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Traditionally called the "Bantam Bowl", the Junior Bowl is a Football Alberta sanctioned event held every two years (odd years) alternating with the Alberta Summer Games. The concept of the Junior Bowl is to reward and showcase the best graduating Grade 9 players in the province in an all-star format. The best of the best players compete for spots to play on either the North or South teams over a weekend in late Spring. Here is the Football Alberta description of the Junior Bowl and it's evalyation format for U16:

The Junior Bowl camp will select Team North and South who will compete in the Inaugural Junior Bowl on May 20th / 2019. This camp will be step one of the development of the U16 Team Alberta, who will compete in the 2019 Football Canada Western Challenge in Kamloops in July. Players must be born in 2004 & 2005 regardless of school grade (no exceptions).

Step 1 – Team North/South Selection Camp

  • North Junior Bowl Selection Camp March 15, 16 & 17 in Edmonton at Foote Field (dome)
  • South Junior Bowl Selection Camp April 12, 13 & 14 in Calgary at McMahon Stadium
  • Players must be nominated by their Bantam or High School coach to try-out ($125 fee)
  • Players must tryout at their designated North/South Camp
  • Red Deer, Sylvan Lake & Rocky Mountain House try-out for Team North
  • Accommodation and meals are not covered

Step 2 – Junior Bowl

  • Junior Bowl – May 17, 18, 19 & 20 in Calgary
  • Cost of the Junior Bowl is $425 and includes all player expenses during the event
  • 6 practices and a Junior Bowl Game between Team North & Team South
  • Players will stay in the U of C dorms as a team
  • The Junior Bowl will also be the Final Selection Camp for the U16 Team Alberta

Step 3 – Team Alberta

  • Team Alberta U16 Mini Camp – TBD
  • 2018 Football Canada U16 Western Challenge July 15-21 in Kamloops
  • Cost to play for Team Alberta is $1,500 and includes all player expenses during the event
  • 8-12 practices, team meetings, film sessions and 2 Games. Players will travel and stay as a team

For more information regarding the Junior Bowl, contact Football Alberta / Taylor Stiles at 780-644-2731.

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