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As its name implies, Soccer Nova Scotia is the governing body for soccer in Nova Scotia.

As its name implies, Soccer Nova Scotia is the governing body for soccer in Nova Scotia. It’s the best resource to check out when trying to figure out what options are available for prospective players.

“If you go to our website (soccerns.ns.ca), you can see all the different leagues that people could go into,” says Mike Hudson, the organization’s director of coaching and player development.

Whether you’re a youth or adult, there’s a strong chance that there is a league for you across the province.

“There’s a whole… selection of different leagues to meet what sort of level you are,” says Hudson.

The site is a wealth of information, providing contacts for clubs and links to the district associations. And for those worried they may not have the skills to play, that shouldn’t be an issue.

“We have more recreational members than we do elite members,” says Hudson.

For people who are more interested in coaching than playing, Soccer Nova Scotia’s website also provides the dates and locations for community coaching courses. These courses stretch across the province, from Yarmouth to Sydney.

But if wearing black and white stripes is more of one’s calling, the website has the dates and time for referee courses. These courses also happen across the province in places such as Berwick, Bridgewater and Port Hawkesbury.

For adults in the Halifax area looking to play recreational soccer, the Halifax Sport & Social Club offers co-ed soccer leagues year-round. The year is divided into three seasons, with spring/summer games played outdoors, while the fall and winter sessions are played indoors. Check out www.halifaxsport.ca for the full details.

 
 
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