NCAFA Announces the Launch of Summer Elite U15 and U17 Teams Program!
December 10th, 2018
Ready! S.E.T.! Hut!
The National Capital Amateur Football Association (NCAFA) today announced the launch of a new spring/summer program. The NCAFA Summer Elite Teams (NCAFA S.E.T. Program) will begin play in 2019 with the objective to identify the top 88 players between the ages of 13-16 in the National Capital Region to form a U15 and U17 team. The players will be exposed to the highest level coaching, including university, high school and community-level coaches and which will create a tremendous summer football experience. The S.E.T. Program will place a strong emphasis on skill development, speed training and creating an understanding of how to get to the NEXT LEVEL.
Up to six games will be played by each team against opponents in Ontario and Quebec culminating with the Montreal tournament formally known as the Spalding Cup (July 7-14). Dates are currently being finalized for a series of dome session try-outs beginning in February. Practices (two per week) and games will be held at central locations in the city. The program will not play games every week nor will there be any activities during high school exam week, allowing families to better enjoy their summers and players to focus on their academics. Players will represent their NCAFA and high school programs by wearing their own helmets while coming together under a single banner. A Program-branded clothing package will be included with registration.
As of December 10th, the Coaching Applications are open for submissions. Any coaches interested in participating in the S.E.T. Program can submit an application to email@example.com. Interested Head Coach candidates should have a strong knowledge of the game of football, have some playing and/or coaching experience, be highly motivated and extremely well organized. Applicants should be prepared to include members of their coaching staff in their application and be prepared to present a recruiting plan player development plan for the season. In addition, all individuals interested in support staff positions (coordinators, assistant coaches, mangers & trainers) should also submit their interest to the above email address.
Player registration is now open at the following link https://ncafa.sportngin.com/register/form/238284185. A try out fee of $50 is required at registration with the full registration fee of $400 due at a later date.
NCAFA S.E.T. Program Management Team
Steve Dean - President, NCAFA
Mark Ouellet - General Manager, NCAFA S.E.T. Program
Gawain Harding - Quebec Ambassador, NCAFA S.E.T. Program
Gord Champaigne - Treasurer, NCAFA
Jesse Card - Media Coordinator, NCAFA S.E.T. Program
Larry Ring - Player and Coaching Coordinator, NCAFA S.E.T. Program
Mike Rouleau - Business and Facilities Coordinator, NCAFA S.E.T. Program
NCAFA is an amateur youth football organization in the Ottawa area with teams for children up to the age of 18 since 1955. There are a total of 15 organizations across Ottawa and have worked in partnership with the Ottawa REDBLACKS Foundation to provide opportunities to low-income families.
For more information, please contact Mark by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
This week NCAFA is pleased to announce all the 2018 team All Star selections as voted by coaches and league executive. Congratulations to all the MIDGET All Star selections.
OL/DL - Ibrahim Hajjeh #99
LB - Jacob Papalia #42
DB - Issac Ombotimbe #2
SB/K/P - Josh Streng #6
LB - Kai Padamshi #40
Justin Fahel # 9
Noah Gauthier # 1
Khaleel Sadiku #66
Eric Neil # 11
Matthew Stimpson # 55
Jack McCrady #69 - OL
Ricky Davidson - DL #55
Connor Seguin - LB #54
Denny Ferdinand - DB #8
Jared Valentino - QB #6
Armando Pascual De La Cruz - RB #12
Nathan Coleman - WR / K #11
98 - Anas Faid (DL/OL)
1 - Osa Ekiyor (DB/WR)
2 - Ben Williams (RB)
42 - Anthony Weber (DL/OL)
94 - Josh Manconi (DL/OL)
5 - Adam O'Connell (WR/DB)
22 - Dillion Brady (DB/WR)
Rogean Wilson - RB #5
Eric Baptist - RB #23
Richard Graham - LB / WR #1
Oliver Tretault - LB/QB #24
Samir Lucien - LB #2
Darius Mackenzie - LB #3
Jarred Wilkinson - DL #42
Tevin Jonson - DB #28
Yourri Baptist - OL
The final whistle on Saturday night , from Montreal, marked the end of the 2018 NCAFA and Montreal civil Football seasons, as the 2nd Annual Inter-Provincial Bowl Series came to a close.
The feedback from parents, coaches and the greater Ottawa and Montreal Football communities was overwhelming to put things modestly. The hospitality shown by the Montreal league representatives and their volunteers was nothing short of first class and definitely raised the bar for this new annual season ending celebration.
Firstly, the game day facilities at Stade Hebert were spectacular, offering both the visiting and host teams fully functional change rooms, showers and amenities provided by the host hospitality services. Finished rest rooms were available for all spectators and players which went a long way to make the traveling Ottawa / NCAFA teams feel right at home during their Inter-Provincial experience.
The on field results were clear - as Montreal took the series 4 games to none and increased their all -time series score (over two years) 6-1. The clean sweep in the 2018 Bowl Series has raised questions about how Football is structured in Ottawa and has also provided a good goal to work towards in developing local community teams capable of competing at a provincial calibre level.
MOSQUITO - 76 - 00 ( St. Lazare Stallions > Nepean Eagles)
PEEWEE - 48 - 33 (I'll Bizarre Vikings > Cumberland Panthers)
BANTAM - 32 - 14 (La Salle Warriors > Cumberland Panthers)
MIDGET - 37 - 7 (Sun Youth Hornets > West Ottawa Knights)
Like Ottawa, The Montreal teams competing in the Bowl series were the local championship teams at the city level and are not all-star teams composed of out of territory players much like the Ottawa's NCAFA representatives are. Unlike the summer football programs in Ontario, NCAFA has always stayed true to developing it's local territories, promoting Football in these districts and keeping Football accessible through subsidized league fees and player registration costs. The result is more, not less players playing the game of Football in both these cities and developing average ability players into high level players capable of not only playing at the higher levels, but also of becoming quality coaches in the these league themselves one day.
NCAFA would like to personally thank Renzo Fraraccio (QMFL) and all their volunteers, Linda Bennett (QBFL) all their volunteers, and Scott MacDermott (MRFL / LFRM) all their volunteers for all their had work and dedication to Football this weekend and beyond.