Category: Bantam

2020 Bulldog Preseason Primer

Bulldog fans, players and supporters we are gearing up for the 2020 Summer season. The North Bay Bulldogs are still in the OPFL for our three younger teams and the men are firmly entrenched in the Northern Football Conference. Behind the scenes, we are getting our club prepared for the upcoming year. We want to ensure that we have the personnel (coaches, trainers, gate staff, announcers, BBQ staff and more), are financially ready, and have the proper equipment uniforms, helmets, and pads to make this season about the game and the teams.

The Bulldogs are ready to make the 2020 season happen on all levels Bantam, Junior Varisty, Senior Varsity, and NFC mens.

Register at this link: Registration to get you, or your athlete on an active roster. You can go to Source for Sports in North Bay to register and/or pay your player fees for the year. You can also pay your player fees in our secure online store.

Your fees cover all of your competitive football development, equipment, team bus for traveling to away games, four home games and four away games. Starter positions and game time are not guaranteed, they are earned.

Team ages are as follows:

  1.  Bantam team (Grades 7 & 8 or born in 2006 or later )
  2. Junior Varsity  (Grades 9 & 10 or born in 2004 and 2005)
  3. Senior Varsity (Grades 11 & 12 or born 2001, 2002 or 2003)
  4.  Mens Semi-Pro (All ages above Senior varsity)

Get ready for great summer action. In gym training sessions will start shortly. Whether you are a rookie or a veteran we look forward to seeing you on the gridiron. Bulldogs 4 life.

2019 Bantam vs Outlaws

We have another big games Sunday at 1:00 in Orangeville at West Side Secondary School located at 300 Alder Street, Orangeville, 3 hours 25 minutes

Please let me know ASAP if your player can not make Sundays game so we can game plan around it.  Also if your player is not taking the bus to or from the game please let me know as well.

We are asking all players and coaches to be at the bus at 7:15 hoping to leave by 7:30 and should be back by 8:00.  Remember to pack a lunch for before the game and lots of water (no energy drinks and no sunflower seeds allowed).  We will be making a stop for dinner after the game as well.

Venue details

No gate Fee, but they run a 50/50 instead. Cash Only
Outhouse type washrooms only.
No bleachers so bring lawn chairs or a blanket.
They have a BBQ with burgers and drinks. Cash Only.
Parking is on the lower level, unless you have a valid disability sticker there are limited spots in upper parking.

Bantam vs Wolverines June 2

This weekend The Bantam Bulldogs take on the Woodstock Wolverines in Woodstock on Sunday at 3:00 pm kickoff.  Due to field availability we will unfortunately be a late arrival returning home.

Our schedule for game day:
We ask players to be at the bus at 8:30 with the bus leaving at 8:45.
We expect to be back around 10:30-11 latest.

Either eat breakfast before getting on the bus or bring breakfast and lunch as we will not be stopping on the way there.  Again, no energy drinks on the bus or during or after games, if a player is caught having an energy drink they will not be allowed to play in the game.  Drink lots of water and Gatorade prior to the game.  It is expected to be warmer this weekend in Woodstock and so far no rain!  Hooray!  We will make a stop at an Enroute or some type of a fast food place for dinner on the way back.

We will have two pick up spots, the first at the car pool place in Powassan and the second at the Exit 289 Hwy 124 South River/Sundridge turnoff.  Please advise if your player is going to use one of these options.

If a player or coach can not attend Sundays game, or is not taking the bus either to or from the game or both, or would like to use one of the pick up spots please let me know ASAP so I can mark it down and see what we have for room on the bus for coaches, water, trainers etc…

There is no gate fee.  There is also no bleachers, so bring chairs if you are going to the game.

*Location: Huron Park Secondary School 900 Cromwell st Woodstock and is a grass field. *Parents are asked to park on the large parking lot off of Berwick street so enter Berwick street lot and park there.

No pets or smoking allowed on the school property.

Again cheering is encouraged, please no yelling at the refs or players from the other team as this does not help.  And could result from being asked to leave the field.

Remember to check that you have everything in your bag that you need, if you don’t have everything you can not play.  This includes, helmet, mouthguard, game jersey, shoulder pads, pants and cleats.

2019 Bantam Season Kick off

Game Day is Saturday as we take on the York Lions at 135 Bristol Road, Newmarket.  It is an aprox 3 hour drive.

Here is what our schedule for Saturday will look like:

The bus will arrive behind the gardens at 6:00 am, we will be leaving with or without players and coaches if you are not there by 6:30 am sharp (if we can get away sooner we will).  We  will be making a stop at the car pool lot in Powassan for pick up and drop off and Possibly Sundridge if any one needs a stop there as well.  Let me know if you are using this option.  We should arrive around 9:30 am as we are required 1-1.5 hours before the game.  Kickoff is at 11:00 am and game will be done around 12:30 ish maybe 1.  We will depart around 1:30-2 to watch a little bit of the JV game (they play after us at 1).  We will make a quick stop at an enroute on the way home and expect to be back home by 6. So be sure to either send them with a lunch or send them with some cash to purchase something at the enroute.

As we are leaving early and arriving early please make sure your player has breakfast and snacks and drinks for the on the bus.  Energy drinks are not allowed on the bus please. If they purchase them when we stop they will be asked to throw them out.  Gatorade is good, just no energy drinks.

We will be updating the North Bay Bantam JV and SV Bulldogs facebook page, if you aren’t a member head over and get added.  This is also where our photographers will post pictures of the games as well.

There are no change rooms at the Newmarket field.  The cost to get in to the game is $5 per person 12 and under are free.  No pets allowed.  They have snacks, but no concession.  They have some bleachers but space is limited so they said you may want to bring lawn chairs to be safe.  We provide shared water bottles during the game and will be handing out jerseys this week as soon as they arrive.