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.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Fairview Cowboys Registration Info!

2015 FAIRVIEW COWBOYS (SSMFA) REGISTRATION

WE WILL BE REGISTERING FOR THIS YEARS TEAM ON
THURSDAY, JULY 23 FROM 6:30-7:30 pm. AT NDSS IN THE FOOTBALL PORTABLE (BEHIND THE SCHOOL).
PLEASE BRING:

- A PARENT OR GUARDIAN
- YOUR BC CARE CARD
- A CHEQUE MADE OUT TO SOUTH SIDE MINOR FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION (SSFMA) FOR $125.00.

IF YOU CAN NOT MAKE IT OR YOU HAVE QUESTIONS, PLEASE CALL COACH STEVE KOEHLER, 250-591-5582 OR 250-667-2308. OR EMAIL AT skoehler@shaw.ca

We will have another night for registration T.B.D. 

We will begin practicing on Tuesday and Thursdays commencing August 18, 6-8 PM  behind NDSS (field side of the school).

FAIRVIEW COWBOYS, 2014 CO-OP LEAGUE CHAMPIONS!

ROLL GREEN!


-This team is for Junior Bantam age players (grade 7 and 8, you may not turn 14 prior to Dec. 1, 2015-

Sunday, July 5, 2015

2015 Fall Registration Upcoming

We will have two levels of tackle football this Fall:

Pee-Wee:  Ages 9, 19, 11 (cannot turn 12 in 2015)

Practices will be Tuesday and Thursday nights 6-7:30 PM beginning second week of August

Location: John Barsby HS Field

We Supply All Equipment except cleates and water bottle.

Cost: $125.00 (non-refundable)

Contact: Coach Larry Cooper 250-754-2079 ltcdawg@shaw.ca

Registration Dates: Every Saturday in August 12 PM-2 PM in Dawghouse Football Facility located at top of John Barsby HS student parking lot off of Bruce Avenue.

*Note: You can attend any practice and arrange for registration and gear issue at that time as well.


We have two (2) Jr. Bantam Teams (Age 12-13 yrs.) Cannot turn 14 prior to December 1st, 2015.

Fairview Cowboys (Defending League Champions):

Location: Nanaimo District HS Field (portable behind school)

Contact: Coach Steve Koehler 250-591-5582  skoehler@shaw.ca

Registration: Please Contact Coach Koehler to arrange registration/gear issue.

Practices: Begin in August

We Supply All Equipment except cleates and water bottle.

Cost: $125.00 (non-refundable)

Harewood Dawgs

Practices will be Tuesday and Thursday nights 6-8:00 PM beginning second week of August

Location: John Barsby HS Field

We Supply All Equipment except cleates and water bottle.

Cost: $125.00 (non-refundable)

Contact: Coach Randy Cooper 250-754-7440 ccoop7887@shaw.ca

Registration Dates: Every Saturday in August 12 PM-2 PM in Dawghouse Football Facility located at top of John Barsby HS student parking lot off of Bruce Avenue.

*Note: You can attend any practice and arrange for registration and gear issue at that time as well.

**Please Visit the South-Side Minor Football Association Facebook Page for updates and information as the season evolves.

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