Men’s Winter Training/Spring Tackle

We are excited to announce our 2023 Winter Training/Spring Tackle program! We have big things planned for the year and we are excited to share our plans with you. We will be fielding teams at age groups.

In the New Year the Panthers’ will embark on an aggressive training schedule to allow our players to get ready for the upcoming Spring Season. 

What age groups will the Panthers be playing?

  • Atoms/U10 – born 2013/2014/2015/2016
  • PeeWees/U12 – born 2011/2012
  • Bantam/U14 – born 2009/2010
  • Junior Varsity/U16 – born 2007/2008
  • Varsity/U18 – born 2004/2005/2006

Winter Training

Winter training starts January 7th. On Tuesdays and Thursdays all athletes will participate in strength and conditioning in the gym and weight room at David Suzuki Secondary School. On Saturdays, we will be on the turf at Save Max Sports Centre (formerly Brampton Soccer Centre). We will be providing a breakdown of the age groups and timing on this page in the coming weeks. All turf training will be overseen by a Certified Athletic Trainer.

Winter Training Schedule is HERE

 Spring Tackle Football

Our Varsity Spring Panthers Bantam, SV, JV teams will compete in the only sanctioned summer league, the OSFL. Our program provides the best opportunity for elite football players to represent Peel Region against top calibre players from other associations across Ontario in the OSFL, the largest and most competitive league in Ontario.

The Panthers Spring Minor Division, Atom and Peewee, also play in the OSFL and focus on improving fundamentals and skill development while providing a more competitive environment. The Club will likely field two teams at each level of the Minor division. At this level players learn the importance of commitment, dedication and team work.

The Panthers are focused on development and inclusion as such the Club will not be holding tryouts or combines in an attempt to recruit players, but there will be a limit on the number of players per age level. Team splits will be based on birth year with some exceptions.

Practices and Games

All teams will practice on Tuesdays and Thursdays at David Suzuki Secondary School. U10, U12 and U14 will practice from 6:00PM to 8:00PM, while U16 and U18 will practice from 8:00PM to 10:00PM. Outdoor practices will likely begin the first week of April, contingent on the City. We have asked for the use of the field on Wednesdays but don’t yet have any confirmation.

All home games will be on Saturdays at David Suzuki. We expect home games to begin the first of second week of May. All home games will be live-streamed through HomeTeam Live.

What else do you get?

  • All home games and all practices will be staffed by Certified Athletic trainer(s). The JV and SV teams will travel with a Certified Athletic trainer.
  • All coaches will be Safe Contact certified by Ontario Football & Football Canada. Many of our coaches have university level football playing and/or coaching experience.
  • Teams will travel via Coach Buses for away games further than 100km
  • The Club’s certified athletic therapists will conduct mandatory baseline testing for all athletes before practices begin.
  • Each athlete receives the following equipment – Game Pants, Practice Pants, Practice jersey, Game Jersey, Helmet and Shoulder Pads. Cleats, girdle and mouth guards are the responsibility of the player.

What will it cost?

Winter training only (39 sessions) – $250 plus OFA fees
Spring Football only (45 sessions) – $750 plus OFA fees – after January 1, 2023
Winter training and Spring Football (84 sessions) – $750 (spring football) plus $150 (winter training) – $900 plus OFA – after January 1, 2023
Winter training, Spring Football and Fall Football – $750 (spring football) plus $150 (winter training) plus $600 (fall football) – $1,500 plus OFA – after January 1, 2023

The Club will be announcing tutoring and recruiting packages shortly to help Varsity level players ready themselves for USports and NCAA recruiting.

If you require fee assistance for the 2023 season, it’s very important you start the application process ASAP. Please let our registrar know that you are applying for assistance so that we can note your application in our system. More info on Jumpstart, KidSport and Their Opportunity funding is on our website here.

Registration Required Before Training Begins

Athletes are required to register for either the 2023 Winter Training or 2023 Spring Tackle Season before training begins. You can choose to pay the entire fee upon registration or select the monthly installment plan. Equipment fittings are usually held towards the beginning of March. Please be aware of our equipment procedures and policies and our refund policy.