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.

Our Mission

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

Initial assessment:

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.

Physical preparation:

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.

Overall experience:

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.

Junior Ravens Football has three seasonal camps:

Junior Ravens Football 2016 Forms

Forms for the 2016 program can be found below:

Junior Ravens Winter Football

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. There will also be sessions with guest coaches from the the CIS, NCAA, CFL and NFL ranks, sharing messages about teamwork, commitment, goal-setting and how to be a good student-athlete.

The Winter Football Program has three sections:

  • Mite/Tyke (6-7 / 8-10)
  • Mosquito (11-12)
  • PeeWee/Bantam (13-14 / 15-16)

Junior Ravens Spring Football

  • Equipment: Each player will receive full equipment from the program. Participants will only be required to bring proper footwear.
  • Eligibility Be between 6-14 years old by Dec 31st of 2016.
  • Junior Ravens Football Age Categories:
    • Mites – Birth Years 2009 & 2010 Level of contact: Review
    • Tykes – Birth Years 2006, 2007 & 2008 Level of contact: Introduction
    • Mosquito – Birth Years 2004 & 2005 Level of contact: Acquisition
    • Peewee – Birth Years 2002 & 2003 Level of contact: Refinement

Registration is still OPEN! Email joshua.sacobie@carleton.ca for further details.

Age GroupTimesDatesLocation
SaturdaySunday Spring 2016Carleton UniversityBarcodeCost
Mite 8:30 am-10 am8:30 am-10 amApril 23 – June 12Ravens Road Field10445 $315
Tyke 8:30 am-10 am8:30 am-10 amApril 23 – June 12Ravens Road Field10446 $315
Mosquito 10 am-12 pm10 am-12 pmApril 23 – June 12Ravens Road Field10447 $315
Peewee 10 am-12 pm10 am-12 pmApril 23 – June 12Ravens Road Field10448 $315

Junior Ravens Summer Football

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 2016 for young players aged 8-12. Building on the success of the inaugural summer camp, the Winter Endzone Football Program and the Junior Ravens Program, which saw around 450 local players take part in 2014/15, 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.

Age Range


Camp Activities

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 2016 11149Tue-Fri8:30AM – 4:30PMAugust 2nd – August 5th 2016Ravens’ Field$299


For program questions contact- Josh Sacobie-  joshua.sacobie@carleton.ca

For more information or to register please call 613-520-2600 ext.4480

Carleton Athletics Junior Ravens Football Camp


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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