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:
Skill Centre All Ages - $400
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)
2 x 1hr practices per week
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.
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
The head coach of these programs will be a CSA qualified Head Coach or appropriately qualified volunteer.
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.
U7/U8/U9/U10/U11 Skills Centers, U12 Performance, U13/15/18 B Community and U13/15/17/21 Performance Programs