General Information

Registration is Open for 2018:

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The purpose of the academy is to better the overall quality of football player in Saskatoon and Area to enhance their high school season in the fall, prepare them for opportunities to make the U18 Provincial Team or the U16 Team North Sask, and provide exposure to elite level teams, in particularly our local teams the Hilltops & Huskies. Exposing our young football talent to a variety of coaching experiences with focus on positional development and understanding of systems has been a priority of the academy. We film all practices and games and will be providing players with specific instruction on watching/analyzing film and classroom sessions. Players will receive 10 positional strength and conditioning sessions with Ignite Athletic Conditioning. A minimum of 16 on field practices will occur on turf at SMF Field. 

We will be adding a competitive component to the academy this spring with drafted teams and games where players will be matched by size and ability in a controlled setting. Players will play in 3 or 4 games this year and we will look to have a U18 game against an out of province team and our U16 Team North Sask will play vs Team South Sask.  

We are proud to announce that 10 players and 2 coaches from our Team North Sask have been invited to Arlington Texas to compete for the first ever Football Canada U16 Team. 

Academy will begin on April 16th and Run until June 6th with 2 Hour Practices on Mondays and Wednesdays at 5:30 at SMF Field. Games will take place on May 11th, May 25th, June 1st, and June 6th. 

Cancellation Policy:

We have a $50 admin fee for removal of all players.
If program removal is injury related email 


Academy Football Videos:

Check out our videos from last spring! Lots of great football action, interviews and whole lot of fun!


Academy Coaches

Saskatoon Minor Football is seeking passionate, knowledgable coaches who are committed to elevating the football IQ and the on-field performance of our North Sask Academy members.

Please complete the online application form here: 

If you have any questions email directly.

Academy Information

The Saskatoon Minor Football U16 & U18 Football Academy is intended to allow players from Saskatoon and area to experience a high level of instruction and competition in the game of Football from a specialized position. The Academy will be open to players born in 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003 or in Grade 8. Both Academies will practice twice a week at SMF Field beginning April 24th. The players in the Academy will receive training in Football Skills, Football Systems, Football Analysis, and Leadership Skills. Strength and football specific off field training session will also be offered at Ignite Athletic Conditioning as a part of the program. The purpose of the Academy is to enhance an athletes football knowledge and on field performance. This program will prepare players for the U16 and U18 provincial team try-outs as well as their High School season. 


All athletes should get fitted for equipment from their high school teams / coaches. If you are in grade 8 or in High School and need to use SMF equipment we can accommodate. We will need an equipment deposit cheque of $400 made out to Saskatoon Football Inc (SFI) which we hang on to until the equipment is returned.

SMF Academy Equipment Fitting & Distribution:

Location: SMF Football Centre (1525 Ave P South / SMF Field Warehouse)

Deposit Cheque: $400 made out to SFI (post dated to Aug 1st, 2018)

Please email to confirm if you need equipment for the Academy. 


April 16th Academy Starts 

All practices are at SMF Field from 5:30-7:30 pm

April 18th Practice 2 

Aoril 23rd Practice 3 

April 25th Practice 4 

Football Sask Skill ID Camp  

April 30th - May 3rd  Football Sask Player Development Camp is at SMF Field

Times TBA

Fees are included in the Academy cost.

To register for the Football Saskatchewan ID Camp – please click HERE. You will sign in under player camps; if you don’t have an account you may have to create a new one (the username and password you use for SMF will not work unless you’ve used it on the Football Saskatchewan website before).  Once the athlete has signed into their account you can see all the camps they are eligible for.  Click on the Saskatoon Skill ID Camp to register and follow the steps.  

As a member of the academy you do not have to pay the camp fee as it’s included in the academy registration.  You may get an e-mail that goes out automatically says you won’t be registered or confirmed until payment is received; just disregard and don’t worry, you’re registered!

May 7th Practice 9 

May 9th Practice 10 

May 11th Game #1

U18 Team Sask Selection Camp (Football Saskatchewan)

May 12th First U18 Team Sask Selection Camp Saskatoon (Fees are NOT included in the U18 Academy cost / Football Saskatchewan Program) 

May 14th Practice #10 

May 16th Practice #11

May 23rd  Practice #12 

May 25th Game #2 

May 28th Practice #13 

May 30th Practice #14

June 1st Game #3

June 4th Practice #15

June 6th Championship Game

Change Rooms:

We will have access to the dressing rooms located in the Gordie Howe Sports Centre. Doors face the field turf and will be open at 5pm.


U16 Team North Sask Selection Camp / Try Out (fees included in the U16 Academy cost)

June 9th at SMF Field

Player check in 8:30 AM at SMF tent

Practice #1 9:00-11:00 AM

Practice #2 3:00-5:00 PM

June 11th at SMF Field

Practice #3 10:00-Noon

Practice #4 3:00-5:00 PM

(more info below)


U16 Team Sask (North) - Football Canada West Regional Championship Edmonton, AB July 4-7

Ignite Athletic Conditioning On & Off-field Training Session: 

Saturdays At Ignite Athletic Conditioning

Address - #4 420 Lauriston Street Saskatoon (Click HERE for map link)

Bring running shoes, workout attire and water

Sessions begin April 21st and run until May 27th


Saturday Training Sessions at IGNITE – 4 – 420 Lauriston St.


April  21 - See positional and age time below

April  28 - See positional and age time below

May 5 – See positional and age time below

May 12 – See positional and age time below

May 26 – See positional and age time below


Sundays Field Running Sessions at SMF Field:


April 22- 10am to 11am

April 29 - 10am to 11am

May 6 - 10am to 11am

May 13 - 10am to 11am

May 27 – 10am to 11am



April 22 – 11am to Noon

April 29 - 11am to Noon

May 13 - 11am to Noon

May 27 – 11am to Noon

Saturday Training Sessions at IGNITE – 4 – 420 Lauriston St.


DB’s – 10:00am

D-Line – 10:20am

O-Line – 10:40am

QB and RB – 11:00am

Receivers – 11:20am

Linebackers –11:40am


DB’s and Receivers – 12:40pm

D-Line and O line – 1:00pm

QB, RB and Linebackers – 1:20pm