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.

Age Divisions

Age Divisions are based on birth year: players must turn the appropriate age by December 31 of the playing year.

League Age Range Registration Fee
Atom (U10) - birth years 2010, 2011, 2012 7, 8, 9 $175
Peewee (U12) - birth years 2008, 2009 10, 11 $275
Junior Bantam (U14) - birth years 2006, 2007 12, 13 $275

Players age 14 and up can transition into playing High School football. The SIFC Clubs will open registration for Bantam tackle (ages 14, 15) but may not be able to field enough registrations to fulfil rosters and schedule a season due to the majority of players following the High School programs in each community.

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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