2023 Junior Ravens Winter Football

Junior Ravens winter Football is dedicated to providing a variety of age and skill-specific football training programs. This winter the program will focus on four levels of development: First Down, Tackle, Elite Tackle, and Football Prospects.

Our mission is to introduce athletes to the game of football in a safe and structured environment that promotes the values of teamwork, respect and self-confidence.

Our goal is to expose 10,000 youth to the sport by 2025. Our focus is athlete-centered, coach-driven.


    • Equipment pick-up is on Thursday, January 19 from 4:30 PM to 5:00 PM in the Ravens Football Locker Room, Alumni Hall.
    • Equipment pick-up is on Thursday, January 19 in the Ravens Football Locker Room, Alumni Hall.
      Age groups are divided into the following pick-up times:

      • U12: 5:00 PM – 5:30 PM
      • U14: 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
      • U16: 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM


2023 Winter Programs 

Football Prospects ($1,400) – January 8 to May 14

U16 / U18

Please note that all registrations will be reviewed to ensure the participant meets the playing experience and skill level required for this elite program. This information will be gathered through registration prompts. If the participant meets the requirements, you will be contacted for payment to complete your registration in the program. Payment plans will be available.

REGISTER HERE: Football Prospects

Focus is on High-Performance Training and Athlete Optimization: Derived from the Ravens Football off-season program, Prospects offers high performance strength and conditioning paired with on-field skill development and competition.

The “Football Prospects” program strives to enhance athletic performance, attitude and personal growth for elite football players who are serious about maximizing their athletic potential. Athletes will train in a high-performance support system in Carleton University’s varsity training center, fieldhouse and TAAG Park.

This 18-week off-season training program specializes in advanced systems of football, developing strength, speed, and skill-specialization. Intended for athletes between ages 14-17 looking to take their game to the next level.

Coached by Ravens player-coaches and Carleton High Performance Strength & Conditioning Staff. No equipment. All training gear is provided.

Program includes:
4 months of advanced football training
3 sessions a week (2 Lifts, 1 Field)
Access to Carleton’s Varsity Training Centre
Player kit (shirt, shorts, bag)
Emphasis on Functional Movement and Mobility (injury prevention)
Daily performance indicators, checkpoints and feedback by staff
Elite-level Coaching/Instruction
Guest coaches and speakers

Elite Tackle ($650) – January 8 to May 14

REGISTER: Elite Tackle Football

U12 / U14 / U16

Junior Ravens ELITE TACKLE is an advanced football training program for experienced players between ages 10-15. Through three age groups, athletes will develop specific skills and knowledge through training and competition. Football equipment is provided. 

This program is 18 weeks and specializes in tackling, blocking and developing the technical competencies for elite-level football.

Coaching is led by Ravens Varsity players.

18-weeks of football training
Indoor and Outdoor sessions
Speed Training, Functional Movement, and Mobility
Player kit (shirt & jersey)
Testing and combine drills
Elite-level Coaching & Instruction
Guest coaches and speakers

Tackle ($250) – January 8 to March 12

REGISTER: Tackle Football


Junior Ravens TACKLE FOOTBALL is a tackle-prep” program and is the best place to learn the game for any new participant for ages 8-9 years old. Football equipment is provided. 

This program is 10 weeks and players will participate in a variety of sport-derived activities and games that help develop the fundamental skills of football. They will learn how to catch, throw, block and tackle through specific drills delivered in a safe and controlled environment.

Coaching is led by Ravens Football players and coaches.

First Down ($160) – January 8 to March 12

REGISTER: First Down


Players will learn football related movements, activities and skills to help build physical literacy in a positive and safe learning environment. No equipment required. The program runs for 10 weeks every Sunday. For ages 6-7 years old.


Participants will develop fundamental skills related to the game of football like running, throwing, catching and kicking in a fun and energetic environment. No equipment required. The program runs for 10 weeks every Sunday.  For ages 4-5 years old.

Coaching is led by Ravens Varsity players.

Age Groups:

as of December 31, 2023

U18 – must be born in 2006 & 2007

U16 – must be born in 2008 & 2009

U14 – must be born in 2010 & 2011

U12 – must be born in 2012 & 2013

U10 – must be born in 2014 & 2015

U8 – must be born in 2016 & 2017

U6 – must be born in 2018 & 2019


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.