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2014 IFAF Flag Football World Championships- Groupings and Rankings (08/21/2014)

On September 10-12, 2014 the Men's and Women's National Flag Football Teams will be participating in teh 2014 IFAF World Flag Football Championships in Grosseto, Italy.  For full Rankings and Grouping of Teams Canada's Men's and Women's teams please use the following link:

 

Men's and Womens Rankings and Groupings

 

Atlantic Football League Schedule (08/19/2014)

The Atlantic Football League will kick off their 2014 season with two exhibition games in the United States. Last year's AFL champion, Holland College Hurricanes , will visit Maine Maritime Academy in Castine, Maine on Saturday, September 6. The next day, Sunday, September 7, the University of New Brunswick - Saint John Seawolves will be in Bangor Maine to face Husson University.

League play for all four AFL teams kick off the following weekend on Saturday, September 13 as Holland College travels to Saint John to play the UNB -Saint John Seawolves and Dalhousie University Tigers will host University of New Brunswick - Fredericton Red Bombers at Wickwire Field in Halifax.

This will be the sixth season for the four team community-based league. All teams will play six league regular season contests. Semi-finals are set for the weekend of October25-26 with the final slated for November 1.

Use the Following Link for the Full Schedule:

AFL SCHEDULE

 

UPCOMING NCCP - COMPETITION INTRODUCTION CLINICS (08/11/2014)

Attention Coaches!!!

NCCP: Competition-Introduction Workshop

The theory component of the course will run at Sport Nova Scotia. 5516 Spring Garden Rd

Friday August 22nd from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Saturday August 23rd from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

There will be no positional courses offered this session.  A future positional clinic can be attended for free with a paid registration.

1.  FNS Member Coaches:  Register through the LOCKER ROOM.

Pre-Requisite Learning
 
Prior to attending the Competition- Introduction training course, coaches need to complete Making Ethical Decisions Online Evaluation for Competition – Introduction.
 
This can be done by logging into www.coach.ca . For those coaches that haven’t created an account before you must do so to complete the M.E.D evaluation online. Simply click the link above and go to “My LOCKER”. Once you are on My Locker scroll down to eLearning and it will take you to the sign in page for existing and new members. Making Ethical Decisions Online Evaluation – Competition- Introduction will be located on the left hand.
 
By successfully completing the Make Ethical Decisions workshop you will be fully equipped to handle virtually any ethical situation with confidence and surety. MED is one of the NCCP’s cornerstone workshops, and leaves coaches with no doubt as to what to do when the going gets tough.
 

NSMFL - Nova Scotia Minor Football League Age Limits (08/11/2014)

Age Groupings and Divisions:

The NSMFA shall operate four age group divisions.  With respect to ages for minor football teams, the following shall be the age restrictions as defined by the Nova Scotia Department of Education:

Mite – Grades 2 & 3.  Must be 8 years of age or under before Dec 31 of the current year.

Atom – Grades 4 & 5.  Must be 10 years of age or under before Oct 1 of the current year – Moves to 10 years of age or under before Dec 31 in 2013.

Pee Wee – Grades 6 & 7.  Must be 12 years of age or under before Oct 1 of the current year – Moves to 12 years of age or under before Dec 31 in 2015.

Bantam– Grades 8 & 9.  Must be 14 years of age or under before Oct 1 of the                                 current year – Moves to 14 years of age or under before Dec 31 in 2017

 

Making Head Way in Football NOW FREE!!! (07/30/2014)

 

Making Head Way in Football now offered for free

 

 

Ottawa - Football Canada in partnership with the Coaching Association of Canada is proud to announce that the award winning e-learning module, Making Head Way in Football will now be offered free of charge.

This football specific NCCP Professional Development module covers: what to do to prevent concussions, how to recognize the signs and symptoms of a concussion, what to do when you suspect an athlete has a concussion, and how to ensure athletes return to play safely.

The module can be taken through coach.ca's database The Locker. To begin, you will require an NCCP#. If you have never taken an NCCP course and need an NCCP# one can be created upon registration with The Locker.

The module takes approximately 60-90 minute to complete. Once completed the module will be recorded on your coaching transcript as professional development.

Players and parents are also encouraged to take the e-learning module to help increase their knowledge and awareness.

Click here to visit the module (be sure to click on football and then sign-in): http://www.coach.ca/making-head-way-concussion-elearning-series-p153487

 

 

About Football Canada

Established in 1884, Football Canada is the national governing body of amateur football in Canada and a proud member of the International Federation of American Football (IFAF). Working closely with the provincial football associations, we develop programs and resources for players, coaches, officials in the three disciplines of Tackle, Flag and Touch Football. Football Canada's vision statement is "from playground to stadium" where players can participate in the game of football throughout a lifetime recreationally, competitively and internationally.

 

 

Ottawa - Football Canada en partenariat avec l'Association Canadienne des Entraineurs est fier d'annoncer que le module d'apprentissage en ligne Prendre une Tête d'Avance sera maintenant offert gratuitement.

Ce module de développement professionnel du PNCE spécifique au football couvre les points suivants : quoi faire pour prévenir les commotions cérébrales, comment reconnaitre les signes et symptômes des commotions cérébrales, quoi faire lorsque vous soupçonnez un athlète a une commotion cérébrale, et comment s'assurer que les athlètes aient un retour au jeu sécuritaire.

Ce module peut être suivi par le biais de la base de données Le Casier du coach.ca. Pour débuter, vous devrez avoir un numéro de PNCE. Si vous n'avez jamais suivi de cours du PNCE et avec besoin d'un numéro de PNCE, vous pouvez en créer un en vous inscrivant sur Le Casier.

Le module est d'une durée approximative de 60-90 minutes. Une fois complété, le module sera inscrit sur votre relevé comme développement professionnel.

Les joueurs et les parents sont également encouragés à suivre le module d'apprentissage en ligne pour les aider à accroitre leurs connaissances sur le sujet.

Cliquez ici pour consulter le module (assurez-vous de cliquer sur Football et ensuite sur connexion) :

http://www.coach.ca/making-head-way-concussion-elearning-series-p153487&language=fr

 

À propos de Football Canada

Fondé en 1884, Football Canada est l'organisme national de régie du football amateur au Canada et un fier membre de la Fédération internationale de football américain (IFAF). Travaillant de près avec les associations provinciales de football, nous élaborons des programmes et des ressources pour les joueurs, les entraîneurs, les officiels dans les trois disciplines du football avec contacts, de flag-football et de touch-football. Football Canada fait la promotion du sport du football « du terrain de jeu au stade » où les joueurs peuvent prendre part à un match tout au long de leur vie de façon récréative, en compétition et sur la scène internationale.

 

 

Halifax West Is Looking For Coaches (06/20/2014)

Halifax West High School Football is looking for an Offensive Coordinator and all other positional coaches.  There is a wide range of positions available based on applicants experience. Previous coaching experience would be a definite asset but we are very interested and have roles available for committed, enthusiastic individuals that love the game. 

Please contact HFX West Football via email @ dbkelly77@gmail.com to express your interest.

 

NOVA SCOTIA U16 & U18 PROVINCIAL TACKLE TEAMS TO PLAYS NEW BRUNSWICK (06/06/2014)

IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Halifax – Friday, June 6, 2014

On Sunday June 8th, 2014, Football Nova Scotia will host the first game of a two game series against New Brunswick in the U16 and U18 divisions. Games will be played at Saint Mary’s University.  The U16 game kicks off at 12 noon, followed by a 3:00 pm kick off for the U18.  The Nova Scotia Teams will travel to Saint John, NB, June, 22, 2014 for the second game of the series.

News Release

 

2014 Youth Flag Football Camp (06/05/2014)

YOUTH FLAG FOOTBALL CAMP on Saturday, June 28th for Boys & Girls 8-16 - Kick off Canada Day weekend with a Youth Flag Football Camp hosted by Football Nova Scotia. The camp is designed to provide a positive opportunity for new and experienced flag football players. It encourages teamwork and fair play, as well as the skills and strategy of football without the contact.

Please refer to the Flag Camps and Clinics webpage for more informatiion or

to register for the camp please refer to the Online Registration webpage.

 

2014 Tackle Camps & Clinics (06/04/2014)

For up to date information on all summer football camps and clinics please use the following link:

2014 Tackle Camps & Clinics

 

U18, U17, U16 Provincial Tackle Teams Schedule (05/22/2014)

For Information on Times and Dates of all Provincial Tackle Teams Practices and Events please click the following link:

U18 Provincial Tackle Schedule

U17 Provincial Tackle Schedule

U16 Provincial Tackle Schedule

 

Registration for Provincial Flag Teams (04/30/2014)

Registration is now up for the Provincial Flag Teams going to PEI for the National Flag Championships. Please use the following link to register!!!

Registration

 

 

For any further information please contact: Jason Warren, Technical Director.jwarren@sportnovascotia.ca or Bryce Fisher, Program Coordinator.bfisher@sportnovascotia.ca

 

AUS Football Skills & ID Camp (04/29/2014)

AUS Football Skills &

ID Camp May 17-19

Hosted at Acadia University

This is the premier football/ID camp in the Maritimes for aspiring football players ages 14-18. Showcase your skills to all four AUS Head Coaches and their coaching staff. Learn valuable skills and techniques from the region’s best coaches. It’s an opportunity to meet and compete with football players from across the Maritimes.

Playing Fee includes:

~ Individual instruction from four AUS Head Coaches and their staff

~ AUS Football Skills Camp Jersey

~ Over 10 hours of on field practice/instruction

~ Contact Drills and Camp Scrimmage

~ Film Sessions/Chalk Talks

~ Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner for Overnight Campers

~ Lunch for Day Campers

~ Evening Activities and Recruit Presentations from all four Universities

~ Post Camp Awards

Camp Fees: $375 Overnight including meals and accommodations

$175 Day Campers (includes lunch)

Cheques payable to: AUS Football Skills Camp

 

Refunds:

There will be a $25.00 administration fee applied to all

cancellations where a medical note is not provided.

Absolutely no refunds after Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Camp Registration & Practices:

Acadia University ~ Raymond

Sign up online: http://www.acadiaathletics.ca/sports/fball/aus\_football\_camp\_2014

Contact Jeff Cummins jeff.cummins@acadiau.cacamp coordinator for more info.

 

Selection Process & Criteria Provincial Flag Teams (04/29/2014)

Nova Scotia Provincial Flag Football Teams are looking for athletes to represent Nova Scotia in this year Flag Football Nationals.  The Nationals will be held this year in PEI from July 24 to July 27 2014.  Please click the following links for further details on the Selection Process and Criteria for each team.

Provincial Flag U18 Womens

Provincial Flag U16 Womens

Provincial Flag U16 Mens 

 

For any further information please contact: Jason Warren, Technical Director. jwarren@sportnovascotia.ca or Bryce Fisher, Program Coordinator. bfisher@sportnovascotia.ca

 

AUS Football Camp hosted by the Acadia Axemen (04/24/2014)

FOOTBALL SKILLS CAMP

MAY 17-19, 2014

The premier football camp in the Maritimes for aspiringfootball players. Showcase your skills to all four AUS HeadCoaches, their coaching staff and players. Learn valuable skills and techniques from the region’s best coaches. It’s an opportunity to meet and compete with football players from across the Maritimes.

Playing Fee includes:

~ Individual instruction from four AUS Head Coaches and their staff
~ AUS Football Skills Camp Jersey~ Use of Facilities including fitness facility and more
~ Contact Drills and Camp Scrimmage
~ Film Sessions/Chalk Talks
~ Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner for Overnight Campers
~ Lunch for Day Campers
~ Evening Activities, Recruiting symposium featuring all four Universities
~ Motivational Speaker from the CFL
~ Post Camp Awards

Camp Fees: $375 Overnight including meals and accommodations
$175 Day Campers (includes lunch)

To register and for details on coaches click on link below:

 

 

FOOTBALL NOVA SCOTIA TO SENIOR MENíS FLAG NATIONAL PLAYOFF (04/23/2014)

On April 26-27, 2014, Football Nova Scotia will host a best of three (3) game series against Saskatchewan, at the East Hants Sportsplex (1075 Hwy #2 Lantz, NS).  The winner of this series will win the right to represent Canada at the 2014 World Men’s Flag Championships in Jerusalem, Israel, August 12th – 15th, 2014.              

Nova Scotia has represented Canada at the 2010 (4th place finish) and 2012 (6th place finish) World Men’s Flag Championships.  Head Coach Randy Rudel is looking forward to the series.  “We have worked really hard over the past month.   We have a core returning from the 2012 team and added a number of talented athletes” said Coach Rudel.  “It would be a great opportunity to return to the Worlds.  Saskatchewan will be a tough opponent” he added.  “We are looking forward to this playoff.”

The schedule for the weekend is;

Saturday, April 26th -           3:50 pm            Opening Ceremonies

                                                4:00 pm            Game # 1

Sunday, April 27th -             10:30 am           Game # 2

                                                2:30 pm            Game # 3 (if required)

 

Team Nova Scotia roster:         

Nate Beeler-Marsman

Louis Clements

Robert Daniels*

Brandon Devlin

Rodney Fraser

Shane Gushue*

Andrew Hebb

Ryan Henneberry

Greg Hodge

Grant Myles**

Shanon Noel**

Jason Warren**

Head Coach: Randy Rudel**

Assistant Coach:  Quentin Tynes

Manager:  Mike Curew*

* Member of the 2012 National Team

** Member of the 2010 and 2012 National Team

 

JL Ilsley High School Coaching Opportunities (04/17/2014)

J.L. Ilsley High School Football has a few coaching opportunities available for interested applicants. There is a wide range of positions available based on applicants experience. Previous coaching experience would be a definite asset but we are very interested and have roles available for committed, enthusiastic individuals that love football. There is also an opportunity for the right candidate to be involved in the Head Coach position.

Please contact Ilsley Football via email @ heather.leblanc@londonlife.com to express your interest

 

Football NS office is Moving (03/31/2014)

Football NS has moved back into Halifax on March 28, 2014.  Our offices are now in the Sport Nova Scotia building at:

5516 Spring Garden Road

Halifax, NS  B3J 1G6

Tel: 902-425-5450

Fax:  902-425-5606

The East Hants Sportsplex will remain the site of the Provincial Team programs and we will still have one office in the Sportsplex.

 

U16 Provincial Tackle Team Roster Announced (03/31/2014)

Football Nova Scotia is pleased to announce the U16 Provincial Team Roster for 2014, both staff and players.  In June, a 40 player TRAVEL TEAM will be selected from the Provincial Team list of 59 players.  The Travel Team will represent Nova Scotia at the 2014 Red River Cup in Winnipeg, Manitoba July 6th - 12th, 2014.

Provincial Team Roster

Team Staff

 

U17 Provincial Tackle Team Announced (03/31/2014)

Football Nova Scotia is pleased to announce the U17 Provincial Team Roster for 2014, both staff and players.  The U17 Team will represent Nova Scotia at the 2014 Spalding Cup (formerly Wilson Challenge) in Montreal, Quebec July 6th - 12th, 2014.  In 2013, Team NS finished 5th overall, or 1st in the Consolation Round.

Provincial Team Roster

Team Staff

 

 

2014 U18 Provincial Tackle Team Announced (03/25/2014)

Football Nova Scotia is pleased to announce the Provincial Team Roster for 2014, both staff and players.  In June, a 40 player TRAVEL TEAM will be selected from the Provincial Team list of 55 players.  The Travel Team will represent Nova Scotia at the 2014 Football Canada Cup in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan July 6th - 12th, 2014.

TEAM STAFF

PLAYERS

 

2014 Senior Men's Flag Team Announced (03/25/2014)

Football Nova Scotia is pleased to announce the Provincial Team Roster for 2014, both staff and players.  

Player and Staff Roster

The team will compete in a best of three (3) series versus Team SK on April 26-27, 2014 at the East Hants Sportsplex, Lantz, NS.  The winner will earn the right to represent Canada at the 2014 World Senior Flag Championships.

 

2014 Tackle Rule Changes (03/25/2014)

Football Canada has made a number of rule changes for the upcoming edition of 'The Canadian Amateur Rule Book for Tackle Football'. See the link below for the details of changes. We will have the new Tackle Football Rulebook for sale through our office starting in May of 2014.

2014 Rule Modifications

 

 

Metro Youth Flag Football Registration (02/05/2014)

Registration for the 2014 MYFFL | Metro Youth Flag Football League spring season is now open. In 2014, the league will offer female and male divisions in the U15 and U18 levels.  For more details on the league and to register check on the MYFFL Registration page on the website.

 

Football Nova Scotia Hires Full Time Technical Director (12/13/2013)

Football Nova Scotia is pleased to announce Jason Warren as the new Technical Director of Football Nova Scotia. Jason has been involved in football as both an athlete and a coach for many years and has a wealth of knowledge about the sport that will be a great asset to our team.

Jason went to Saint Francis Xavier University where he obtained a Bachelors of Arts degree with a major in sociology and a minor in psychology. Following his time there Jason went to the University of Maine at Fort Kent where he graduated with a Bachelor of Education degree. Prior to his new position with Football Nova Scotia, Jason was teaching at Churchill Academy and throughout the Halifax Regional School Board. Jason is now making the transition to technical director, and with his many years of coaching experience it is a natural fit. Jason has coached both boys and girls provincial flag football teams, Dartmouth High School football, the Dartmouth Destroyers peewee and bantam teams along with many others. He has also worked on a number of program development projects with many local football organizations in order to help educate and train the young athletes in this province. Jason has many great achievements in his own career having played in the Canadian Junior Football league, being invited to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats training camp and representing Nova Scotia and Canada while playing senior men’s flag football. His experience on and off the field will provide the guidance and knowledge it takes to grow our football program here in Nova Scotia.

Football Nova Scotia is committed to providing the very best training and opportunity for our athletes and coaches and we are very pleased to have Jason join our team.

 

Halifax Coach Name 2013 NFL Youth Coach of the Year (11/14/2013)

Quentin Tynes, a volunteer coach with the Halifax Gridiron Football Association was name the 2013 NFL Youth Coach of the Year. Tynes was selected from a shortlist of ten coaches from across Canada to receive the honour. A panel of journalists, Football Canada and NFL officials selected the winners. His former coach, Queen Elizabeth High School's Mike Tanner (Halifax), was the first-ever recipient of the award in 1999.

For complete release:  Halifax Coach - NFL Coach of the Year

 

New Football Nova Scotia President (08/09/2013)

 

Lantz, N.S. – Former Football Nova Scotia Vice President of Sport Development, Keith Skiffington, has been appointed as interim President. Keith replaces Richard MacLean, as he is the new President of Football Canada.

Skiffington commented on his new position, “I am honored to be appointed as the President of Football in Nova Scotia.  This is an exciting time for football in our Province and there are a lot of great committed volunteers who are passionate about the sport.  I look forward to leading and working with them to grow and develop football to its potential.”

Keith Skiffington has been involved in football from a young age. He played for the Acadia Axemen for five years (1978-82) as a Defensive Back. During this time he was named team captain and played on two Vanier Cup Championship Teams. Due to his success playing with the Axemen, his 1981 team is being inducted into the Nova Scotia Sports Hall of fame this November. After graduating with a BBA, Skiffington coached the Axemen for one year.

Currently Skiffington is the Defensive Coordinator and Assistant Head Coach of the Dalhousie Tigers Football Club and has been coaching under-17 and under-18 Provincial Teams since 2010. Keith has served as the President of Nova Scotia Minor Football for many years, contributing to the establishment of many new Associations at the Mite and Atom level.