Novice

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Ages 7 and 8 that calendar year

  • FLAG - No contact

  • 5 players

  • Ball size - Wilson K2 

  • Game play is setup on a quarter of the football field.

  • Novice usually Practice 1 night per week and a Game on the weekends.

  • Novice Program begins in August. 

Atom

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Ages 8,9,10 that calendar year

  • Full contact - tackle

  • Ball size - Wilson K2 

  • 6 players  - Center, 2 tackles (guards), quarterback, running back, receiver

  • Game play is setup on a quarter of the football field.

  • Average 20 plays on defence and 20 plays on offence.

  • No Special teams

  • Atoms usually practice 2 nights per week.

  • Games start after September long weekend.

  • 'Safe contact' teaches kids the proper way to tackle.  We want to keep our head out of the game and make sure proper technique is being followed.

  • Coaches ensure that kids feel comfortable in the positions they play to build confidence.  

  • Having a goal to work towards (like winning) is important, but the Wolverines want our kids to develop.  Rotating kids through positions is the only way they can get a feel for what they may excel at.

  • Practice is important, but you need to be able to put that hard work into a game. Kids play in all games and are not benched for incorrectly doing a play.

Peewee

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Ages 11 and 12  that calendar year

  • Full Contact - tackle

  • Ball size - Wilson TDJ

  • 9 player format

  • Full length field but width is 15 yards narrower

  • Peewee usually practice 3 night per week.

  • Games start mid to late August.

  • Introduce special teams such as field goals, punting, kick-offs and kick-off returns.

Bantam

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Ages 13 and 14 that calendar year

  • Full contact

  • Ball size - Wilson TDY

  • 12 player format 

  • Player cannot be going into Grade 10 that year.

  • Bantam practice 3 nights per week.

  • Games start mid to late August.