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FAQ's

Commonly Asked Questions

 

This section contains the most commonly asked questions by parents. We have listed a number of responses which we hope will answer as many as possible. If you have any further questions not answered in this section, please feel free to contact us and we will be more than happy to answer any other questions you may have please contact us.

What are the age groups of the teams?

Age Groups

House League

 

Tyke Division

Atom Division

5- 6 years old

7 - 10 years old

Rep Division

Peewee Division

 

11 - 12 years old

Bantam Division 13 - 14 years old
Junior Varsity 15 - 16 years old
Senior Varsity 17 - 19 years old

What are the weight restrictions for each team?

With the addition of Football Canada's new Long Term Athletes Development program, there are no weight restrictions for any age group.

What are the costs for registration?

2018 Team Fees

House League

 

Atoms

 

 

$375

Knights Summer Peewee Bantams $650
Junior/Senior Varsity Knights $650
OFL Fall Rep Knights

 

$550 - $450 if player played House League or Summer Rep

 

**ALL registered players will be responsible for $100.00 mandatory fundraising fee due at time of registration with initial deposit.

Equipment is included with a $200 deposit, $150 is returned at the end of the season when equipment is returned. Once registration is paid in full Peewee, Bantam, JR and SR Varsity division players will receive an all in one padded pants and a game jersey for them to keep.

 

When do practices start?

Practices will begin indoors in Early Spring and then move outdoors after the long weekend in May with practices twice a week until our season games begin. After registrations, the individual team coaches will be contacting all the players and their families. Keep an eye on the website for details as they are available.

What can my child expect to learn?

Your child can expect to learn how to play tackle football safely. Learn to function and have fun in a team environment. Respect coaches and fellow teammates and opponents.

Where are our home games played?

All our home games will be played out of our stadium located at Clarington Fields located south of Baseline at Westside Drive, 1 Km west of regional road 57 in Bowmanville.

Where else do we play?

Our other games are played on the road in the other various centres we compete with. We travel as close as Oshawa and as far west as Burlington. You can view the various maps of the other centres we play on the info page.

Well Being Policy: As with any sport there is a potential risk in training and participating. We do our best to create a safe environment for all involved. Clarington Minor Football Association has established rules for participation. Proper conduct must be followed at all times. While team authorities will exercise reasonable precaution to avoid injury, I understand that they assume no financial or moral obligation for an injury that may occur. I hereby grant permission for Clarington Minor Football Association to secure such medical advice and services as may be deemed necessary for the health and safety of my child(ren) in my absence. I agree to accept financial responsibility in excess of the benefits allowed by Provincial Health. I understand that full contact football is played and that the Clarington Minor Football Association, the leagues and it’s associations we play with are not responsible for any injury to a player before, during or after practices or games. 

Media/Social Media Policy: I hereby grant permission to the Clarington Minor Football Association the rights to use and retain, for publicity and advertising purposes, photographs and name of the above named player registered with the organization.     

Equipment Policy: I hereby agree to pay a $200.00 deposit and take full responsibility for the equipment lent to the above named player and agree to return it at the end of the season at the time and place identified by the Clarington Minor Football Association. Once all equipment has been returned and deemed in good condition $150.00 of the deposit will be returned. 
Initial: 

Refund Policy: The CMFA refund policy applies when a member has paid all registration fees in full or adhered to the outlined payment schedule. A refund less the $50 non-refundable deposit can be issued within the first three weeks of indoor practice. After the third week there will be a $100.00 administration fee levied on all refunds including the $50 non-refundable registration deposit. Once equipment has been issued there will be no refund.  

NSF Policy: Any cheque that is returned NSF will be subjected to a $40.00 NSF fee and will be added to the Registration still outstanding. 
 

Unpaid registration fees: If any fees are outstanding by the start of their season and no payment plan has been established, your child(ren) will not be allowed to participate in games until all fees are paid in full.