GREATER MONTREAL AREA
FLAG FOOTBALL LEAGUE
6 TO 16 YEARS Old
Since 2015-16, FPF Jr offers kids between 6 and 16, in and around Montreal, a fun, safe and competitive place to play flag football!
FPF Jr is split into two completely separate leagues, the G-League and the D-League.
The G-League caters to teams made up of pre-assembled rosters, usually made up of kids with moderate to advanced level of football. The D-League is the home for kids looking to sign up to a league either individually, or in a group of two or three, who are then placed on a team.
FPF Jr’s goal is to cater to players of all ages, regardless of their experience or skill level in the best possible way.
The has been canceled. Stay tuned for Spring season (April) information. Stay safe, everyone.
FPF Junior runs seasons per year!
Early December to late February
Late April to late June
In collaboration with the Montreal Alouettes
We are honored to be working with the Montreal Alouettes for a second straight year! Their generous contributions allow us to expand our player development efforts, as well as our video and photo content!
includes GST + PST
8-game season + playoffs
includes GST + PST
uniform + flag + wristcoach included
8-game season + playoffs + practices
A: Our D-League games (for individual signups) will be played almost exclusively on Saturday afternoons at the Loyola Stinger Dome in NDG, between 12 noon and 3 pm. Should there be more teams than available slots, we will likely add a secondary slot at a second facility on the same day.
Our G-League games (for pre-assembled groups) vary. They are all played on either Saturday or Sunday afternoons, but over a mix of a handful of locations. That said, once registered, teams can communicate their preferable location or day, and our scheduling software will treat that option as their “home field” and will aim to schedule at least half their games there.
Each facility hosts us in the same time slot on a weekly basis, here are the general time slots at each field:
Kirkland: Saturday late afternoon (5-8) *late slots reserved for older kids
Saint-Leonard: Sunday early afternoon (12-3)
NDG: Saturday early afternoon (12-3)
Brossard: Saturday late afternoon (4-6)
Baie D’Urfe: TBD
A: We give D-League teams pre-set timeslots to hold practices.
Team Practices: certain pre-determined dates will be assigned to teams in our D-League, to run team practices along with their coach(es). Due to the limited number of available fields in Wintertime, no more than two team practices will be available per season. That said, coaches always have the opportunity to set up their own practices at any facility they can secure on their own.
Note that we always encourage players and coaches to arrive to their games well in advance to benefit from the extra space off the field of play to run drills and work on anything else.
A: The D-League teams will be made by FPF Jr administartors. The goal is to balance out the teams in the two age categories with an even number of older and younger kids, as well as stronger and beginner players. We expect a good mix of calibers on each team, and we remind our coaches to create as inclusive and recreational an environment as possible.
The G-League is made up of pre-assembled teams, usually with at least a moderate experience of tackle or flag football. Some groups of friends also take part, but they usually have a decent amount of experience prior to starting up. We also encourage a sportsmanlike and respectful environment in this league, but we have less control over the caliber of each team coming in.
A: The G-League teams are segmented into the familiar two-year windows. We allow players born on October 1st or later of the year prior to play with their friends in the next category instead of obliging them to split up.
(example: a player born on November 5th of 2004, is permitted to play in Pee-Wee with the 2005-2006 kids). No additional date exceptions are made.
The D-League is relatively new, and although we are hopeful about the great experience the kids are certain to have, we are being conservative in our expectations for number of participants. More and more kids sign up as part of a pre-assembled group, so we did not want to over-segment the categories and be left with not enough teams in any of the age categories. For this reason, we created wider windows. We’ll then make sure that each team has a fair balance of older and younger kids.
Looking back at our first year of FPF Jr in 2015-2016, we had three teams in both categories, but we still received overwhelmingly positive feedback and the kids had a blast!
We’ve also moved our Atom category over to the D-League (Freshman) since those kids can benefit from more practices and are less likely to come in as a pre-assembled group.
A: Because we are dividing the D-League up into wider age categories, it wouldn’t work to also include 16-year olds, and expect them to square off against 13 year olds.
If your child is born in the last year of Junior eligibility, but you are not part of a set team, contact us and we will do our very best to place him or her on a team in the G-League.
Also, based on the last few years, we’ve noticed that very few Midget-aged players sign up as individuals.
In the past, we offered practice time to all of our teams, and we noticed that most pre-assembled (G-League) teams did not make use of them.
Usually the school teams have access to their gym to hold practice, and the tackle teams often have access to field rentals through their association. As a result, in order to keep costs lower, and not see fields go to waste, we’ve limited the built-in practices to the D-League, and encourage G-League teams to make their own arrangements based on their team’s preferences.