Junior Ravens Football
Junior Ravens Football is an introductory program that provides youth the opportunity to develop fundamental skills and techniques (e.g. catching, throwing, tackling, blocking) that are essential to the game of football. Players will be divided into age specific groups (Mite, Tyke, Mosquito, Peewee & Bantam) to participate in a comprehensive program. Each participant of the Junior Ravens Football Program will have the unique opportunity of being coached by Ravens players and coaches.
Equipment for the program, including helmets, shoulder pads, football pants and jerseys is provided in all camps for the duration of the program. Players are required to bring proper footwear, mouth guard & water bottle.
Introduce youth to the game of football in a safe and structured environment that promotes the values of teamwork, respect and self-confidence. Young athletes in the Jr. Ravens Football program will acquire the necessary tools and knowledge that are essential to playing the game.
Philosophy of Junior Ravens Football
During the first weekend, all players will be assessed on different physical and technical abilities. Some assessments will be administered during the preparatory period. The results will be recorded in order to balance the caliber of teams in the league. The age, experience and technical competencies (throwing, catching, blocking and tackling) and physical qualities (strength, endurance, agility and speed) will be evaluated. Equitable sharing of all resources will be made during the formation of teams.
The preparatory period is scheduled in the early part of the program. During this period, the technical and tactical skills will be taught with an emphasis on reviewing football as a contact sport. Whatever the level of the player, this period will allow adequate familiarization prior to playing situations. For players with a little experience, it will be a period of improvement.
Junior Ravens Football offers each player the opportunity to play several positions to acquire the technical and tactical skill-sets that are essential to experiencing a long-term football pursuit.
For the 2017 Spring and Summer camps and going forward, Junior Ravens have adjusted the Age Categories.
Age Categories as of December 31, 2017
- Mites is now 5-6-7 year olds – birth years: 2012-2011-2010
- Tykes is now 8-9 year olds – birth years: 2009-2008
- Mosquito is now 10-11 year olds – birth years: 2007-2006
- Peewee is now 12-13 year olds – birth years: 2005-2004
- Bantam is now 14-15 year olds – birth years: 2003-2002
- More information regarding age changes by NCAFA and Football Canada here.
Junior Ravens Football has three seasonal camps:
Junior Ravens Football 2017 Forms
Forms for the 2017 program can be found below:
The Winter Football Camp is a developmental program for youth between the ages 6-16. The 10-week off-season training and conditioning program aims to improve a player’s skill set in the key areas for their position. With representation of athletes from nearly every NCAFA team in the city, along with high school, and new players, we combine traditional football drills and position specific training with new and innovative training methods to elevate player performance.
Our coaching staff is made up of players and coaches of the Carleton Ravens football team and dedicated members of the local football community.
The Winter Football Program has three sections:
- Mite/Tyke (6-7 / 8-10)
- Mosquito (11-12)
- PeeWee/Bantam (13-14 / 15-16)
|Sunday||Winter 2017||Carleton University||Barcode||Cost|
|Mite/Tyke||9:00 am-10:00 am||January 8th – March 12th||Fieldhouse||12691||$199|
|Mosquito||10:00 am-11:00 am||January 8th – March 12th||Fieldhouse||12692||$199|
|Peewee/Bantam||11:00 am-12:00 pm||January 8th – March 12th||Fieldhouse||12693||$199|
The Spring Football Camp returns for a fifth season in April 2017. This 8-week football program is an extension of what is covered in the winter camp. Sessions are held every Saturday and Sunday, starting April 29 and finishing June 18, 2017. The Camp focuses on developing football fundamentals for all positions, with special emphasis on tackling and blocking using progression drills of Safe Contact instruction. Each player will learn a minimum of two positions (1 offensive position and 1 defensive position), so that they can broaden their knowledge of the game. The 16 sessions will cover a general assessment, introduction to contact, skills competitions, a combine day, competitive periods, and mini games. Players will be given a playbook to learn individual assignments in preparation for our much anticipated “Jr. Ravens Bowl” in the final week. The player to coach ratio is 8:1 and consists of players and coaches from the Ravens football team. Equipment is provided for the duration of the program. Equipment Pick-Up Date will be determined.
The Spring Football Camp is for Mites, Tykes, Mosquito and Peewee age groups.
Registration is OPEN!
|Saturday||Sunday||Spring 2016||Carleton University||Barcode||Cost|
|Mite||9:00 am-10:30 am||9:00 am-10:30 am||April 29 – June 18||MNP Park||12683||$315|
|Tyke||9:00 am-10:30 am||9:00 am-10:30 am||April 29 – June 18||MNP Park||12684||$315|
|Mosquito||10 am-12 pm||10.30 am-12 pm||April 29 – June 18||MNP Park||12685||$315|
|Peewee||10 am-12 pm||10.30 am-12 pm||April 29 – June 18||MNP Park||12686||$315|
The Carleton University Ravens made their long awaited return to the football field in 2013. After it’s launch in summer 2014, Ravens’ Football Camp will return in 2017 for young players aged 8-12. Building on the continued success of previous years’ summer camp, the Winter Endzone Football Program and the Junior Ravens Program, which saw around 450 local players take part in 2015/16, the summer camp will provide an intensive one week camp. The camp will feature both on and off field coaching. The camp includes jersey and a full cafeteria lunch each day.
There will be 4 hours of on field coaching each day on Ravens Field or in the Carleton University Fieldhouse (if weather makes outside activity impossible). A further two hours will be spent on classroom teaching sessions. The player to coach ratio will be 8:1.
|Football Camp 2017||13010||Mon-Fri||8:30AM – 4:30PM||July 31st – August 4th 2017||MNP Park||$330|
For program specific questions contact- Camp Director, Josh Sacobie- email@example.com
Hi, I’d first like to thank you very much for the football camp. It is in fact the very first sport that we’ve been able to get Noah involved in.
Not only that, he looked up to his coaches and genuinely loved it.
My older son plays competitive hockey all year round, with soccer, and other sports somehow mixed in there as well, but Noah has never been interested in playing anything.
Then he asked me to play football and your camp was the only available place for him to play. He only turned six two days before the camp began.
I will say this much, having played up until junior hockey myself, and having had my older son in numerous camps as well, this football experience was absolutely the best camp I’ve ever had a child involved in
Great organization, great motivating, and excellent teaching. And again, my son Noah, who doesn’t like sports, loved it!
We will be returning next year for sure, and thank for the great time.
– Vince Gravel
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