Tackle FAQ

The West Carleton Wolverine Tackle Football welcomes all interested players from ages 7-15.

Boys and girls are able to play in 4 different age groups. Tyke aged players range in age from 7-9, while 10 and 11 year olds play at the Mosquito level, Pee Wee players are 12 and 13 and finally, Bantam players are 14 and 15.

The Wolverines belong to the National Capital Amateur Football Association – the largest league of its kind in Canada. Once the season begins, we play 8 regular season games against teams from Kanata, Bell’s Corners, Orleans, central Ottawa, Cumberland, etc. Of those 8 games, 4 are home games while 4 are away games. Although regular season play begins at the end of August, there may be an opportunity to participate in one or two pre-season events. Once the regular season is over, post season play offs continue for 1-3 weeks. Most games throughout the season are played on the weekends – both Saturday and Sunday, often all of our teams will play back to back at one location.

West Carleton Wolverines have a consistent practice schedule, and all levels practice on the same nights and times and location. The league dictates how many players may be on a roster at each level, and ensures that each player receives play time.

What are the fees for 2017?

Answer:  $420.00
Your fees include:

  1. 2016 full season of play
  2. Participation in our 4 week spring camp
  3. All equipment to play except for footwear
  4. End of season banquet ticket
  5. $100.00 mandatory fundraising fee ….players will receive raffle tickets in September they can sell and recoup that cost

Is there anything I need to purchase in order to play?

The West Carleton Wolverines provide all the equipment needed to play except shoes. A pair of football cleats are most preferable.

Where do the Wolverines play/practice?

Our Spring camp and Regular season practice field is at Stonecrest Elementary School. Once fall sets in and we need lights in order to practice, we move to the Kinburn Community Centre. Our home field for games is West Carleton High School. Away games may be close, such as Kanata, or further away such as Orleans, depending on the opponent.

When do the Wolverines practice?

During the late May – June timeframe we will run a 9 practice spring camp. For all 2017 spring camp dates and times click here.

Once football resumes in July, we practice Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 6:30-8:30.

Once Labour day weekend arrives and school begins, we practice only 2 nights of the week-Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:30-8:30.

Will playing football interfere with other sports I play?

We recognize that many of our players play other sports as well-this is what makes them well rounded athletes. The Wolverines strive to accommodate the commitments necessary to various sports providing it is fair to all teams involved. Please inform your coach of the other sports you are participating in and potential conflicts.

Is tackle football safe?

All sports involve a certain amount of risk. We do our utmost to ensure the safety of our players. Players are properly outfitted in well maintained equipment.

  • All coaches are mandated to take the “Making headway in sport online course”
  • All coaches are mandated to be certified in Football Canada’s “Safe contact course”
  • Each team has a trainer who has been trained in first aid procedures.

How do I know what team to play for, depending on where I live?

West Carleton Wolverines have players from Kanata North, West Carleton area, Arnprior, Almonte and surrounding communities within the Ottawa Valley. Click here for a detailed map of each territory within the league. Residents from outlying areas including Arnprior, Almonte, Pakenham,

Are there try outs for the football teams?

Our league mandates how many players are allowed on a season’s roster. If the number of players registered exceeds that amount, cuts will need to be made after the coaches have had the opportunity to assess all the players and the team. Cuts will be made based on ability, attitude and attendance to practices.

What do I need to bring to registration night?

Please bring a print out of your league registration confirmation form, your payment and for new players, please bring a photocopy of identification proving your age. “Proof of age” documents can be birth certificates, passport, baptismal certificate or health card. This is required for the league registration.