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For Immediate Release 

December 13, 2023

Football Ontario Announces Football Ontario Futures ID Camps for Tackle and Flag

Registration for Three Football Ontario Futures ID Camps Now Open

Hamilton, Ontario – Football Ontario has officially announced locations, dates, and time and opened registration for Phase One of the 2024 High Performance Program.

The 2024 High-Performance Program will consist of twelve divisions, which are listed below:

  • Male Tackle
    • U18 (2007/2008)
    • U16 (2009/2010)
    • U14 (2011/2012)
  • Women’s Tackle
    • U18 (2007/2008/2009)
  • Male Flag
    • 18 (2006)
    • U18 (2007/2008)
    • U16 (2009/2010)
    • U14 (2011/2012)
  • Women and Girls Flag
    • 18 (2006)
    • U18 (2007/2008)
    • U16 (2009/2010)
    • U14 (2011/2012)

Men/Boys Registration:

WATERLOO REGISTRATION – January 13, 2024 (Boys/Men)

YORK REGISTRATION – January 27, 2024 (Boys/Men)

CARLETON REGISTRATION – February 17-18, 2024 (Boys/Men)

  • U14/18 Boys and Men’s Camp – February 17, 2024
  • U16/U18 Boys Camps – February 18, 2024

Women/Girls Registration:

WATERLOO REGISTRATION – January 13, 2024 (Women/Girls)

YORK REGISTRATION – January 27, 2024 (Women/Girls)

CARLETON REGISTRATION – February 17, 2024 (Women/Girls)

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

Football Ontario will also again be working with our partners in  Northern Ontario to help identify key athletes that should be considered for the Team Ontario Program but are unable to attend one of these three camps due to travel. This will  provide an opportunity for those who are unable to attend an ID Camp, another entry point to the Team Ontario Program.

Each Identification Camp will be limited to 100 athletes per age group so that the organization is able to provide the best possible experience to those in attendance.

For the first time, Football Ontario has decided to merge both the tackle and flag evaluations so that the organization’s athletes can be evaluated for both at once if they would like without the added costs and travel of an additional camp. Please select if you would like to be evaluated for Flag, Tackle, or Both when completing the registration forms.

These Identification Camps will be priced at $79.99 each, however, if you register prior to January 1, 2024 you will receive early-bird pricing of $69.99. This cost also includes access to select virtual High-Performance sessions, to be held at the discretion of the HC.

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 has been initially 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.

“We would like to thank our Waterloo Warriors, York Lions and Carleton Ravens families for graciously offering to host us. The purpose of these Football Ontario Futures ID Camps is to give our student-athletes an opportunity to continue to develop and strengthen their gifts, talents and abilities. Beyond the on-field opportunities at these camps, we also place great emphasis on developing our student-athletes spirit, mind and body through our biweekly virtual High-Performance Fundamental sessions. We are enthused to see where this journey leads us in 2024.” says JT Tsui, Football Ontario’s Director of Culture and Sport.

The camp dates and locations are listed below: 

  • January 13, 2024 @ University of Waterloo Field House, Waterloo ON
    • 200 University Ave W, Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1
      • U14 Male Tackle/Flag & 18 Men’s Flag: 8:15am – 10:15am
      • U14, U16, U18, & 18 Women’s Flag/Tackle: 10:15am – 12:15pm
      • U16 Male Tackle/Flag: 12:15pm – 3pm
      • U18 Male Tackle/Flag: 3pm – 5:45pm
  • January 27, 2024 @ York University, Vaughan ON
    • 4700 Keele St, Toronto, ON M3J 1P3
      • U14 Male Tackle/Flag: 11am – 1pm
      • U14, U16, U18 Women’s Flag/Tackle: 1pm – 3pm
      • U16 Male Tackle/Flag: 3:15pm – 6pm
      • U18 Male Tackle/Flag: 6pm – 8:45pm
      • 18 Men and Women’s Flag: 8:45pm – 10:45pm
  • February 17-18, 2024 @ Carleton University, Ottawa ON
    • 1125 Colonel By Dr, Ottawa, ON K1S 5B6
      • February 17, 2024
        • U14 Male Tackle/Flag & 18 Men’s Flag: 6:15pm – 8:15pm
        • U14, U16, U18, and 18 Women’s Flag/Tackle: 8:30pm – 10:30pm
      • February 18. 2024
        • U16 Male Tackle/Flag: 4:30pm – 7:15pm
        • U18 Male Tackle/Flag: 7:15pm – 10pm

No equipment is necessary for any of the camps (Cleats and Shorts). An ID Camp shirt will be provided on site. 

Each camp will follow a similar structure:

  • 30 Minutes – Testing
  • 1.5-2 Hours – Skill Development/Competitive Skills

Futures ID Camp Testing Includes:

  • Standardized Testing 
  • Skill Evaluation 
  • Big Man Evaluation (Tackle Only)
  • 7 on 7 (Tackle) / 5 on 5 (Flag)

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 

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 each Road Map please click the links below.

Male Tackle Road Map

Women’s Tackle Road Map

Flag Road Map

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




YORK CAMP (Men/Boys)

YORK CAMP (Women/Girls)



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: