United DFC Need to Know - April 7-14, 2021

United DFC Need to Know - April 7-14, 2021

Welcome to United DFC’s weekly Need to Know newsletter. Our aim is to keep you informed about everything that is going on inside the club. Watch for your update every Wednesday!

Summer Registration Closing Dates 

Below are the registration deadlines for the following programs:

U15 AAA and U17 AAA registration closes - April 5
U12 A registration closes - April 15
U13-18 AA registration closes - April 19
U12 C and U10 C registration closes - May 15
U13 - U18 A/B registration closes - May 14
Skill Centre registration closes - April 15
Mini Programs registration closes - May 15 

Do not be late! United DFC has implemented a late fee of $50 for all registrations that are processed after the program registration deadline. Our programs, facilities and schedules are delivered based on actual registration numbers. The late registration fees will be applied to all late registrations and are non-refundable. 

Skill Centers - Wrapping up the Winter & Transitioning into Summer!

April 10/11th will be the last weekend of the Winter 2020-21 Skill Center program. Our teams have had a brilliant winter season and there is a lot of excitement and anticipation for the Summer ahead! Our Skill Center teams will finish on April 11th and start up practices again on May 1st. The Summer Skill Center festivals are scheduled tentatively to begin in the last week of May. 

 

 

Programs this Summer - Please share with friends and family

  • Mini Soccer - United DFC’s amazing mini soccer program is back! Join us at one of our 4 community locations for soccer once a week (U3/U4) or twice a week (U6, U8). The goal of this program is physical literacy through soccer activities and games, social skills and fun! For program information, click here.

  • Skills Centres - United DFC has been recognized provincially and nationally for our skills centre programs. If you are born between 2010-2014 and want to develop your soccer skills while having fun, training and playing games, then our skills center program sounds like a great fit. For program information, click here.

  • Community Soccer U10-U18 A/B/C - United DFC has an awesome program for kids who want to play soccer in their community with their friends. The commitment is two evenings a week and community soccer is a great way to have exercise, play soccer and make friends. For program information, click here.

  • Pre-performance (U12A) - This program is designed for players who intend to graduate into the performance pathway. This stream demands more commitment from players in comparison to the community/recreation stream. This is considered a foundation program and adheres to the Learn to Train phase of the Long-Term Athlete Development model. For program information, click here.

  • Performance - Designed to meet the needs of players ages 12 -18 that desire a more challenging and competitive playing environment. Our main goals for our competitive team program is to help each player reach their maximum potential with regards to soccer, in the best possible environment. For program information, click here.

  • Senior Soccer - United DFC offers soccer for all levels of players from first time adults wanting to kick around and meet new people to organized teams at recreational and competitive levels. We offer male and female teams for all ages of seniors. Contact us at info@udfc.ca to help you find the right fit for you.

Winter Programs End This Week

It has been an eventful winter with many starts, stops and changes due to Covid-19. Thank you to all of our staff, volunteers and members for being so adaptable in the face of adversity.  As the winter programs end this week, please take time to ensure you thank your team staff (coaches and managers) because without them, our wonderful club and your soccer team/program would not exist. The volunteers at the field and behind the scenes do so much work and we always want them to feel valued and appreciated. 

We also want to congratulate our new staff on a very successful first season. David Campbell, Executive Director, Iain King, TD Youth and Senior and Oliver Hewish, TD Grassroots all joined the club in January and have been incredible in fulfilling their duties and planning for the future. Now that they have their feet on the ground, the sky is the limit! 

Summer Day Camps - Sneak Peek

United DFC is excited to bring back summer day camps for our members. We are still finalizing covid protocols which may affect locations and price so we are unable to officially announce the location and camp cost but we are able to announce the dates we plan to hold our camps. We are planning to alternate the camp between the Cole Harbour High and Dartmouth High fields. Keep an eye out for further details in an upcoming Need to Know and on Social Media.

Soccer Day Camps: 

Camp 1 - July 5-9
Camp 2- July 12-16
Camp 3-  July 19-2
Camp 4- July 26-3
No camp - Aug 2-6

Camp 5-  Aug 9-13
Camp 6 - Aug 16-20

Community Spirit - Community Clean Up

United DFC strongly believes in community spirit and part of being a good community member is caring for the environment. Please make a point to take a garbage bag with you on your next walk/ kick around at your community field/ park and pick up the garbage. Send a photo to info@udfc.ca by April 15th and we will post a collage on social media of all of the clean ups. It will make a great difference to our community and is very easy to do. Great family time activity as well. 

 

Protocol Reminder for Practices

  • Please remind players that MASKS are required to enter the building.

  • TD's please remember to sign in to the facility ( Initial the entrance ).

  • When training is over we should MASK up to leave.

 

Contact Us

A reminder to members that our office hours and location are easily accessible on our website at udfc.ca/about-us/contact-us

Social Media Channels

Please follow our social media channels and like/tag/share/comment on any posts that resonate with you.This is a small thing you can do that will help the club a great deal. 

  • Instagram: @UnitedDFC

  • Facebook: @UnitedDFC

  • Twitter: @UnitedDFC

 

Soccer NS Club Lottery 

The club lottery continues to be a success with United DFC finishing in the top 3 each week for supporters. This week’s lucky winner is Natalie Lewis who took home $1307. Congratulations, Natalie! Try your luck and support UDFC by playing online 50/50. Choose Soccer NS and select “United Dartmouth Football Club” as the club you are supporting. Share the draw with your friends and family at SNS 50/50.

Summary of Important Dates:

April 10/11 - Winter 2021 season ends
April 15 - Deadline for community clean up photos - send to info@udfc.ca
April 17 - League start date- U15 AAA/U17 AAA

May 8 - League start date- U12A, U13 AA, U15 AA, U18 AA

May 29 - League start date- Skill Centre
June 1 - Mini program start date
July 5-9 - Soccer Day Camp - week 1
July 12-16- Soccer Day Camp - week 2
July 19-2 - Soccer Day Camp - week 3
July 26-3 - Soccer Day Camp - week 4
Aug 2-6 - No Soccer Camp
Aug 9-13 - Soccer Day Camp - week 5
Aug 16-20 - Soccer Day Camp - week 6