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Kingston Grenadiers 2024 Football Training Camp and Season registration information

The Ontario Summer Football League (OSFL) season takes place during the spring/summer and is a highly competitive Provincial League. Our U16 and U18 athletes travel across the province to compete against the best players in their age divisions, where Canadian universities heavily scout/recruit players. 

To register, you will need to select first select the correct age division. This registration is required by the league and Football Ontario. If you are a new player, please follow the below guidelines, if you are a returning player, please log in to your existing account and ensure your, and parents, information is accurate before continuing.

  • Each player needs to register with their own email information. This is required for Hudl and the Teamlinkt app. Players needs at least one contact with their own email and contact information, this email will be used on all communications.
  • Contacts can manage a Player's availability and information and add other contacts that should be included in coach/club communications. Contacts will also receive any Admin Communications regarding account balances.
  1. AGE ELEGIBILTY FOR 2024
  2. TRYOUTS
  3. 2024 OSFL SEASON
  4. PAYMENT INFORMATION AND REFUND POLICY
  5. FINANCIAL AID
  6. GENERAL INFORMATION

AGE ELEGIBILTY FOR 2024

To participate in a Kingston Grenadiers 2024 Football program, the athlete – male and female - must be born in the calendar year assigned to team;

  • U16 - Born 2008 & 2009
  • U18 - Born 2007, 2006 & 2005

TRYOUTS

Tryouts will be in conducted in the format of a Training Camp over 2 full weekends. Tryouts are mandatory to be considered for our 2024 season. The anticipated start date for tryouts is the first week of April at the Invista Caraco Field and will include skill development, tactical training strength and conditioning, combine testing and film review. For full day training, meals will be included. Cost to participate is $300.00 (due at registration)

  • For indoor sessions, participants should wear shorts and t-shirts, running shoes only, no cleats...
  • For outdoor on field sessions, football helmet and pads will be required, and we encourage you to reach out o your high school coaches to make arrangements for a 2 week period.  

2024 OSFL SEASON

Once the try-outs have concluded players will be notified if they were selected to compete in the 2024 Season. Those players will automatically be registered to the 2024 AAA Kingston Grenadiers teams.

The season will start with an admin day to complete forms, parent meeting, equipment hand out. From there, our in-season outdoor practices will be Tuesdays & Thursdays – we are confirming time and location, but expect this to 6PM-8PM at the Invista Caraco field.

The first league game is first weekend in May and the Provincial Championship games are held the first weekend in August. Our regular season schedule includes eight games (4 home and 4 away) with a bye-week. Practice and game location and times will be communicated to all players.

  • Cost: $1200 (Includes team fees, Rep package, Football Ontario and Football Canada annual membership)
  • Additional: $250 Volunteer Commitment by post-dated cheque and $800 Equipment by post-dated cheque or credit card PAD form

 

PAYMENT INFORMATION & REFUND POLICY

Payments can be made by etransfer to admin@grensfootball.ca or by credit card during checkout: select "Pay now" to pay all fees (tryouts and season) or select "Pay with credit card installments" to pay tryouts now and season on March 30th

TRYOUTS : $300 – Tryout fees, including meals for full day training days (due at registration), $42 - Football Ontario/Football Canada Memberships (due at registration)

  • Tryout fees,  Football Canada and Football Ontario Contact Player Membership fee aree non-refundable. 
  • Credit card processing fees are non-refundable
  • Once tryouts have concluded players will be notified if they were selected to compete in the 2024 Season.
  • Those players will automatically be registered to the 2024 AAA Kingston Grenadiers teams.

SEASON FEES: $900 – Season team fee (due at team selection) + $300 - Rep package (due at team selection)

  • Players leaving or released from the team after tryouts and up to one week prior to the start of season league play will be issued a refund for season fees and rep package if pre-paid.
  • Players leaving the team after the deadline due to medical reasons will be required to provide documentation supporting said reason to be entitled to a pro-rated refund of season fees and rep package.
  • Player leaving the team after the deadline for any other reason will not be entitled to a refund.
  • Withdrawal from the program must be sent in writing to the Club President and Head Coach and no refunds shall be issued until a person’s full payment has cleared and/or all organizations equipment / property has been duly returned and is in good order.

FINANCIAL AID

The Kingston Grenadiers Football Club is a registered non-profit organization. Season fees are subsidized by fundraising efforts by board members, parents and coach volunteers.  The season fees are specifically calculated for an individual player, and as a matter of policy, we feel it is unfair for players and their families to pay inflated fees in order to subsidize other players. Season fees are due at the time of registration and can be paid by credit/debit card (merchant processing fee applies) or by e-transfer. We offer a multi-player family discount, families with two or more players automatically receive a 20% discount off their registration fees

Unless payment arrangements have been confirmed with the Club president, players with outstanding accounts will not be able to participate in Club activities. Any registrant who requires a fee assist program will have a spot reserved until confirmation of sponsorship has occurred. If you require financial support to participate:

  • BINGO VOLUNTEERING: We are members of the Play! Charitable Gaming Association (PCGA) fundraising program, by volunteering to assist the Grenadiers with this year-round initiative, a credit a $50 will be issued to the players account for every shift completed. The volunteer can be the parent, a family member, friend.. as long as they are over the age of 19. Contact us to find out more!
  • COMMUNITY FUNDING: There are several organizations that offer funding to help cover registration, you can find a listing and links to their website on our Financial Assistance Page. Please be aware, that many Fee Assistance programs require applications be sent in 2 months before the season has begun. Furthermore, some programs will only cover a portion of the total fees, and parents may be required to pay the difference.
  • #GRENSNATION: That’s us! If you need additional help, please contact us, we are experienced in working with families and players to break down obstacles to achieve a player's highest potential.

GENERAL INFORMATION

COMMUNICATIONS - PLAYERS & PARENTS. Once you have registered, you will receive an invitation to join the Team’s Teamlinkt app. This is our primary ways of communicating with parents and players and get important information to you quickly when it matters (field changes, weather cancellations etc.). From the app, Players will be able to message and chat with team members and coaches directly. For parents, any schedule and roster data that is loaded by the Club will be available to you real time. As we get more familiar with this new tool, we will be using it for different things including photo sharing, polls, live game updates and video streams.

ATTENDANCE. Attendance is mandatory for all team scheduled activities (meetings, practice and games). If you need to be excused, we expect that players notify the coaches and team managers through the app and send a private message with the reason for the absence. Attendance is tracked and will factor into depth charts.

DEPOSITS. Equipment Deposits are required for all players. Equipment provided by Kingston Grenadiers includes a practice jersey, helmet, shoulder pads and knee pads. A $800 deposit is required at the time of pick up by post-dated cheque (Date July 1st 2024) or by completing a credit card PAD form. Equipment deposit will be forfeited if equipment is not returned at the end of the season or when requested by the club.

Volunteer Commitment is required for all Grenadiers families to enhance the game day experience. As such family will be expected to contribute in some way, whether by volunteering for bingo, game day 50/50 draws, canteen hours, gate ticket taker, clean up days, expertise in your professional life – are you photographer, videographer, graphic artist, chef or providing other support on game days. The Volunteer Coordinator records the volunteer hours completed by the parent, a family member, friend (over the age of 16) or the player.

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN SEASON FEES. The Kingston Grenadiers Football Club is a registered non-profit organization, most of our operational costs are subsidized by fundraising and the season fees are specifically calculated by individual player: $900 are season fees and $300 go towards the player rep package. Here is the breakdown of what’s included;

  • Rep package including, home and away game jerseys and pants, socks, belt, travel polo, shorts and equipment bag – yours to keep.
  • Players are provided full equipment and our equipment managers are at all practices and games to enhance player safety
  • Players travel by coach bus to all away games
  • Player insurance
  • Certified trainers at all games and practices.
  • Hudl account for film review of both game and practice.
  • Certified and experiences coaching staff.
  • Television coverage for all home games.
  • Exposure to scout/recruiters and facilitation of post-secondary recruitment process.
  • Players are only responsible for their cleats, mouth guard and girdle.

If you require any further information, please email us at info@grensfootball.ca or admin@grensfootball.ca