Did you know there are 87 jobs on a football field? The York Region Lions Fall tackle programs, geared towards junior players, put learning at the forefront. Everyone learns a variety of 'jobs' in a fun, inclusive environment. The programming is structured, with fully trained and certified coaches and club provided equipment.
Our tackle football programs are full contact. Players are taught contact fundamentals, with a focus on heads up football. Players are not put into a competition situation until they are comfortable with the fundamentals they have been taught through Lions programming. Please note that playing time is not guaranteed.
U12 - players born in 2011-2014 - 9 a side
U14 - players born in 2009/2010 - 12 a side
**NEW U18 women's - players aged 15, 16 & 17 - 6 a side
Our program runs mid-August, September and October. Each age group will have two practices per week (except for long weekend weeks) that are 2 hours long; usually M/W or T/TR. Sessions include skill development, learning plays, competition between groups. There will be 6-8 game days, on weekends. Half of these will be at 'home'. Our home games are on Sundays at Lions Homefield - St. Maximilian Kolbe CHS in Aurora, Ontario.
We provide all the equipment needed to participate in tackle programs with the exception of football cleats. Helmets are certified as mandated by Football Canada. Included in your registration fees are use of:
- helmet (fitted to your player)
- shoulder pads (fitted to your player)
- reversible game jersey (fitted to your player)
- game pants
NB - U16 and U18 teams are loaned York University Varsity Football Adidas techfit pants and jerseys
York Region Lions Football is proud to call its home Aurora, Ontario. We access fields in Newmarket and Aurora. Please note:
U12/U14 Tackle practices - Mondays/Wednesdays 6:30 - 8:30PM at St. Max Kolbe CHS in Aurora
U18 Ladies Tackle practices - Tuesdays 7-9PM at St. Max Kolbe CHS in Aurora, Fridays 7-9PM at Shepherds Bush in Aurora
Home games (3) will be hosted Sundays at St. Max Kolbe CHS in Aurora - Lions homefield!
Away games (3) can be hosted on either Saturday or Sunday and will be released when we receive our Fall schedule.
Registration is now open. Roster spots fill up quickly! The cost of the Fall tackle season is $465. Please visit our registration page (link) to register.
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