FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

Where will games be played?

Most games will be played at either the Sasktel Soccer Center on Attridge Drive or at SMF Field (Gordie Howe Bowl). Home games are also scheduled for the out-of-town teams in Martensville, North Battleford, and Prince Albert.

Please refer to the Schedule link on the League tab at top.


Where does my team practice?

Each team has a team webpage that can be accessed from the Teams tab at the top. The practice locations are listed there once teams and coaches are set for the year. The team a child is placed on is determined each year after registrations are complete. For the most recent year's zoning map, please refer to the Documents tab.

A Motion was passed that as a Pilot Program for the 2013 season, teams can practice no more than 4 times per week up until Sept 1st. After Sept 1, teams can practice to a max of 3 times/week. (This applies to both peewee and bantam.)


When does the season start?

Each team usually begins their training camps around Aug 23, and league games will begin the week after Labour Day. Both age groups will be finished, including playoffs, by the beginning of November.


What are my responsibilities as a parent?

Be a positive supporter of your child and the team.

Acquire an understanding and appreciation for the game of football.

    The principles of Fair Play are:
  • Respect for the rules
  • Respect the coaches and officials and their decisions
  • Respect for your opponents
  • Giving every one an equal chance to play
  • Maintaining your self-control at all times

By promoting these principles, by word and action, you will make football better for your child and for everyone.


At what age should my child play football?

Children at an early age are attracted to competitive sport. Competition is not generally a problem unless too much emphasis is placed on winning. As long as the players are of relatively similar skill level, strength, age and stature they can compete safely in football.

Your child should be encouraged to play football only when he/she exhibits an interest in doing so. As soon as the child can comprehend team play and wants to participate with a team, then a child is ready for football.

In order to play in the KFL Tackle Football league, children must meet the age requirements of the division. The Peewee age division if for 11 and 12 year olds and the Bantam age division is for 13 and 14 year olds. In 2017, Peewees must be born in 2005, 2006 (the last 2 months of 2004 are also eligible). Bantams must be born in 2003, 2004 or the last 2 months of 2002.

For children younger than this, there are many good Touch Football and Flag Football leagues that are a good introduction to the game. Please visit saskatoonminorfootball.com for more information.


How safe is football?

Football is a contact sport and injuries do occur. However, the risk of injury is no greater than in any other contact sport, when:

  • Played within the rules that are appropriate to the age and abilities of the players;
  • Teams conduct business with a " child first " attitude;
  • Games are well officiated;
  • Proper playing techniques are taught;
  • Coaches are appropriately trained; and
  • Proper, well-fitting and maintained equipment is worn.

The safety and well being of all participants is the number one concern of Saskatoon KFL.


What psychological effect will football have on my child?

The Saskatoon Tackle Football league will strive to provide the proper environment so your child will have a positive and rewarding experience.


What team will my child play for?

The League Executive has determined that the KFL will have a "No Cut" policy. Each year registration will be open in early May with a cutoff in mid July. At that point, the executive will review the number of registrations to determine how many teams are required. The registration data will be reviewed to determine the zones for each team, with the intention of keeping neighborhoods together. However, fluctuating registration numbers may require players to play for different teams from one year to the next. THE KIDS SIGN UP FOR THE LEAGUE - not for a specific team - teams and zones could change every year depending on registrations.


Why should my child play football?

Children play football because it's fun, challenging and exciting. Most kids love being part of a team. Football teaches cooperation and team work, helps develop positive social skills and teaches respect for others. It helps build self-confidence, a positive self image and self-worth. It enables a child to improve upon and develop a broad range of motor skills like throwing, catching, running, kicking, balance, agility and coordination. Because a large variety of skills and physical abilities are required on a football team, there is a position for every child to play.


What Equipment does my child need to play football?

The league provides all major equipment needed by players. Equipment will be issued from the KFL Warehouse at the beginning of the season, and the players are required to return all uniforms and equipment at the end of the season. Players not returning equipment will be charged for the cost of replacing all lost pieces. You will need to provide appropriate footwear for your child (cleats are highly recommended) and a mouthguard. For hygiene reasons, each child will also require his own protective girdle for hip and kidney protection. These are available at Olympian Sports for around $25