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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
When does the season start?

Mighty Mites start the second weekend in August.  Training camps for the other three divisions begin during the first week of August, and Regular League play will begin approximately two weeks later. Coaches will be in contact with players regarding exact times and practice field locations regarding training camp times (some coaches advise players at the time when they're handing out equipment).

NOTE: If you have not heard from your team coach by the first week of August, contact the RMF Office at 306-543-6606 to ask for your coach's phone number to get the practice information (you should have already received your information packet in the mail by the end of June).

Mighty Mites will finish the second last weekend in Sept.  Atom players will finish their Regular season by the end of September.  Pee Wee and Bantam players will be finished by the end of October.

Last Updated on Thursday, 12 February 2015 11:19
 
How and when will I find out what team I am on?

If you registered on time (on or before May 15th) you will receive an email confirmation by June 30th. This email will include all information you need to play in the RMF, including your team name, the Coach's name, and your practice field.

Last Updated on Thursday, 12 February 2015 11:54
 
What if I am going to be away when Training Camp begins?

When you receive your letter in June it is your responsibility to let your Coach know that you will be away for any length of time. Training camps begins the first week of August (see your letter for exact date, time, and location).

Last Updated on Thursday, 12 February 2015 11:58
 
Where can we get practice pants or girdles?

girdleRMF will be selling these items before the start of Training Camp. Dates and times will be listed in the letter you receive in June. 

Last Updated on Thursday, 13 February 2014 14:43
 
What size footballs does RMF use?

   

                                               Mighty Mites  uses a K2 ball 


wilsontdj       Atom use the Wilson TDJ

 



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          Pee Wee uses the Wilson TDY

 

 

 

 

       img 1890        Bantam uses the Wilson TDS 1205

Last Updated on Friday, 02 June 2017 10:38
 
Why should my child play football?

whyplayChildren 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.

There is also the possibility that their involvement in minor football could eventually lead to a career at the professional level. However, the odds are usually against than in favor---it depends on player ability, determination, discipline, committment, and searching for the right opportunities.  Some of our RMF Alumni have excelled at football and found careers in the CFL and NFL.

Last Updated on Thursday, 13 February 2014 14:41
 
What psychological effect will football have on my child?

Regina Minor Football will strive to provide the proper environment so your child will have a positive and rewarding experience. Coaches are instructed to teach positive team-building skills which in turn help build positive players with good self-esteem. Further, coaches are prohibited from calling-down or demeaning players for missed plays or mistakes on the field. RMF has Game Day Officials at each game monitoring how teams conduct themselves, and if anyting improper should arise, then the RMF Game Day Official will intervene and ensure proper game conduct is being adhered to by players and coaching staff.


Participating in team sports has been scientifically shown to be a positive development for children. It is important to find a balance between sports and non-sports activities, so as not to overwhelm the child. For a good article discussing this topic, check this link.

Last Updated on Thursday, 13 February 2014 14:32
 
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 Regina Minor Football. If you feel at ANY time that player safety is being compromised, please contact a Game Day Official (look for a person wearing RMF-logo shirt or jacket) at the field of play, or call the RMF Office at 306-543-6606.

Last Updated on Thursday, 13 February 2014 14:23
 
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. Many young players benefit from playing flag football or touch football to learn football basics before moving into tackle contact football (see this link for info).

Review the specific age and weight requirements for each Atom, PeeWee, and Bantam division to ensure your child meets these parameters. These values are set for the safety of each player to minimize injuries. Our Board reviews these parameters to ensure they reflect the demographics of our players registering each year; the 10 year trend has remained consistent for players in each Division.

An understanding that it's "not always the size of the dog in the fight", but sometimes "the size of the fight in the dog", that prepares a child to either play touch, flag or tackle football.

Last Updated on Thursday, 13 February 2014 14:18
 
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