Category: Senior 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:

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!

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

Bulldogs and COVID-19


 Without question, this is an unprecedented period of difficulty for everyone inside and outside the sports world.

The health and safety of all Bulldogs family members is our highest priority and for that reason, we are distributing this communication at this time.

We are more than 2 months away from the first game of the season and the situation is very much in flux. It will be important for all to monitor communications from the Club as things could change rapidly.

It serves no purpose to contribute to some of the misinformation causing hysteria in some sectors of our society as it serves only to create fear & panic ultimately creating situations that can be worse than the sickness itself.

We have received word from the OPFL that as things presently stand there are no plans to delay or cancel the 2020 season, simply because the season is still 2+ months away. It was recommended that each club work on its own policies that will best serve their club given the circumstances that exist in their region / area. We are in constant contact with the league & other clubs. We will update you if circumstances change in the next 2 months.

It is very important to note that the North Bay area is considered very low risk for infection at this time as there are no (0) cases of COVID 19 here yet. Within this context, the following are the Bulldogs policy adjustments for dealing with the coronavirus event this spring & summer:


1-        We are asking all families with players who have come in contact with someone who has just returned from out of the country where there has been an outbreak to not come to practice for 2 weeks.

2-        If a player feels sick or has flu type (cough, fever, sore throat, gut discomfort) symptoms to stay home and away from practice or team events until fully recovered. Nobody will lose their spot for being off sick.

3-        If a player or family member in contact with a player tests positive for COVID 19 infection, that the Bulldogs are informed immediately, please.

4-        We will assign someone at our practices and pre-season workouts to observe players specifically for symptoms.

5-        All players come to workout / practice with their own water bottles with their names clearly marked on them. There will be no team bottles for now. We will still have coolers to refill, but only personal water bottles.

6-        We will update families regularly as we approach and go through the season.


1-        The virus is not airborne by itself. The way it travels is inside droplets of water coughed, or sneezed out by an infected person. It is spread mainly from infected person to another person in close contact.

2-        An infected person’s cough or sneeze can infect another person within 6 feet away. Droplets will fall to the ground rather quickly.

3-        The virus must enter the body through an opening like eyes, nose, mouth or a cut.

4-        A reasonably healthy human immune system will successfully combat & defeat this virus in a short time frame.

5-        The elderly & those with existing immune system weaknesses are those who can develop serious sickness from this virus. Vast majority of deaths to date involve the very old & already sick people not able to fight it off.

6-        The virus can live for as long as 3 days on hard surfaces, mostly indoors. Outdoors depending on sunlight the virus is infectious for shorter periods of time, largely due to the

         sun’s UV light & its ability to neutralize viruses.7-        The BEST way to reduce your chances of infection is to WASH your HANDS with SOAP & WATER for 20 seconds often throughout the day. Your hands touch everything and touches your face hundreds of times per day. If you happen to touch someone or something that has the virus on it, you can prevent infection by washing your hands. Try to catch yourself before touching your face.

8-        Baby wipes & many sanitizing cloths do nothing for you. The only hand sanitizer that will perform as well as soap are sanitizers that contain a minimum of 60% alcohol. Most other wet wipes are considered ineffective.

9-        Wearing a face mask is NOT good for you if you are healthy. Your own breath will saturate the material with droplets of your water. Those droplets of water can capture an air borne droplet containing a virus and start to multiply in the warm humid facemask. Then with the next inhaling breath you become infected.

10-    A facemask is only effective in capturing infected droplets when an infected person coughs or sneezes.

11-    Only facemasks designed specifically for the purpose of preventing virus spreading should be worn by people caring for a COVID 19 positive sick person.

12-    Numbers are changing rapidly and we will likely get cases of COVID 19 in North Bay, but for the time being there are 0.

13-    The Toronto area is the epicenter of infections in Ontario, but still considered low risk.

14-    In most cases a person is contagious a day or so before experiencing symptoms and throughout the period in which they are sick and for a few days after. In some cases an infected person with a strong immune system could be contagious for several days prior to symptoms showing up. Still much to learn from this virus.

15-    The manufacturers of toilet paper have reported that they have more than 6 months inventory and even if half their staff fell sick, they will be able to supply us all with toilet paper, so there is no need to fill your closets full of toilet paper!!

from government of Canada publications (, Centers for Disease Control ( – FAQ), World Health Organization (


If everyone practiced these simply recommendations, the spread of the virus would be sharply curbed and we could have a significant effect on slowing or reversing the effect of this pandemic.

  1. The BEST method to wash away a virus is to WASH your HANDS for 20 SECONDS with SOAP & WATER.
  2. Only use sanitizer that is at least 60% alcohol or more.
  3. If you are sick, stay home and let family know. Observe your symptoms and if needed get tested.
  4. Do NOT wear a store-bought face mask, unless you are sick.
  5. Avoid contact with people who are sick.
  6. If you travel to Toronto, or any community where this virus is spreading, be extra vigilant in washing hands, less touching your face and avoiding people who appear sick.
  7. If you are sick… stay home.
  8. If you are sick, cough into your sleeve or in a tissue or wear a facemask.
  9. Using diluted bleach sanitizer or sanitizer with 60%+ alcohol, clean your cell phone and hard surfaces touched by many people at home a little more than usual.