to better allow him to design sessions and coaching points around what your child needs to improve.
  • Sessions being at ECV, it keeps you in the Dartmouth/CH/EP area.
  • Early mornings also means that the sessions will not conflict with other arrangements.
  • Mike Locke is the perfect person to lead the program with his experience leading the last Canada Games team meaning he knows what the players need to reach the highest level.
  • Small groups mean more attention per player.
  • Group work is more realistic to the game, than individual sessions.

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.

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.

 

Did you know? UDFC has a Code of Conduct for Athletes?

UDFC Code of Conduct for Athletes:
As a member of a United DFC team you will conduct yourself in a manner consistent with our values. For example, you will:
● Advise coaches if you will not be able to make a practice or game. This will be done with as much notice as possible.
● Play by the rules and with a positive spirit of the game
● Control your temper – fighting and verbal abuse can spoil the activity for everyone
● Do your best to be a team player and a positive example for others
● Remember that winning isn’t everything – that having fun, improving skills, making friends and doing your best are also important
● Acknowledge all good players and performances, regardless of whether it is your team or your opponent’s team
● Remember that coaches and officials are there to help you. You will accept their decisions and show them respect
● Refrain from the use of profanity while attending practices, games, any fundraising or
organized sponsored event
● Not engage in verbal or physical threats or abuse aimed at any coach, parent, player,
participant, on-field official, league official or any other attendee
● Not initiate a fight or scuffle with any coach, parent, player, participant, on-field official, league official or any other attendee
● Not take or damage property belonging to others (or public property)
● Not taunt or tease or be emotionally hurtful
● Not make remarks based on physical characteristics, race, gender or sexuality
● Not make unwanted physical contact or sexual comments
● Not initiate or participate in name-calling, sarcasm, spreading rumours or teasing
● Not engage in bullying
● Act safely at all times when partaking in United DFC activities; wear the appropriate attire during training and games (e.g. shin pads and appropriate footwear); not swing on the goal posts or cross bars; or any other activities identified or deemed unsafe by coaches, parents, other players, officials or league officials.

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Summary of Important Dates:

  • 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