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Junior Ravens Football

“I went to the practice last Sunday. While doing the practice drills, the coaches would cheer loudly after the kids made a play. The coaches would then pick the child up in the air over their heads and carry them back to the starting line. The kids ate it up and I’m sure they felt like they’d made the game winning Superbowl play.” – Jenny G, 2018 camps parent


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. Football equipment for the program, including helmets, shoulder pads, football pants and jerseys is provided for the duration of the program. Outside football equipment of any kind is not allowed. 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.

Age Categories as of December 30, 2018

  • Mites is now 5-7 year olds – birth years: 2013-2011
  • Tykes is now 8-9 year olds – birth years: 2010 -2009
  • Mosquito is now 10-11 year olds – birth years: 2008-2007
  • Peewee is now 12-13 year olds – birth years: 2006-2005
  • Bantam is now 14-15 year olds – birth years: 2004-2003

Junior Ravens Football has two seasonal camps:

  • Junior Ravens Winter Football
  • Junior Ravens Spring Football

Junior Ravens Spring Football

The Spring Football Camp is a developmental program for youth between the ages 5-13. The 8-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 Spring Football Program has Five sections:

  • Mite (ages 5-7)
  • Tyke (ages 8-9)
  • Mosquito (ages 10-11)
  • Mosquito Elite (ages 10-11)
  • Peewee Elite (ages 12-13)

NEW Elite Programs

We offer elite programs for Mosquito and Peewee level players. Elite programs are run using the same structure as our general football programs,  but will feature advanced drills and more concepts that are appropriate for the competitive level.The addition, there will be classroom sessions (nutrition, recruitment), film analysis, play-specific/chalk-talk exercises, and our new comprehensive speed program aimed to develop running mechanics and energy systems for the elite football player.

For program specific questions contact- Camp Director, Josh Sacobie, joshua.sacobie@carleton.ca

Equipment Pickup – Spring Program

Pickup #1 Mosquito Elite & Peewee Elite

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Location: Alumni Hall – Ravens football locker room.

  • 8:30am – 9:30am – Mosquito Elite
  • 9:30am – 10:30am – Peewee Elite

Pickup #2 Mosquito Elite & Peewee Elite

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Location: Alumni Hall – Ravens football locker room.

  • 8:30am – 9:00am – Mite
  • 9:00am – 9:30am – Tyke
  • 9:30am – 10:30am – Mosquito

Please bring the three forms (Player FormMedical FormPhoto Release Form) with you during the scheduled fitting time.


Registration by phone or in person is on available during our hours of operation. Register online 24/7. To register in person, visit our Welcome Centre in the Alumni Hall.