United DFC Soccer Club

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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.

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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!

  • Are you looking for a new opportunity to be physically active?
  • Do you want to meet new friends and be part of a team?
  • Have you thought about joining soccer, but want to try it out first?

If you answered YES to any of these questions, we have the event for you!

United DFC is excited to announce a fun filled hour of soccer with our top-notch Technical Staff and Coaches! Open to youth ages 4-16! FREE! Bring a friend, or ten!

Date: Sunday, April 14th
Place: 361 John Savage Ave., Burnside (Newbridge Academy indoor turf facility)
Time: 9-10 am, Ages 4-7 (born 2012-2015)
Time: 10-11 am, Ages 8-10 (born 2009-2011)
Time: 11-12 noon, Ages 11 and up (born 2008 and earlier)

Click HERE to sign up for the free event.

For more information, please contact info@udfc.ca or call (902) 433-3872.

Need to Know – April 22-28

What you need to know for April 22-28, 2019.

United DFC Fundraising Auction – THIS FRIDAY NIGHT- Parkside Pub

Viewing begins at 5:00. Auction begins at 6:30. Auction tickets will be for sale at the UDFC office as well as at the door. Each ticket is $5 and that includes a drink and your auction paddle! Seating is first come first served. Payment options include cash, cheque and credit card.

If you can’t make it Friday night but still want to be part of the event, consider donating a gift card for the auction or making a small cash donation to the club. Funds raised will go to the Player Assistance Fund.

Skills Center Programs (formerly U7-U11 Prospects) begin next week!!

If you are not already registered, register ASAP! View Skills Center spring schedule here. Please post in your school and community Facebook groups that the UDFC U7-11 Skill Center programs are starting next week and share this link. https://udfc.ca/skill-centre/

Summer Registration

Registration for all senior, community, skills center and mini programs are open. Performance programs are closed. Other programs will be closing as they fill up. Register early to avoid disappointment. Please check the website for further information.

In person registration– Questions? Visit us in person anytime during office hours at the office or at one of our in-person registrations

  • Sunday, April 28th, 6-7:30 pm- Eastern Passage Firehall
  • Friday, May 3rd 6-8pm- Cole Harbour Place

Payment Plans are available – Did you know you can register online and/ or in person and arrange for monthly installments?

Registration Signs – Do you live on a busy street or near a school? Show your UDFC pride and consider putting a “UDFC registration is open” sign on your front yard. Come into the office to get a sign!

UDFC Exit Metro Realty Senior Mens’ Team Looking for Players

UDFC – Exit Metro Realty, a senior men’s team playing in the Metro Senior Men’s Soccer League, for ages 18 to 50, is looking for dedicated players for the season (which is played from May 14th to September 30th). The team plays in the league’s lower division and will play between 21 to 25 games through the summer. Games are usually scheduled on Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday nights, with games possibly being scheduled for other nights. All games are usually after 6PM with game time being either 8PM or 10PM. If you are interested please reach out to James Smardon at jim.smardon@gmail.com. The cost for the season is $270 per player.

President Road Trip Tours

Over the next couple of weeks, the United DFC President (Rob Gillis) will be visiting the beginning or end of practice sessions to offer an opportunity to meet with parents.  He will be there to answer any questions you may have about the club and get feedback from you.

Tuesday, April 23 – Burnside #2 – Will be available after the sessions @ 9:05 pm

Did you know? Did you know that UDFC has opened a mini field at Dartmouth Hgh (North Dartmouth) this summer? We now have 4 mini programs offering the same program in 4 different communities.

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

Summary of Important Dates:

UDFC Team Selections – Summer 2019

On this page are the links for selected teams for U12 Whitecaps, U12 Prospects, all A teams, all AA teams & all AAA teams for the summer season.

I am on a team. What happens next?

Tomorrow, you will receive an email from the club with a link to the official registration for your program. Once you get this email, click the link and sign your child up. If you have any issues with registration, please email Deborah at deborahm@udfc.ca.

I am on the “To Be Assessed” list. What happens next?

By Tuesday at 5pm, you will receive an email from our Technical Staff (either Mesut or Adam). This will give you the information you need to know where and when your child will be assessed. These will be during the regular practice times for the team. If you have questions about this process, please email Mesut Mert, tdmesut@udfc.ca or Adam Miller, dos@udfc.ca

I do not see my child’s name on any list. What do I do?

If your child’s name is not on any of the lists and you definitely have them registered, then they may have been placed at the community level. If this is the case, you will receive an email on Monday confirming this placement. If you DO NOT receive an email on Monday, then a mistake may have been made. Please contact Adam Miller at dos@udfc.ca as soon as you can.

I have questions about my child’s placement. What do I do?

We ask you to wait 24 hours and discuss the players placement with your child in that time period. After 24 hours, please feel free to contact us by phone, email or in person. We will arrange meetings if that is what you desire.

Links to Team Selections

U12, U13, U15 & U17 Boys Lists

U12, U13, U15 & U17 Girls Lists

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Who:

Female soccer coaches from all over NS
Female managers from all over NS
Future female coaches from all over NS (including young coaches and players)

Visit here for more details

Where: Newbridge Academy, Dartmouth, NS

When:Saturday, April 6

CLICK HERE to register!

East Coast Varsity – Parking Lot Safety

When visiting the East Coast Varsity dome, please be sure to park in the dome-designated parking lot.  This lot can be accessed via Poseidon Crt.

There is insufficient space in the arena parking lot to accommodate both facilities, so it’s important that we park accordingly.

Even more important, is the safety of our members, coaches, families and friends.  The fenced off area between the arena and dome is designated for the Zamboni machine and is completely off-limits. (Unless, of course, you are a Zamboni!)

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Join us on April 26th, for a Live Auction!

On Friday, April 26, 2019, we will be hosting a live Auction at Parkside Pub in Dartmouth to help raise funds for the club’s Players’ Assistance Fund. We invite all members to attend this very exciting event and help support the Players Assistance Fund. Players of all ages, communities, and skill levels benefit from this fund.

You can show your support by purchasing a ticket for the event for $10 (which includes a drink) and/ or by donating an item for the auction. All Auction items are welcome including any electronics, sports memorabilia, gift baskets, tickets to special events, coupons, or gift cards.

Any and all donations will be acknowledged at the auction as well as on our website and through social media. Please contact UDFC if you have any questions about the auction and how you can help. Arrangements will be made by UDFC to pick up any donations.

If you are interested in contributing to the auction, please contact Theo Giesen at theog@udfc.ca.

Register for Nova Scotia’s First Powerchair Soccer Program

Powerchair soccer is a modified version of soccer for power wheelchair users. It is the fastest growing sport for power wheelchair users and is played all over the world! This sport is for all ages and combines the skills of the athlete with the speed of the chair to attempt to spin-kick a 13-inch soccer ball into a goal.

CLICK HERE to learn about the program, how to register or to become a volunteer!

Are You Our Biggest SuperFan? Prove It!

Attention all soccer and hockey fans, if you have not picked up your Halifax Mooseheads tickets from our office, we encourage you to do so soon for a chance to enter our Biggest Super Fan contest! On game day, we will determine who has the most team spirit, and that individual will win a special prize. Tickets are only $11 and seating is limited, so get yours today!