Welcome to LMF Fall Football!!! LMF runs a 9-Man, Canadian rules football program. The divisions and styles of play are as follows:
Flag (5-7 years old)
Our fall football program starts off with the youngest player division of flag football, where children play a 5 on 5 game in accordance to Spring Flag rules and regulations. The emphasis here is teaching children team concepts and basic football fundamentals, while producing a fun environment and positive experience. This division is for children aged 5-7.
Atom (8-9 years old)
This is the first level where full contact tackle is implemented. The concept here is to educate players on how to safely tackle and be tackled, as well as to continue building on football game fundamentals. Children at this level will be provided helmets and all tackle gear required for the season. At the Atom level, children play a 9 on 9 game with the full field length of 110 yards but only 50 yards wide. This division is for 8- and 9-year-olds.
Peewee (10-11 years old)
Here we welcome new and returning players to a 9-man football game on a full-sized field. The advantage to a 9-man game is that it allows more individual playing time and personal involvement on the field. Players at this level gain a greater depth of understanding to the details of football, as well as a broadened awareness to strategies and techniques. This is also one of the biggest divisions with many associations having multiple teams at this level. This division is for 10- and 11-year-olds.
Junior Bantam (12-13 years old)
As with Peewee, this division plays 9 on 9 Canadian rules football, on a full-sized field. One of the driving concepts behind 9-man team is getting youth more playing time. By having fewer players on the team, we have found that individuals are getting more time on the field per game and are therefore developing faster and with more confidence. At the Junior Bantam level, the passing game begins to develop along with the learning of schemes and bigger playbooks. In recent years this has become one of the most competitive divisions in football. Players in this level are 12 and 13 years old.
Bantam (14-15 years old)
For players 14 and 15 this is the division where you would play. Most associations only have one team at this level. Players here will learn all there is to know about the game and will be challenged by their coaches to see how much they can learn.
Midget (16-18 years old)
The final division in Community Football is for the 16-, 17- and 18-year-olds. Each team is limited to how many 18-year-old players they can have on their roster but for most associations that is not an issue. Allowing the senior players to stay in community football gives these youth a chance to pursue the opportunity of future involvement at Junior or College levels. The Midget level has produced some of the most exciting football!