2022 NBBFFL Week 1 Preview

WEEK 1 (SUNDAY AUGUST 21ST) NBBFFL PREVIEWS:
12PM – ALLAIRE (0-0) VS. GRAVELLE (0-0)
A new team in the league vs. the two-time defending champs. Odds are in favour of Gravelle, but Allaire could have a few tricks up their sleeve.
12PM – CLEATOR (0-0) VS. SF TWIGGS DUSTERS (0-0)
Dusters are perennial champions in another league in town but they now seek to claim their name in the NBBFFL, the first test is Cleator’s team, loaded with youth and former and current high school football stars.
1PM – ALLAIRE (0-0) VS. NBPA (0-0)
Team Allaire has their first double header of the season, they are hoping to come out of Sunday at least 1-1. The NBPA team lead by Larabie has plenty of experience in this league and has been the marker of consistency in this league, they look to start off their season 1-0.
1PM – BABY WIPES (0-0) VS. GRAVELLE (0-0)
Baby Wipes, also known as Team Ricker is loaded with Hall of Fame talent. This is a new team but has no lack of football experience and chemistry. Potential Championship game preview? Too early to tell.

Flag Football Returns

Flag Football returns!. The North Bay Bulldogs are committed to producing a top-tier flag football experience for the community. During the pandemic, we successfully ran a flag football league

  • People enter their own teams – open to ALL AGES, no restrictions
  • $1,200 per team flat rate
  • All proceeds go back to the North Bay Bulldogs for our youth football initiatives
  • Best TEAM UNIFORM award that will be given out – we are looking for creativity in our teams in the league.
  • People can register as of now at this link and keep checking the Bulldog’s Facebook page for more info on the league
  • nbbffl@northbaybulldogs.com  for all league inquiries. We will be happy to answer your questions about our upcoming season and league

Here are some team previews from our teams that have already committed!

Team Larabie – a tough and gritty team that can never be underestimated, quarterbacked by Landon Larabie, former SJSH alum and NDA Champion. The father – son connection of Larabie to Larabie often seems to connect for big yardage and touchdowns!

Team Clermont – Lead by their Team captain Kory Clermont they have been a perennial champion in other leagues, they look to come and see if they can dethrone the champions in this league. Big names include 2013 Hec Creighton award winner Jordan Heather, Andre Landry and Jordy Matheson.

Team Gravelle – The 2020 and 2021 champions are approaching Floyd Mayweather territory as they boast a record of 29-0 in this league. Too many big names to mention but they are all lead by former Widdifield Wildcat quarterback Tieler Gravelle. A few new recruits join the team this year to defend the title.

Team NFC men’s Bulldogs: Off from a successful 2022 NFC season in which they competed in many games and showed explosive offensive prowess, the men’s team looks to take the flag league by storm. The defensive-minded coach of this team, Marc Mathon, looks to lead his team to the championship after a heartbreaking semi-final loss in 2021.

North Bay Bulldogs Flag Football League nbbffl@northbaybulldogs.com

2022 Summer Season Information

Hello Parents, Players, and Coaches,

Bantam age group is players born in 2008 and 2009 (occasionally we have had 2010 players that will come out a year early to give it a try)
JV age group 2006 and 2007
SV age group 2003, 2004, 2005
Mens league anyone older than above

Practice Sessions Bantam & JV

The North Bay Bulldogs staff are excited to say our summer season will be starting Saturday, April 2nd with some indoor sessions starting.  We will be at Canadore Gym on April 2, April 9, and April 16th from  Bantam 10-11:30 and JV – 11:30-1:00.

What you will need for indoor sessions is gym attire, water bottles, running shoes as well as a mask to be worn if social distancing can not be met.  There will be a place to refill water bottles at Canadore and we have access to both mens, womens, and all gender change rooms as well.

We will be having equipment hand out the weekend on the 23/24th more info on that once we have that organized. And hopefully, the snow is gone by then and we will give you the practice schedule.  Prior to our first game tentatively on the weekend of May 20th, there may be different practice times depending on field availability, but after that outdoor practices will be Wednesday, Thursday Friday 6-7:30.

We do not have a game schedule quite yet, but they have said it is getting close to being ready and I will get that to everyone as soon as I have it.

Game Day Information:

The cost for the game is $5 entry fee to help cover the costs of the field. This gets you to any home games that day, for example, if you pay $5 entry for the Bantam game, you can stay for JV, SV or mens games or all of them.

We are always looking for volunteers for games as well some are paid positions and some are truly volunteer.  Once we have the schedules of who is playing home we will start penciling people in for dates and games right now just trying to see who is interested in what so I can put you on the list.  So please respond with what you are interested in doing as well as the level (Bantam, JV, SV or Mens)

BBQ-We run a BBQ during the games serving hotdogs and hamburgers.  We usually get parents to bring desserts for the BBQ and we ask for a generous donation for the food.  We have suggested prices.  But we look for volunteers to work the BBQ usually 3-4 people.  Normally we suggest you do the game before or after your player’s game so you can enjoy your player’s game. But you can also volunteer during their game.  By volunteering at the BBQ you get in the game for free.

Trainers– we need one travel trainer to away games and two for home games.  We are responsible to provide a trainer to opposing teams while they are here.  Duties include attending to injuries on field, taping ankles prior to games.  First aid and cpr is a must, usually we have nurses, medics, psws etc.. do these jobs. We take $35 off player fees per game and entry to the game is also covered.  (If player fees are paid already we pay you out the $35.

Stick Crew-home games only We need three people to do sticks, students can earn volunteer hours for this job and get front row seats to the game.  We also pay $15 per game to cover the cost of food while working.  We need 3 people for every game.

Film-we are looking for one person for each team to do film and upload it to our platform for our viewing. Pay for this is $35 per game which can be used towards player fees or you can take as a pay.

Front Gate-We usually have 3-4 people working the gate, collecting the $5 entry fee, selling merch, selling 50/50 etc…  there is no pay for this job however you get to enjoy majority of the game and covers your entry fee.  Again you can volunteer for the game before or after your players as well.

Water crew-  We are always looking for someone to be in charge of water for game days.  Duties include filling the large water jugs and bringing by wagon (provided), running water out to the field for players during time outs etc… We need 2 people per team and the pay is $15 per person per game.  You get to be on the sidelines with the players.  No cost for entry to game

Announcers-We have a sound system with a microphone provided.  We are looking for 2 announcers per game $25 each.  Responsible to announce players from both teams if the coach wants it to be announced, play Oh Canada at the beginning of the game, thank our sponsors when gameplay is stopped.  Announce 50/50 winners.  You can do some play by pay but need to remain fairly impartial to both teams, no swearing, no comments to the refs etc…

Let us know if you can fill any of our volunteer spots.

2021 BYTFL

Welcome to all the new players and welcome back to the returnees!

We will be doing an equipment handout this week on Wednesday and Thursday, September 8 and 9 in the evening from 6-7:30 at Krown Rustproofing at 514 Gormanville Road.  We ask that all players and parents wear a mask while in close contact with others.  All equipment is supplied except for cleats and mouthguards.  If you have old cleats that no longer fit we accept used cleats, if you have outgrown your cleats and could use some gently used ones we can check what we have available.  There are lots of cleats and mouth guards available at Source for Sports to purchase as well.  Soccer cleats are also good for football.  I suggest having a couple of mouthguards on hand as if they lose theirs or forget theirs they can not play.

The camp is on Saturday, September 11th  Bantams will be at 5:30-7:30 at Rollie Fischer field.  We ask them to wear full gear including a mouthguard. After the camp, the coaches split up the teams and you will be contacted about which team your player will be on and what nights they will be practicing.  You should hear from your coach no later than September 15th, the first games are September 25th.

Kids are back to school Tuesday, tell them to tell their friends about football and get them to sign up too!  We try to accommodate friend requests as best we can.  Register at www.northbaybulldogs.com.

Player fees can be paid by email transfer to me at this email christa@d-linsurance.com or at the Bulldog’s Store https://northbaybulldogs.com/shop/ or at source for sports on Fisher Street.  The fees are $275.  If you are having problems with player fees, you can apply for kid sport or jumpstart.  We also run a BINGO every second Thursday and you can work off your player fees by working bingos, if interested let me know.

Games will be on Saturdays at Rollie Fischer Bantams are at 12 and 1.  Tykes play before this so there is a chance games could start a bit later.  They play 2 one hour games back to back each Saturday.

Volunteers, we are always looking for volunteers.  Game days we always are looking for refs, stick crew, trainers to tend to bumps and bruises.  If you are interested in coaching also let me know.  If you are interested in working Bingos we always need help there too!