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Tackle Football begins in early July with practices on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Once the season begins, in September, there will also be a Saturday morning practice, with games on Sundays.


During the Tackle season (Summer-Fall) we will play teams from throughout the Okanagan Valley including Kelowna, West Kelowna, Kamloops, and Salmon Arm.  Together, we comprise the Interior conference of the BC Community Football Association. 

Players will need to travel to many of the above cities for games on Sundays. 

Tackle Football at the minor league level in the Interior Conference is almost identical to that played by the pros; with the exception that we play with 9-person teams (vs. 12-man teams). This is intentional to afford each player the most play-time.  Every player on a team will get to  minimum of 10 plays per game.  All of the equipment for the Tackle Program is made available on loan to each player as part of the season.  

Tackle Football Programs are available to all players (boys & girls) ages 8 - 18. Teams are based on age groups, as follows:           

  • 8-9 years            Atoms
  • 10-11 years        Pee-Wee           
  • 12-13 years        Junior Bantam
  • 14 -15 years       Bantam
  • 16 - 18 years      Midget  

Age is determined at the time of Registration; however, at the Atom level, players must turn 8 by December 31 of each season.


Football Canada has recently ruled that any player who plays high school football cannot play community football and vice versa. We are actively working to change this rule. 

PRACTICES ARE: TUES & THURS EVENINGS FROM 6PM - 8PM - LOCATION TBA

DIVISIONS

ATOMS

AGES 8 and 9 

The basics of football are taught in a positive team environment. Basic skills such as proper tackling, blocking, stances and team play are emphasized. A positive environment is created for teaching players positive social skills and personal interaction within a team setting.

PEE WEES

AGES 10 and 11

Basic skills such as proper technique for tackling, blocking, passing and running are reinforced. Individual athletic development within the context of a team effort is encouraged and adds to a deeper understanding of the game and what it means to be part of a team. An introduction to social responsibility and personal accountability is provided to each player through a focus of goal setting and other life skills. 

JUNIOR BANTAM

AGES 12 and 13

Basic skills such as proper technique for tackling, blocking, passing and running are reinforced. Individual athletic development within the context of a team effort is encouraged and adds to a deeper understanding of the game and what it means to be part of a team. An introduction to social responsibility and personal accountability is provided to each player through a focus of goal setting and other life skills. 

BANTAMS

AGES 14 and 15 

The intricacies of the game are expanded on and advanced offensive and defensive techniques are introduced to utilize and showcase players talents that have been developed to this stage. Basic skills and proper technique through technical tackling, blocking, passing and running drills continue to be reinforced. Greater emphasis is placed on individual athletic development with a focus toward potential High School and College careers. Players are encouraged to accurately assess their current and potential abilities and to set their goals accordingly. 

MIDGETS

AGES 16 to 18

The intricacies of the game are expanded on and advanced offensive and defensive techniques are introduced to utilize and showcase players talents that have been developed to this stage. Basic skills and proper technique through technical tackling, blocking, passing and running drills continue to be reinforced. Greater emphasis is placed on individual athletic development with a focus toward potential High School and College careers. Players are encouraged to accurately assess their current and potential abilities and to set their goals accordingly. 

REFEREES

AGES 14 plus 

Refereeing starts at the Atom and Pee Wee levels with an emphasis on fair play. A philosophy of developing youth through educating and teaching the Rules of the Game creates an atmosphere of respectable sportsmanship.

OUR COACHES - ATOMS - 2018 TBA

HEAD COACH

OUR COACHES - PEEWEES - 2018 TBA

HEAD COACH

OUR COACHES - JUNIOR BANTAM - 2018 TBA

HEAD COACH