Category: Junior Varsity

2021 Summer Football

GREAT NEWS!! We are prepared to release the news that we will be operating Summer Football this year!

Please find attached a Draft of the 2021 Registration Form for Bulldogs Summer Football. The OPFL will be offering provincial competitive football where permitted by government restriction rules. All indicators from the gov’t signal that tackle football will not be permitted during the summer. So we will be operating a non-contact football program.

We propose to structure a dual-level touch football program this summer where we will operate a local summer touch football league on Sunday and Saturdays will be scheduled for our rep teams to compete against other centers in the OPFL whose health units permit visiting sports clubs to compete in their local fields and to visit North Bay.

We will provide at least 2 practices per week, with one at least reserved for the Club Rep teams to prepare for their Saturday OPFL matchups. Meanwhile, we will operate a city-wide touch football program on Sunday much like we did last fall.

We will offer this in all age groups except PeeWee and Tyke, but in the non-contact context this will provide a genuine opportunity for younger but athletically advanced kids to play at the Bantam level and develop their pass game skills, offensively and defensively.

Meanwhile, at the NFC level, we will be practicing twice per week and scheduling competition vs other NFC clubs in a touch home and home series format as we did last year, except in 2021 there are a number of other clubs very much interested in being involved. I will prepare an NFC registration form later this weekend and circulate it to the group of players with birth years of 2001 and older.

I genuinely believe that our efforts this summer & again in the fall will play a very important role in keeping our city’s kids out of trouble and focused on productive activities with positive goals to set.

DOGS Summer 2021

2020 Non-Contact League Information

As you all know, football is going to look quite different this year from what we are used to.  Due to Covid protocols tackle football is not allowed.  So instead of doing nothing, we have put together flag football league for our youth which includes 2007-2010 and a touch football league for Junior Varsity 2005-2006 and senior Varsity Touch which includes 2002-2004 as listed below.

Register Online

Youth Tyke 2009 & 2010
Youth PeeWee 2008 & 2007
Junior Varsity  2006 & 2005
Senior Varsity 2004, 2003 & 2002

Flag for youth groups, no helmets, only mouth guards.

Schedule coming soon.

Cost is $120 across the board includes a game T-shirt. Pay Online here in our store: 2020 Player Fee

We are pushing the camp to September 12/13 and will let you know the times as soon as we have the schedule ready.

JV and SV can register as a team, which will have to be approved by the exec for fair play or as individual players and be placed on a team.  Tyke and PW players will return to their teams and new players placed where needed.  If registering as a team, please register individually and send in a list of your team.

Please register ASAP so we know what kind of numbers we are looking at!  With many sports not going, please feel free to recruit players that have never played before!  We welcome everyone!

Bulldog Football Returns

Football is Back! If you miss football you will want to be part of this!

To ensure that we are keeping our players and volunteers safe while staying in accordance with the guidelines from the province and city we are ready for Non-Contact football.

Our varsity players can get ready for the NDA Season. For $20 Upfront payment you will take part in a skills session, assemble teams of up to 15, practices then compete in a tournament on the weekend of September 12th. IF the NDA cancels full-contact football, pay an extra $100 and take part in an 8 game, 7 on 7 season so that you get to have a football season. The North Bay Bulldogs work with the NDA and will not host games, or a season, if they are actively running a football program.

For our Non-Contact Youth league: PeeWee (2008, 2007, 2006 if in grade 8) and Tyke (2009 or later) we will be operating two divisions with four teams in each age division in 2020

Register Now: https://northbaybulldogs.com/registration/

All Varsity Aged Players.
$20 for the camp on Aug 28 Weekend + assemble into teams + practices leading up to Weekend of Sept 12th major 7 on 7 Tournament.
* After a summer of nothing, use this to prepare for 2020 Fall NDA Football Season.
* IF the pandemic rules force the NDA to cancel the 2020 Tackle Football Season, the Bulldogs 7 on 7 programs will extend to a full 8 game season, for only $100.
* Policies will be in place to comply with provincial pandemic requirements.
* Great Coaching to help you develop as a player in a fun & safe environment.
* This will be the BEST opportunity to work on the PASSING GAME for 2021!
* This will be the BEST opportunity to work on PASS DEFENSE for summer 2021!
* Up to 3 Practices per week with pro-style practice schedules – all Non-Contact!

Youth Non-Contact Football League

* As usual you Keep the Bulldog Team Shirt!
* Bulldogs Football proudly holds one of the TOP SAFETY records in Canada.
* THIS FALL: 2-3 practices weekly at 6pm + 8 games.
* FUN & SAFE Football Learning Environment – no experience necessary …. FUN!!
* BYTFL Starts August 28th weekend & ends Championship day on October 25th
* 20+ Practices and 8 Games including a Championship game for everyone!!
* ALL kids receive a team photo package … memories forever!
* FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE is available … all kids should be able to play!
* SAFE & FUN WAY TO MAKE NEW FRIENDS & LEARN TO PLAY FOOTBALL

Men’s recreational league and competitive league will have an announcement soon.

2020 Season Update

“Good evening Bulldogs family,

Well, this weekend was supposed to be our OPFL game 1 which because of the pandemic did not take place. As things stand now, all sports fields not being rented to football and other sports involving close contact with other athletes. The Province will be releasing the opening up of Ontario, including outdoor sports through the next several weeks. It is expected that municipalities will be making fields available to football once the Province deems it safe to do so.

We hope this will take place in July, but depending on the region, some municipalities may not open fields to football until later. North Bay has the lowest statistical number of COVID19 cases in the province so we expect that we will be among the first to see fields become available for football, but we don’t expect this until late June or early July.

Since 3/4 of the OPFL season is completed by July 4 it is clear the Provincial State of Emergency has caused the OPFL to suspend all football activities which means the 2020 football season as planned is canceled. As we learn what municipalities will be re-opening fields to tackle football and when the OPFL will look to put together scheduling in the various divisions and levels with available teams to conduct 6 or 4 game schedule. We need to identify the clubs that will have field availability for July and rework football scheduling around that group.

As you can imagine, where the schedule will be significantly less than the 8 game season, we will also be adjusting the player fees to reflect the shorter season we may be playing.

As a result, refunds will be issued to those who have paid their fees for 2020 and we will look to re-collect fees when we have firm information on start dates and game schedules.

We hope everyone has a great week and we will update you as more information becomes available both from the OPFL and from the government.

Sincerely,

Marc Mathon – President