Grassroots (U3-U12)

What is Grassroots?

Grassroots is the most important part of the player pathway. This is where we give children their first experience in soccer. Ensuring that this experience is fun, enjoyable and safe is essential. 




May 4th: U12B, U12C, Skills Centre, U10 & U12 Community

May 26th: Mini Program

Please note that programs may be full before the registration deadline.


Mini Program


The objective of the summer Mini Soccer Program is to provide our U3-U8 year old players with a fun, safe, and enjoyable environment which allows them to explore and learn the game. The program is designed to incorporate lots of contact and time with the ball and will emphasize fun, games, and physical literacy development. Depending on the number of participants, groups may be boys, girls and/or co-ed. 




Age groups:

U3 born in 2020

U4 born in 2019

U5 born in 2018

U6 born in 2017

U7 born in 2016

U8 born in 2015





Skill Centre Program


United DFC’s Skill Centre programs are designed to provide the players with a fun, social experience that continues to grow a love for soccer as well as teaching the fundamental and foundational developmental aspects of soccer. Skills Centre is part of our competitive development pathway for UDFC players.


Age groups:

U8 born in 2016 / 2015

U9 born in 2014

U10 born in 2013

U11 born in 2012




U10 and U12 Community Program



The U10C and U12C programs are designed for ease and consistency of schedule. Practice and games will be at the same time and night every week this summer. This is for players who want to play competitive games in a more relaxed, fun environment where they are able to play with their friends in their local community. These programs are ideal for players who are not interested in the performance pathway or unable to commit as much time. Coaching will be at a minimum with a focus on playing games.


Age groups:

U10 born in 2013 / 2014

U12 born in 2012 / 2011




U12 Pre-Performance Program


The U12 Pre-Performance Program is designed for players who intend to graduate into the performance pathway with United DFC. This program demands more commitment from players in comparison to the community/recreation stream and is designed with the intention to develop players into our competitive stream of U13AA and 13A.

 This program will consist of 2 x practices per week and games in the NSSL U12A or 12B divisions. The United DFC pre-performance program is aligned with Canada Soccer’s Grassroots Standards.


Age groups:

U12 born in 2011



Upcoming Events

Apr. 10, 2023 to Aug. 27, 2023

U13-U18 AA Season
Programs begin week of April 10th for U13-U18AA

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Apr. 17, 2023 to Aug. 31, 2023

U12 Pre-Performance Season
U12 Pre-Performance begins week of April 17th

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Apr. 17, 2023 to Aug. 27, 2023

Skills Centre Season
Skills Centre program begins week of April 17th

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