2013 FLAG and TACKLE FOOTBALL REGISTRATION HAS BEGUN

TACKLE FOOTBALL REGISTRATION FOR PLAYERS AGED 9-13 YEARS IS NOW IN PROGRESS. READ BELOW FOR DETAILS.



Contact Coach Larry Cooper 250-754-2079 to register.



SSMFA In Brief





The purpose of the SSMFA is:



(a) To promote amateur football for youth aged seven (7) to eighteen (18) years.



(b) To provide practice equipment, protective equipment, uniforms and facilities for the athletes who participate as a part of the South-Side Minor Football Association.



(c) To train and equip the coaches and referees who are a part of the South-Side Minor Football Association.



(d) To act as an engine of growth for amateur football in the immediate area.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Good Article

CBS report: Doctors speak out against how concussions are portrayed in media

The public discussion about youth athletics and concussions generally focuses more on fear than facts, doctors told CBS News correspondent Jan Crawford.
And it is causing parents to pull their children out of sports, which doctors say is “more harmful to kids long-term than a concussion.”
Participation numbers have fallen since 2008 in the four major youth sports. Football is down 5 percent but so is soccer (7 percent), baseball (7 percent) and basketball (8 percent), according to a study by the Sports and Fitness Industry Association
According to Crawford’s report, experts say one of the main reasons for the decline is the fear of concussions, fueled by assumptions portrayed as scientific data.
But doctors are pushing back.
“There’s really no good evidence to suggest that a child, after a single concussion, is at any significant risk for long term effects,” New York University Langone Medical Center’s Director of Neurophysiology Dr. William Barr told CBS.
In fact, doctors say the risk to kids from inactivity is greater than the danger of harm from concussions. Dr. Marc Difazio, a child neurologist at the Children’s National Medical Center in Rockville, Md., emphasized there’s no definitive evidence that a concussion causes long-term damage.
Difazio and Barr stress that the most important thing parents can do if they or a coach suspect a child has a concussion is remove the young athlete from play and keep them out until cleared by a qualified medical professional – the same protocol supported by USA Football and Heads Up Football.
“What has happened now is that it’s gone so far that parents are afraid to have their children participate in these sports,” Barr said.
And that’s harmful. Not only does the exercise provided by sports lessen the risk of obesity and heart disease, but studies have shown that regular play assists in brain development and learning.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

2015 FLAG/TACKLE FOOTBALL REGISTRATION

2015 Jr. Bantam Tackle Football Spring Registration

Players Age 12-13 (cannot turn 14 prior to Dec. 1st 2015)

Registration Dates: 12-2 PM Saturday February 7,14,21,28
Dawghouse Football Facility At Top of John Barsby Community School Parking Lot located at Bruce Avenue entrance.

Cost: $125.00 Cash 

Spring Ball: We play 7 on 7 tackle football in spring with an emphasis on max. participation and skill development.

Spring Practices: Tuesdays 6-8 PM on John Barsby HS Field beginning Tuesday March 3rd.

Spring Games: Saturdays 12-1:15 PM on John Barsby HS Field beginning Saturday March 3rd.

Final Spring Game: Saturday, April 25th

Fall Tackle Practices Begin in Early August

WE Supply: All protective equipment, practice and game uniforms for this group.

YOU Supply: Your own Footwear and A Great Attitude.

The cost for registration is $125.00. Players wishing to play Spring AND Fall Tackle Football get a two for one deal. ie. $125.00 covers Spring Tackle season AND Fall Tackle season.

Come on out, make some life long friends and Be All You Can Be!

For More Information Contact: Coach Larry Cooper 250-754-2079

Monday, March 3, 2014

2014 Flag and Tackle Football Registration Continues

2014 Registration Continues

New Players Welcome!

Flag Football Registration (9-11 yrs.) Tues/Thurs 6-7 PM 
Saturdays, 12-1:00 PM

Tackle Football Registration (12-13 yrs.) Tues/Thurs 7-8 PM 
Saturdays, 1:30-2:30 PM

On John Barsby HS Field

Ask for Coach Larry Cooper or Telephone 250-754-2079

Time to GET BETTER! 

***Check Out The South-Side Minor Football Association Facebook Page For Updates***

Sunday, February 9, 2014

2014 Flag and Tackle Football Registration Occuring Now!

2014 Spring Flag and Tackle Football Registration Now On!

Register Saturdays: Feb. 1st to March 1st 12 PM-2:00 PM at Dawghouse Football Facility John Barsby HS (top of student parking lot on Bruce Ave.)

Flag:
Boys and Girls ages 8-11

Cost:
$30.00

We Provide:
Uniforms, mouthguard, flags, a T-Shirt...


You Provide:
Footwear and a great attitude!

Flag Practices:
Tuesdays and Thursdays 6-7 PM beginning Tues. March 4th

Games:
Saturdays 12 PM-1 PM beginning Sat. March 8th

**Two For One Deal: Pee-Wee Flag (Spring) Tackle (Fall) $125.00**

Tackle:
Boys and Girls age 12-13 (cannot turn 14 before Dec 1st, 2014)

Cost:
$125.00 **Registration Fee covers Spring and Fall Seasons of Play!

We Provide:
Complete set of protective equipment, practice and game uniforms, T-Shirt, Team Photo

You Provide:
Footwear, your own water bottle and a great attitude.

Tackle Practices:
Tuesdays 7-8 PM beginning Tues. March 4th

Games:
Saturdays 1-2:30 PM beginning Sat. March 8th

Spring Season Ends 27 April

Contact:
Coach Larry Cooper 250-754-2079

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Registration Continues



Registration Continues This Fall

Tuesdays and Thursdays 6-8 PM @ John Barsby Field

Mondays and Wednesdays 6-7:30 PM at Nanaimo District Field

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Fall Registration and Free Skills And Development Camp

TACKLE FOOTBALL REGISTRATION
 

 
Wanted!
 
Tackle Football Players Age 9-13 yrs.
 
Two Divisions
 
Pee-Wee: 9-11 yrs. (cannot turn 12 in 2013)
 
Jr. Bantam: 12/13yrs. (cannot turn 14 prior to Dec. 1st, 2013)
 
Football As You See It On TV!
 
SATURDAY, AUGUST 3rd 1:00 PM-4:00 PM
 
Dawghouse Football Facility at Top of John Barsby HS Student Parking Lot located off of Bruce Avenue
 
Registration Fee:
$125.00 cash or cheque payable to South-Side Minor Football Association
 
SSMFA Provides
 
Full Set of Quality Protective Equipment
Practice Uniform
Game Uniform
The Experience of A Lifetime!
 
You Provide
 
Your Own Footwear
Your Own Water Bottle
A Great, Never Quit Attitude!
 
*** Note: If you miss this registration date, you can register at any of the practice dates and locations listed below.
 
Questions?
 
Please contact Coach Larry Cooper 250-754-2079
 
FREE Skills And Development Camp Saturday, August 3rd 2013

SSMFA will be conducting a FREE Skills And Development Camp from 09:00 AM to 12:00 PM on the John Barsby High School Field.

The camp is open to players age 9-13 yrs.

We will practice in two groups:

Pee-Wee: Players 9-11 yrs.

Jr. Bantam: Players 12-13 yrs.

New Players should arrive with their parents to sign in at 0830.  Players should bring the following:

  • Shorts/T-Shirt
  • Footwear
  • Their Own Water Bottle
  • A Light Snack For The Mid-Camp Break

 
Opening Fall Practices Begin!

Harewood Location (John Barsby Field)

Jr. Bantam (12-13 yrs.): Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning Tuesday August 6th 6:00 PM-8:00 PM.

***Note: Tuesday-No-Gear Practices begin Tuesday, 16 July 6:00-7:30 PM and continue every Tuesday until August Full Gear Practices begin.  Please contact Coach Randy Cooper for any questions you may have regarding Harewood Jr. Bantams 250-754-7440

Pee-Wee: (9-11 yrs.): Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning Tuesday, August 13th 6:00 PM-7:30 PM
-please contact Coach Glen Cook for any questions you may have regarding Harewood Pee-Wees 250-758-7387

Harewood Questions:  Please Contact Coach Larry Cooper 250-754-2079

Fairview Location (NDSS Field)

Fairview Practices begin Monday, August 12th, 2013

Jr. Bantam (12-13 yrs.): Mondays and Wednesdays 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM beginning Monday, August 12th and transitioning to evenings 6:00 PM-7:30 PM once school begins in September.

Pee-Wee: (9-11yrs.): Mondays and Wednesdays 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM beginning Monday, August 12th and transitioning to evenings 6:00 PM-7:00 PM once school begins in September.

Fairview Questions: Please Contact Coach Nate Stevenson 250-802-7589

 

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

2013 Flag and Tackle Registration

Lets Play Some Ball Y'all!
Wanted!


Flag and Tackle Football Players

Flag Football Information

Who Can Play: Boys and Girls Age 8, 9, 10 and 11 yrs. (Cannot turn 12 in 2013.)

Flag Football Registration Fee: $35.00 cash or cheque payable to South-Side Minor Football Association

**Note: Flag football players who want to play tackle in the fall can pay a $125.00 two -for -one registration fee in spring that registers them for both spring flag and fall tackle seasons. **

Practice Information: Tuesdays and Thursdays 6 PM to 7 PM beginning March 5th and ending April 18th.

Practice Location: John Barsby HS Field

Games: Played Saturdays 10 AM-11:30 AM on John Barsby HS Field.

First Game is Saturday 9 March and Last Game is Saturday April 20th “Mighty Bowl” 10 AM to1:15 PM

We Provide:

• Game Jersey, Mouthguard, Flags and Belts, T-Shirt

You Provide:

• Your own footwear and a Great Attitude!

Tackle Football Information

Who Can Play: Boys and Girls Age 12 and 13 (Cannot Turn 14 in 2013)

Football Registration Fee: $125.00 cash or cheque payable to South-Side Minor Football Association (Fee pays for Spring Tackle and Fall Tackle Inclusive)

Tackle Practices: will run Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7 PM to 8 PM beginning Tuesday March 5th

If we have enough players dressed we will run intra-squad scrimmages from 12: 30 PM to 2 PM on Saturdays beginning Saturday March 12th and ending April 6th. Tackle will culminate with a game or Jamboree vs Island competition on Saturday, 13 April 10 AM-1 PM.

We Provide

• Complete set of Quality Protective Equipment

• Practice Uniform

• Game Uniform

• Game Socks

• Mouthguard/T-Shirt/ (Team/Individual Photo in Fall)

You Provide

• Your Own Footwear and A Great Attitude!

Registration Dates and Location

Saturdays - 1 PM-3 PM February, 16th, 23rd and March 2nd at The Dawghouse Football Facility located at the top of the John Barsby Student Parking Lot off of Bruce Avenue.

South-Side Minor Football Association

2013 Flag and Tackle Football Registration



Flag Football 2013

We are entering our eleventh year of Spring Flag Football. Over the past decade we have found this league to be extremely fun for all participants and a superb way for young people to begin “the football experience”. No previous experience is required and year-after year it is truly amazing to watch how quickly young folks pick-up the game and flourish in a few short months.

Our coaching staff is certified, experienced and represents some of the most accomplished individuals in the regional/provincial amateur football community. Our goal is simple; we aim to help young people be their best in a safe, fun, interactive skill development oriented setting. Many local HS Football athletes and members of the National Champion VI Raiders program began their careers with Flag Football.

Tackle Football 2013

Spring Tackle Football: The goal of spring tackle football is to introduce a fundamental skill set to participants and form the core of the 2013 Jr. Bantam (12/13 year olds) squad that will compete this coming Fall season vs Ladysmith, Fairview, Parksville, Courtney-Comox and Campbell River.

Fall Tackle Football: We will be forming teams at two levels, Pee-Wee (9, 10 and 11 year olds) and Jr. Bantam (12/13 year olds). We compete in a league with teams drawn from the above Island communities. Fall Practices will begin in mid-August with games commencing the weekend after Labour Day.

Fall Practices and Games

Pee-Wee practices are Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6 PM-7 PM with home games on Saturdays. There are some Sunday games up-Island. Game times are generally 11 AM.

Jr. Bantam practices Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6 PM to 7:30 PM with home games on Saturdays. There are some Sunday games up Island. Game times are generally 1 PM.

Flag-Tackle Football 2 for 1 Registration

Pee-Wee aged players who pay for their tackle football registration in spring can play Spring Flag Football for Free.

The cost to play tackle football at either level is $125.00 per-player. This fee allows us to provide the following:

• Full set of Quality Protective Equipment

• Practice Uniform

• Game Uniform

• Team/Individual Photo and a T-Shirt

For more information please contact Coach Larry Cooper 250-754-2079