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Spring Season Update

Dear Toronto Flag Football Family,

We hope this message finds you safe and well! 

Unfortunately, we are officially cancelling the Spring season. It breaks our hearts to know that Spring will pass without us all getting together to play football. But in the interest of everyone’s health and safety, we think it is the right thing to do.

We will be transferring your Spring season payment to a credit on your account. Once we know more about when our programs can continue, we will send out an additional $25 voucher to everyone who has paid for Spring 2020.
Please note: we are working on website updates to make both the credit and voucher more visible to you when you log in.

We understand the current economic situation has created a financial burden for many people. If you need to make alternate arrangements with us, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Thank you for being a part of the TFFL, and for your patience as we waited as long as we felt possible to see how the health situation evolved. Nothing would make us happier than seeing kids on the field playing football together again. Hopefully this will be a reality at some point in the Summer or for our popular Fall season, scheduled to begin in September.

In the meantime, it seems that indoor or backyard family football is the safest way to play for now! So we welcome everyone to check out the Argos “Camp at Home” video content series. These awesome videos offer fun and interactive ways for you and your kids to learn and perform football drills in or around your home. If you don’t have a football – please let us know. We will drop one off!

Finally, we would like to thank our sponsors, volunteers, and suppliers who helped us prepare for the Spring 2020 season. It’s a pleasure to work with you and we look forward to the opportunity to do it again for next season.

Stay safe, stay healthy, stay positive! We hope to see you this summer and we’ll be in touch as soon as we know when it’s safe to play again.

Thank you and best regards,
Andrew, Jacob and Ryan

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Introducing the Winter Training Camp: A New Skills Clinic for TFFL Players.

One of our top pieces of feedback over the years has been to run a program during the Winter. For the first time ever, we are excited to run a winter program.

We are proud to announce that on Tuesday nights at 6–7 PM from January to March, we will be organizing a Winter Training Camp for players of any gender born in 2007-2010. The program will take place at Downsview Park’s Hangar Dome.

The goal of this clinic is to teach players skills in a fun and positive atmosphere. Skill improvement is the goal, but an awesome time will be the outcome.

Responsible for teaching the skills clinic will be certified football coaches who have significant experience teaching both flag and tackle football skills.

Want to catch jump balls like Julio Jones? Take off down the sideline like Derrick Henry? or throw touchdowns on a dime like Lamar Jackson? Well we can’t promise that… but we can promise that your football skills will improve with us at Winter Training Camp!

For more information, visit our website, give us a call at 416-366-8335, or send us an email!

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Football at School: What could be better?

Over the years, we’ve had the opportunity to support football players in the classroom and through extracurricular activities.

This year, we had the exciting opportunity to teach the wonderful game of flag football to students during gym class at The Sterling Hall School in Toronto. Students in grades four to eight buckled up their flags and took part in exciting flag football skills and drills. At the end of class, everyone had the chance to show off their skills in games against one another.

To remember their awesome afternoon, all students walked out of gym class with a Toronto Argonauts “Pull Together” rally towel.

We also had the opportunity to help out at the Toronto District School Board’s Flag Football tournament, where we gave out awesome t-shirts to participants at that event.

We are always excited and proud to see flag football players in schools across the city. Flag football builds teamwork, organization, time management, and other skills… but most importantly, it builds friendships that last a lifetime.

We have some more school visits in the works for this season, including our annual day assisting at the Toronto Jewish Day School Flag Football Tournament.

If you are interested in having the TFFL visit your school, email us at info@torontoflagfootball.com.

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Inaugural Argos Cup a Huge success

The Toronto Flag Football League sent 3 teams to the Argos Cup, with one of those teams making it all the way to the finals. Although they came up short on the scoreboard everyone went home winners after a great experience many great memories.

The 8:30 start time and chilly weather were no obstacles for the staff or participants of the event as there were smiles everywhere and an overall positive attitude all day long.

Argos Quarterback McLeod Bethel-Thompson coaching a team during their game.

With Argos legends Damon Allen, Matt Black and current Argonauts quarterback McLeod Bethel-Thompson all making appearances throughout the day to help coach teams and keep team spirits high. Each participant received warm drinks, lunch and went home with an Argos prize pack!

We want to thank all of the people that made this possible and keep an eye out for more great events like this one in your emails and on our website!

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The 2019 Season has Come to a Close!

Thank you to all the volunteers, players, coaches and fans for another amazing season of flag football. We had a record enrollment this season leading to high level of competition, tons of new friendships and even more happy kids. Below we will be recognizing this past seasons champions and we will tell you what the TFFL has coming soon for people who can’t wait to get back out on the field.

A special congratulations to our Fall 2019 Champions!

  • Adult: Beercats, Shipping and Handling, KC Chiefs
  • NFL: Raiders
  • CFL: Roughriders, Lions
  • College: Spartans, Monkey Knife Fight
  • USports: Badgers

WINTER REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN

You can sign up for the Winter Clinic here

We are excited for our inaugural Winter clinic! The kids are going to learn great fundamentals and skills from our professional coaches

SPRING REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

Registration for the Spring session is now open! Be sure to sign up and tell your friends to play with you so that everyone can have the amazing Toronto Flag Football experience that you just had!

You can sign up for the Spring session here

If you participate in the winter clinics then you will receive $20 off of your spring registrations.

We can’t wait for the Winter clinic and hope to see you all there. But if you cannot make it we will see you in spring for another great season of football

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Thank You For An Amazing Spring 2019

Thank you to all of our players, fans, parents, coaches, and staff for an excellent Spring 2019 season. While we had to battle the weather to start the season, we are thrilled with the weather we got in our last few weeks and your support throughout the season.

Congratulations to all of our players who played with dedication, sportsmanship, and competitiveness on another fantastic year!

A special congratulations to our Spring 2019 Champions!

  • Adult: Two Peas in A Pod, Knibb High Football, T.B.D.
  • NFL: Broncos, Raiders
  • CFL: Blue Bombers, Argonauts
  • Senior: Kingsway Village Custom Homes Inc., Pirates
  • Junior: 49ers, Bengals, Cardinals
  • Sophomore: Saints, Buccaneers
  • Freshman: NIKU Farms, Fresco Space
  • Girls: Marauders, Gryphons
  • JCC Chai: Spartans, Sooners

We are looking forward to seeing each and every one of you back in the Fall!

Fall Registration Is Now Open

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR FALL 2019!

Use Promo Code: EARLYFALL19 by July 15 to get $25 OFF Fall Registration!

Get Your Summer Football Fix

Many of you have asked if we run any programs in the Summer.

While we do not run a summer league, Toronto Flag Football is available for special events, including:

  • Visits to summer camps for special programs
  • Birthday parties or other private events
  • One-day skills clinics

If you are interested in having Toronto Flag Football at your event, camp, or would like to take part in one of our skills clinics, send us an email or give us a call! 

Toronto Argonauts Ticket Offer

TFFL Spring 2019 players get 35% OFF tickets for ALL TORONTO ARGONAUTS HOME GAMES for the rest of the season!
To claim this offer, visit www.argonauts.ca/ticket-pass and use code: TFFL2019 or click here.

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TFFL North - JCC Chai's Inaugural Season comes to a Fantastic Finish!

We’re proud to say that the first season of Toronto Flag Football’s JCC Chai division ended with a bang!

Congratulations to the Spartans and the Longhorns on becoming the first ever TFFL North – JCC Chai Champions!

We are certain that there will be more than 2 million people at your championship parades up Bathurst St. this week!

To all of our players, staff, coaches, and families who joined us for the first ever season of Toronto Flag Football in Vaughan… THANK YOU SO MUCH for making this season special! We can’t wait to continue to grow this division and continue to provide the best flag football experience to you that the GTA has to offer!

Playoffs Are This Weekend!

For all of our other Adult and Youth divisions, the playoffs will take place this weekend!

We can’t wait to see who are crowned TFFL champions of Spring 2019!

Please be sure to check the schedule for your exact start times, as some game times had to be altered in order to accommodate the playoff schedule!

We’re looking forward to a fantastic weekend of football fun!

Argonauts Home Openers

The Toronto Argonauts play their first game of the season this Saturday afternoon, at home at BMO Field. They will host the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in the Battle of the Q.E.W.

To get discounted tickets, visit www.argonauts.ca/ticket-pass and use code: TFFL2019

Former Argonauts Quarterback Ricky Ray will be honoured before the game, and it is also Derel Walker Bobblehead Giveaway Day!

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Week 5 Update - And The Raptors Are NBA Champions!

Hi everyone!

Sorry I am late with the blog! I was too busy celebrating THE FIRST NBA CHAMPIONSHIP EVER FOR THE TORONTO RAPTORS!

We had an awesome Week 5 with great weather from Saturday–Wednesday! We had lots of amazing games and a lot of smiling faces in the second last week before the playoffs for our Saturday and Sunday divisions, and the final week before playoffs for the TFFL North JCC Chai Divisions!

Parents Appreciation Day

This Sunday is Parents Appreciation Day with pickup games for our parents, refreshments, and a raffle presented by Lululemon Yonge & Briar Hill!

Playoff Schedule

The Playoff Schedule will be posted early next week and all teams will be informed of their first game times!

Looking forward to another amazing weekend!

Argonauts Home Opener

Don’t forget to redeem your two-for-one tickets to the Toronto Argonauts home opener vs. the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on June 22. If you have any questions about it, don’t hesitate to reach out.

WE THE NORTH!

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On The Field with the Argonauts and an exciting TFFL Week 4!

Hi Toronto Flag Footballers!

What an exciting week of football we had this weekend!

Finally…we were back outdoors on Sunday at Fieldstone and Northview Secondary School for our youth leagues, and both our Adult divisions and our NFL division had jam packed weekends making up for postponed games.

Let’s all hope that the weather holds out for our JCC Chai players, who have regularly scheduled games on Tuesday, and makeup games on Wednesday at Westmount Collegiate Institute.

ON THE FIELD WITH THE ARGONAUTS

On Thursday, some of our TFFL players had the opportunity to take in some CFL action, as the Montreal Alouettes visited Toronto for the first game of the pre-season.

At halftime, our TFFL players had the opportunity to play a mini-game in front of nearly 5000 fans!

We even got a visit from Friend of the League, James Wilder Jr., who was kind enough to pump up the players before they hit the field!

Bonus: The Argonauts won the game, and look great heading into their next pre-season game.

GAME OF THE WEEK

Pandas, 21 – Marauders, 7

This week’s Game of The Week comes from our “Lower Girls” division, where the Pandas defeated the Marauders in a well contested game.

The game opened with Hannah A. returning the opening kickoff for a touchdown to give the Pandas a 7-0 lead.

Touchdowns from Hannah A. to Leah C., and Josie M. to Beatrice L. gave the Pandas a 21-0 lead, but the determined Marauders tried to claw back before the half.

Roxy W. found Maddie G. near the end of the half to cut the lead to 21-7 and giving new life to the Marauders going into the second half.

However, in the second half both teams played tight, outstanding defence, leading to a scoreless finish, and a game that ended 21-7 for the Pandas.

The Marauders, however, kept their eyes on the real prize… enjoying Timbits with their coaches following the game.

“To excel at flag football, you only have to remember the five F’s,” said Marauder’s coach Amy T., “Football. Flags. Fun. Friendship…and Food.”

PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Viggo J., Ravens #45, Junior Division

At the TFFL, we try to spread the love around to all of our age groups, teams, and divisions. It would usually take something really special for two players from the same team to be named Player of the Week in the same season.

I think we can all agree that this catch is something special.

Wow.

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Early candidate for catch of the day #toetap

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Spring 2019 - Week 3 Update

Hey Toronto Flag Footballers!

This week was another difficult one for field conditions across the city.

Our Saturday games progressed as usual at North York Civic Soccer Fields, but the storms over the weekend led to Fieldstone’s games being moved at the last minute to the Downsview Park Soccer Dome.

All of our Sunday games were played with some fantastic finishes and lots of fun for all!

We didn’t have quite the same luck trying to move our Tuesday night JCC Chai division after the permits were canceled, but we will make up all JCC Chai missed games with sessions on Wednesdays June 5 and June 12 at Westmount Collegiate Institute.

Thank you to all of our players and families for being so understanding about some of the last minute changes this season.

We will always do our best to make sure that our games can be played, and strive to do everything in our power to make sure that all of our players have the flag football experience they deserve!

Let’s all hope the weather holds out for the rest of the season!

Now on to football…


GAME OF THE WEEK


49ers, 28 – Ravens, 27

The first half saw the 49ers open up a 14-0 lead early thanks to touchdowns by Zachary S. and Hamish E.

The Niners and Ravens then exchanged touchdowns, before Ravens’ QB Brett A. found Damon K. in the end zone for a 10-yard strike on the last play of the first half, cutting the halftime lead to 21-14.

Both defences stood tall in the second half, and the Niners took a 28-21 lead into the final five plays.

The Ravens were looking for magic—and they got it, thanks to another Brett A. touchdown, this time on the receiving end of a pass from Hudson D.

The Ravens could have elected to end the game tied at 28, but chose to try a two-point conversion to win the game. However, fantastic defence from the 49ers thwarted the Ravens’ two-point attempt, and ended their comeback hopes.

You can’t help but notice many parallels between this game and the 2013 Super Bowl!

  • Ravens vs. 49ers
  • Played in a dome
  • Both games ended on a goal-line stop
  • Beyoncé performing at half-time

But this time… It was the 49ers who got the last laugh!


PLAYER OF THE WEEK


David K., Rams #29, Sophomore Division

This week’s Player of the Week is David K. of the Rams!

David threw four touchdowns this weekend across two games, both of which were Rams victories!

By the end of the season, there is no doubt that we’ll be thinking of David as one of the greatest players to ever wear the Rams uniform.

Dickerson. Warner. Faulk. Gurley.

David.


SECRET MISSION: ARE YOU A WINNER?


We had no teams approach us on Sunday to try to claim their Secret Mission reward.

Do you think your team earned the Secret Mission prize?

Contact us by email or on Instagram with your team name, and we’ll check to see if your team earned the prize!


SPORTSCARDS.IO


Don’t forget to order your TFFL Sportscard by May 31!