Kids do not have to have any prior experience and can start playing football at any age.  CCFA supplies most of the equipment with players only having to supply cleats.  Games are mostly Sundays and each team will be scheduled for five home games and five away games where possible.

The divisions and styles of play are as follow:

 

Division  

Age

Flag  

5,6,7

Atom  

8 & 9

Pee Wee              

10 & 11

Junior Bantam      

12 & 13

Bantam  

14 & 15

Midget    

16,17,18

Cheerleading

6 - 18

Flag

Our fall football program starts off with the youngest player division of flag football where kids 5-7 years old play a 9 on 9 game. The emphasis here is teaching kids team concepts and basic football fundamentals, all the while producing a fun environment and positive experience for the kids.

Atom

This is the first level where the full contact tackle style is implemented.  However to minimize the learning curve we remain a 9 on 9 football game with the field now 110 yards but only 50 yards wide.  This division is for 8 and 9 year olds.  The concept here is to educate players in safety of tackling and being tackled properly and use of gear correctly.  As well continue on building football game fundamentals.

Peewee

Here the players move up to the full 12 man football game on a full sized field with standard Canadian football rules.  This division is for 10 and 11 years and is played on the full Canadian football field of 110 yards by 65 yards.  Players at this level start to learn greater details of how to play the game of football and learn more detailed techniques.  This is also one of the biggest divisions with many associations having multiple teams at this level.

Junior Bantam

As with Peewee this division and the remaining divisions all play 12 on 12 full field football. Players in this level are 12 and 13.  Here the passing game begins to develop along with the learning of schemes and bigger playbooks. In recent years this has become one of the most competitive divisions in football.

Bantam

For players 14 and 15 this is the division where you would play.  Most associations only have one team at this level.  Players here will learn all there is to know about the game and will be challenged by their coaches to see how much they can learn.

Midget

The final division in Community Football is for the 16, 17 and 18 year olds.  Each team is limited to how many 18 year old players they can have on their roster but for most associations that is not an issue.  By allowing the senior players a chance to stay in community football it gives these kids a break where they can look at future involvement at either the Junior or College level.  The Midget level has produce some of the most exciting football including many of the last VMFL finals and Provincial games.