1. What age is eligible to play Pee Wee Football?
Players born in 2010, 2011, 2012 are eligible for the 2023 Season
2. What gear is needed to play?
Players will be outfitted at our Pre-Season Equipment Handout. Upon registration, parents will be required to purchase a girdle and knee pads. These two items will be yours to keep. Girdle trade-ins from previous years will be given a discount when purchasing your new one for the current season. At our annual Equipment Handout, your player will be given a helmet, shoulder pads, mouth guard and practice jersey and will be required to turn end at the end of season.
Mandatory equipment for practice and game play:
All players are responsible for returning their equipment in good repair and cleaned.
Equipment not returned or damaged beyond use will be charged at the cost listed here
3. What does the Grande Prairie Pee Wee Football League schedule typically look like?
Practices begin at the end of March and are held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Games will take place on Saturdays come early May with our season wrapping up at the end of June.
4. Where can I get more information on coaching?
*Please see the Coaches Corner tab for information.*
We require ALL coaching staff to submit an application via the GPPWFL Online Registration platform. Any coaches above the age of 18 years of age must provide a VSR (Vulnerable Sector Check) *NO CRIMINAL RECORD CHECK MEANS NO COACHING.*
All community minor coaches (U14) regardless of discipline must become community coach trained in 2023. Please see the COACHES CORNER tab for NCCP Requirements.
2023: All Coaches coaching athletes under the age of 14 must be “Community Sport” trained.
5. My child would like to apply to be a Junior Coach. How can we proceed?
The Grande Prairie Pee Wee Football League requires all Junior Coaches to register online as a Coach. We ask that if the child has graduated from Pee Wee Football in the previous season that they take a gap year before applying as a Junior Coach.
6. Can my child play on the same team as they have in previous years?
Yes, we place all youth onto the team they have previously played on.
This allows a relationship to develop between the coach/s and the player/s.
However, if a returning player is registered late in the registration process, the GPPWFL reserves the right to place that player on another team if it is deemed necessary to balance the number of players/grades between the teams.
New players will be filtered through the teams based on year born. We strive to maintain equal number of ages and players amongst the teams
This is a house league program designed to develop the basic fundamentals that your player will use and grow on as they move through the levels of football, locally and beyond.
7. My child wants to be on the same team as their friend. Can this happen?
With consideration to team numbers, we can do our best to place your time on the same team as their friend in order to accommodate any ride sharing or social considerations. However, the parent registering the player MUST place a special request and pay the special request fee at the time of registration.
8. If the weather is bad (Raining/Snowing) do we still practice or play games?
Practice and or Games are only cancelled in the event that lightening is present. But in the event of a serious rain fall/snow coverage or unsafe conditions of the field, practices and/or games can be cancelled at the discretion of the GPPWFL. Safety is our first concern. Field conditions also will play into this, playing on a wet field is a safety issue and a field issue. Because we are at the mercy of the weather, the season can start later than scheduled, there will be every attempt to rebook times but this may not always be possible. There will be no compensation of fees if season has a late start or cancelled games/practices due to weather.
9.Where to Find Us?
GPPWFL Clubhouse: (building north of the pickleball courts in the Leisure Centre parking lot)
Facebook - www.facebook.com/GPPWFL
10.Noteworthy Club Events and Dates
Individual and Team Photos: Photo day notices will be posted on the web. NO RETAKES ARE PROVIDED BY THE LEAGUE YOU MUST ATTEND ON PHOTO DAY TO RECEIVE THIS PERK!
Equipment Issue: will be posted on the web and generally occurs during registration.
Equipment Return: will occur after season has ended, details on equipment return will be announced closer to the season end date
Annual GPPWFL Tournament and Year End activities: Check the website regularly for dates and schedule of events.