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ALL INFORMATION LISTED BELOW IS BASED ON PHASE ONE OF THE PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT REOPENING PLAN

Halifax City Soccer Club Summer 2021 Program Handbook

Table of Contents

Guiding Principles

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Our Pathway

Mini Program (U4-U11)

Skill Centre (U7-U11)

Competitive & Social Youth A/B (U12-U18)

Development: Advancement (U12A & AA)

Development: Excellence (AAA)

Senior (Premiership & Competitive)

Summer Camp (U7-U12)

Facilities

Clubhouse

Parent Engagement Modules

Uniform

The Principles that Guides Us

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Weekly Total - $200.00 = $50.00 x 20 weeks = $1,000.00

Our Club Pathway

All of our programs consider the non-linear nature of how human beings grow and develop. We focus on finding the right environment for each player whilst keeping opportunities fluid amongst all programs.

MINI PROGRAM

U4-U11

Mini Grassroots: U4-U7

(2017-2014)

Our Active Start mini soccer program is a terrific way to introduce your child to the sport of soccer. Our 'initiation' programs are specifically designed for children ages 4 – 7 and provide an environment where children can learn physical literacy, soccer skills, social development and cooperation all in a fun and dynamic environment.

Mini Grassroots: U8-U9

(2013-2012)

FUNdamentals is a follow-up to the 'initiation' Active Start program. Players will continue their soccer experience through physical literacy & be introduced to the 'foundation' of soccer interactions in structured & unstructured environments and small-sided games night.

Mini Grassroots: U10-U11

(2011-2010)

This program is a hybrid of FUNdamentals and Learning to Train. Players who register for this program can be brand new to soccer and in any of the three stages: 'initiation', 'foundation' and 'improve'. These environments continue to focus on a safe, fun & social environment. Players will continue their soccer experience through physical literacy & be introduced to the 'improve' stage of soccer interactions in structured & unstructured environments and can participate in organized games night.

Cost (Three locations)

Downtown Halifax (Monday)

  • U4-U5: $125.00
  • U6-U7: $195.00
  • U8-U9: $195.00 (one session a week)
  • U8-U11: $265.00 (extra game night day Wednesday @ Springvale)

Spingvale (Wednesday)

  • U4-U5: $125.00
  • U6-U7: $195.00
  • U8-U9: $195.00 (one session a week)

NEW LeMarchant Elementary (Thursday)

  • U4-U5: $125.00
  • U6: $195.00

Fee Includes

  • Club Membership
  • Field Costs
  • Coaching Costs
  • Governing Body Fees inc. insurance
  • Uniform
  • Program Equipment
  • Club Resources
  • Two Club Jamboree Events

Parents to Provide

Contributions to individual team budget for extra tournaments/festivals and team socials

Coaching

This program will have several coaches inc. senior Halifax City Soccer Club staff who will assist in the delivery of the Canada Soccer 'preferred training model'

Coaching Qualifications

All HCSC coaches are mandated to complete all requirements by our governing bodies (Soccer Nova Scotia and Canadian Soccer Association) including their soccer-specific training, making ethical decisions, respect in soccer and a valid police check.

Schedule

Start Date: June 14th

End Date: September 10th

Downtown

  • U4-U5 @ Stanley Park Saturdays 9am to 2pm (Groups to be send soon)
  • U6-U7 @ SMU Mondays 5pm to 6pm
  • U7-U8 @ SMU Mondays 6pm to 7pm (Approx 25 U7 will be invited to this block. To be sent out soon)
  • U9-U11 @ SMU Mondays 7pm to 8pm

Springvale

  • U6-U7 @ Springvale Wednesdays 5pm to 6pm
  • U8-U9 @ Springvale Wednesdays 6pm 7pm

LeMarchant

  • U6 @ LeMarchant Elementary Thursdays @ 5pm to 6pm
  • U7 @ LeMarchant Elementary Thursday @ 6pm to 7pm

Mini U8-U11 2nd Session (Game Night)

  • Thursday 7pm to 8pm (Stanley Park)

Skill Centre

U8-U11

(2013-2010)

The Skill Centre (U8-U11) program is geared towards players who are committed to soccer. Players will generally receive a minimum of two practices, plus a series of games per week. Players can expect to have 2-3 contacts per week on average over the summer months.

Our program will be aligned to Canada Soccer & Soccer Nova Scotia’s Skill Centre principles. For more information click here.

Early Bird Price (March 12th-April 12th)

  • U8-U9 - $435.00
  • U10-U11 - $495.00

Regular Price (April 13th - May 13th)

  • U8-U9 - $485.00
  • U10-U11 - $545.00

Fee Includes

  • Club Membership
  • Field Costs
  • Coaching Costs
  • Jamboree Entry Costs (summer)
  • Referee Costs
  • Governing Body Fees inc. insurance
  • Team Equipment
  • Club Resources
  • Webinars/Workshops

Fee does not include:

  • Uniform - $50.00
  • Third Optional Session (June-August): $100.00

Parents to Provide

Contributions to individual team budget for extra tournaments/festivals and team socials.

Coaching Qualifications

All HCSC coaches are mandated to complete all requirements by our governing bodies (Soccer Nova Scotia and Canadian Soccer Association) including their soccer-specific training, making ethical decisions, respect in soccer and a valid police check.

Tentative Schedule

Start Date: May 3rd

End Date: August 27th

June 7th-August 27th

U8-U9 Boys

  • Monday 5pm to 6pm (Stanley Park)
  • Thursday 5pm to 6pm (SMU)

U8-U9 Girls

  • Wednesday 5pm to 6pm (SMU)
  • Thursday 5pm to 6pm (Stanley Park)

U10 Boys

  • Monday 6pm to 7pm (Stanley Park)
  • Wednesday 6pm to 7pm (SMU)

U11 Boys

  • Monday 5pm to 6pm (St Agnes)
  • Wednesday 7pm to 8pm (SMU)

U8-U9 Girls

  • Wednesday 5pm or 6pm (SMU)
  • Thursday 5pm or 6pm (Stanley Park)

U10 Girls

  • Wednesday 5pm to 6pm (SMU)
  • Thursday 6pm to 7pm (Springvale)

U11 Girls

  • Wednesday 6pm to 7pm (SMU)
  • Thursday 6pm to 7pm (Stanley Park

Important - Location changes from SMU to Dalhousie in August

Extra Daytime Training Boys & Girls

  • Thursday's 10:30am to 11:30am

Note - These dates will not go ahead July 8th, 21st & August 6th, 2021

Competitive & Social Youth A/B

U12B-U18B & U13A-U18A

(2009-2003)

These competitive & social programs fall under the Soccer for Life stage of the Long Term Player Development program outlined by Canada Soccer. They will play in a league format and team sizes will not exceed 22 players. The boys and Girls program will be separate. Players will generally receive a minimum of one team practices a week, plus 14-16 games during the season.

Teams participating at the 'A' level will participate in the Nova Scotia Soccer League and some travel across Nova Scotia will be an expectation.

Early Bird Price (March 12th to April 23rd)

$399.00

Regular Price (April 23rd to May 13th)

$449.00

Fee Includes:

  • Club Membership
  • One Practice Session (Weekly)
  • Coaching Costs
  • League Entry Costs (Approx. 14-16 games)
  • Referee Costs
  • Governing Body Fees inc. insurance
  • Team Equipment
  • Club Resources
  • Webinars/Workshops

Fee does not include:

  • Uniform - $50.00
  • Optional second session as a team

Team Selections

Halifax City will be removing tryouts from its operations as we transition to a program that gives players ongoing feedback throughout the season, with a final recommendation of which team the player should play on next season. In addition it also removes the following:

  • Anxiety from players, coaches, parents & staff
  • Removes unnecessary tryout fees

Parents to Provide

Contributions to individual team budget for extra tournaments/festivals and team socials

Coaching Qualifications

All HCSC coaches are mandated to complete all requirements by our governing bodies (Soccer Nova Scotia and Canadian Soccer Association) including their soccer-specific training, making ethical decisions, respect in soccer and a valid police check.

Tentative Schedule

Start Date: April 22nd

End Date: August 27th

June 7th-August 27th

U12B Boys

  • Wednesday 5pm to 6pm (Stanley Park)

U12B Girls

  • Monday 6pm to 7pm (St Agnes)

U13A Boys

  • Wednesday 8pm to 9pm (SMU)

U18A Boys

  • Tuesday 7pm to 8pm (St Agnes)

U18 A Girls

  • Tuesday 6pm to 7pm (St Agnes)

Development: Advancement (U12A & AA)

(2009-2006)

Youth Development programs are geared towards players who are committed to soccer. Players will generally receive a minimum of two team practices a week, plus 14-16 games during the season. Players can expect to have 2 contacts per week on average over the summer months.

*Note - Final decisions on whether U13AA will play 9-aside or 11-aside. Once we are provided this information we will identify the selection of our U12A & U13AA teams.

Coaches of these teams will receive a trained/certified Canada Soccer C Licence coach.

These programs participate in the Nova Scotia Soccer League and travel across Nova Scotia will be an expectation.

Early Bird Price (March 12th to April 12th)

  • U12A - $535.00
  • U13AA-U15AA - $635.00

*Note - U12 & U13 players will register with the U12 base fee and once we understand competition formats will arrange final costs.

Regular Price (April 13th to April 29th)

  • U12A - $585.00
  • U13AA-U15AA - $685.00

*Note - U12 & U13 players will register with the U12 base fee and once we understand competition formats will arrange final costs.

Fee Includes:

  • Club Membership
  • Two Practice Sessions (Weekly)
  • Coaching Costs
  • League Entry Costs (Approx. 14-16 games)
  • Referee Costs
  • Governing Body Fees inc. insurance
  • Team Equipment
  • Club Resources
  • Webinars/Workshops
  • Select Games Recorded

Fees do not include:

  • Uniform - U12/U13: $50.00 U15: $70.00
  • Third Optional Session (June-August): $100.00
  • Strength & Conditioning Session (U15AA): $150.00 for 24 sessions March to end of August

Team Selections

Halifax City will be removing tryouts from its operations as we transition to a program that gives players ongoing feedback throughout the season, with a final recommendation of which team the player should play on next season. In addition it also removes the following:

  • Anxiety from players, coaches, parents & staff
  • Removes unnecessary tryout fees

Parents to Provide

  • Contributions to individual team budget for extra tournaments/festivals and team socials
  • Additional Apparel (optional)

Coaching Qualifications

All HCSC coaches are mandated to complete all requirements by our governing bodies (Soccer Nova Scotia and Canadian Soccer Association) including their soccer-specific training, making ethical decisions, respect in soccer and a valid police check.

Tentative Schedule

Start Date: April 26th

End Date: September 17th

June 7th - August 27th

U12A Boys

  • Wednesday 5pm to 6:30pm (Stanley Park)
  • Thursday 6pm to 7pm (SMU)

U12A Girls

  • Monday 7pm to 8:30pm (Stanley Park)
  • Thursday 7pm to 8pm (SMU)

U13AA Girls

  • Monday 7pm to 8:30pm (Stanley Park)
  • Wednesday 8pm to 9pm (SMU)

U15AA Boys

  • Monday 8pm to 9pm (SMU)
  • Wednesday 7pm to 8:30pm (Stanley Park)

U15AA Girls

  • Monday 8pm to 9pm (SMU)
  • Wednesday 7pm to 8:30pm (Stanley Park)

Important - Location changes from SMU to Dalhousie in August

Extra Daytime Training Boys & Girls

  • Thursday's 11:30am to 12:45pm

Note - These dates will not go ahead July 8th, 21st & August 6th, 2021

August 30th - September 17th - TBC

Development: Excellence (AAA)

(2007-2004)

This program is geared towards players who are dedicated soccer players and willing to train more consistently. Players in this program have high aspirations to continue their soccer development when they graduate high school reaching their goals of playing at the university or college level across North America.

Players can expect to have 2-3 contacts per week on average over the summer months, which include on-field and additional strength and conditioning sessions. Also, players will have access to classroom sessions with trained professionals internal and external to the club.

Coaches of these teams will receive a trained/certified Canada Soccer C Licence coach for 2020.

These programs participate in the Nova Scotia Soccer League from April to October and travel across Nova Scotia.

Early Bird Price (March 12th to March 31st):

$835.00

Regular Price (April 1st to April 9th):

$885.00

Fee Includes:

  • Club Membership
  • 2 Practice Sessions Weekly (May)
  • Third Optional Practice Session Weekly (June to August)
  • External Expert Consultancy Fees
  • Coaching Costs
  • League Entry Costs (Approx. 24 games)
  • Referee Costs
  • Governing Body Fees inc. insurance
  • Team Equipment
  • Club Resources
  • Webinars/Workshops
  • Select Games Recorded

Fees do not include:

  • Uniform - $70.00
  • Strength and Conditioning Sessions: $150.00 for 24 sessions March to August (once a week).

Team Selections

Halifax City will be removing tryouts from its operations as we transition to a program that gives players ongoing feedback throughout the season, with a final recommendation of which team the player should play on next season. In addition it also removes the following:

  • Anxiety from players, coaches, parents & staff
  • Removes unnecessary tryout fees

Parents to Provide

  • Contributions to individual team budget for extra tournaments/festivals and team socials
  • Additional Apparel (Optional)

Coaching Qualifications

All HCSC coaches are mandated to complete all requirements by our governing bodies (Soccer Nova Scotia and Canadian Soccer Association) including their soccer-specific training, making ethical decisions, respect in soccer and a valid police check.

Tentative Schedule

Start Date: April 26th

End Date: October 1st

June 7th - August 27th

U15AAA Boys

  • Monday 9pm to 10pm (SMU)
  • Tuesday 6:30pm to 8pm (Stanley Park)

U15AAA Girls

  • Monday 9pm to 10pm (SMU)
  • Tuesday 5pm to 6:30pm (Stanley Park)

U17AAA Boys

  • Tuesday 5pm to 6:30pm (Stanley Park)
  • Thursday 8pm to 9pm (SMU)

U17AAA Girls

  • Tuesday 6:30pm to 8pm (Stanley Park)
  • Thursday 7pm to 8pm (SMU)

Important - Location changes from SMU to Dalhousie in August

Optional Daytime Training

U15AAA Boys & Girls

  • Thursdays - 1pm to 2:15pm

U17AAA Boys & Girls

  • Thursdays - 2:30pm to 3:45pm

Note - These dates will not go ahead July 8th, 21st & August 6th, 2021

August 30th - October 1st - TBC

Senior (Premiership)

Senior Premiership is geared towards players who are committed to soccer. Players will generally receive a minimum of one practice a week, plus 14-16 games during the season. Players can expect to have 1-2 contacts per week on average over the summer months.

Coaches of these teams will receive a trained/certified Canada Soccer C Licence coach.

These programs participate in the Nova Scotia Soccer League and travel across Nova Scotia will be an expectation.

Senior (Competitive)

These competitive programs falls under the Soccer for Life module of the Long Term Player Development program outlined by Canada Soccer. They will play in a league format and Boys and Girls program will be separate. Players will generally receive a minimum of 20 games during the season.

Early Bird Price (March 12th to March 31st):

Premiership - $400.00 & Competitive - $300.00

Regular Price:

Premiership - $450.00 & Competitive - $350.00

Fee Includes:

  • Club Membership
  • Practice Sessions 1-2 (weekly)
  • Coaching Costs
  • League Entry Costs (Approx. 14-16 games)
  • Referee Costs
  • Governing Body Fees inc. insurance
  • Soccer Equipment

Other Events

Contributions to individual team budget for extra tournaments/festivals and team socials

Coaches

Premiership Men – Mike Whyatt

Premiership Women - Marisa Colzie

Coaching Qualifications

All HCSC coaches are mandated to complete all requirements by our governing bodies (Soccer Nova Scotia and Canadian Soccer Association) including their soccer specific training, making ethical decisions, respect in soccer and a valid police check.

Schedule

June 7th - August 28th

  • Men - Thursday 9pm (SMU)
  • Women - Wednesday 9pm (SMU)

SUMMER CAMP

July 5th-9th, 2021 & July 19th-23rd, 2021

Save $50.00 Early Bird Ends May 30th

1️⃣ U7-U8 Half-Day 8:30am - 12:30pm @ $125.00 (early bird)

2️⃣ U9-U12 Full-Day 8:30am - 4:30pm @ $199.00 (early bird)

Facilities

Stanley Park

Halifax City is pleased to announce Stanley Park as the club's new home base grass field. Obtaining access to this facility will allow us as a club to service you better and create a sense of community.

Saint Mary's University

We are excited to be working closely with Saint Mary's University for turf time this Spring & Summer.

Dalhousie

Unfortunately, Dalhousie's Wickwire Field will be going under renovation this Spring resulting in uncertainty of being available for summer. Ongoing conversations are being held to see if we can participate later in the summer months.

Mainland Common

Mainland Common will continue to be utilized by the club at the beginning (Spring) & tail end of the season (Fall) for programming.

Other Venues

The following facilities will also be utilized to support the delivery of our clubs programs.

LeMarchant Elementary

St Agnes Elementary

St Catherines Elementary

Springvale Elementary

CLUBHOUSE

All of the clubs schedule will be available to view at: https://sportsclubhouse.net/events/

If you do not have an account to the Clubhouse, please visit https://sportsclubhouse.net/membership-account/membership-levels/ and setup your account.

All players must have checked-in to participate. For more information on how to do this please review the following video tutorial: https://storyxpress.co/video/kbqw8ygw3h9zjvx9g

PARENT ENGAGEMENT

Each family is required to complete the 'Outdoor 2021 Parent Engagement' Module prior to the start of the season.

This will replace the need for the traditional parents meeting that occurs at the beginning of the season. This approach results in you being able to get the information you need in a more accessible, time-friendly manner.

*Note - AVAILABLE NOW

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

  • Who We Are
  • Our Guiding Principles
  • Our Development Pathway
  • Understand Safe Sport Requirements
  • Code of Conduct
  • COVID-19 Protocols
  • Contact Us

Note - Players will not be able to participate in competition and will not be submitted on the official roster before completing this short need to know module.

Uniform for Skill Centre, Youth A/B & U13AA

All players U8-U12 will be required to wear the SAVI training & game uniform.

If you are new to the club, please add a uniform when registering for your summer program, as we have some additional uniforms in stock.

If you want extras during the season, please purchase directly from SAVI and click to ship to our office to save cost on delivery.

Uniform for U15-U17 AA/AAA

All players AA/AAA will be required to wear the match SAVI game uniform for games & the training uniform for practice.

The uniform will be added automatically to your summer registration.

If you want extras during the season, please purchase directly from SAVI and click to ship to our office to save cost on delivery.

Thank you!