Football Pre-Varsity Camps & Programs

Pre-Varsity Programs

The Golden Bears Football team traditionally offers programs and camps throughout the year that coincide with youth football season.

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Flag Football Program

Program Type: Program
Expected Skill Level: Novice to High
Location: Foote Field Dome
Age Group: U13 & U16 Groups
Dates or Season: Winter January to March
Registration: Open October/ November

Description: The Golden Bears Football Flag Football Program focuses on developing the fundamental football skills in a fun and challenging environment. Sessions focus on general athletic movement skills as well football skills. Each session is a combination of skill development and game play.

Contact: dszafran@ualberta.ca

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U16 & Bantam Bowl Prep Camp

Program Type: CAMP
Expected Skill Level: Novice to High
Location: Foote Field Dome
Age Group: U16 & Bantam Eligible Athletes
Dates or Season: SPRING - April
Registration: Open Jan/Feb

Description: This four-session (90 minutes per session) camp is designed to develop and refine position-specific skills and movements that will prepare the players for the Football Alberta tryouts and or for the upcoming football season.

Contact: dszafran@ualberta.ca

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U18 & Senior Bowl Prep Camp

Program Type: CAMP
Expected Skill Level: Novice to High
Location: Foote Field Dome
Age Group: U18 & High School Eligible Athletes
Dates or Season: SPRING - April
Registration: Open Jan/Feb

Description: This four-session (90 minutes per session) camp is designed to develop and refine position-specific skills and movements that will prepare the players for the Football Alberta tryouts and or for the upcoming football season.

Contact: dszafran@ualberta.ca

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Elite High School Prep Camp

Program Type: CAMP
Expected Skill Level: High
Location: Foote Field
Age Group: High School Eligible Athletes - Invite
Dates or Season: SUMMER - Early August
Registration: Open Jan/Feb

Description: A five-day camp geared for the experienced football player looking to excel in their upcoming high school season. Players are to be playing high school football and entering either entering grade 11 or 12 in September. Players will be identified and invited to attend the camp, players interested in attending the camp that have not been invited can contact Darryl Szafranski (Assistant Coach, Golden Bears Football) and provide their football background/experience/ game film to be considered for registration.

Contact: dszafran@ualberta.ca

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High School Winter Camps

Program Type: CAMP
Expected Skill Level: Novice to High
Location: Foote Field Dome
Age Group: High School Eligible Athletes
Dates or Season: Winter - Early January
Registration: Open September

Description: A four session camp to kick start your off season skill development. Skills are position specific, progressive, and focus on fundamentals. The camp is coached and led by the Golden Bears Football coaching staff and players.

Contact: dszafran@ualberta.ca

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Minor Winter Camps

Program Type: CAMP
Expected Skill Level: Novice to High
Location: Foote Field Dome
Age Group: U15 Athletes
Dates or Season: Winter - Early January
Registration: Open September

Description: A four session camp to kick start your off season skill development. Skills are position specific, progressive, and focus on fundamentals. The camp is coached and led by the Golden Bears Football coaching staff and players.

Contact: dszafran@ualberta.ca

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High School Winter Academy

Program Type: Academy
Expected Skill Level: Novice to High
Location: Foote Field Dome
Age Group: High School Eligible Athletes
Dates or Season: Winter - Early January to March
Registration: Open September

Description: The Golden Bears Football Academy has successfully developed the skills and abilities of football players in Alberta. The Academy focuses on fundamental skill development progressions delivered and led by trained and experienced coaches. Many graduates of the Academy have gone onto play football at the post-secondary (USport, CJFL) level including going on to the CFL.

Contact: dszafran@ualberta.ca

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Minor Winter Academy

Program Type: Academy
Expected Skill Level: Novice to High
Location: Foote Field Dome
Age Group: Peewee and Bantam Eligible Athletes
Dates or Season: Winter - Early January to March
Registration: Open September

Description: The Golden Bears Football Academy has successfully developed the skills and abilities of football players in Alberta. The Academy focuses on fundamental skill development progressions delivered and led by trained and experienced coaches. Many graduates of the Academy have gone onto play football at the post-secondary (USport, CJFL) level including going on to the CFL.

Contact: dszafran@ualberta.ca

QUESTIONS? If you have specific questions regarding any of the programs above you can email us at sports@ualberta.ca or directly to the dszafran@ualberta.ca.