Fall Tackle Programs
We will be fielding teams at the U10, U12 and U14 divisions. There is a possibility that we will be fielding U16 and U18 teams depending on the school boards and whether other centres have the availability to do so.
The Fall Panthers Football program is for players aged 8 -13 and promotes sportsmanship and fundamental football skills
The format for the fall will be similar to our Spring program –
- Practices will start the week of August 9th
- There will be three practice per week until games start – Wednesdays and Saturdays at David Suzuki and Thursdays at Creditview Sandlewood
- We will move to two practices per week after the first game – Wednesdays at David Suzuki and Thursdays at Creditview Sandlewood
- All home games will be held at David Suzuki on Saturdays
- Games will start the weekend of September 5th – there will be six season games plus playoff
Practices are held in the evening two times a week from 6:00-8:00 pm. This works out to over 100 hours of football – making Fall Panthers one of the best values in minor competitive sports!
Minor Development – Ontario Fall Football League
The Panthers Fall Tackle program is all about football fundamentals, skills development, exciting competition and fun!.
Our teams play in the Ontario Fall Football League which is a 3 tier league. Visit the OFFL website for a complete understanding of other centres in these leagues, team game schedules, game score updates, rules for the various divisions and other important information.
Player safety is our primary concern so we invest in our coaches by hosting numerous coaching clinics facilitated by Football Ontario to ensure we have the most qualified and educated coaches on the field.
It is mandatory that all our coaches complete a number of Football Canada’s coaching programs prior to stepping on the field for practice. These include:
Making Headway: An online course that covers what to do to prevent concussions, how to recognize the signs and symptoms of a concussion, what to do when you suspect an athlete has a concussion, and how to ensure athletes return to play safely.
Safe Contact: All our football coaches are required to get “Safe Contact trained” in a full day program that equips coaches with how to teach the latest safe blocking and tackling techniques.
Community Sport U14 Course: All our head coaches must also complete a full day Community Sport course that focuses on making ethical decisions, fundamental movement skills, practice planning, communication skills and more.
Athletic Therapists At All Practices and Games
To provide the best medical care for all our players on the field, Peel Region Football has engaged certified athletic therapists to provide onsite Athletic Therapy services. A Certified Athletic Therapist or Student Therapist will be present at every practice and game throughout the season. Every therapist is a trained First Responder, and can care for emergency conditions as they arise.
We make football fun and affordable. We offer the option for split payment using credit card. Debit can also be used when paying online but not for split payments. All of our payment options are available at our online registration portal.
Cost for Fall 2022 Tackle will be $600. Fees cover the cost of equipment renewal (see below), field rentals, coach development, HUDL and bussing. Discounts are available for early registration and for returning players.
- Shoulder Pads
- Game Jersey, Game Pants
- Practice Jersey, Practice Pants
- For complete refund details, visit our Refund Policy