About the Program:
The United DFC U13AA Boys will compete in the U13AA Nova Scotia Soccer League (NSSL) indoor 7 v 7 this Fall/Winter.
This coming cycle will be geared towards preparing them for their first year-long project at U14AAA which will begin in October 2022.
We are delighted that this season our Head Coach will be the vastly experienced Amit Batra who is also is charge of the Men’s and Women’s Soccer Programs at Acadia University.
Amit will be assisted by parent coaches Sean Brushett and Chris Harrison.
Added Program Value 2021:
In the Summer block of this Program our AAA players, both male and female, enjoyed expert tuition from Professor Sebastian Harenberg of St Francis Xavier University on Sports Psychology.
They were also given advice on nutrition from leading expert in the field Alfredo Angione.
These links will continue to be developed in Fall/Winter and we will also enhance the content from our partners at ACCEL Physiotherapy on Mental Performance, Injury Prevention, and Nutrition. We also added dedicated goalkeeping sessions to the Programs which will continue throughout Fall/Winter.
Any parent of a player wishing to try out for a slot on the U13AA Boys should in the first instance email Technical Director Iain King at email@example.com to begin the process.
The player will then be invited into a week of sessions by the coaching staff that will see them assessed in at least two practices.
After this, a decision will be taken between coaching staff and TD on whether the offer of a slot should be made and the player/parents will be informed. If a slot is not offered then detailed feedback will be given on the areas the player would need to improve upon to reach AA level.
Player Selection Policy:
The U13AA Boys are part of our High-Performance division and in common with all United DFC AAA streams, entry to this program is by INVITATION ONLY which is strictly adhered to. Unless you receive an invitation email from our Technical Director (Youth/Senior) Iain King then please do NOT attempt to register your child at this level.
Please note the following Four-Point Approach:
All children wishing to try out for our AAA programs will be given the chance in Open Development Sessions held over October and early November.
The Four Corners of the game – Technical, Tactical, Psychological and Social – are pondered when deciding a players’ suitability to the Program.
The players are monitored throughout the previous season both in training and in matches using the club’s VEO analysis system.
The Team Coaches, who have been in contact throughout the year, then have a final meeting with the Technical Directors to decide the make-up of each squad.
Cost (Fall/Winter 2021/22):
Payments may be made in installments between September 1, 2021, and March 14, 2022 - the first payment is due upon registration.
Training sessions/Games 2022:
The team will have soccer sessions twice a week in winter on turf. Games will be on a SUNDAY.
-Coaching staff costs
-Club Administration Fees
-Registration with Governing Bodies (Canada & Soccer Nova Scotia)
-United DFC Club Administration & Registration Costs
-League Fees & Costs
-Referee / Game Leader Costs
-Coach Education, workshops, professional development opportunities
Uniform/Clothing Training Requirements:
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September 8: Program information released and registration opens
Week beginning Tuesday, October 12: First U13AA Boys High-Performance Training sessions of the Program.
Saturday, October 30: Beginning of League play.
December 25 and January 2: No League play.
February 19 – March 6: Play-Offs.