ABOUT 2024 U18 BOYS 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 primarily from the USports level. REGISTER TODAY and you compete in the Football Canada approved Planet Fitness Combine Combine & Testing, 12 hours of instructional player development, meetings, clothing, and an opportunity to compete at the Football Canada Cup in Regina, SK or the Atlantic Bowl in Charlottetown, PE! Deadline to register is March 31, 2024.

EVENT DATES
Canada Cup – July 5-13, 2024
Atlantic Bowl – July 8-14, 2024

“Being a part of the FNB high performance program provided me with a great understanding & representation of what to expect at the USPORT level. Learning from the best coaches in the province, I knew what to expect as I made my way to university.“

Lucas Cormier, Ottawa Redblacks (1st Round pick), 2018, 2019 National Team & U14, U16 and U18 Team NB

Coaching Staffs

CANADA CUP

NamePositionPast Team
Zak ColangeloHead Coach, Offensive Coordinator & QuarterbacksMount Allison University
Scott O’NealAssistant Head Coach & Running BacksTantramar Titans
Jordan GrantDefensive CoordinatorMount Allison University
Dwight AndersonSpecial Teams CoordinatorMount Allison University
Mathew SantangeloOffensive Line & Run Game CoordinatorMount Allison University
Vince SturgeonReceiversUNB Red Bombers
Vincenzo FrangioneDefensive LineMount Allison University, Player
Alex RobichaudLinebackersMount Allison University, Player
Owen O’NealDefensive BacksMount Allison University, Player
Gillian GilmoreAthletic TherapistSaint John Sea Dogs & KVHS
Spencer BeckleyGeneral ManagerTantramar Titans
Simon LeBlancEquipment ManagerMount Allison University

ATLANTIC BOWL

NamePosition
Chris GallantHead Coach
Matt McKinleyOffensive Coordinator
Cam BrideauDefensive Coordinator
Corey WhiteDefensive Assistant
MacKenzie Gillepsie-Tracey Athletic Therapist
Christian BrazeauGeneral Manager

DISCLAIMER
Each athlete will be given every opportunity to try out at the position of their choice, BUT signing up for a certain position does not guarantee that the athlete will play that position. Football New Brunswick and each High Performance Coaching Staff reserves the right to move players to different positions based on team needs for team success.

It is important to note that equal playing time is not guaranteed in High Performance programming.

“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

Schedule

Note: Schedule is still being finalized. Locations and times are not confirmed.

U18 CANADA CUP TEAM
COMBINE AND EVALAUTION CAMPS
April 12, 13 & 14 – Saint John
April 27-28 – Sackville

TOP 80 SELECTED
May 4-5 – Sackville
May 18-19 – Sackville – McDonalds Showcase Game

TOP 65 SELECTED
May 25-26 – Fredericton
May 31-June 1 – Sackville – Maritime Challenge Game #1

TEAM SELECTION
June 8-9 – Sackville
June 14 (Sackville) & June 15 – Antigonish – Maritime Challenge Game #2
June 22-23 – Sackville

MINI CAMP
July 2-3 – Sackville (overnight)

FOOTBALL CANADA CUP
July 5-13 – Regina, SK

U18 ATLANTIC BOWL TEAM
EVALUATION CAMPS
May 26 – Sackville
June 2 – Sackville
June 9 – Saint John

TEAM SELECTION
June 16 – Sackville
June 23 – Jamboree vs PEI and Nova Scotia (location TBD)
July 6 – Sackville
July 7 – Sackville

ATLANTIC BOWL
July 8-14 – Charlottetown, PE

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 high school head coaches to receive football equipment. Players will be provided with a practice jersey at the first camp.

PRovincial Team Fee Breakdown

The U18 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, 12 hours of on field instruction, classroom instruction, combine t-shirt 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 4)
Fee includes: 9 hours of on field instruction, classroom sessions and participation in the McDonalds 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.

McDonalds Showcase Series

The McDonalds Showcase Series is an intersquad game versus Team White and Team Maroon. Teams will be selected to create a competitive selection phase for the coaches to evaluate players. Games will be played at Mount Allison on May 19.

12 A Side vs 6 A Side Selection Process: Following the McDonalds Showcase Game, 65 players will be selected to participate in the Top 65 Phase. All other players are welcome to participate in the Atlantic Bowl Selection process. Each process is outlined below.

12 A Side Selection

Top 65 Phase – $375 (Due by May 25)
Fee includes: Team NB clothing package, 7 hours of on field instruction, classroom sessions and participation in first Maritime Challenge game vs Nova Scotia at Mount Allison University on June 1.

Top 40 Phase – $2050 (Due June 14)
Fee includes: 13 hours of on field training, classroom sessions, final game against Nova Scotia in the Maritime Challenge, 2 day mini camp at Mount Allison (accommodations and meals incl.) and National recruitment exposure at the Football Canada Cup in Regina, SK July 4-13. (players flights, accommodations and meals are included)

6 A Side Selection

Atlantic Bowl Tryout Phase – $225 (Due May 26)
Fee Includes: 9 hours of on field instruction and classroom sessions.
Note: players from the Top 65 phase who do not make it to the top 45 phase of the 12 a side selection may be added to the roster.

Top 22 Phase – $1300 (Due June 16)
Fee includes: Participation in an exhibition jamboree against PEI on June 23rd, remaining practices in New Brunswick and participation in the Atlantic Bowl in Charlottetown, PEI July 8-14. (players travel, accommodations and meals are included in the fee)

Fundraising Opportunity
No final payments will be due until the fundraisers are complete. Final amount owing will then be communicated.

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

U18 FOOTBALL CANADA CUP
General Manager – Spencer Beckley
Head Coach – Zak Colangelo
Head Athletic Therapist – Gillian Gilmore

U18 ATLANTIC BOWL
General Manager – Christian Brazeau
Head Coach – Chris Gallant

FOOTBALL NEW BRUNSWICK
Jon Wilkinson, Director Athlete, Coach and Official Development