U14 AAA Girls High Performance Program Fall/Winter 2021-22

U14AAA Girls High Performance Stream
Fall/Winter 2021-22 powered by ACCEL 

About the Program: 

We will seek to ensure the United U14AAA Girls will compete a year above themselves in the U15AAA Nova Scotia Soccer League come March 2022 just as our current group at this age level did with distinction this summer. 

This year-long project is designed to give them the necessary skill set and physicality to deal with that competitive environment as well as their clubmates have this year. 



We are delighted that this season our co-Head Coaches for this group will be Liz McPhail and Lauren Windsor.  

Liz and Lauren both have excellent University level playing careers behind them and are now becoming hugely respected in coaching circles with involvement at Team Nova Scotia level in 2021. They will be assisted by United DFC newcomer Katie Walsh, a star player who graduated at Saint Francis Xavier University, who has made a superb early impression at the club. 


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.  


Player Selection Policy: 

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): 

To be confirmed (TBC) 

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 2022 

The team will have soccer sessions twice a week in winter and there will also be a new Strength and Conditioning night at a facility in Dartmouth. Further details on this new initiative will be sent to all registrants.    

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 U14AAA Girls High-Performance Training sessions of the Program. 

December 1, 2021 – week beginning January 4, 2022: Program on break for mandated player rest. 

January 5 – March 11: Pre-season and SNS-backed series of indoor exhibition games.  

March 14-18, 2022: March Break 

March 19 – mid-October: Training resumes and the new enhanced 11 v 11 season begins.