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For Immediate Release 

December 7, 2022

Football Ontario Opens Registration for Team Ontario Male Tackle Futures and Identification Camps

Football Ontario Opens Registration for Three Football Ontario Futures and Identification Camps Across the Province

Hamilton, Ontario – Football Ontario has officially announced locations and opened registration for Phase One of the 2023 Male Tackle High Performance Program. This includes the U14, U16, and U18 Male Tackle program.




Phase One will take place in January and February with Football Ontario Futures and Identification Camps. There will be a total of three camps held across the province with a Waterloo Camp, a York Camp, and an Ottawa Camp. 

Each camp will have two registration options for each age group. The Team Ontario Identification Camp will cost $69.99 and will be a way for players to declare their intent on being identified and making the Team Ontario Program. For those that choose the Identification Camp registration, they will also receive bi-weekly virtual High-Performance sessions with the Team Ontario staff.

There will also be a $49.99 Futures option available for those who wish to attend the camp and receive the excellent coaching that will be available, but do not wish to be identified for Team Ontario. These registrants will not be eligible for the online bi-weekly High Performance sessions.

Football Ontario is excited to be able to once again offer opportunities to showcase all of the football talent the province has to offer at the provincial, regional, and national levels. These camps are the first stage in doing so. 

Each camp is capped at 100 participants per age group in order to provide the best experience possible to each athlete. Make sure that you register early so that you do not miss out.

“Thank you to all of our community partners who are collaborating with us on our 2023 Football Futures Team Ontario ID Camps. One of Football Ontario’s focuses is to create greater alignment with all levels of our game and this year is a major step forward. As we continue to create greater alignment we will be able to grow our beautiful game and provide more opportunities for all. I am enthused to see as many of our Football Ontario families out at our Football Futures Team Ontario ID Camps in the new year” says JT Tsui, the Director of Sport with Football Ontario.

The camp dates and locations are listed below: 

  • January 15, 2023 @ University of Waterloo Field House, Waterloo ON
    • 200 University Ave W, Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1
      • U16 Male Tackle: 9am – 11:30am
      • U18 Male Tackle: 11:45am – 2:15pm
      • U14 Male Tackle: 2:30pm – 5pm
  • February 4, 2023 @ York University, Vaughan ON
    • 4700 Keele St, Toronto, ON M3J 1P3
      • U14 Male Tackle: 3:15pm – 5:45pm
      • U16 Male Tackle: 5:45pm – 8:15pm
      • U18 Male Tackle: 8:30pm – 11pm
  • February 25, 2023 @ Carleton University, Ottawa ON
    • 1125 Colonel By Dr, Ottawa, ON K1S 5B6
      • U18 Male Tackle: 2:15pm – 4:45pm
      • U16 Male Tackle: 5pm – 7:30pm
      • U14 Male Tackle: 7:45pm -10:15pm

No equipment is necessary for any of the camps (Cleats and Shorts). A futures shirt and practice jersey will be provided on site. 

Each camp will follow a similar structure:

  • 30 Minutes – Testing
  • 2 Hours – Skill Development/Competitive Skills

Futures and Identification Camp Testing Includes:

  • Standardized Testing 
  • Skill Evaluation 
  • Big Man Evaluation
  • 7 on 7

Football Ontario will be working with PurpleShift in order to provide the most accurate Standardized Testing. PurpleShift is a recruiting, health, fitness, and social media app designed to objectively determine athletic ability. 

PurpleShift verifies athletic results using video evidence, so that all tests are done the same exact way. The app also allows athletes and coaches to see where an athlete ranks, both globally and locally, in several categories.

Get an In-Depth Look at PurpleShift 

Football Ontario is also partnering with the 13th Man to provide a Northern Exposure Camp in Sault Ste Marie in which Team Ontario and U Sports coaches will be present. This will  provide an opportunity for those who are unable to attend an ID Camp, another entry point to the Team Ontario Program.

To be considered for Team Ontario you must participate in at least one of the Identification camps. This is just the first phase of the Team Ontario selection process and roadmap. To view the entire Road Map CLICK HERE.

If you have any questions about the upcoming tryouts, you can contact Football Ontario’s Director of Sport, JT Tsui at




Football Ontario would also like to send a huge thank you to the organization’s community partners who are helping to make these Futures and Identification Camps possible.


ABOUT FOOTBALL ONTARIO: Football Ontario is the sanctioned provincial governing body for football in Ontario, through its focus on transparency, growth, alignment and excellence, is engaged in providing football opportunities for all of Ontario. Football Ontario is driven by a commitment to deliver football programming, opportunities and resources for its members and the provincial football stakeholders. Please visit: