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Practice Fields Update

Posted by Cumberland Panthers Football Club at Jan 17, 2017 10:56AM PST

Many families have asked where the Panthers plan to hold their OPFL practices this season once the grass fields open. While the City has yet to release fields, Cumberland has applied for, and expects to receive the following fields for practices: Millennium Park, Lester B Pearson HS, Ken Steele Park.

Determination on where each team will practice and which nights will follow once we know for sure which nights we receive our bookings.

All games will be held at Millennium Park as usual.

The Cumberland Panthers will be hosting a “General Information Session” at Garneau High School, (6588 Carriere St.) in the Cafeteria on Thursday, January 19th 2017 at 7:00pm to answer questions on the following subjects:

a) Off-Season Strength and Conditioning Training (HEO Performance Centre)
b) Speed & Conditioning Sessions (Franco Cité High School)
c) Development Camps (Ottawa U Dome Sessions)
d) Varsity Training Camps (TBA)

Starting on January 7th for all levels the Cumberland Panthers OPFL Development & Conditioning camps will be taking place at the Ottawa University Dome. These sessions will be supervised and conducted by the Junior and Senior Varsity coaching staff and along with special guest coaches.

Dome sessions every Second Saturday at Ottawa U (2:00pm to 4:00pm):
January 7 – 2:00pm to 4:00pm
January 21 – 2:00pm to 4:00pm
February 4 – 2:00pm to 4:00pm
February 19 – 2:00pm to 4:00pm
March 4 – 2:00pm to 4:00pm
March 18 – 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Speed and Conditioning Sessions Each Sunday at Franco Cité (09:00am to 10:30am)

Sun Jan 15 – 9:00 – 10:30
Sun Jan 22 – 9:00 – 10:30
Sun Jan 29 – 9:00 – 10:30
Sun Feb 05 – 9:00 – 10:30
Sun Feb 12 – 9:00 – 10:30
Sun Feb 26 – 9:00 – 10:30
Sun Mar 05 – 9:00 – 10:30
Sun Mar 26 – 9:00 – 10:30
Sun Apr 02 – 9:00 – 10:30
Sun Apr 09 – 9:00 – 10:30

Thank you,
Mark Ouellet
President

Frequently Asked Questions about Strength & Conditioning Program, Development Camps, Speed & Conditioning Sessions and Varsity Tryouts:

Varsity Panther Offered Programs:
• Strength and Conditioning Program (off season training): $600
• Development Camp = $20 each session (Free if you paid Strength and Conditioning program or your $200 tryout fee)
• Speed & Conditioning Sessions = $10 each session (
Free if you paid Strength and Conditioning program or your $200 tryout fee)
• Panthers Varsity Tryout Fee = $200 (Every player must pay the tryout fee)
• Panthers Varsity Team Fee = $600 (*If you make the team, you must pay the balance)

Frequently Asked Questions:
a) If you registered and paid your $200 tryout fees, then the development camp and speeds sessions are free to attend. Once you make the team, then you have to pay the balance of $600 for your season fees. It will cost you $800 to play OPFL summer football in total.

b) If you signed up, but DID NOT PAY the $200 tryout fee, then you have to pay $20 each time you come to a Development Camps at the Ottawa U Dome and $10 each time you come to a speed and conditioning sessions.

*Note: Every time you pay $20 fee for Development Camp at the Ottawa U dome and $10 for the speed and conditioning sessions at Franco Cite, that money gets taken off your fees.

Example: If “Player A” came to 4 development sessions and paid $20 each time, $80 comes off his tryout fees. If “Player A” comes to 5 speed and conditioning sessions, then $50 is taken off his tryout fees, which means, he has paid $130 dollars so far, therefore, “Player A” has $70 left to pay on his tryout fees.

Locations:
A) Strength & Conditioning Sessions at HEO Performance Centre (813 Shefford Rd)
B) Development Dome Camps: Ottawa U Dome (200 Lees Avenue) free parking pass included must come in to the dome to pick up the pass.
C) Speed and Conditioning Sessions at Franco Cité H.S. 623 Smyth Road (free parking)
D) Varsity Tryouts: Dates and Location to be announced.

As we enter a new Varsity league this summer, the OPFL has installed a set of rules in Ottawa to ensure an even playing field and lessen the impact of the expansion Sooners on the existing Panthers.

There are territories for the 2017 season. If you played for the Cumberland Panthers in 2016 at Bantam, JV or Senior, you are protected by the Panthers.

The Ottawa Sooners and Cumberland Panthers have split the City into an Ottawa East and Ottawa West. This will be formed based on the existing territories existing in NCAFA. This means if you live in one of the following NCAFA territories, you must try out for the Panthers (Cumberland Panthers, Orleans Bengals, North Gloucester Giants, South Gloucester Raiders, South Ottawa Mustangs, East Ottawa Generals).

The following region must try out for the Ottawa Sooners (Bel Air Lions, Myers Riders, Nepean Eagles, Ottawa Norsemen, Bell Warriors, Kanata Knights, West Carleton Wolverines). Gatineau and all rural areas remain open.

The team will not register players from the other region with the exception of:
-Allowance of 10 crossover players from Varsity & Jr Varsity and 6 players from Bantam.
-Any player Cut from either team will be deemed available.
-Any player released from a Club will be deemed available and not count against allocation.

This agreement is only for inaugural season 2017. After that normal Regional policies take over.

Players that were on Cumberland 2016 Roster are protected for 2017 only. This clause supersedes all other clauses.

Any questions can be directed to your specific levels Head Coach or Varsity Governor, Dennis Vowles at dennisvowles@yahoo.ca

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Starting on January 7th for all levels the Cumberland Panthers OPFL Development & Conditioning camps will be taking place at the Ottawa University Dome. These sessions will be supervised and conducted by the Junior and Senior Varsity coaching staff and along with special guest coaches.

Dome sessions every Second Saturday at Ottawa U (2:00pm to 4:00pm):
January 7 – 2:00pm to 4:00pm
January 21 – 2:00pm to 4:00pm
February 4 – 2:00pm to 4:00pm
February 19 – 2:00pm to 4:00pm
March 4 – 2:00pm to 4:00pm
March 18 – 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Speed and Conditioning Sessions Each Sunday at Franco Cité (09:00am to 10:30am)

Sun Jan 15 – 9:00 – 10:30
Sun Jan 22 – 9:00 – 10:30
Sun Jan 29 – 9:00 – 10:30
Sun Feb 05 – 9:00 – 10:30
Sun Feb 12 – 9:00 – 10:30
Sun Feb 26 – 9:00 – 10:30
Sun Mar 05 – 9:00 – 10:30
Sun Mar 26 – 9:00 – 10:30
Sun Apr 02 – 9:00 – 10:30
Sun Apr 09 – 9:00 – 10:30

Free for registered players to attend any sessions if they are registered and paid their $200 registration fee or it’s $20 for non-registered players for the Dome sessions and $10 for the Speed and Conditioning sessions. Note: Each time you pay $10 or $20, it will go towards your fees.
http://www.cumberlandpanthers.com/forms/13348-OPFL-Registration-Form

The time is now to start your journey. The OPFL is full of exciting new opportunities. We have the top coaches in the City; we’ll be playing the best Clubs the province has to offer; and we’ll be pioneers in the most exciting league in the country.
Any questions can be directed to Varsity Governor, Dennis Vowles at dennisvowles@yahoo.ca