Need to Know

Sept 15 - 22

Need to Know

Welcome to United DFC’s weekly Need to Know newsletter. Our aim is to keep you informed about everything that is going on inside the club. Watch for your update every Wednesday. 


Fall/Winter 2021-22 Registration Underway 

Registration for our Fall and Winter 2021-22  season is now underway. Program descriptions can be found on our website here. Registration for programs closes on September 30. A $50 late fee will apply to late registrations. 

Program schedules will be posted to the website once they become available. 

Please like and share our promotional posts and videos on social media! #Experience.Grow.Unite 

ACCELerate your game - With Karen Decker, President of Accel Physiotherapy and Sport Performance Centre 

Injury prevention: 

A key component of Injury Prevention is “Recovery”. Dedicated soccer players who practice and play frequently and with high intensity, should apply “Recovery” methods to ensure their bodies recuperate between training sessions. These simple methods reduce fatigue, muscle stiffness, inflammation, and optimize performance. 

Some of our favorite recovery methods include: 

1. cooldowns including static stretching after all training sessions and games  

2. ice application (10 minutes) or ice baths/showers (1-4 minutes) after hard sessions 

3. rest i.e. LOTS of SLEEP and naps as needed 

4. and Foam Rolling. 

Foam rolling muscles can be done as both a warm-up and cool down, as well as a measure of improving blood flow to stiff muscles on days in between sessions. 

Click here for instructions on how to effectively foam roll: 

United DFC Awards Committee Seeking Sponsorship 

United DFC LOVES our volunteers. The Awards Committee has big plans for our membership including scholarships, volunteer appreciation, and awards for volunteers. If your company would like more information about sponsoring any of the initiatives, please contact Big or small, all donations of cash or product are welcome. We are also pleased to offer larger sponsorship opportunities for companies interested in title sponsorship of our initiatives. Together, we can acknowledge all of the great work being done by our volunteers and members. 


Junior Coaches Wanted  

There was a problem with the Jr Coach sign up link in last week’s Need to Know. This link to sign up for the Jr coaching program is correct. 

United DFC is looking for youth and young adults in our club who are interested in serving their community through volunteer work. We have multiple programs at different levels and are excited to welcome our players to try out coaching in a safe environment with supportive, experienced coaches. Options for junior coaches include mini, skills center, and in some situations - assistant coaches on youth teams. The club will work with each interested junior coach to find a good fit with the right program. The commitment level will vary for each junior coach depending on their own availability and schedules. This program is flexible and junior coaches can try it out before committing if they prefer. Please complete this expression of interest form to be included on the mailing list with more information. 

Watch this 5-minute welcome video for more information and 5 reasons why you should become a Jr Coach. 

Atlantic Virtual Coaching Conference 

Join us for the FREE Atlantic Virtual Coaching Conference: The Impact of a Coach, happening September 21st and 23rd! 

Join online via Zoom! A draw for a coach prize package will take place during each session! 

Register by clicking here


Halifax Wanderers Tickets for Sale 

As part of our ongoing partnership with the Halifax Wanderers, United DFC has purchased 20 season tickets. These tickets are available for members of the club to purchase for friends and family at the cost of $25 each. This season extends into September, October, and November which should be great with the lovely fall weather. Attending a Wanderers game is an excellent family/friend event. Visit here to purchase your tickets at our United DFC Store. Please note that for entrance to the grounds on game days starting Sept. 3  there are new requirements regarding Covid-19 protocols. For details click here

Remaining Games in 2021 Season:  

  • Fri. Sept 3 @ 7 pm vs Forge - SOLD OUT 

  • Mon. Sept 6 @ 3 pm vs York United - SOLD OUT 

  • Sat. Sept 25 @ 3 pm vs FC Edmonton - 1 ticket remaining 

  • Wed. Sept 29 @ 6:30 pm vs Atlético Ottawa 

  • Wed. Oct 6 @ 7 pm vs Forge 

  • Mon. Oct 11 @ 2 pm vs Pacific - 6 Tickets remaining 

  • Sat. Oct 23 @ 3 pm vs Forge - SOLD OUT 

  • Sat. Nov 6 @ 3:30 pm vs Atlético Ottawa - SOLD OUT 



Lebanese Cedar Festival EXPRESS is here! 

September 24-26, 2021 @ 111 Clayton Park Drive 

Bring your family & friends and come savour the sights, sounds, and tastes of EVERYTHING LEBANESE. 

Enjoy a weekend of authentic Lebanese cuisine, cultural music, and amazing company! 

This is our opportunity to show the world our Lebanese culture and simply put, our passion for life. 


In Search Of - Plastic Hangers: 

 If anyone has plastic hangers that you wish to donate, we would be happy to take them off your hands - we are installing a new hanging system for our jerseys! Donations may be dropped off at the UDFC office at 75 MacDonald Ave., Unit 4

Soccer Nova Scotia Online Weekly 50/50  

Support your club and win cash for yourself with Soccer Nova Scotia’s province-wide 50/50 program through Rafflebox. Draws take place every Monday at 12 pm. Buy tickets from Soccer NS and choose United DFC (United Dartmouth Football Club). 



Social Media Channels 

Please follow our social media channels and like/tag/share/comment on any posts that resonate with you. This is a small thing you can do that will help the club a great deal.  

  • Instagram: @UnitedDFC 

  • Facebook: @UnitedDFC 

  • Twitter: @UnitedDFC 


Summary of Important Dates: 

Sept 3                 Halifax Wanderers vs Forge - SOLD OUT 

Sept 6                 Halifax Wanderers vs York United - SOLD OUT 

Sept 25               Halifax Wanderers vs FC Edmonton - 1 Ticket remaining 

Sept 26               Coaches application closes 

Sept 29               Halifax Wanderers vs Atlético Ottawa 

Sept 30               Registration Closes

Oct 6                   Halifax Wanderers vs Forge 

Week of Oct 11  Practices begin 

Oct 11                  Halifax Wanderers vs Pacific - 6 Tickets remaining 

Oct 23                 Halifax Wanderers vs Forge - SOLD OUT 

Oct 30                 League begins 

Nov 6                  Halifax Wanderers vs Atlético Ottawa - SOLD OUT 

Dec 20                Holiday break begins 

Jan 3                   Holiday break concludes 

Mar 11                  League concludes 



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