Need to Know March 17- March 22

Registration for Performance Programs CLOSING extended to March 31
 (U12, U13, U15 & U17/U18)

Reminder to all of our members planning to play U12WC, U13 A/AA, U14/15 A/AA, U17/18 A/AA to register ASAP because registration for these programs will close on March 31. UDFC does not hold tryouts. Instead, coaches meetings to determine player placement will occur shortly after March 22 and the performance team rosters will be announced April 11th. Remind your friends/ neighbours/ teammates. You can't be placed on a team if you aren't registered!!! Register BEFORE MARCH 31 to avoid disappointment.

 

Come Try Soccer

UDFC's annual FREE Come Try Soccer Event has been postponed

Register at the link below for the United DFC Soccer Club's Come Try Soccer event and we will contact everyone signed up directly with infomation on how to Try Soccer for Free!

To sign up for FREE click here: https://forms.gle/fRRDP9qvXkRhk4Jw8

 

UDFC/ ECV March Break Camp - Cancelled

Summer Registration is OPEN - Sign up now to take advantage of our payment installment options

We are pleased to announce that registration for mini (age 3-8), skills center (ages 7-12), community(B- ages 11-18) and performance (A, AA- ages 13-18) teams are open. Senior teams (ages 18+) will open soon. AAA programs are in progress. The earlier you register, more payment installments are available to you. Visit udfc.ca and click programs for more information.

 

UDFC Summer Camp Registration OPEN - Locations Announced

Registration is open for our full day, high quality summer camp.  Fee: $150/week or $40/day. 

We are alternating our 5 camps between two locations.  Two (2) camps at Dartmouth High (Sportsplex for swimming) and three (3) camps at Cole Harbour High (Cole Harbour Place for swimming). 

To register for our summer camps, go into your UDFC demosphere account and choose the camp for which you wish to register. Click here for more info: https://www.udfc.ca/programs/camps/summer-camps

  • July 13-17 UDFC Summer Camp- CH High
  • July 20-24 UDFC Summer Camp- Dartmouth High
  • July 27-31 UDFC Summer Camp- CH High
  • August 10-14 UDFC Summer Camp - Dartmouth High
  • August 17-21 UDFC Summer Camp - CH High

Calling all Amateur Photographers

Would you like to be a UDFC team/ club photographer? Paul Morris, club photographer, has graciously offered to host a session in April for all budding photographers to teach the basics of action sport photography. Our goal is to create a pool of club volunteers with a DSLR camera (exchangeable lenses) who can take quality action shots of our players and programs. We hope that the best of these shots can be shared with team parents for free. If you are interested in this session and taking on this role (either for your team or multiple teams) please fill out this form with your availability and you will be contacted about the session. Special thanks to Paul Morris for making this happen. Sign up form: https://forms.gle/UqM1DZ8jCiHqiqzc9

 

Wanderers Tickets

UDFC has purchased 20 tickets for the club for the Halifax Wanderers games. We primarily sell these to teams but will have extra tickets available throughout the season for our members - especially early in the season before our teams are formed and late in the season when our teams are finished. The first Wanderers home game for the 2020 season is tentatively Saturday, April 25. If you are interested in purchasing Wanderers tickets for $20 each, please fill out this form and you will be contacted by the club. https://forms.gle/WBQUJQG3eFjD71WQ9

COVID-19 UPDATE: Please fill out the form if intersted. We won't start selling the tickets until the Wanderers announce the season will continue, but we will offer them on a first come first serve basis to those who are signed up on this form.

 

UDFC Sponsorship Packages 

UDFC has a great new sponsorship package which includes registration credit. Your company can reap the benefits of supporting youth sport in our community and your child can play for free!! So many levels available with great benefits. Visit : https://udfc.demosphere-secure.com/_files/about-us/sponsorship-info-2020/UDFC%20Club%20Sponsorship%20Package%202020%20(3).pdf

 

Nominations for Soccer NS Committees- 

Soccer NS has asked member clubs to put forward representatives for consideration for two Soccer NS Committees. UDFC is pleased to invite our members to apply to info@udfc.ca by Sunday, March 22.

The Competitions and Soccer Development Committees are not representative committees. They are populated from a mixture of volunteers, who have a background in organizing competitions/Soccer Development at the community, district and/or provincial level. Selected nominees will be willing to serve a two (2) year term. Nominees must have a current driving licence, be available to attend Regional/Provincial
Championships, and attend 2/3 meetings annually. In addition, the nominees will be over the age of
18yrs, have a current Criminal Record Check, and have the support of their respective Club, District and
League. If you are chosen, you will be responsible to complete “respect in workplace” training which will be paid by Soccer Nova Scotia.

To apply, please submit a document to info@udfc.ca by Sunday, March 22 outlining the following:
Name, age, community, experience, why you want to be on the committee, what you can bring to help
support the respective committee.

  • SNS Competitions Committee - will create and support such working committees as needed to operate any sanctioned competition. It works with the membership and staff to support the operation of these competitions in addition to any deliverables outlined within the committee’s terms of reference. (2-3 face to face meetings per year plus additional communication throughout the year)
  • Soccer Development Committee - The goal of the Committee is to optimize and evaluate development (as defined in the terms of reference) through the implementation of club growth and coach development initiatives via the Canada SoccerClub Licence Program. (2-3 face to face meetings per year)

 

Did you know?

Did you know that our Performance Technical Director, Mesut Mert, has been hired to work as assistant coach for the Halifax Wanderers alongside, Canadian coaching legend, Stephen Hart? We are really proud of Mesut for earning this honour. Mesut, who has been called by many, a "soccer genius" has been the Performance TD at UDFC since our beginning and has made a positive impact on the club and players. We will miss Mesut very much but are so proud of his achievement and wish him well in this new position.

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Summary of Important Dates:

  • March 31st - Close of Performance Registration (U12, U13, U15 & U17/U18)
  • March 28 - Come Try Soccer for FREE Event - Postponed
  • April 11th - Performance Team Announcements
  • April 20th - Close of Skill Centre Registration (U7, U8, U9, U10 & U11)
  • April 15th & 22nd - TD led Member information Meetings @ Woodlawn Library. Individual dates for specific meetings to be announced:  1. Skill Centre, 2. Performance AA, A & Prospects, 3. Community & 4. President's Forum
  • April 25 - Halifax Wanderers First Home game
  • May 1st - Close of Community Registration (U10c, U12c, U13b, U15b & U18b)
  • May 2nd - Performance Teams - Jersey for Life Handout (for those who don't already have one or need an exchange) Details to follow.
  • May 8th - Performance "To Be Assessed" player's team confirmation
  • Week of April 20th - Tentative start of all AA, A, Whitecap & Prospects Programs on turf
  • Week of May 4th - Tentative start of Skill Centre programs on turf
  • Week of May 18th - Tentative start of Community programs on turf
  • Week of June 1st - Tentative - A, B, C & Prospect programs move to grass
  • Week of June 1st - Tentative - Mini & U10c programs start
  • July 13-17 UDFC Summer Camp- CH High
  • July 20-24 UDFC Summer Camp- Dartmouth High
  • July 27-31 UDFC Summer Camp- CH High
  • August 10-14 UDFC Summer Camp - Dartmouth High
  • August 17-21 UDFC Summer Camp - CH High