United DFC Soccer Club

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!

 

Winter Team Lists

Team Lists for Winter 2018-2019

Please click the age group below for performance and community team lists

U13 Girls/Boys & U15 Boys Placements This Week!

A reminder that winter placement sessions for U13 boys and girls, and U15 boys performance programs will be held this week.  The schedule for each group is posted on the website here.  Please review the schedule  for times and locations for your placement sessions.

IMPORTANT:

  • Players must be registered to attend placement sessions. Online registration is available on www.udfc.ca, or visit the office at 75 MacDonald Ave in Burnside.  Office hours for this week are 11am-2:30pm Monday and Tuesday, and 11am-6pm on Wednesday.  Note that payment plans are available when registering in person.
  • Please bring a $10 placement fee to your first placement session (cash/cheque).
  • Please bring an $80 jersey deposit cheque – post dated for March 1, 2019 to the first placement session.

Winter Registration is OPEN!

Winter Registration is now opened. Please refer to our Winter Program Summary to find your program.

Online Registration & Payment | In-Office Registration Information

Skill Centres & Tryouts Presentations

If you were unable to attend the parent sessions regarding Skill Centres and/or Tryouts for the upcoming season, or if you attended the session and would like a refresher, this is for you!

Please review the applicable presentation(s) and forward any questions, concerns or feedback to:

Director of Soccer – Adam Miller

Technical Director (Prospects) – Zach Bauld

Technical Director (High Performance) – Mesut Mert

Skill Centre Parent Presentation

Tryout Presentation

 

 

 

United DFC Employment Opportunity

ABOUT UNITED DFC
United DFC Soccer Club is a newly merged soccer club servicing over 2600 members of the Harbour East District in Dartmouth. United DFC was formed as a result of four (4) prominent clubs having the vision and willingness to create a club that would offer improved programming and support for its members.  One that would be better than any of the single clubs could provide on their own. The merged originating clubs included:
Cole Harbour Soccer Club, Dartmouth Football Club, Dartmouth United Soccer Club and Eastern Passage Soccer Club.

The originating clubs had a long history of providing soccer programs in their communities and United DFC has embraced that legacy as it continues to provide a level of service that the players, families and communities have grown to know, value and expect. United DFC strives to maintain a strong grassroots focused program for the learning, development and enjoyment of this beautiful game by all players, while at the same time supporting the aspirations of all players to develop to their highest potential.
United DFC offers our members the opportunity to play soccer from age 3 to senior at both the community and performance levels. Coaching and volunteer development is a priority and our club is taking great care to implement the best practices from the member clubs and from across the country as we build United DFC’s programs and policies.

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES
The Office Manager will be responsible for making sure the club’s day­-to-­day operations, programs, events and initiatives are run efficiently and cost ­effectively. Duties will include but are not limited to the following:

o Manage all aspects of the Office location.
o Provide information and program support to Club members.
o Oversee communications between the club and its players, parents, coaches and volunteers, as well as external communications. Answer emails and phone calls, maintain office hours and be the first point of contact for the Club.
o Manage volunteer screening system.
o Manage content on Club website and oversee social media presence and postings.
o Work with Treasurer to develop and monitor financial and budgetary aspects of the club.
o Attend bi­weekly/monthly evening Board Meetings, communicate with Board and advise on all Club issues.
o Promote and market all Club programs to members and their families to increase membership and attendance.
o Model the Club’s values.
o Maintain financial records such as daily log book, office petty cash, etc.
o Manage inventory and sale of gear,­ including forecasting needs, ordering equipment, working with Equipment team to ensure that teams, programs and individuals have what they need.  Oversee equipment return and inventory.
o Reserve facility times in a cost effective and timely manner for all club activities. Monitor use.
o Organize and manage registration, league schedules and participant fees.
o Submit payroll for staff as required.
o Effectively supervise, manage and monitor administrative and grant staff, and volunteers.
o Work effectively with a volunteer board and volunteer committees. Delegate where possible. Demonstrate leadership and coordinate volunteers.
o Assist Technical Staff administratively in the delivery of United DFC Programs.
o Oversee and drive all aspects of registration including recruitment and retention; creation of registration forms and teams, assigning players, monitoring payments and tracking of membership statistics.
o Apply for grant positions and complete all paperwork around grant procurement.
o Manage and grow Sponsorship and Fundraising Opportunities.
o Work with volunteer committees to ensure projects and tasks are completed according to the Board’s priorities and long­term plan.
o Oversee the Club’s Operational Procedures Manual
o Contribute to the development of short and long­term planning.

GENERAL SKILLS AND TRAITS DESIRED
o Skilled leader with an inclusive leadership style.
o Exceptional verbal and written communication skills.
o Energetic, personable, organized, independent and self ­motivated.
o Background in business administration.
o Proficiency with Google Suite and Microsoft software including, but not limited to word processing, spreadsheets and presentation tools.
o Proficiency with technology and social media.
o Experience with GoalLine’s registration system is an asset.
o Experience with budgeting and office management
o Bachelor’s Degree is strongly preferred.
o Experience working for a nonprofit association in Nova Scotia preferable
o Sport management experience an asset.
o Experience with Management of Staff and Payroll.
o Experience working with a volunteer Board
o Must have a clear Criminal Background Check including the Vulnerability Sector Check as well as a clear check from the NS Child Abuse Registry System
o Must have valid Driver’s License
o Travel within the Halifax Area and occasionally within Nova Scotia will be required.
o Must be willing to work evenings and weekends during peak periods of the year.
o Understanding and appreciation that the success of United DFC is a reflection of the success of the Office Manager’s position.

COMPENSATION
This will be a salaried position. Compensation will be between the range of $35,000 to $45,000 depending on qualifications, experience and references. Hours of work will be approximately 40 hours but could range from 30 in the low season to 50 in the peak season.
United DFC offers a 50/50 medical and dental coverage split with their employees. The Office Manager will be provided with a cell phone and professional development allowance. Vacation and Sick leave to be negotiated.

Interested candidates should forward Cover Letter and Resume by email to jeff.aucoin@mcinnescooper.com by September 4, 2018. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.

Aug 31st – Prospects Skills Camp

Become A Legend – Skill Challenges


Quick Links:         Juggling Challenges                     Skill Challenges


Skill Challenges

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Collect a Beginner’s Card at Friday Fun Night, the United DFC Office or at United DFC’s soccer camp. Complete all challenges at the beginner’s level to earn your first prize!

View the Skills Challenges below…

 

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Quick Links:         Juggling Challenges                     Skill Challenges


 

Become A Legend – Accuracy Challenges


Quick Links:         Juggling Challenges                     Skill Challenges


Accuracy Challenges

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Collect a Beginner’s Card at Friday Fun Night, the United DFC Office or at United DFC’s soccer camp. Complete all challenges at the beginner’s level to earn your first prize!

View the Accuracy Challenges below…

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Quick Links:         Juggling Challenges                     Skill Challenges