Tag: Preseason

Equipment Handout and Upcoming Dates

Important Upcoming dates:

NorthbayBulldogs.com will display upcoming events and practices on the main page and the individual Team calendars are being filled out.
Bantam: http://northbaybulldogs.com/calendar/bantam-calendar/
Junior Varsity: http://northbaybulldogs.com/calendar/junior-varsity-calendar/
Senior/Mens: http://northbaybulldogs.com/calendar/2017-nfc-mens-events/

Friday, April 21st 6-8  or April 22nd 11-1:30 Equipment Handout.  You do not have to attend both.  We are having two dates so hopefully, everyone can make it to one or the other.  Our equipment handout is at 514 Gormanville Road at Krown Rustproofing Building.

The Senior/Men’s team will get geared up on April 29th, noon until 3:00 pm  at 514 Gormanville Road at Krown Rustproofing Building.

Saturday, April 22nd First on field practice at Omischl.

Tuesday, April 25, Wednesday, April 26  at Omischl.

Friday, April 28th Orders for AVON SKIN SO SOFT bug spray must be returned.  There is a form attached for you to sell these.  They sell through Avon for $14 per bottle and we are selling them at $10 per bottle.  Who doesn’t need bug spray for the upcoming months?  Be sure to hit up your family, friends, and coworkers.  I will have bug spray forms printed out at the equipment hand out if you need one.  Or you can just email with the number of bottles you require and email transfer for them as that will work as well.  Every bottle you sell the team get $5 per bottle.

Saturday, April 30th  at Omischl.

Wednesday, May 3rd Orders for the thirty-one bags must be in.  There is a form attached to sell these as well.  The cost per bag is $50, plus $10 if you want it personalized and $15 for a lid if required.  For every 2 bags sold, the team gets $34!  You can visit the Bulldogs fundraiser page on facebook, for ideas to use the bags as well as a better view of the pattern options.  You can place an order there, email myself and etransfer the payment, or order through Sarah Hunnisett at shunnisett@morguard.com.

Fox and Fiddle Update:  It was a great success!  Our 10% in sales came to $408 and Nathan Taus the owner bumped it to $500 for everyone who attended and the orders took longer than normal to get to people.  If we end up doing another fundraiser like this we will run it differently, staggering arrival times so the wait won’t be as long.  We didn’t know if 10 people would show or 100.  We had around 200 people show up and most came at the same time which caused a huge backup in the kitchen.  This is not the fault of the Fox and Fiddle.  We thank everyone who was able to come out, it was a lot of fun seeing everyone!   We had a couple people that could not attend and decided to donate for a total of $130 so $630 total on the night.

Clothing order:  I will place orders every Friday, so the next clothing/sag order will go in April 21st and April 28th.  So if you are interested in purchasing anything either let me know or place an order in the shop http://northbaybulldogs.com/shop/.

We are looking for a few volunteers:  Let me know if any of the following interest you.  We are looking for someone to film our games, we can supply the video camera for you.  We are looking for someone to do stats at the games as well  (you will be taught, no experience necessary).  And we are looking for someone who wants to takes lots of action shot pictures.  You would be given sideline access and would be responsible to put the photos on our facebook page.  The kids love to see themselves on game day!  You will be asked, did you get my tackle? Did you get my touchdown? When will the photos be up?  But the kids will appreciate what you do!  Let me know if you can help out with any of these items, please

 

Know thy Enemy 2017

The Overview

With the long-awaited return of men’s football to North Bay and North Bay’s return to the Northern Football Conference, it’s time for a primer on our scheduled opponents.

Keep in mind this is just opinion and speculation to give our Bulldog players and fans a sneak peek at our 2016 opponents. This being our first foray back into Men’s football in half a decade we will keep expectations in the realm of reality. It is always the Bulldogs mandate to make the game of football fun while being competitive – this applies to the men’s division too.

The Enemy

The first opponent for our renewed Bulldogs is the Sault Steelers. They are a divisional opponent who had a rough year in the 2016 NFC season going 1-7. While they did make an appearance in 2015 NFC post season the 2016 championship fell out of reach. The Steeler’s defense has struggled to keep the opponents out of their end zone. For a  team getting back into competition, this may be a good match. Under no circumstances should we, the Bulldogs, take them lightly but leverage the opportunity to find our strengths and weaknesses. It could be the Steelers endured a rebuilding year and have found some renewed life to surprise the NFC West.

The next game in the 2017 campaign will be a road trip to Toronto to battle the Phantom Raiders (or Raiders for short). The Raiders took a year off to restructure their organization in 2016. In 2015 the Raiders made it to the postseason but hit the juggernaut of the GTA Allstars and were ousted from the tournament. They have experienced coaches and staff and a large talent pool to draw from.  This will be a test for both returning Bulldogs and Raiders.

The Oakville Longhorns had a turbulent year in 2016. Their offense never seemed to gain momentum and their defense struggled with only glimpses of true stopping power. The Longhorns program has been constantly moving with an indoor program keeping their players game-ready even in the offseason. They are hungry to move up the ranks at the expense of the Bulldogs and may prove to be a tough divisional battle.

The Sudbury Spartans are a team always teetering on the upper NFC echelon.  Our neighbors have a great football culture and a strong program that has matured in the NFC trenches. This may be the team that the Bulldogs have grueling battles grinding each and every yard. The Spartans are a tough, respected team that have lost heartbreakers in 2016 to earn their 3-5 record. Sudbury had a brief appearance in the 2016 postseason but struggled against the Ottawa Invaders.

The Sarnia Imperials had the best record in the 2016 season at 7-1. The “Red Army”‘s crown logo isn’t just for looks as they were the undisputed kings of the NFC West division and the number one team in the regular season. They have a high octane offense that can march down the field and a tough bend-not-break defense. In the 2015 postseason, they lost in the semi-finals and took it a step further in the 2016 NFC postseason to reach the championship match. In the end where they fell to the GTA Allstars in a great clash of teams. Each year is different but this is the team to beat.

Tri-City Outlaws sat in the middle of the pack through the regular season finishing at 4-4. The Outlaws are a rugged team only a few years off winning an NFC championship. The Outlaws made waves in the 2016 postseason and were within 5 yards of making it into the 2016 NFC championship game in a pitched battle with the Sarnia Imperials. This is a club that is persistent and constantly makes adjustments to achieve better results.  The Outlaws are a dangerous divisional opponent that demands respect.

Clinton Major

2017 Parent & Player Meeting

Our parent and player information session is on Friday, February 24, 2017 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm, for both Bantam and Junior Varsity.  This will be the first opportunity to meet your coaches for the upcoming season.  We will discuss what we as coaches expect from both the players and parents and what you can expect from us as coaches.  This meeting is not mandatory but we strongly encourage anyone with interest in playing summer football to attend as we will be able to answer any questions you might have.  I have also attached the player code of conduct in this post and we require all players to read, sign and return this code of conduct before he or she will be given equipment.  Also attached is the parent code of conduct this does not need to be signed and returned but it clearly states what we expect from parents and fans on the sidelines.

Coach Eric

Code of Conduct – Player

Code of Conduct – Parents

2016 – Equipment Hand-Out and On-Field Practice

steve-omischl-sports-complex Saturday April 23, 2016 we will be getting on the field in full equipment.

We will hosting our equipment handout at the Omischl Sports Complex from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm.

Now, we are out of the gym and in full gear the gym practices are making way to field practices. The practice will be on-field from 2:00 pm until 4:00 pm at the Omischl Sports Complex and Field. This is for both Bantam and Junior Varsity.

Everyone will need mouth guards and cleats. JV’s will need girdles Bantams will not as they will have the integrated pants. Any questions, let me know!

Again very important to get registrations in before we hit the field. I will need a headshots of each player as well as a picture of your birth certificate or health card. These can be emailed to Christa at christa@d-linsurance.com or you can bring this Saturday and I can take a photo of it and the player. We have girdles available for JV players for $35 each if you can let me know if you need one and what size I can our inventory.