U13 AA Girls High Performance Program Fall/Winter 2021-22



About the Program:

THE United DFC U13AA Girls 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 Mike Locke who has worked at the top level both in AAA soccer and at a Provincial level for many years now. Mike, a Provincial B Licence holder, will be assisted by parent coach Andy Walter and emerging club coach Ana Lucas.

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 enhance also 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.


Try-out Procedure

Any parent of a player wishing to try out for a slot on the U13AA Girls should in the first instance email Technical Director Iain King on iaink@udfc.ca 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 Girls 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):


Funding support available - please see KidSport (here) or JumpStart (here). For further support, please contact Club directly.

Payments may be made in instalments between September 1, 2021 and March 14, 2022 - 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.


Fees Include:

Facility Costs/Rentals

Coaching staff costs

Club Administration Fees

-Coaching Costs

-Registration with Governing Bodies (Canada & Soccer Nova Scotia)

-United DFC Club Administration & Registration Costs

-Team Equipment 

-League Fees & Costs

-Referee / Game Leader Costs

-Coach Education, workshops, professional development opportunities


Uniform/Clothing Training Requirements:

Click here for our uniform/training clothing requirements


Key Dates:

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.