We are aligning our program with Football Canada's recommendations for maximums weeks of contact for younger ages. As a result we won't be offering Tackle Football this Fall. Instead we will be looking at options to offer Skills Based Camps in late September and Flag tournament options with other Teams.
There are a number of changes coming down from Football Canada and some are being adopted immediately while others will happen over the next couple of years.
Football Canada Mandates
1) In 2018 Player Age groups will be based on calendar year and moved down 1 year. Tyke will be Flag ONLY age 6-7. Tackle - Atom 9/10 --> 8/9, PW 11/12 --> 10/11, Bantam 13/14 --> 12/13, JV 15/16 --> 14/15, Senior 17/18/19 --> 16/17/18.
2) Over next couple of years, recommendations for maximum games in a season will essentially mandate that you play only one Tackle Football Season a year. Tyke - Flag ONLY. Tackle programs maximum weeks: Atom - 10, PW - 12, Bantam - 15.
We are reviewing our options, our program has always been based on Spring as main season. Our players are not permitted to play for High School and Brampton Football at same time by Peel rule.
This Fall many organizations are no longer offering Tackle but one we do know that Toronto Thunder is still offering this year - they practice at Mary Ward in Scarborough. Google Toronto Thunder Football for details.