Development: Excellence


Program Description:

Youth Development Annual Season: U15-U17AAA

This program is geared towards players who are dedicated soccer players and willing to train from January to October. 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 4-5 contacts per week on average over the summer months, which include on-field and strength and conditioning sessions. In addition, 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 March to October and travel across Nova Scotia and to PEI is required.

Cost: $1,500

Fee Includes:                                

  • Club Registration
  • Field Costs
  • Strength and Conditioning Costs
  • External Expert Consultancy Fees
  • Coaching Costs
  • League Entry Costs (summer)
  • Referee Costs
  • Governing body registrations
  • Uniform (Special 2020 Offer)
  • Video Analysis
  • Strength & Conditioning Gym Sessions
  • Integration of Post Secondary Education Opportunities
  • Mental Skills Workshops
  • Nutrition Workshops

    Parents to Provide:

    • Contributions to individual team budget for extra tournaments/festivals and team socials
    • Training apparel - Team Sponsors will be provided with training shirt at no charge.


    • U15 Boys - Jay Robinson & Steve Wilcox
    • U15 Girls - Marisa Colzie & Mary Veinotte
    • U17 Boys (2004) - Costa Elles
    • U17 Boys (2003) - Jim Zelios & John Bodurtha
    • U17 Girls - Beth Kehoe

    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.

Financial Support:

Halifax City Soccer Club is committed to ensuring families can apply for KidSport & JumpStart to assist with accessbility to our programs.

There are several national funding organizations that work with soccer clubs to provide registration fee and equipment funding to those who qualify. Jumpstart will provide up to $500 per year ($250 per soccer season) to players who qualify, while KidSport provides up to $300 per year. If you need financial assistance, please apply to both Jumpstart and KidSport to see if you qualify. 

IMPORTANT: If you intend to apply for JumpStart or KidSport, when registering for your desired program, you must select "Apply for Financial Aid" when completing your registration at the checkout. 

The registrant will not be charged any money at check out for financial aid registrations and their registration will go into a "pending financial aid" status. Only when we receive proof of application for KidSport &/OR JumpStart or receive the cheque will the registrant be approved to an active successful registration.

If you require support, you can contact Mike Whyatt ( for assistance.

To start the application, please click the links below.

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