Tackle Football News & Events

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What age levels do you offer?
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.
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 much does it cost to play?

The Fees for 2018 will by$400.00, payable at Registration. Of the $400.00 there will be included a $100.00 fundraising fee that is charged up front. Players will be given raffle tickets to sell during the season to make up the fund-raising fee if they wish.

$50.00 OFA (Ontario Football Alliance fee) …payable online, details to follow

Your fees include:

  1. 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

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

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 does the season schedule look like?
* Optional activities / • Mandatory activities January Independent training, various opportunities available March Winter Workouts begin – watch the website for details – indoor venue – 1 hour sessions for 5-6 weeks (Saturday or Sunday) April Winter workouts continue – Registration and Equipment Pick up – visit the website for dates and times May Spring Camp begins – generally 2 weeks at end of May and 1 week at the first of June (Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings, 6:30-8:30) – one Saturday event with guest University coaches and FREE barbeque lunch June * First week of June-one week of Spring Camp before breaking for the summer – NO CUTS ARE MADE AT SPRING CAMP – Although registration fees are collected at equipment pick up, should your child choose not to continue, all funds will be returned July • Football resumes with training camp and try outs (if necessary)  and regular season scheduled for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 6:30-8:30 nightly at Stonecrest Elementary School • All levels August • Training camp continues Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 6:30-8:30, Stonecrest Elementary School • Possible pre-season, exhibition games or events • Regular season begins mid-August – “Wolverine Wear” available for sale at games and/or practices September • Regular season continues.  There are 8 regular season game, 4 away and 4 home games.  Our home field is West Carleton High School. • We belong to the National Capital Amateur Football League (www.ncafa.ca) with teams all around the national capital area.  Some travel is expected • Practice schedule changes to Tuesday and Thursday evenings, at Kinburn Community Centre, 6:30-8:00 or 8:30 October • Regular season continues • Raffle tickets go on sale (paid for in initial registration fee) • Post season play-off games played in an A, B, or C format • League Championship week, last week of October • Equipment return November * Year-end Wolverine Awards Banquet – date and location TBA December * Independent training, various opportunities available
How often do you play/ practice?

PRACTICE

During the late May – June timeframe we will run a 9 week spring practice camp. This will take place at Stonecrest Elementary School, 3791 Stonecrest Road, Woodlawn, ON K0A 3M0

Once football resumes in July, we practice Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 6:30-8:30. This will take place at Stonecrest Elementary School, 3791 Stonecrest Road, Woodlawn, ON K0A 3M0

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. Once fall sets in and we need lights in order to practice, we move to the Kinburn Community Centre, 3045 Kinburn Side Road, Kinburn, ON

GAMES

Games are played once a week during the regular season.  They take place on Saturdays and Sundays.  Our home field for games is West Carleton High School. Away games are played through out the National Capital Region.  Field locations for other clubs can be found at the NCAFA website

Do you accommodate conflicts with other sports/commitments?

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.

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 the NCAFA Address Checker.

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