Skills Centre

Skill Centres


Skill Centres are skill development programs for young players that want to focus more on soccer. They provide a challenging, enjoyable environment for players to develop and nurture the skills required to succeed in soccer. Our program is aligned with Canada Soccer and Soccer Nova Scotia’s Skill Centre principles.


Key elements:

  • High contact time with the ball
  • Training to resemble the game
  • Fun training for everyone
  • Accessible to everyone
  • Feedback to parents and players


Age Groups


  • U9-U11 (born 2013-2016). All interested players are accepted until places are filled. There will be three groups for boys and girls:
    • U9 (born 2015/2016)
    • U10 (born 2014)
    • U11 (born 2013)


Season Details


  • Team Formation Sessions October 2-5
  • Training and games October 23, 2023 - March 3, 2024
  • Two weekly 60 minute training sessions
  • U10/U11 will participate in the NSSL Festival League. There will be eight Festivals on alternate weekends in Halifax throughout the season beginning in November.
  • U9 will participate in some festivals - number of festivals and dates to be determined




U9       $300

U10     $375

U11     $375


Fees include:

  • $50 fund-raising fee (parents can collect back)
  • Uniforms
  • Team equipment
  • Festival and referee costs
  • Facility costs
  • Technical staff and coaches
  • Governing body fees including insurance




Valley United technical staff and volunteer coaches will assist in the delivery of the program.


All Valley United coaches are mandated to complete all requirements by our governing bodies (Soccer Nova Scotia and Canada Soccer) including their soccer-specific training and a Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector screen.

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