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Mini-Tyke Flag Football

Mini-tyke flag football starts in August and runs through to late-October. It’s intended to give the kids a fun introduction to the sport – and get them back to other pursuits once the weather starts to turn nasty. This level is for 5- and first time players who are 6-year. This program is an in house league and may be run in partnership with another club against whom the Hyacks teams compete against in a fun series of games. Mini-tyke is 5-a-side played on a mini field (20 yards wide) with a smaller ball appropriately sized for little hands. Physical contact is discouraged (no blocking).

Tuesdays & Thursdays, times to be confirmed. In the fall, one weekly practice is moved indoors to help reduce time spent outside in inclement weather.

One game per week, 45 minutes long, starting September Labour Day Weekend and going to the end of October. Games are on Friday nights (early evening) or Sunday mornings (9:00 am).
Registrants for both mini-tyke and tyke football are both initially placed in the Tyke division by our registration system. Don’t worry, we’ll make sure your child is added to the correct program and team!

July to November

Tyke Flag Football
(5 Man Flag Fall)

Tyke flag football starts in early July and runs through to mid-November. This level is for returning 6 year olds and 7-year-olds. Our teams compete against those from other VMFL clubs around the Lower Mainland (Vancouver to Langley). Format of the game is 5-a-side and is played on a quarter-field (played across).

Tuesdays & Thursdays. Practices start the end of July and continue on these nights through out the entire season. In the fall, one weekly practice is moved indoors to help reduce time spent outside in inclement weather.

Pre-season tournaments start August and consist of mini-games (20 minutes each) played on a Saturday or Sunday. Regular season starts Labour Day weekend. Typical game time (Sundays) is 9:00 am and games last one hour. The season wraps up in November with a league jamboree.

July to November

Summer/Fall Tackle Football

Starting in late July, tackle football is offered for 10- to 13-year-olds, with teams being split based on age groups (peewee: 10/11-year-olds and junior bantam: 12/13-year-olds). Our teams compete against those from other VMFL clubs around the Lower Mainland (Vancouver to Langley). Practices start mid-July leading into pre-season tournaments in August and the regular season from September to early November. Playoffs take place in November.

Summer: Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, then go to Tuesdays and Thursdays in September.

Many practices are held at Mercer Stadium.

Check our home page for current information.

One game per week, starting Labour Day weekend. Regular season lasts 10 weeks. Typical game times on Sundays (may vary from week to week) are: atom @ 10:00 am; peewee @ 11:45 am; junior bantam @ 1:30 pm. All home games are at Mercer Stadium. Each of our teams will play one of their five home games on a Friday night.

July to November


Proud winners of the 2012 and 2021 VMFL "Best Spirit" Award

2014 Winners of Gold medal in Atom 5-man stunts, Sliver medal in Peewee 5-man stunts and 1 Silver medal in Atom Squad.

2013 Atom Silver Medal winners and Peewee Bronze Medal winners in the VMFL Cheer Competition.

Our cheerleading program was started in 2011 and quickly emerged as a high-spirit integral part of the Hyack Football Family. Junior and senior cheerleading teams are available for young people ages 6 to 15.

February to June

Spring Flag Football

Spring flag football offers children ages 8 to 19 the opportunity to learn football skills in a non-contact, competitive 5-on-5 format. Teams are in age-group divisions (U10, U12 U14 U16 and U19) and compete in a league against other teams from around the Lower Mainland.

Start late February or early March and run Monday to Friday from 5 pm to 8pm. Each team will get two 1-to-2-hour practices on designated evenings during the week.

The season consists of 6 weekend jamboree-style tournaments (~2-3 hours on either a Saturday or Sunday). Games start in mid to late April and run through May.

Elementary School Football Unit

In April, May, and June, the NWSS Hyack football program goes to schools in the district to teach a football unit. Our coaches are students in Douglas College’s Sports Science or Education programs and are also recent NWSS grads and aspiring teachers. They will run the units at each school with the assistance of school staff members.

These will be non-padded, non-contact sessions, focusing on basic fundamental skills. The priority will be to keep all the kids moving and having fun while learning and getting exposure to our sport. NWSS Hyack Football Club will provide all the equipment for this program to run.

Please check our events calendar for specific dates.

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