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Skill Centre Program Summer 2021

Our U7, & U8 Skill Centre programs are designed to provide the players with a fun, social experience that continues to grow a love for soccer as well as beginning to teach the basic skills, and tactics of soccer. The overarching purpose of the Canada Soccer Skill Centre model is to provide "access to high-quality programs where players can have fun with their friends, learn new skills and play the game in an appropriate format".

This program is designed for players who are more committed to soccer in comparison to the community /recreation stream.

Skill Centres are open to anyone and all. This includes players that have not played before. 

We have the following age groups for Skill Centre. Use the links below to proceed to registration and for more information on Season, Practices Times, Locations, Games, Coaches:

  • Under 8 (Born: 2013 & 2014) 
  • Under 9 (Born: 2012) 
  • Under 10 (Born: 2011) 
  • Under 11 (Born: 2010) 

 


Cost

Skill Centre All Ages - $400

Dates

April 12 - Winter season Finishes

April 15 - Summer Registration Closes (Late fees will come into effect on April 16th for Skill Centres)

May 1 - Summer practices begin

May 7 - Teams declared to NSSL

May 20 - Skill Centre Festival League starts (not yet confirmed by SNS)

Aug 22 - Last Skill Centre Festival (Summer season finishes)

 

Practices

2 x 1hr practices per week

Day/Time: TBD

Players will be split into teams based ONLY on age and gender.

We do our best to help families plan their schedules for the season however we cannot guarantee these will be the practice times or locations due to field availability and registration numbers.

Games

Festivals are played in leu of League games, starting May 20 (not yet confirmed by SNS)

- U7-U9 - Play 5-aside jamborees

- 10 & 11 - Play 7-aside jamborees


- Games played on most weekends except for holiday 

Locations

TBD

Coaches

The head coach of these programs will be a CSA qualified Head Coach or appropriately qualified volunteer.

Competition

  • Entry into NSSL Skill Centre festival league
  • 8-10 festivals in total

United DFC will host our own festival

* In exceptional cases it may be recommended that a player moves into the Community program if the Director of Soccer feels the child would be more successful at this level. 


Uniform/Training Clothing Requirements

U7/U8/U9/U10/U11 Skills Centers, U12 Performance, U13/15/18 B Community and U13/15/17/21 Performance Programs

  • All players are required to wear outdoor soccer cleats and have shin guards/pads when playing.  Indoor running shoes or soccer shoes are required for gym floors when training inside in the spring or winter.
     
  • Players are expected to have their own size 4 (U13B and down) or size 5 ball (13A and up) to practice at home. The club will provide balls for practices.
     
  • The players expected to wear club approved Adidas Navy shorts and Navy soccer socks.  Available for purchase at the UDFC office.  
     
  • Families of U12 and older performance will purchase a navy UDFC “Jersey-4-Life” for $60. Click here to learn more about the Jersey-4-Life program. And an Alternate green jersey for $20.
  • Skill Centre players, U8-U11 will be required to purchase a Navy and the Alternate green jerseys for $20 each. These will be sufficient for games.
     
  • Club approved tracksuits and club clothing are available for purchase but are optional for Prospects and U13+ levels A and B.  Requirement for tracksuits at levels AAA and AA will be a team decision.
     
  • At the Performance level, players are asked to wear club training shirts to practice which are available for purchase at registration.