: CMFA Fall Football

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Coquitlam Minor Football Association (CMFA) runs a variety of Canadian Football programs suitable for ages 5-18. A mouth guard is provided with the cost of player registration. There is an equipment deposit required for uniforms and player equipment. Parents will be responsible to provide cleats for their child to wear during practices and games. 

PRACTICES & FIELDS

Practices generally are held on Tuesdays & Thursdays between 6-8PM. Different practice times and days may occur at the request of a head coach. 

Practices begin mid July and typically are run out of Mackin Park. The season offically starts the first weekend of September with games are played on Sundays through to the Provincial finals in December. In September our practice location moves to Town Centre due to field lighting. 

DIVISIONS

The player division is determined on the player’s age by the end of 2020. 

Fall Tyke Flag 

Our fall football program starts off with the youngest player division of flag football where kids 5-7 years old play a 5 on 5 game in accordance to Spring Flag rules and regulations. The emphasis here is teaching kids team concepts and basic football fundamentals, all the while promoting a fun environment and positive experience for the players. Players do not have to have any prior experience and can start playing football at any age. 

Atom Flag

This is a newly developed flag football program from 8 and 9 year olds. This is a hybrid 9 man flag game that allows for minimal contact on the line of scrimagge. This allows juds ti kearb te various positions and terminology of the tackle game with discouraging open field contact and tackling.  The gameplay runs 2 - 40 minute halves, running time. Current field size is 80 yards x 50 yards. Teams will have 3 downs to advance the call, scoring is recorded as in the PeeWee division. There are no kick offs, and ball is spotted on the 35. Punting is allowed, the ball is considered dead at the placeit lands or is fielded by the return team. 

PeeWee

This is the first level where the full contact tackle style is implemented. Depending on coach preference we can run a 9 man or 12 man football program with standard Canadian football rules.  This division is for 10 and 11 years and is played on a full Canadian football field of 110 yards by 63 yards.  Players at this level start to learn greater elements of the game of football and learn more detailed techniques.  This is one of the biggest divisions with many associations having multiple teams at this level.

Junior Bantam

This division is played as a 12 on 12 full field football gameplay. Players in this level are 12 and 13.  Here the passing game begins to develop along with the learning of schemes and bigger playbooks. In recent years this has become one of the most competitive divisions in football.

Bantam

For players 14 and 15 this is the division where you would play.  Most associations only have one team at this level.  Players here will learn all there is to know about the game and will be challenged by their coaches to see how much they can learn.

Midget

The final division in Community Football is for the 16, 17 and 18 year olds.  Each team is limited to how many 18 year old players they can have on their roster but for most associations that is not an issue.  By allowing the senior players a chance to stay in community football it gives these kids a break where they can look at future involvement at either the Junior or College level.  The Midget level has produce some of the most exciting football including many of the last VMFL finals and Provincial games.

 9 – Man League

A few years ago the VMFL started a 9-Man league in an effort to allow more kids to participate and learn the game of football as well as allow smaller associations to develop and expand their football program.

One of the driving concepts behind 9-man ball is getting kids playing time.  By having fewer players on the team the participating teams have found that players are getting more time per game on the field and therefore are developing faster and gain more confidence in themselves.  As well this provides a mechanism for associations to grow and still maintain a competitive environment.

There are very few differences in rules from 9-man versus 12-man other then the size of the field changes to 110 yards by 50 yards.  To date the VMFL has run both Peewee and Junior Bantam divisions and as of late have expanded to include the Bantam divisions.

As with 12-man there are VMFL championships as well as Provincial championships and players from 9-man are also selected to the Starbowl.

12 – Man League

 

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