U8 Program Information (Born 2012 - 2013)


Summer registration is now open to returning winter and summer Storm members. Space is limited. If your age division is full, please continue with the registration process and your player's name will be added to the waitlist. Waitlists will be carefully monitored to accommodate as many players as possible.


Online registration opens for returning Summer and Winter members on Thursday, February 13 and for the general public on Thursday March 5.

New and current members are also invited to attend our in person registration and information night on March 5 at the East Dartmouth Community Centre from 6-8pm


Program Description

U8 players practice twice a week on weekday evenings and have the option of participating in weekend soccer Festivals. Festivals are hosted by Clubs around the HRM. Festivals are fun, tournament style events where U8 teams play three 25 minute games against other Clubs. Before moving outdoors to grass fields, the first Festivals will be held indoors on turf.

Our U8 program follows the Soccer Canada Skills Centre Model. The Skills Centre Model aims to provide access for all players to a high quality program where they can have fun with their friends, learn new skills and play the game in an appropriate format. U8 players practice together based on gender. The coaches will split up the players into small groups and each groups will rotate through stations participating in fun games and activities.


Program Start / Finish

Indoor practices will start mid May with our first week of outdoor practices starting the week of June running until August 21st.


Practice Schedule

U8 will practice once a week for in May, and twice a week in the early evenings when outdoor practices start the first week of June.

The detailed practice schedule will not be finalized until a few weeks prior to the start of season. The schedule will depend on several factors; coach availability, number of teams and field allocation. The practice schedule will be posted on the Storm website and social media as soon as it is finalized.


Game Schedule

The game schedule will be developed by Soccer Nova Scotia and the Nova Scotia Soccer League (NSSL) once the number of teams have been determined. Games will be held on the weekends. Generally, games will be scheduled around consistent time blocks based on gender and age group. They may also participate in tournaments throughout the summer season if there is enough interest from the team.


Practice location

Our home field of Eric Graves Field


Program Fee



Parents to provide

- Storm Practice Kit
- Soccer cleats or sneakers
- Shin pads
- Water bottle 


General Program Information

For information on financial aid, including Kidsport, Jumpstart and the Storm Soccer Scholarship Program, please click here.

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Please click here to view our Refund Policy

Have more questions? Drop into our in-person registration night at the East Dartmouth Community Centre on Thurs, March 5 from 6pm - 8pm.