HOW THE PROGRAM WORKS
A player will purchase a navy jersey for $60 and keep that jersey for the rest of their United DFC youth playing career. When the player outgrows the navy jersey, it can be brought into the office and switched for a larger size for no charge. When the player has finished playing soccer, UDFC offers a “buy back” for their Adidas navy UDFC jersey in good condition for $20, provided the club will be utilizing this jersey for at least one year after the jersey is returned.
The Jersey-4-Life Program affects the following programs:
U10 & 11 Skill Centres
U12 A / B
U13-18 A / B
U13 AA, U15 AA / AAA & U17 AAA
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ON THE JERSEY-4-LIFE PROGRAM
What about players who don’t wear the Adidas navy UDFC jerseys?
Our Mini players (U3-U8 community) wear Timbit uniforms that are donated by Tim Hortons so are exempt from this program. Our U10/12 Community summer players that play in the local league don’t wear the UDFC Adidas navy uniforms because they play other UDFC teams in the same league. We have a jersey deposit system for this program as they are only used in the summer months. If these players move to a program that wears the navy jerseys then they will be asked to purchase a navy “Jersey-4-Life”.
What about those players that require the Green Alternate Dry fit jerseys?
Just like players are asked to purchase and wear the navy dry-fit training shirts for $20, players will be required to purchase a green dry-fit alternate numbered jersey for $20 that they will keep. Like the training shirts, a new alternate will not need to be purchased until it is worn out or the player outgrows it. This way, every UDFC player who wears a navy jersey will also have a matching green alternate.
The following programs will require participants to purchase the green Alternate Shirt:
U10/11 Skill Centres
U13-18 A / B
U13 AA, U15 AA / AAA & U17 AAA
What happens when players have the same numbers?
In the Skill Centre programs, players are permitted to have matching numbers. On the older teams, different jersey numbers are required; therefore if you need a different number or if parents want their children to have unique numbers, the jersey can be exchanged at the office for no cost to get a jersey with a different number. If you have to change numbers, UDFC will also exchange a green dry-fit alternate (in good condition) for the proper number.
What happens if my child loses or damages their jersey?
No change from the current program. Currently, if a player loses or damages a jersey, they must pay for the replacement before the player is given another. With the “Jersey-4-Life” program, when a player loses or damages a jersey, they must purchase a new “Jersey-4-Life” for $60.
My older child owns a “Jersey-4-Life” and doesn’t want to play anymore. Can I give it to my younger child or nephew?
Yes, the jersey belongs to you. You may pass it onto another player who would then own it for life or we will buy back the jersey for $20 (if the jersey is in good condition).
My child only wants to play summer soccer. Do I return the jersey?
Not necessarily. You have the option to sell back the jersey for $20 at any time, however you will need to re-purchase the jersey for $60 should your child opt to play again. If your child plans to play the following summer it may make more sense to hold onto the jersey until the next season. This way, if they decide not to play at that time, you can always sell the jersey (in good condition) back to the club at that time for $20.
Will the club change jerseys and I will be stuck with an old jersey?
UDFC designed and purchased our Adidas navy jerseys in 2018 to be used for at least 5-6 years (10-12 seasons). As we get closer to 2023, we will examine our inventory and decide if we are going to replace the jerseys and select a new jersey design or continue with the same jersey. Closer to 2023, the club “buy back” fee of $20 may decrease. When the jerseys are replaced, it is anticipated that we will begin another “Jersey-4-Life” program.
My child plays Mini Timbits Soccer or U10/12 Community Soccer and doesn’t have an Adidas navy jersey or green alternate. Could I buy my child a “Jersey-4-Life” or may I buy one for myself as a parent to wear to games and special events?
All of our UDFC members are welcome to participate in the “Jersey-4-Life” program for $60 (pending size availability) or purchase a green alternate for $20. We are able to replenish our inventory of green jerseys but the navy inventory is limited.