House League

Welcome to the BMFA

2018 House League Tackle Season

Registration is now open.

Fee: $550.00

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Thank you for your interest in the BMFA Fall Tackle Football program.
The Fall Tackle Program is dedicated to both grassroots and representative tackle football. Our goal is to develop basic skills and understanding of the game for new players and to enhance the skills of returning players. For over 50 years our focus has been building camaraderie, sportsmanship and a love of the game through competition.

As a member of the Ontario Football League (OFL), the BMFA Burlington Stampeders will compete in both Tier 1 (REP) and Tier 3 (HL), in the Atom, PeeWee and Bantam Divisions (Ages 8-13). Tier 3 assigned teams, will travel to centres conveniently located near Burlington, while Tier 1 Assigned Players and Teams will have the opportunity to travel and compete at a higher level throughout Ontario.

Fall rep (Tier 1) Stampeder teams are fielded at the Atom, PeeWee and Bantam levels. There are separate tryouts for the rep Stampeders. In addition to the House League registration fee which must be paid prior to the start of tryouts, players who are offered and accept a position on a Fall rep Stampeders team will also be responsible for a Rep Levy of $375. The Rep Levy is payable after tryouts are completed and the team rosters are set. Those players who are not named to a Fall rep team will be placed on the roster of a Tier 3 team.

Official equipment pick-up and practices will take place in July. Regular practices will begin around the 1st week of August, and the regular season begins the last Saturday in August and culminates with playoffs played in the first week of November.

As a bonus for the 2018 season, we will be holding 3 training and evaluation days for all registered fall players on June 10, 17 and 24th. This is an early training camp to build skills, have fun and get evaluated by our incredible coaching staff.

Here is some information for those of you interested in registering your child for the 2018 season
Age Groups:

DivisionYear of Birth
Atom2009 - 2010
Peewee2007 - 2008
Bantam2005 - 2006

Please Note: There will be no separate Tyke division in 2018. Children born in 2011 who wish to play may register for the Atom division. We will assess these children to determine if they are able to play in the Atom division.

Equipment pick-up and practices begin in July/August.

All House League players will receive:

  • Certified Helmet
  • Chin Strap
  • Mouth Guard
  • Shoulder Pads
  • Pants and lower pads
  • Game Jersey
  • Practice Jersey
  • Athletic T-Shirt
  • Socks
  • Used cleats available

Practices will be determined by your child’s Head Coach.

Practices for Tier 3 teams are twice a week, and are usually on Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday, at the Nelson Sports Complex.

Tier 1 teams will practice 3 times a week on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, and also on Saturday mornings at Norton Park (Near Hayden High School).

Regular season games will begin last Saturday in August.

Game days are scheduled by the OFL with away games requiring a short travel distance for Tier 3 teams.

As an added bonus, each Tier 3 team will play at least one Monday Night Lights game. These games will be played under the lights on the turf at Nelson Stadium with an announcer. This is a great experience for each player and truly enjoyed by all.

At the end of the season, trophies and awards are handed to each player at our League Banquet.

Registration fee is $550.00. 

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The Tier 1 levy will be applied if a player is selected by our coaching and evaluation staff, and the parent is in approval. Tier 1 levy is $375 and includes all Tier 3 perks in addition to enhanced player gear (Swag), more hours on turf fields, some transportation costs, enhanced coaching and training staff and a more competitive environment.

For more information please contact Director of House League, Steffen deGraaf.
If you need assistance during the registration process, please contact the Registrar.