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Welcome to The Thunder Bay Minor Football Association

Banner photos courtesy of James Mirabelli Photography

2018 Knights u18 parents and player information meeting

Confederation College - Room 270

Thursday January 18, 2018

7:30 PM


u16/u18 2018 - What to expect update

Conditioning training will begin in January with sessions once per week. U16 will have this conditioning as part of its program, U18 will be voluntary (but highly recommended) until they hold their evaluations.

U18 evaluations will be Feb 20, 21, & 22 (with a possible fourth session the following week). Location is at the LU hangar, with times TBA (evenings). U16 will be holding full equipment practices during the Feb 20 – 22 block.

In March, in addition to the conditioning, the coaches may decide to hold dry-land training sessions (at a school gymnasium, TBD).

Full equipment practices start in April at the Hangar (sooner if we can secure times).

April 13-15, teams will travel to Winnipeg to compete in the Phase 1 Football Manitoba evaluations.

In the past, we have not participated in this event and Team Manitoba was “pre-chosen” before our players had a chance to be seen. We are excited that we can compete on the same level as the players from Manitoba.

Practices continue at the hangar and move outdoors when the weather permits in early May.

May 18-21 (Long Weekend) approximately 90 players from both the U16 and the U18 Phase 1 competition are invited back for Phase 2. The players will practice together, then be divided into two teams (Blue and Gold), practice as teams, and play a game on the final day. How many of our players that are chosen to participate will be determined by their display of skill, effort and attitude at Phase 1, we believe that our players will have a great showing!!

From the Phase 2 weekend, approximately 40 players will be invited to play for team Manitoba, with another (up to) 10 invited to participate as alternates. Acceptance to this team will involve travel to Winnipeg for practices and travel to western Canada for the Canada Cup (in June).

June 9 or 10 (TBD) Players who are not invited to play with team Manitoba will be eligible to play in the Winnipeg versus Northern Ontario game. For 2018, Football Manitoba has agreed that these games will be held in Thunder Bay. Watch for more details, as we would want this to be a major event. We will be looking for one-day volunteers and will be encouraging football players and fans from all age groups to come out & cheer on our teams.

Tom Jackson - U16/U18 Coordinator 


CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2018 U16 KNIGHTS roster

Iene Auger
Zach Biniaris
Ryder Bodnar
Seth Boland
Trenton Couture-Bradshaw
Peter Burgess
Spencer Calder
Joe Colistro
Michael Danchuk
Leif Dedura
Matthew Donio
Dawson Giertuga
Alex Gollat-Luskleet
Dylan Halls
Mitchell Harrison
Rob Hathazi
Landon Henderson
Lukas Hortis
Parker Jackson
Jacob Jones
Liam Krawchuk
Christian Laur
Josh Lehto
Noah Lehto
Aiden Lehto
Ryan Litt
Damiyen Malo-Bygrave
Jordan Malench
Garrison Morand
Brayden Parker
Hayden Pichette
Lucas Radbourne
Tyler Robertson
Jett Sweitzer
Aniss Tayebi
Lucas Tenhoeve
Brandon Thibodeau
Oak Thomas
Nathan Train
Ryan Uvanile
Colton Whatley
Manerplaw Winning
Marcus Zawadski

U16/U18 Registration change

U16 registration is cancelled this evening due to poor road conditions leading to the chapples clubhouse.

All interested players please email Tom at tbmfa%23com|u16u18 Information to include in email is: name, date of birth and position played.

U16 registration will take place at 6:30 to 7:15 on Tuesday Dec 12 at the Hangar just before tryouts.

 

An update on U18 registration to be announced...


2018 U16/U18 REGISTRATION & TRYOUTS

Registration for U16/U18 Tryouts is on December 5th from 5:30-7:00pm. This year's registration fee is $60 and includes a practice jersey to keep.

This year's tryouts will be held on December 12-14 at the LU Hangar (more details and times to follow) for our U16 Team (players born 2004/2003) and U18 Team (players born 2002/2001). There will be a registration fee for tryouts.

**For our grade 8 Bantam players who will be trying out for U16, you may pay your registration fee and return your jersey for your banquet ticket. Pants & Shoulder Pads can be kept by player to use during practice.


thank you and congrats!!

Thanks to all of our players, parents, coaches, and fans for a great 2017 season! Congrats to our winning teams: Bisons (Atom), Argos (Tyke), Warriors (PeeWee), and Mustangs (Bantam). Final scores are available on the "Schedule" Page. Also, our calendar has been updated to include equipment return and banquet dates. Please ensure equipment is returned clean and on time! Looking forward to seeing you all at our banquets.


U16/U18 Coaches applications

We are now accepting applications for U16 and U18 head coachings positions. Please click below for PDF:

U16 Head Coach Application

U18 Head Coach Application


TBMFA MEDIA PAGE ADDITION

The first batch of game photos from James Mirabelli Photo and first batch of game videos from Westfort Productions are available on our media page!


TBMFA 2017 FUNDRAISING EFFORTS

Throughout the 2017 season and onwards, TBMFA will be collecting donations towards our "Declan Lozinski Fund". Last year during the off-season, we lost one of our TBMFA alumni, Declan Lozinski. Declan was a proud and passionate football player who loved the game. Football was a family affair for the entire Lozinski family. His brother and cousins all played minor football, his uncle was a coach, grandfather was an announcer in the booth, and his mom and aunt were team managers. Declan unfortunately passed in December 2016 and is sadly missed. The goal of the memorial fund is to honour Declan and his family, and help to support others to play football, the sport he loved so much. In addition to these fundraising efforts, there will also be a new "Declan Lozinski Award" presented to a graduating Bantam player at our annual banquet. Further details will be revealed upon presentation.

This year, we will begin our fundraising drive by selling off old team/game jerseys at all games beginning September 23 and onwards. Our Kick/Pass/Punt BBQ will also help raise funds. 

Thanks TBMFA Family for your support of our sport, our league, and Declan's memory!


2017 GAME SCHEDULE POSTED

Our 2017 Game Schedule has been posted to the Schedule Page.


2017 KICK/PASS/PUNT COMPETITION

Our 2017 Kick/Pass/Punt competition for enrolled players is on Sunday, October 1st at James Street Field at 11:00am. The compeition allows each of our players to attempt to kick, pass, and punt the football as far as possible and there are prizes for our winners! There will be a BBQ after the event, and donations will be collected for our "Declan Lozinski Fund!"


2017 RULES BY DIVISION

Our 2017 Rules by Division have been updated. Click here to view the page.


FALL  2017 FOOTBALL EVALUATIONS

Bantam - Tuesday, Sept. 5

Peewee - Wednesday, Sept. 6

Atom - Thursday, Sept. 7

 

6:00-7:00 for new players. 7:30-8:30 for returning players.

Bantam/Peewee/Atom Evaluations will be held at James St. Field.

 

Tyke - Wednesday, Sept. 6

5:30 for players born in 2011. 6:15 for players born in 2010.

Tyke Evaluations will be held at Brunswick Park.


NEWS RELEASE: TBMFA PARTNERSHIP WITH WESTFORT PRODUCTIONS

Thunder Bay Minor Football Association from Westfort Productions on Vimeo.

We have partnered with Westfort Productions this year! What does this mean? Beginning this fall, all TBMFA games will be recorded and uploaded online to share and be viewed by players, coaches, family and friends. This footage is for educational and entertainment purposes only, and we urge TBMFA Nation to keep any online comments appropriate and positive in nature! Again, our new Social Media policy is available to view here. Click here to view.


2017 POLICY UPDATE

All players/coaches/parents/TBMFA staff please take a moment to review our new Social Media policy. Click here to view.


Quick link (that looks like an app) to TBMFA website on your iPhone for instructions click or tap here

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