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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 5-15. 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 Six sections:

  • Mite (ages 5-7)
  • Tyke (ages 8-9)
  • Mosquito (ages 10-11)
  • Mosquito Elite (ages 10-11)
  • Peewee Elite (ages 12-13)
  • Bantam Elite (ages 14-15)

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.

New “Speed Elite” program for Bantam players (no equipment).This is an eight-week program intended for athletes looking to enhance their athletic abilities within a high performance environment. Using a low player-to-coach ration, instructors will teach the skills, techniques, and mindset you need to be at your very best on the football field. Combining advanced position-specific training with a SAQ (Speed, Agility, and Quickness) running program, athletes will be pushed to optimize their athletic potential.

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

Dates & Prices – 2018 Spring Football

  • Mite ($199) – Sundays from April 29 to June 17 (9:00am to 10:00am)
  • Tyke ($239) – Sundays from April 29 to June 17 (9:00am to 10:30am)
  • Mosquito ($239) – Sundays from April 29 to June 17 (9:00am to 10:30am)
  • Mosquito Elite ($279) – Sundays from April 8 to May 27 (10:30am to 12:30pm)
  • Peewee Elite ($279) – Sundays from April 8 to May 27 (10:30am to 12:30pm)
  • Bantam Speed Elite ($199) – Sundays from April 8 to May 27 (10:30am to 11:30am)

Player Check-In and Equipment Pickup – Spring

Pickup #1: Elite Programs

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Location: Alumni Hall – Ravens football locker room.

  • 8:30am – 9:30am – Mosquito Elite
  • 9:30am – 10:30am – Peewee Elite & Bantam Speed Elite

Pickup #2: Mite, Tyke and Mosquito 

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Location: Alumni Hall – Ravens football locker room.

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

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

Register

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.