Uniform/Training Clothing Information

Uniform/Clothing by Playing Level Table

U3-U8 Age Groups

  • All players are required to wear their own shin guards/pads.
  • Players are permitted to wear sneakers but outdoor soccer cleats are recommended for stability and traction when playing on grass or turf.
  • For the summer season, players will have a jersey, pair of black shorts and black soccer socks provided to them shortly before or at their first practice. Tim Horton’s supplies the mini jerseys, shorts and socks for players to keep so there is no jersey deposit required at this level. The jersey, shorts and socks should be worn to every practice.
  • Players will be provided with a size 3 soccer ball to keep which they will need to bring to each and every practice. It is strongly recommended that their name be written on the ball in permanent marker as all the balls are the same.
  • For U8 Prospects Only – U8 Prospects players expected to wear club approved Adidas Navy shorts and Navy soccer socks to all training sessions and jamboree games. Available for purchase with registration.
  • For U8 Prospects Only – The club provides a dry-fit uniform. A $30 post-dated cheque made out to United DFC (dated September 1, 2018) will be required in order to receive a jersey. If Jersey is not returned at the end of the season, the cheque will be deposited to cover the cost of the jersey.

U10/12C Community Programs

  • All players are required to wear their own shin guards/pads.
  • Players are strongly encouraged to wear outdoor soccer cleats and socks for playing on grass or turf.  Outdoor soccer cleats will provided stability and traction.
  • Players are expected to have their own size 4 soccer ball for practicing at home.  The coach may require that players bring their own balls to practice.  
  • Players are expected to wear club approved Black shorts and Black soccer socks.   These shorts and socks will be available for purchase from the Office for $10.00 for the pair in May.
  • The club provides the equipment (game balls, etc.) and uniforms.  A $50 post-dated cheque made out to United DFC (dated September 1, 2018) will be required in order to receive a jersey.  If Jersey is not returned at the end of the season, the cheque will be deposited to cover the cost of the jersey.  
  • Club approved tracksuits and club clothing are available for purchase but are optional.  
  • Parents have the option to order training shirts at registration.

U9/10/11/12 Prospects, U13/15/17 B Community and U13/15/17/21 Performance Programs

  • All players are required to wear outdoor soccer cleats and have shin guards/pads when playing.  Indoor running shoes or soccer shoes are required for gym floors when training inside in the spring.
  • Players are expected to have their own size 4 (U13B and down) or size 5 ball (13A and up) to practice at home. The club will provide balls for practices.
  • The players expected to wear club approved Adidas Navy shorts and Navy soccer socks.  Available for purchase with registration.  
  • The club provides the equipment (game balls, etc.) and uniforms. A $80 post-dated cheque made out to United DFC (dated September 1, 2018) will be required in order to receive a jersey.  If Jersey is not returned at the end of the season, the cheque will be deposited to cover the cost of the jersey.  
  • Club approved tracksuits and club clothing are available for purchase but are optional for Prospects and U13+ levels A and B.  Requirement for tracksuits at levels AAA and AA will be a team decision.
  • At the Community level, parents have the option to order training shirts at registration.  
  • At the Prospects level, parents have the option to order training shirts at registration.  
  • At the Performance level, players are asked to wear club training shirts to practice which are available for purchase at registration.

Uniform/Clothing by Playing Level Table
The additional clothing that will need to be purchased will depend on your child’s playing level. The table below provides more detail. The key for the table is as follows:

  • Provided by club – you do not need to purchase this item. The club will provide it for you and the costs are included in your registration.
  • Mandatory – you need to purchase this item. You are encouraged to purchase the item through the club to take advantage of club pricing. The costs are not part of your registration.
  • Recommended – you are strongly encouraged to purchase this item. You are encouraged to purchase the item through the club to take advantage of club pricing. The costs are not part of your registration.
  • Optional – you are welcome to purchase this item, but it is not required in any way. You are encouraged to purchase the item through the club to take advantage of club pricing. The costs are not part of your registration.
Uniform/Training Clothing
Age/Level Jersey Shorts Socks Training ACT Dry Fit Shirt Tracksuit
U15-17 AAA, AA, U13 AA Provided by club Navy Adidas- Mandatory Navy (main) & White (alternate) – Mandatory Mandatory Team Decision
U13-17 A Provided by club Navy Adidas- Mandatory Navy (main) & White (alternate) – Mandatory Mandatory Optional
U13-17B Provided by club Navy Adidas – Recommended Navy Adidas – Recommended Recommended Optional
U12 SNS Whitecaps Prospects Provided by club Navy Adidas- Mandatory Navy (main) & White (alternate) – Mandatory Mandatory Optional
U9-U12 Prospects Provided by club Navy Adidas- Mandatory Navy Adidas – Mandatory Mandatory Optional
U10 & U12 Community Provided by club Black Admiral – Recommended Black Admiral – Recommended Optional Optional
U8 Prospects Provided by club Navy Adidas – Recommended Navy Adidas – Recommended Recommended Optional
U3 – U8 Community Provided by Tim Hortons Provided by Tim Hortons Provided by Tim Hortons Optional Optional


Uniform/Training Clothing F.A.Q.s

Why were these shorts and socks selected by the club?

The navy Adidas Regista shorts and navy Adidas Santos socks were selected for their quality, price and availability for the next 4 years. Therefore, players may not need to purchase the shorts or socks every year. In the Under 10/12 Community leagues, our United DFC teams will play one another so they will need different jersey colours. Each United DFC U10/12 team will wear the same style jersey, in a different colour, with black Admiral socks and shorts.

What happens if my child doesn’t make a Prospects team and I already purchased the gear?

If a player registers for U9-12 Prospects and purchases the navy Adidas shorts and socks, but is then placed at the U10 or U12 Community level where players wear black shorts and socks, the club will exchange the unworn navy for the black and give a refund for the difference. Parents may also wait to see where their child is placed before purchasing the shorts and socks.

Why are you collecting a deposit cheque for the jersey?

We collect a deposit cheque for the jersey to cover replacement costs if a jersey is not returned at the end of the season. A deposit cheque will be collected for every jersey except the Tim Hortons mini jerseys. Mini players may keep their Tim Hortons uniform at the end of the season.

How do I purchase the required/recommended training and game clothing?

The shorts, training shirts and socks can be purchased during online registration or they can be purchased at a later time at the United DFC office, located at #107 – 300 Prince Albert Road. The shorts and socks will arrive in April-May. Tracksuits will be available for purchase at a later date.

What about the other club clothing for sale?

There will be other United DFC clothing for sale. We love to see our fans and players wearing our club colours; any club clothing not mentioned in the table above is optional. There will also be an online store set up in the near future. Check our website in the coming weeks for more details.

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