Mini Program

Program Description:

Mini Grassroots: U4-U7

Our 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

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

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 (Two locations): 

  • TBC

    • U4-U5: $125.00

    • U6-U7: $195.00

    • U8-U11: $265.00 (extra game night at LeMarchant)

  • TBC

    • U4-U5: $125.00

    • U6-U7: $195.00

    • U8-U9: $195.00 (one session a week)

Fee Includes:                                

  • Club Registration

  • Field Costs

  • Coaching Costs

  • Governing body registrations

  • Uniform

  • Soccer Equipment

Parents to Provide:

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


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.


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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