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U18 PARENTS MEETING
A BRIEF PARENTS MEETING FOR U18 WILL BE HELD NEXT WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 28 @ 7:45PM IN THE HANGAR WITH THE FINAL TRYOUT BEING HELD DIRECTLY AFTERWARDS FROM 8-10PM.
2018 tbmfa highschool football camp
TBMFA is pleased to announce our 2018 High School Football Camp, hosted by TBMFA with coaches from University of Waterloo Warriors.
Who: Highschool players born 1999 - 2005.
Dates: April 7th (9am - 4pm) and April 8th (9am - Noon)
Learn, Have Fun, Get Noticed!
tbmfa 2018 flag football
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
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.
TBMFA MEDIA PAGE ADDITION
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 RULES BY DIVISION
Our 2017 Rules by Division have been updated. Click here to view the page.
NEWS RELEASE: TBMFA PARTNERSHIP WITH WESTFORT PRODUCTIONS
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