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SPRING LEAGUE

 

 

DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

The Development Program is our more competitive soccer level and requires a higher level of commitment and skill level than our club/recreational program.   This program starts at the U8 age group and carries on until U18.   The number of development teams and formed each year and age group may vary based on the pool of players and their skill level. 

U8-U18 Development teams are part of the Cascadia League program.  The Cascadia League is the league that coordinates game schedules for the season.​

To view our frequently asked questions about our Spring League - Development Program, click HERE.

 

DEVELOPMENT TEAMS

The purpose of a development team is to provide an opportunity for qualified, talented players to compete at a higher level of competition with players that are like-minded and of similar ability. Playing at any development level will involve a greater commitment of time, travel, and additional costs by the player.  During the season, parents and players can expect that the development team practices will be held twice a week and one game per week.

PROGRAM DETAILS:

The spring development program is only offered to players in the Fall/Winter Development program.   Based on player numbers, we may invite club players or registered out of club players into the Development Program, and therefore a difference in fees will need to be paid.

  • U8-U13:

    • 2 team training sessions per week with a volunteer coach

      • 1 training session that is 75 min (grass or turf)

      • 1 training session that is 60 min (grass or turf).  Note:  there is a possibility that the 2nd training session could be 75 min, but due to Delsom Turf being unavailable during the Spring season as it is being re-turfed, this will be confirmed at a later time.

    • SAQ Session:  60 min additional session per week (staff led, physical/technical focused) – Soccer Specific Speed, Agility, Quickness, and endurance session. Everything with a soccer ball!

    • Goalkeeper Academy: 60 min sessions per week for goalkeepers and aspiring goal keepers.

    • U8 - will play 6v6

    • U9 - will play 7v7

    • U10 - will play 8v8

    • U11 - will play 8v8

    • U12 - will play 9v9

    • U13 - will play 11v11

    • Games scheduled by Cascadia Spring League - travelling required.

    • Games will be played on Saturdays for boys and Sundays for girls.

 

Elite Development Academy (U8-U13) - supplementary program (additional cost) to give our players an additional session with a qualified staff coach.  Please click HERE to view the Elite Development Academy program.

  • U14-U18:

    • 1 or 2 60 min training sessions with an approved Volunteer Coach.  The number of training sessions per week is depending on the Coach and team availability.

    • U14-U18 will play 11v11  

    • Games scheduled by Cascadia Spring League - travelling required.

    • Training sessions and games will be played on either grass or turf.

    • Games will be played on Saturdays for boys and Sundays for girls.

Note:  U14-U18:  We will only accept "team" registrations so if your child is interested in playing spring soccer, please complete this form by February 1, 2023:  U14-U18: SPRING SOCCER INTEREST – FORM.  For players interested after February 1, 2023 deadline, please contact your Age Group Coordinator to check if there are any available spots. ​  Once we have enough players to form a team, we will advise parents to register.  If we do not have enough players to form a team, we will advise parents.

 

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PROGRAM SCHEDULE:

  • 1st week of practices - week of April 10, 2023 (no practices on Easter Monday - April 10)

  • 1st weekend of games - April 15/16, 2023

  • Last week of practices - week of June 5, 2023

  • Last weekend of games - weekend of June 10 & 11, 2023

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  • No soccer programming on Easter Monday:  April 10, 2023

  • No soccer programming on Victoria Long Day Weekend:  May 20-22, 2023

 

  • ​Training schedules for teams can be found HERE.  

REGISTRATION FEE:

Registration closes February 1, 2023 for the Development Program.  Any late registrations if spots are available will be subject to the following registration fees:

To register, click HERE.  (A code is required to register - this code has been emailed directly to families in the Development Program)

For instructions on how to register, please click HERE.

Registration closes March 1, 2023.  Registrations after March 1st are subject to space on teams.

U8 (2014) - U13 (2010)

 

Registration Fee: up to March 1st

Fee: $325

Registration Fee: after March 1st (subject to space)

Fee:  $375

U14 (2009) - U18 (2005)

Depending on the coach and the number of practices the team will be training, fees are outlined below.  Once we have enough players to form a team, details will be provided on the email to parents.

Registration Fee: up to March 1st

Fee: $190 (one training session per week)

Registration Fee: after March 1st (subject to space)

Fee:  $240

Registration Fee: up to March 1st

Fee: $250 per player (two training sessions per week)

Registration Fee: after March 1st (subject to space)

Fee:  $300

Age Groups:

2015 - U8

2014 - U9

2013 - U10

2012 - U11

2011 - U12

2010 - U13

2009 - U14

2008 - U15

2007 - U16

2006 - U17

2005 - U18​

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  • Registration fees include a uniform kit - jersey, shorts and socks.   

  • All players are required to have shin guards and cleats/turf shoes for all games and training sessions or they will not be allowed to participate.

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NDFC offers a family discount to members.  We will waive the third child registration fees when registering three children to the same program.  Any uniform costs fees (if applicable) will still apply and require payment to complete registration.

ADDITIONAL TRAINING - ELITE DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY (U8-U13)

If players are looking for an additional training session, please click HERE to view the Elite Development Academy program.  This program is targeted at players currently in the Development Program.

PLAYER REQUESTS:

Player requests for specific coaches or friends to be on the same team will not be considered for Development Teams.

SPRING COACHES:

NDFC is pleased to announce that a 10% discount on player registration fees will be given to coaches or assistant coaches who volunteer to coach for the Spring League - 2023. There is a limit of 2 coaches per team who can obtain a discount.  In order for coaches to receive the discount, they must commit to coaching a team for the duration of the Spring Season.

To receive your coaches discount code, please email your Age Group Coordinator.

REFUND AND PAYMENT POLICY:

To read our Refund & Payment Policy, please click HERE

 

ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS?

Please note that all program dates/locations & schedules are subject to changes.
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