Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Who Are We?

The purpose of York Region Lions Football Association is to organize, develop and promote minor football for all youth of York, Simcoe and Durham Region. We use the sport of football to develop leadership and resiliency in all our players. The Lions are part of the Ontario Football Conference (OFC) and host three types of programs: flag (no contact), development tackle and rep tackle (competitive).


Who Can Play?

We welcome boys and girls from all over York Region to our club. Ages are dependent on birth year, and the type of program offered.
Flag: Born between 2010 and 2014
Development Tackle: Born between 2006 and 2009
Rep Tackle: Born between 1999 and 2005


Where Do We Play?

House League Football (Mite, Atom, Peewee): House League football practices and games are held at various field locations in the Town of Newmarket and Aurora. This season we host at St. Maximilian Kolbe CHS and Huron Heights Secondary School.

Atom, Peewee, Bantam Fall Rep Football: These teams can play in the OMFL, the OVFFL or the OFL. Decisions are made dependent on the upcoming season.

The Bantam, Junior Varsity and Varsity summer playing season is between mid-May and mid-August with indoor practices starting in March. All three teams play in the Ontario Varsity Football League.(OVFL) They play teams from all over southern Ontario. Busing is provided for teams.


What Equipment is Required?

Equipment is provided by our club (deposit required, returned at end of season), and is dependent on the program taken. Flag: tshirt/shorts/belt/flags Tackle: shoulder pads/helmet/pants/pads/belt/jersey
Anything loaned out must be returned in order to receive the equipment deposit back.


What is your refund policy?

Our refund policy differs based on season and team. It is also impacted by whether the team is rep or development. For Spring 2018 and Fall 2018 please note as follows:
Spring 2018 Rep
Cut from the team: full registration fees less $150 administration fee
Withdraw prior to May 15, 2018: 50% of registration fees
Withdraw after May 15, 2018: no refund

Spring 2018 Development
Withdraw prior to beginning of the season: registration fees less $100 administration fee

Spring 2018 Flag
Withdraw prior to beginning of the season: registration fees less $75 administration fee

Fall 2018 Rep
Withdraw prior to September 15, 2018: 50% of registration fees
Cut from the team: full registration fees less $150 administration fee
Withdraw after September 15, 2018: no refund


What are my registration fees spent on?

The cost of running a non-profit sport organization includes: league fees for each season/each team, club insurance, field bookings, emergency practice relocation (due to weather), transportation for rep away games that are more than one hour from our home field, practice and gameday trainers, referees, ongoing certification of coaches, equipment re-certification, end of season banquets/celebrations and marketing. The day to day administration of the club is managed by volunteer board members and commissioners.


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