West Carleton Wolverines

CO-ED TACKLE FAQ's

While football is called a collision sport and serious injuries can occur during games and practices, they are rare. That being said, bumps and bruises as well as scrapes and cuts are common.

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.

The West Carleton Wolverine Tackle Football welcomes all interested players from ages 8-13.

All ages are as of December 31st, 2020.  The 2020 season ages will be:

  • TYKE – 8-9 (2011-2012)
  • MOSQUITO 10-11 (2009-2010)
  • PEE-WEE 12-13 (2007-2008)

West Carleton Wolverines have players from Kanata North, West Carleton area, Arnprior, Almonte and surrounding communities within the Ottawa Valley.

You can confirm your district with the NCAFA Address Checker.

The fees for 2020 are currently being established.  More information will be provided soon.

All of our coaches are volunteers. All coaches are mandated to take the Making Headway in Sport Course and are certified in Football Canada’s Safe Contact Course.  We ensure that the adhere to the mandate of the club and NCAFA Code of Conduct

If you are interested in coaching please contact our Club President

All of our trainers are qualified in First Aid.

Equipment provided by the Wolverines Club

  • pads
  • game jersey and game pants
  • practise jersey and practise pants
  • mouth guard. 

Personal items provided by player

  • cleats
  • gloves

The Wolverines ensure the safety and maintenance of all our equipment.  We use NOCSAE certified helmets and padding.  

Our club depends on volunteers to assist with making football a great experience for all our players.

Volunteer opportunities include helping with team management, helping with game day activities, helping with equipment, and helping with team apparel orders.

Please visit our Volunteers page for more information.

No, there is no fundraising required.

Yes, everyone plays.  The NCAFA Constitution mandates that all players at the Tyke and Mosquito level play 4 downs per half, and PeeWee level players play 3 downs per half.

Registration is a THREE STEP process.
STEP 1: Ontario Football Alliance (OFA) Registration

Registration with OFA ensures that your child is insured prior to taking the field.  You will be given an OFA number which is required for the next 2 steps.  OFA Registration is required every year your child plays football.

STEP 2: National Capital Amateur Football Association Registration(NCAFA)

Registration with NCAFA is required for the league to track our rosters and players.  New members will need to create an account with NCAFA.  Previous players will use their previous years log in to register.  You will require your OFA number to register with NCAF.

STEP 3: Wolverines Club Registration

Wolverines registration will open soon.  You can register online or in person.  Payment can be made by credit card, cash, cheque or e-transfer.

Please make sure to sign up for our mailing list on our home page to stay informed about upcoming events, registration, and other club news.

The fees for 2020 are currently being established.  More information will be provided soon.

SPRING CAMP

We run a 9-week Spring Camp. The schedule will be set prior to the camp.  We will practice evenings from 6:30-8:30.

Spring Camp takes place at Stonecrest Elementary School, 3791 Stonecrest Road.

REGULAR SEASON

The regular season will begin in late July.  For the months of July and August, we practice Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 6:30-8:30. This will take place at Stonecrest Elementary School, 3791 Stonecrest Road.

When school begins in September we will move to two practices a week, Tuesday and Thursday from 6:30-8:30). We will also move to Kinburn Community Centre, 3045 Kinburn Side Road.

GAMES

Games are played once a week during the Regular Season.  They take place on Saturdays and/or Sundays. There is one game per week of the Regular Season.

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

 

Games are played once a week during the Regular Season.  They take place on Saturdays and/or Sundays. There is one game per week of the Regular Season.

There are 8 regular season game, 4 away and 4 home games.  Our home field is West Carleton High School.

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

March 

  • Winter Workout Program
  • indoor venue
  • 1-hour sessions for 5-6 weeks (Saturday or Sunday)
  • skills and drills
  • non-contact
April 
  • Winter Workouts continue
    Ontario Football Alliance Registration
  • NCAFA Registration
  • Team Registration
  • Equipment Pick up
May
  • Spring Camp
    begins when the fields open at the end of May.
  • Runs until the end of June
    6:30-8:30 pm weeknights
    schedule posted to the website
June
  • Spring Camp continues
  • Although registration fees are collected at equipment pick up, should your child choose not to continue, all funds will be returned upon the completion of Spring Camp
July
  • Training Camp
  • Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday (6:30-8:30) at Stonecrest Elementary School
  • All levels
August
  • Training Camp continues
  • Regular Season Games begin
    Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 6:30-8:30, Stonecrest Elementary School
  • Possible pre-season, exhibition games or events
  • Regular season games begin mid-August
  • “Wolverine Wear” available for sale at games and/or practices
September
  • Training continues
  • Regular Season Games continue
  • When school begins practice schedule changes to Tuesday and Thursday evenings, at Kinburn Community Centre, 6:30-8:00 or 8:30
October
  • Regular Season Games continue
  • Playoff begin
November
  • Playoffs continue until mid November
  • Equipment return will be announced when playoffs end.
  • Banquet and Awards night at the end of the month

We recognize that many of our players play other sports. This is what makes them well-rounded athletes!  Many of our players play both football and hockey, with little conflict.  Those playing a higher tier of hockey may find more of a challenge.

We ask that players consider practices vs games in both sports, especially durning the early season in hockey and playoff season in football. 

The hockey evaluation period will cause the biggest conflict.

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.

Yes! Safety is a priority with our club.  Injuries, although rare, do happen and parents need to be present in case of this.  If you are unable to attend practice or a game with your child you must designate an emergency contact to your coaches and make sure that parent knows they are responsible for your child.

Practice will only be cancelled when weather poses a danger to players.  We do not cancel practice because of rain.  If the weather poses a threat we will make a call at the practice or the game.

Team and individual pictures will be taken early in the season and will be available for purchase.

Due to insurance reasons, parents are not allowed on the field during practice or game unless they are official team or club volunteers.  There are no exceptions.