SPRING 2021 REGISTRATIONS NOW OPEN!
GREATER MONTREAL AREA FLAG FOOTBALL LEAGUE
7 TO 17 YEARS Old
**As per the Minister of Sports Press Conference on May 27th, organized games for team sports can resume outdoors, on June 25th. We now plan to open on Saturday, June 26th and run a condensed 6-week season until Saturday, July 31st.
Registrations for both the G-League and D-League remain open in the interim.
This summer's season is running later than usual due to the restrictions that existed in Springtime. We will have the season wrapped up before August to avoid conflicts with tackle football.Anything unclear? Reach out to us
FPF Junior is back this Spring (pending Government approval) with a season running on Saturday mornings from June 26th to July 31st!
FPF Jr is split into two separate leagues, the G-League and the D-League.
The G-League caters to pre-assembled teams from civil associations or schools, 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 mission is to offer an incredible experience to players of all calibers, regardless of their age or football background.REGISTER AN INDIVIDUAL (D-LEAGUE)REGISTER A PRE-SET TEAM (G-LEAGUE)
includes GST + PST
8-game season + playoffs
new popper flags + uniforms included
includes GST + PST
8-game season + playoffs + practices
new popper flag + uniform included
Individuals and small groups can register for the D-League. (each player is asked to fill out the form and pay individually)
Pre-Assembled teams from schools or civil associations can sign up the G-League. (only the coach/organizer is asked to fill out the registration form; a subsequent player form will be emailed to all players included on the roster. Parents pay the organizer, and the organizer pays FPF Jr)REGISTER AN INDIVIDUAL (D-LEAGUE)REGISTER A PRE-SET TEAM (G-LEAGUE)
FPF Junior runs seasons per year!!
Early December to late February
Early May to late June
Check out past below
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!
A: All games are played on weekends. On either Saturday or Sunday. Depending on the season, times vary. Generally we can start as early as 9 am and run throughout the morning, afternoon and even early evening for older-aged categories.
A: Yes, absolutely. To ensure maximum safety for all of our players, coaches and staff, we will enforce several measures.
You can read more about them by visiting our bilingual Safety and Sanitary Measures page.
More specifics on Spring 2021 measures will be emailed to participants prior to the start of the season.
A: Our D-League games (for individual signups) are typically held in the same timeslot each week.
Our G-League games (for pre-assembled groups) vary a bit more since teams come from different areas. In seasons where we offer several locations, we’ll allow pre-assembled to submit their preferences and we do everything we can to accommodate those requests.
Each facility hosts us in the same time slot on a weekly basis, but those may vary from season to season/year to year.
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 make the exception to allow players born between October 1st and December 31st of the prior year to play with their friends in the next category instead of obliging them to split up. For example: a player born on November 5th of 2004, is permitted to play in Pee-Wee with the 2005-2006 kids. No further 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). We believe kids under 10 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.
We’ve offered practice time to our G-League teams in the past, but the feedback was negative. Most pre-assembled (G-League) teams did not make use of them and preferred to keep the registration costs lower by not having FPF Jr include pre-booked fields in their fee structure.
Typically the school teams have access to their gymnasium/sports complex to hold practice, and the tackle teams often have access to local gym/field rentals through their association.
As a result, at the request of our participants, 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.