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, October 4, 2011

2011 Season Is Well Under Way!

Game On!

2011 is well under way!  We are still accepting new players.  To register your child simply come on down to the practice field at John Barsby Tuesday or Thursday evenings at 6 PM and ask for Coach Cooper.

Pee-Wee: 8-11 yrs.

Jr. Bantam 12-13yrs.

Ferocious Action On The Gridiron and the Green-Red Rivalry Grows Roots!

Friday, July 22, 2011


Football Season Is Just Around The Corner!

Registration and Equipment Issue for players aged 9-13 will be taking place each Thursday night in August/September 2011.  The location for registration is The Dawghouse Football Facility located at the top of the John Barsby High School Student Parking Lot off of Bruce Avenue.

There are two age groups in our league:

Pee-Wee- Age 9, 10 and 11 yrs. (cannot turn 12 in 2011)

Jr. Bantam- Age 12 and 13 yrs. (cannot turn 14 in 2011)

The registration fee is: $125.00 and we supply the following:

1) A complete set of protective equipment
2) Practice Jersey
3) Game Jersey
4) Game Socks

You supply:

1) Your footwear
2) A great Attitude


We will be fielding two teams at each level from our organization and will be playing teams from Ladysmith, Parksville and Campbell River. Games we host and games versus Ladysmith will be played on Saturdays.  Away games vs Parksville (1) and Campbell River (1) will be played on Sundays. 


All Pee-Wee practices will take place on the main field at John Barsby HS.  When formal practices begin in mid-to late August, we will practice Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-7:30 PM.  Pee-Wee games are generally played at 11 AM on Saturdays.

Jr. Bantam Practices will be conducted at two sites.  There will be a team that practices at the Nanaimo District HS Field Mondays and Wednesdays 6-7:30 PM and a team that practices at the John Barsby HS Field Tuesdays and Thursdays 6-7:30 PM.  Jr. Bantam games are generally played at 1 PM on Saturdays.

Youth Football is a whole lot of fun! 

Our coaching staffs have been together for eight plus years and the program is the work of many hands!  We place a high premium on safety, proper fundamentals and player development.  We are extremely proud of the fact that many of our young people have progressed to play very successfully at the High School level and beyond to the BCFC and collegiate ranks.  It all begins at Pee-Wee and Jr. Bantam!

If you have questions please feel free to contact us: Coach Larry Cooper 754-2079 or Coach Nate Stevenson 716-0074.

Come on out, bring some friends and join the fun!

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Spring 2011 Flag Football Registration



Who Can Play?

We have two divisions of play for all interested boys and girls:

Pee Wee: Grades 3,4 and 5
Junior Bantam: Grades 6, 7 and 8

Practices: Tuesdays and Thursdays 6-7 PM @ John Barsby School

First Practice is Tuesday March 15th
Last Practice Thursday, May 5th

Games: Are played on Saturdays @ The John Barsby HS Field

Pee-Wee Games Are Played: 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Jr. Bantam Games Are Played: 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM

First Game is Saturday, March 19th

Last Game is the Mighty Bowl Saturday, May 7th with the following Itinerary:

Pee-Wee Mighty Bowl: Game 1 is 10:00-11:15 AM - Game 2 is 11:30 AM-12:45 PM
Jr. Bantam Mighty Bowl: Game 1 is 1:00 PM-2:15 PM - Game 2 is 2:30 PM-3:45 PM
Registration for Spring Flag Football is now taking place!

New players need only attend our Tuesday or Thursday Practices (John Barsby HS Field) to register.  Players need to show up at 6 PM with their parent/guardian and ask for Coach Larry Cooper.   Players can register on Saturday Game Days beginning at 10 AM.

Want to know more? Contact Coach Cooper at 250-754-2079
Cost: $35.00 cash or cheque payable to South-Side Minor Football  Association


Players need only to supply cleates, sweats and a great attitude. All other uniforms and protective equipment are supplied by SSMFA.

Coaching provided by members of the John Barsby Bulldogs 2010 BC High School Football Champions and members of the Nanaimo District HS Islanders, BC Seimi-Finalists.
Of Note:  Flag Football is Fun, Safe and provides an excellent foundational skill set for young people that is very applicable to their tackle-football days ahead! The majority of the local high school players began their careers in this leage!
Come on out and have some fun!