Grassroots Program

Grassroots Program



Grassroots Program – Summer 2021

The aim of the Dunbrack Grassroots Program is to provide the players a fun, safe and social experience that promotes a growth of love for the beautiful game of soccer. Many players in this program are experiencing the sport for the first time and the primary goal is for the players to form a connection with the sport. The training sessions have the players moving between skills exercises, physical literacy drills and small-sided games on a rotational basis. The sessions are designed for the players to explore technical development, fair play, and sportsmanship in a fun environment. The Grassroots Program is the foundation for the Skill Centre Program, as well as the pathway into the club’s Youth Recreational Program. The sessions are delivered by some of our most talented youth player coaches who are beginning their coaching journey at the club. These coaches are trained, guided and supervised by our technical staff. Parents often start their journey towards coaching in our Grassroots Program, and the club is proud to support our volunteer coaches by providing access to age and program appropriate coaching coursesPlease consider becoming a volunteer coach with Dunbrack to make our Grassroots Program the best it can be! Contact us at

  • This summer we have requested additional fields in our communities in and around Dunbrack Street (Spryfield to Larry Uteck).  We hope to have more details on exact fields in coming weeks as HRM allocates our field time. Please select your preferred area when you register. In the event that we are unable to secure additional field allocations in these areas, or provide acceptable staffing, we will run our Grassroots Program only in the Clayton Park area. 

Age Level

Year of Birth

Tentative Program Duration




13 Weeks (May 31 - Aug 26)




13 Weeks (May 31 - Aug 26)




13 Weeks (May 31 - Aug 26)




13 Weeks (May 31 - Aug 26)


Tentative Program Details

  • U4:  1 session per week, Thursday, 6-7pm, Sheffield Park Field
  • U6:  1 session per week, Monday to Thursday (specific night TBD), 6-7pm, Clayton Park Junior High
  • U8:  2 sessions per week (1 practice night/1 game night), Monday to Thursday (specific nights TBD, 6-7pm or 7-8pm, Clayton Park Junior High 
  • U10:  2 sessions per week (1 practice night/1 game night), Monday to Thursday (specific nights TBD, 7-8pm, Clayton Park Junior High
  • U4-U10 Spryfield venue is Ravenscraig Drive Field

Grassroots players receive a jersey, shorts, socks and a ball with registration.