Varsity Predators - 8 to 18 years old

Varsity Predators -  8 to 18 years old

Spring Tackle Football 2023  
10U (2013-14)  tba 
12U (2011-12)    
14U (2009-10)    
16U (2007-08)    
19U (2004*-06)  *Only 10 2004's allowed                                               






The Spring Predators program is Rep level football with a  focus on competition and excellence. 

If you want to be a part of USports football, then Predators is where you’ll be scouted by USports schools. Over the last 7 years, there are currently over 80 Predators playing for university teams.  Find out more about our Alumni Here.

Overview of the Spring Predators' Program:

REP COMPETITION: Ontario Summer Football League
Our Varsity Spring Predators Bantam, SV, JV will compete in the only sanctioned summer league, the OSFL.  Our program provides the best opportunity for elite football players to represent Waterloo Region against top calibre players from other associations across Ontario in the OSFL, the largest and most competitive league in Ontario.

The Predators Spring minor division plays in the OSFL and focuses on improving fundamentals and  skill development while providing a more competitive environment.  Players learn the importance of commitment, dedication and team work.


Home Field: University of Waterloo - Warrior Field
• Each Predators team has their own dedicated Certified Athletic trainer provided by Guelph Performance Therapy at all practices and games
• Coaches: All Safe Contact certified by Ontario Football & Football Canada
• Many of our coaches as the JV & SV level have university level football playing and/or coaching experience.
• Coach Buses for away games further than 100km
• Mandatory baseline testing for all athletes before practices begin conducted by certified athletic therapists.
• Player swag packages for all athletes provided through team fundraising

U16/U18 Team Meetings

Every season usually begins with indoor practices and classroom sessions to begin playbook installations.   The sessions will be broken out for positional groups and time will be dedicated to review game film and introduce schemes and plays that will be installed in the 2023 season.  The virtual meetings will be an important tool for our coaches to connect with our athletes and provide instructional time while building a strong relationship with all players - an aspect of our program that we prioritize. 

Try Outs

Tryouts usually start first week of April at UW Warrior Field.  Practices through April and into mid May will be on turf at University of Waterloo Warrior Field twice a week. **Update for 2023 season: With UW replacing the turf on Warrior Field in April 2023, our practices from April - June will be at an alternate turf field location.
From mid May through the end of the season, practices are scheduled two times per week on turf for SV/JV and grass fields for Peewee - Bantam from 6:30pm - 8:30pm. 

Bantam level and up have an additional one night a week game film review at UW facilities.

Game Schedule

Ready in early 2023

Registration Required Before Try Outs Begin

Athletes are required to register for the 2023 Spring Tackle Season before try outs begin. You can choose to pay the entire fee upon registration or select the montly installment plan.   Athletes who are not selected for the final roster will receive a refund less $100 try out fee.

Equipment fittings are usuall held towards the beginning of March. Please be aware of our equipment procedures and policies.   

Equipment Included with Registration Fees 

  • Game Pants, Practice Pants
  • Practice jersey
  • Game Jersey 
  • Helmet
  • Shoulder Pads
  • Girdle

Fee Assistance

If you require fee assistance for the 2023 season, it's very important you start the application process ASAP.
Please let our registrar know that you are applying for assistance so that we can get you registered in our system and give you a registration code for your application.
More info on  Jumpstart and Kidsport funding on our website here.



Refund Policy

Refund eligibility:
• Once registration is submitted; registration fee less $50
• If player is cut; registration fee minus $100
• Equipment distribution to on or before April 30th; registration fee less $150
• April 30th to prior to 1st game; 50% of registration fee
• Once the game season has begun; no refunds for ANY REASON

As applies to cuts due to player evaluation and selection process
• Registration fee, less $100.  For complete refund details, visit our Refund Policy page.