About our Winter Academy

The York Region Lions Football Association is pleased to share the return of our Winter Academy. Pending all Public Health and Provincial Sport Organization Return to Play Guidelines, we will be offering a winter training program for players aged 5-17. Click here to register now!

Winter Football Academy

Beginning February 6, 2022, players will receive instruction in all aspects of football in a fun, competitive and non-contact setting. Sessions will prepare players for the upcoming 2022 Spring Competitive and Spring Development Seasons, will feature York University Varsity Football Players and will provide an opportunity for Spring 2022 Head Coaches to recruit early. Highlights include:

  • footwork
  • speed enhancement
  • passing
  • rushing
  • receiving
  • line play
  • blocking
  • pass and run defense
  • skill positions

Each player receives a YR Football/York University t-shirt.

Age Groups

U8 - players born in 2014, 2015

U10 - players born in 2012, 2013

U12 - players born in 2010, 2011

U14 - players born in 2008, 2009

U16 - players born in 2006, 2007

U18+ - players born in  2003, 2004, 2005

Session Dates/Times & Location

The Winter Academy is hosted in the Aurora Dome, and is subject to Town of Aurora and York Region Public Health Guidelines on required vaccinations.

Sessions are hosted on Sundays beginning February 6th, with the final session March 13th. 

11AM - U8 & U10
12PM - U12 & U14
1PM - U16 & U18
An Covid screening form must be completed prior to each session. You can find the form here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc79MJrAUu_xbHEy1VQxeKRKILZ36T6V6HEhiljLwEceWxzKQ/viewform


Please note the facility limits spectators. Only the 11AM cohort can have ONE spectator each.


Cost & How to Register

The cost of the Winter Academy has been adjusted to reflect the shorter program and is $132. Click here to register now!

Upcoming Events

Dec. 14, 2022 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

2022 Annual General Meeting
Zoom - Virtual
Please visit our website for agenda and available board positions: http://www.yorkregionfootball.com/content/agm-2022

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