The Program

Under the Direction of Soccer Nova Scotia’s Technical Department, Regional Training Centers have been established in six centers across the province. The aim of these programs is to develop both players and coaches at the regional level. The regional Training Center Program also provides consistent development for selected U12 players, with an aim of transferring its beneficial effects to clubs, districts and provincial teams. The program also aids in the identification and selection process of players for the 2012/13 Under 13 Soccer Nova Scotia Provincial Team.

Age Groups

The targeted age group for optimum delivery of this program is the under 12 boys and girls (Born: 2000 or after) Approximately 20 to 25 players per age group. However, Regional Head Coaches will have the ability to add younger or additional players where they feel appropriate.

Duration of Program

The program involves twenty sessions (one each week) and starts in late October 30th and ends in April. Over the course of the program the Director of Coaching and Player Development of Soccer Nova Scotia will visit each Regional Training Center to provide feedback on the players and coaches involved. On March 23rd and 24th, 2013 the program will conclude with the RTC tournament scheduled at the Soccer Nova Scotia Training Center for those players SELECTED from the Regional Training Center groups by their RTC Head Coach.

Organization of Program

The RTC program will be organized by the Regional Technical Director in the six centers. Minimum coaching requirements for Head Coaches will CSA B License. Assistant coaches must be fully certified at CSA Pre B level. Assistant coaches must also be working towards their B License Provincial.


The content of the program has been developed by Soccer Nova Scotia’s Technical Department to assist in the development of the player. The sessions will include the following three key elements:

  1. Repetition to develop technique on demand
  2. Understanding of basic tactics
  3. Positional roles and responsibilities in small-sided games.


Program Dates & Times

(For those players selected from the Try-outs)

October 14th is the first session
Girls: 4:00-5:30 pm
Boys: 5:30-7:00 pm

March 10th is the last session. Sessions are held weekly and consistent attendance is STRONGLY ENCOURAGED.
There will not be a session December 23rd or 30th.
March 23rd and 24th, 2013 is the RTC Tournament held at the Soccer Nova Scotia Training Center in Halifax, NS

Development Pathway

National Teams Program

CSA National Training Center

NS Provinicial Program
Under 13, 14, 15, 16 Canada Games

Regional Training Centers
U12 | Halifax, Harbor East, Valley, Surburban, South Shore, Highland, Cape Breton

Member clubs development programs
Following the try-outs in each region those players that are selected to participate in the 2011/12 program will be charged a fee of $275. This fee covers all sessions. All players will be provided with a numbered crested Umbro shirt, and shorts and socks.

Try-Out Information

Try-outs will be held at the Valley Indoor Training Center

Saturday, September 22nd
Boys  10:00 am – 11:30am
Girls 11:30 am – 1:00pm

Sunday, September 23rd
Girls 11:00am – 12:30pm
Boys 12:30 – 2:00pm


Angela Morrison

Director of Coaching and Player Development Valley District Soccer Association

(902) 678.8644 (work)

(902) 670.9159 (cell)

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