Tackle

In the Summer/Fall, KMFA offers 9-man tackle football for boys and girls, ages 6* – 13. We play as a member of the Southern Interior Football Conference (SIFC) alongside associations in Vernon, Kamloops, and Salmon Arm. Practices begin in July, running through Summer, with games beginning in September. Practices are generally Tuesdays/Thursdays and game days are Sundays. The regular season runs through October; Playoffs begin in November with winning teams advancing to the 9-man Provincial Championship in Kamloops.

**Due to Covid-19, BCPFA Guidelines currently only allow for small group, non-contact training until further notice. Training sessions will run Tuesdays/Thursdays beginning July 28 to August 27.

Age Divisions

Age Divisions are based on birth year; Your child’s age as of December 31 of the year the program runs will determine their age division. (*Children who are 6 at the time of registration but who will be turning 7 by December 31 of the playing year are eligible.)

KMFA is a member club of BC Community Football Association, BC Provincial Football Association, and Football Canada. As such, in addition to registration fees the following membership fees are required for insurances: BCCFA $20 – BCPFA $23 – Football Canada $15.

League - Registration Open Age Range Registration Fee
Atom (U10) - birth years 2011, 2012, 2013 **1 Hour** 7, 8, 9 $175 + $60 Safety Fee*
Peewee (U12) - birth years 2009, 2010 **1.5 Hours** 10, 11 $275 + $60 Safety Fee*
Junior Bantam (U14) - birth years 2007, 2008 **1.5 Hours** 12, 13 $275 + $60 Safety Fee*

Players age 14 and up can transition into playing High School football. There are currently no opportunities for community Bantam tackle football (ages 14, 15) in the Okanagan. *Safety Fee includes the purchase of a new splash guard face shield for helmet which players keep.

AWAY GAME FIELD LOCATIONS

City Field Address
Vernon Okanagan College Vernon Campus
700 College Way
Coldstream, BC
V1B 2N5
Kamloops The Tournament Capital Centre Fields (TCC)
910 McGill Road
Kamloops, BC
V2C 6N6
Salmon Arm Little Mountain Sports Complex
250 30 Street Southeast
Salmon Arm, BC
V1E 4N2

KMFA supplies all tackle players with helmets, shoulder pads, padded pants, and a mouthguard, plus game jersey and socks. A $350 deposit is required, which is returned/destroyed upon receipt of all equipment in good repair back at the end of the season. During equipment fittings, only authorized KMFA personnel is permitted to properly fit each player.

Our Equipment Clubhouse is located at 1021 Ellis Street. At the back of the building, take the stairs up to the door.

Cleaned and well maintained gear will help keep your athlete healthy. Here are some helpful tips and guidelines to care for your equipment:

  • Do not attempt to repair or alter your equipment, especially your helmet. Gear is fitted to your child at the start of the season, but should the gear become uncomfortable or show signs of damage, please advise your coach or Director of Equipment.
  • Treat your equipment with respect. Hang or store in a dry place when not in use, never sit on it or throw it. Check regularly for signs of wear and tear.
  • Pants and jerseys can be washed in your regular laundry, with stain removers as needed. Hang jerseys to dry.
  • Helmets and shoulder pads can be wiped down with an antibacterial wipe or damp cloth and pads sprayed to disinfect as necessary. At the end of the season, return your gear clean and washed. You keep the socks!

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