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, August 3, 2010

Fall Registration and Practices Now!


Gear-Up and Registration will take place on Sunday August 8th 12 PM-3 PM at the Dawghouse Football Facility located at the top of the John Barsby HS Student Parking Lot (Bruce Ave.).

There will be a second registration day on Sunday, August 15th 8 AM-11 AM at the same location.

We have two age categories of play:

Pee-Wee: Ages 9, 10 and 11 (cannot turn 12 before December 31, 2010)

Junior Bantam: Ages 12 and 13 (cannot turn 14 before December 31, 2010)

-Players who registered this past spring need only to pick-up their gear-

NEW PLAYERS:  The cost of registration is $125.00 and SSMFA supplies your practice jersey, game uniform, socks and a complete set of protective equipment.

Players supply their own footwear and a great attitude! **we have a used shoe bank 1st come-first serve**

It is important that a parent/guardian accompanies their child to registration.


SSMFA features two Pee-Wee Teams and two Jr. Bantam Teams. We practice at two locations.

Nanaimo District HS Location

Fairview Pee-Wee: Outlaws Practice Mondays and Wednesdays 6-7 PM @ Nanaimo District HS Field beginning Monday, August 9th.

Fairview Jr. Bantam: Cowboys Practice Mondays and Wednesdays 6-8 PM @ Nanaimo District HS Field beginning Monday, August 9th.

**Please note: Players may register on practice nights at the NDSS Football portable located behind the school as well.  It is helpful to arrive at 5:30 PM to register.

Contact Coach Nate Stevenson 250-716-0074 for more information.

John Barsby HS Location

Harewood: Pee-Wee Dawgs Practice Tuesdays and Thursdays 6-7:30 PM @ John Barsby HS beginning Tuesday, August 17th.

Harewood Jr. Bantam Dawgs Practice Tuesdays and Thursdays 6-8:00 PM @ John Barsby HS beginning Tuesday, August 17th.

** Please note: Players may register on practice nights as well.  Contact Coach Larry Cooper 250-754-2079 for information.


There will be an FREE (for all SSMFA players)  Skills and Development Camp on Sunday, August 15th on the John Barsby HS Field.  This camp will feature a morning practice (10 AM- 12 PM) and an afternoon practice (12:45 PM-2:45 PM).  Campers should pack a lunch and bring their own water bottle.

Non SSMFA players may also attend the camp.  The cost for this group is $20.00 per-player and each camper should bring a black practice shirt (defense) or a white practice shirt (offense) along with their lunch and water bottle.

Our League:

We play in an Central Island Football League.

Pee-Wee League: Ladysmith Steelers, Harewood Dawgs, Fairview Outlaws, Oceanside (Parksville) Vikings, Alberni Sea Lions and the Campbell River Fighting Eagles.

Jr. Bantam League: Harewood Dawgs, Fairview Cowboys, Oceanside Titans, Campbell River Fighting Eagles.

Pee-Wee Games will begin Sunday, September 5th with a round-robin Jamboree in Parksville with league play beginning on the weekend of Sept. 11/12.

Jr. Bantam league games will begin the weekend of Sept. 11/12th.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Opening Day A Big Hit!

The first gameday of the spring season was a huge hit on Saturday!  It was terrific to see all the players, coaches and parents out doing their thing in the sunshine!!  Ladysmith's Pee-Wee squad sure looks like has come a country mile over the course of a year and Oceanside's Jr. Bantam squad is surely a welcome addition to JB play!

What really stood out on the field was how much sound, quality, fundamental football was being played.  There is a very veteren feel to the whole group and the brand new players totally fit in.

We are certainly still looking for more players and there is lots of room on the rosters at both levels (Pee-Wee age 9, 10 and Jr. Bantam age 11,12, 13).  Players interested in joining need only to come by one of our Tuesday /Thursday 6-7 PM practices out on the JB HS field know as the Canem Cage and approach Coach Cooper.  We'd love to have you out!

Next Saturday's games kick off at 10 AM for the Pee-Wee tilts and 11:30 AM for the Jr. Bantam tilts!

See you all out on the ol ball field!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

2010 SSMFA Registration Information



The South-Side Minor Football Association in partnership with the John Barsby and NDSS Football Programs is now holding registration for the 2010 Tackle Football Year! We are going to feature 9-Man Tackle Ball this Spring!!

Who can play: Boys and Girls currently in grades 4/5 (Pee-Wee Division 9, 10, 11yrs. cannot turn 12 in 2010) and 6/7 (Junior Bantam Division-12/13yrs..cannot turn 14 in 2010).
Practice Times: Practices will begin Tuesday March 16th and will run Tuesdays and Thursdays 6 PM to 7 PM until Thursday, April 22nd. All practices and games will be at John Barsby Field.
Games: Games will be played on Saturday Mornings beginning Saturday, March 20th. Pee-Wee Games will be from 10 AM to 11 AM and Junior Bantam games will be from 11:30 AM-12:30 PM. The Last Game will be Saturday, April 24th
Coaching: Coaching will be provided by quality, certified SSMFA, John Barsby and Nanaimo District HS Coaches with assistance from selected Varsity players from each program.
Equipment: All protective equipment, practice and game uniforms will be provided by SSMFA. Players are responsible for their own footwear. We do have some used cleats that can be obtained supplies allowing.
Registration: Registration and Equipment Issue will take place at “The Dawghouse” Football Facility located at the top of the John Barsby Student Parking Lot off of Bruce Avenue. Registration Dates: Sunday February 21st 1-3 PM, Sunday, February 28th 1-3 PM and Sunday, March 7th 1-3 PM.
Fee: There is a non-refundable $125.00 registration fee. This fee covers your equipment rental. It also covers your spring football season and your Fall Football Season (mid-August to mid-November)!!! Two seasons for the price of one!! Please pay with cash or a certified cheque made out to South-Side Minor Football Association.

Spring Football: All players who register will be divided up equally on to four teams at each level of play. We will be playing nine-man tackle football in Spring. This is a fast, fun and totally developmental game.
Fall Football: The players from the John Barsby catchment area will form a Pee-Wee and a Jr. Bantam team and will practice and play out of the John Barsby field/facility. The players from the Nanaimo District catchment area will form a Pee-Wee and a Jr. Bantam team and will practice and play out of the NDSS field and facility. Players from beyond either school’s catchment will be allotted according to the roster space at either location.
Contacts: For more information please call Coach Larry Cooper 754-2079, Coach Rob Stevenson 753-8211 or Coach Nate Stevenson 740-2000.

Registration Dates: Sunday, 21 Feb, Sunday 28 Feb. and Sunday 7 March, 1 PM-3 PM in “The Dawghouse” at top of JB Student Parking Lot.