North Durham United Football Club (NDUFC) is a non-profit soccer club licensed and sanctioned by Ontario Soccer to offer recreational and competitive soccer programs to youth and adults.
NDUFC has combined the skills and talents of local coaches, volunteers, and players who are passionate about the game of soccer and join to develop high quality teams and players along their personal soccer development pathway. The Club follows the national Long Term Player Development program for ages U8 -U12 and the Soccer for Life philosophy for players age 13 and older. A link to the Ages & Stages of Soccer Development is below.
Long Term Player Development (LTPD)
Our U8 – U12 teams are coached according to the national LTPD programs – a philosophy focused on ensuring players who love soccer stay in the game for life and enjoy the experience.
For more information about LTPD, please visit:
Fall/Winter (October – April):
Competitive teams generally train once a week. Additional competitive practices may be added throughout the winter months. Fall/Winter training and exhibition games are a key component of the overall competitive program.
Recreational winter programming is offered once a week, generally from November to March, permitting there are sufficient registrations to operate a program.
Spring/Summer (April – August):
Recreational summer programs begin in late May with teams at the fields once or twice per week, depending on the age group, and culminate with a recreational Festival in mid August.
Competitive teams generally have two practices and one game per week. Additional practices may be added throughout the summer months for older age groups. Travel and time commitments to the team are required to ensure each team’s success.
Festivals (U8 – U12 Competitive):
In support of Long-Term Player Development, “Festivals” are the only form of competition for
players in the Under-8 age group and the form of competition for the U9-U12 age groups. Festivals occur on weekends, approximately once a month, from January to September and a team will select up to 3 Festivals to attend. Festivals generally include two games per team and only take up part of the day.
Tournaments (U13 – U18 Competitive):
Teams are encouraged to participate in tournaments both within Durham Region and across Ontario. Tournaments occur on weekends and teams participated in approximately 2 to 3 tournaments throughout the summer season. Coaches determine which tournaments teams attend.