About 2023 U16 Program

This program is unlike any other! It will be set up as a training camp model where players will be assessed for their on-field play and personal character. Each athlete will have the opportunity to train and develop under highly experienced coaches from a wide variety of football programs, systems, and regions across New Brunswick. REGISTER TODAY and you will have full access to, a minimum Football Canada approved Combine & Testing, 16 hours of instructional player development, clothing, and an opportunity to compete at the Football Canada Eastern Challenge in Sackville, NB or the Atlantic Bowl in Charlottetown, PE! Deadline to register is March 5, 2023.

“The U18 Program gives you the best exposure and competition in Canada. It’s a great stepping stone for the next level.”

Jake Thomas, Winnipeg Blue Bombers & FNB Alumni


Bailey Feltmate, Hamilton Tiger-Cats, USport All Canadian, 2019 AUS Defensive MVP and FNB Alumni

“Playing Team NB helps build a great foundation as you work towards the next level! If tomorrow isn’t promised, what would you give for today? That’s what #506Football is all about!”

Program Details

Equipment

All camps besides the combine will require gear including mouth guards. Players are to reach out to their minor associations or high school head coaches to receive football equipment.

  • a player who played minor football in the previous Fall season must play minor football in the Spring to be eligible.
  • Players who live in surrounding areas such as; Sackville, St. Stephen, Sussex and Miramichi are not required to register for Spring football to attend U16 tryouts.
  • a player who played high school football in the previous Fall season is not required to play Spring football to be eligible.

Note: Players who played high school in the previous Fall are encouraged to register for Spring Programs in their minor associations to further their development.

PRovincial Team Fee Breakdown

The U16 program is structured to accommodate both parents and players by taking into consideration other sport schedules, registration costs and deadlines.

Planet Fitness Combine and Training Camp – $275 + applicable transaction fees (Due upon registering)
Fee includes: Football Canada Combine, 16 hours of on field instruction, combine t-shirt, shorts and Football NB practice jersey.

Detailed information on the combine can be found further down the page

Fundraising Opportunity
Players will be provided an opportunity to fundraise through our official fundraising partner Momentum Fundraising.

More details will be provided at a later date.

Top 80 Phase – $275 + applicable transaction fees (Due May 6)
Fee includes: 12 hours of on field instruction, classroom sessions and participation in the Football New Brunswick Showcase Series (Intersquad).

Fundraising Opportunity
Players will be given raffle tickets to sell to help cover the registration fees.

More details will be provided at a later date.

12 A Side vs 6 A Side Selection Process: Following the Football New Brunswick Showcase Game, 65 players will be selected to participate in the Top 65 Phase. Other players may be invited to participate in the Atlantic Bowl Selection process. Each process is outlined below.

12 A Side Selection

Top 65 Phase – $300 (Due by May 27)
Fee includes: Team NB clothing, 8 hours of on field instruction, classroom sessions and participation in first exhibition game vs Nova Scotia at Acadia University in the Maritime Challenge.

Top 40 Phase – $1925 (Due June 24)
Fee includes: Remaining practices in New Brunswick, final game against Nova Scotia at Mount Allison University in the Maritime Challenge and exposure at the Eastern Challenge as we host in Sackville, NB July 3-8. (players accommodations and meals are included in the fee)

6 A Side Selection

Atlantic Bowl Tryout Phase – $300 (Due May 27)
Fee Includes: Team NB clothing, over 10 hours of on field instruction, classroom sessions and participation in an exhibition game against Nova Scotia at Mount Allison on June 25th.
Note: players from the Top 65 phase who do not make it to the top 40 phase of the 12 a side selection may be added to the roster.

Top 22 Phase – $1200 (Due July 8)
Fee includes: Remaining practices in New Brunswick and participation in the Atlantic Bowl in Charlottetown, PEI July 10-15. (players travel, accommodations and meals are included in the fee)

Fundraising Opportunity
Media Guide – All players participating in the 12 and 6 a side selection phases may utilize the Media Guide fundraiser. Players go to local businesses and ask for support. All advertising they get goes directly off their provincial team fees!
The Football NB Media Guide is not only a great way to make back over $500, but also creates exposure for Team NB and the players involved.

More details will be provided at a later date.

Payment Plans

Football NB believes that it’s important for all interested players to have the ability to compete. Therefore, payment plans can be arranged. Please contact Josh Harris at [email protected] to make arrangements. To also help alleviate some of the costs to this great opportunity you are encouraged to take advantage of every fundraiser provided.

HOTEL DISCOUNTS

Football NB has partnered with Innvest Hotels to offer parents a 15% off best available rate on rooms. All Comfort Inn properties include a free hot breakfast! Please book online here.

The Planet Fitness Combine

The Combine will involve several standardized tests that have been established by Football Canada. The U18 Coaching staff will use these results as an evaluation tool and the results will also be shared on our website.
The Combine Tests include the following:

  • Height and Weight Measurements
  • Standing Broad Jump – athletes are given 2 attempts to achieve their best distance.
  • Vertical Jump – athletes are given 2 attempts to achieve their best height.
  • Standing Reach
  • 40 Yard Dash – athletes are given 2 attempts to achieve their best time.
  • Pro Agility Drill – athletes are given 2 attempts to achieve their best time.
  • Bench Press – Options of 225 lbs, 185 lbs, 135 lbs, or 95lbs. Athletes will be given 2 attempt to get as many reps as possible. They will be given a brief period to warm up. Weight is scored higher then the number of reps achieved.


Start training NOW, do not wait!

Contact Information

U16 EASTERN CHALLENGE
Head Coach and Main Contact – Jon Wilkinson
Head Athletic Therapist – Gillian Gilmore

U16 ATLANTIC BOWL
Head Coach – Shannon Levy