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Author Topic: Football North-Ottawa edition  (Read 6577 times)
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« on: Wed, 07-Dec-16 @ 04:05:49PM »
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(press release)
Ottawa * The Ottawa Catholic School Board (OCSB) and Football North have partnered to provide high school football players access to an elite student* athlete development program with university and CFL experienced coaches and an opportunity to compete against high school football teams from the United States.
The Football North St. Joe’s program will be in place for next August and will be located at St. Joseph High School in South Nepean. Football North currently operates an elite student* athlete fee based football program in the Mississauga area.
According to OCSB Associate Director of Education, Tom D’Amico, “Elite level high school football players will have an opportunity to access top level coaching and training from Football North staff, enabling the student* athletes to remain in the Ottawa area rather than to travel to the United States or to the Toronto area for similar preparatory programs.”
St. Joseph High School will continue to field its own school football team to compete in the local high school football league. Participants on the Football North team will not compete against local teams and will not participate in any Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations (OFSAA) sanctioned games. Football North players will train all year and will compete in a series of games against American based teams, thus allowing maximum exposure to scouts from American and Canadian universities and colleges.
According to Blaine Scatcherd, Head Coach and Director of Football Operations with Ottawa’s Football North St. Joe’s: “Our goal is to attract and retain top Canadian talent and keep them in Canada. Working with the OCSB, we will provide the student athletes an opportunity to specialize in year round football training and compete against the top high school teams and coaches in North America, while they earn their Ontario Secondary School Diploma.” Coach Scatcherd played and coached at Acadia University. He coached and was Co*-offensive coordinator with the Ottawa Gee Gees.
Lee Barette owner of Football North, and , the top amateur football news and recruiting site in Canada states, “The high standards of the Ottawa Catholic School Board (OCSB) coupled with the growth of the Ottawa football community are why we have partnered with the OCSB. The addition of the Ottawa Redblacks and Carleton Ravens has revitalized the Ottawa football community, making it a leader in Canada. We believe adding an elite program at the high school age level complements the professional and university aged programs in the National Capital area.”
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Here we grow
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« Reply #1 on: Wed, 07-Dec-16 @ 04:52:26PM »
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Nice to see growth.
Congrat's!
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lurv it
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« Reply #2 on: Wed, 07-Dec-16 @ 05:10:54PM »
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I'm sure NCAFA and the Ottawa high school football league will love this Roll Eyes
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« Reply #3 on: Wed, 07-Dec-16 @ 08:50:10PM »
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Gross.  Sleazy scum bags have expanded their operation?  Or does this mean the Mississauga Clarkson program is packing up and going to Ottawa?
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« Reply #4 on: Thu, 08-Dec-16 @ 10:43:06AM »
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Football North at Clarkson is alive and thriving. It was a very successful first year of competition as the team went 4 and 5 playing against top teams from south of the border and defensively recorded 3 shutouts. Many of this years team are returning and a number of top prospects from the GTA and Horseshoe are coming in for 2017.
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« Reply #5 on: Thu, 08-Dec-16 @ 02:02:06PM »
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While I'm glad that Football North was successful this year, they need to realize that their success will significantly impact their ability to find games.

Most of these american schools were looking for sacrificial lambs to boost their ranking and playoff qualifying rating.

Now that they know Football North isn't a cakewalk, you won't see any more average to below average teams wanting to play them any more.  They will be limited to actual competitive teams.  This can be good or bad for Football North.
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sleazy is right
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« Reply #6 on: Mon, 12-Dec-16 @ 07:47:20AM »
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Gross.  Sleazy scum bags have expanded their operation?  Or does this mean the Mississauga Clarkson program is packing up and going to Ottawa?

it's surprising, they have a bad name with schools in the States and they are reluctant to schedule games because of the bad name and reputation those scum bags have.  Good luck finding games.
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« Reply #7 on: Mon, 12-Dec-16 @ 01:31:28PM »
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can someone please clarify why these guys would be scum bags? Having a program where kids can live in their own homes with their own families and play american football against hs in the states seems like a really great experience.
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« Reply #8 on: Mon, 12-Dec-16 @ 03:19:30PM »
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can someone please clarify why these guys would be scum bags? Having a program where kids can live in their own homes with their own families and play american football against hs in the states seems like a really great experience.

The people throwing these type of jabs (scum bags, bad reputation, etc...) are typically local high school teacher/coaches. It is out of pure resentment and jealousy that this spills over. Good coaching, good training and playing in the USA is never a bad thing.
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1 out of 3 I guess
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« Reply #9 on: Mon, 12-Dec-16 @ 03:56:42PM »
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Well they do play in the States but where is the good coaching and good training?
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« Reply #10 on: Mon, 12-Dec-16 @ 04:00:20PM »
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OTTAWA! Can't wait for that bus ride. Let's do the math. Game in Ohio, what 9-10 hours by bus? FUN! 45-0 loss, 9-10 hours home. Can't wait for those FBS scholarships to just roll in!
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« Reply #11 on: Mon, 12-Dec-16 @ 05:06:41PM »
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Before giving these guys a penny make some calls and do some homework.  What are the chances of this leading to anything worthwhile for your kid?  Did any of their kids from the Mississauga Clarkson program get a US scholarship offer?  Not that I know of.  One kid has an offer from Syracuse but he got that before he ever suited up for Clarkson so they can't even claim to be responsible for that one.
Also, they claim to be elite but they didn't cut anyone at Clarkson.  Whoever showed up and paid up made the team.
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Some Paid, Dome Didn't.
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« Reply #12 on: Mon, 12-Dec-16 @ 05:24:40PM »
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Not exactly. Most paid but some that they really needed got to come to Clarkson for free. The amount the rest paid covered those that didnt pay and still left a tidy profit for the boys.
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Lets Hear It
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« Reply #13 on: Mon, 12-Dec-16 @ 09:27:04PM »
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can someone please clarify why these guys would be scum bags? Having a program where kids can live in their own homes with their own families and play american football against hs in the states seems like a really great experience.

Do your homework.....did players get education and obtained a decent average (80% in ON to get an AFA), how much did it cost and what did they get in scholarships?

So, spend what 5 to 6 grand to get a full AFA...if kid is any good to US standard, then odds are they are recruited already to a US prep school.

Football North is like US Prep "Lite"...looks the same but different.
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« Reply #14 on: Tue, 13-Dec-16 @ 08:26:35AM »
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can someone please clarify why these guys would be scum bags? Having a program where kids can live in their own homes with their own families and play american football against hs in the states seems like a really great experience.

The people throwing these type of jabs (scum bags, bad reputation, etc...) are typically local high school teacher/coaches. It is out of pure resentment and jealousy that this spills over. Good coaching, good training and playing in the USA is never a bad thing.

Don't be so sure it's only local high school teachers/coaches.

Thanks Lee and/or Larry for this post garbage rambling of words. Maybe the pair of you should move your school to the USA.  People might listen and believe the crap you guys are spitting out.
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« Reply #15 on: Mon, 02-Jan-17 @ 10:13:54AM »
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I'm from Ottawa.  The stories around here are that the Mississauga program has resulted in 16 D1 scholarships.  Sounds like they're trying to generate interest with lies.  I can't find any info on that anywhere.  So I'm assuming that's B.S.  Can anyone confirm either way?
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« Reply #16 on: Mon, 02-Jan-17 @ 11:42:09AM »
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From what I know, only 2 Football North-Clarkson athletes received D1 offers (1 before he ever stepped foot on the field for Football North) apparently a few others have JUCO opportunities. We'll just have to wait and see what happens.
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Which Div. 1
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« Reply #17 on: Mon, 02-Jan-17 @ 11:48:12AM »
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I'm from Ottawa.  The stories around here are that the Mississauga program has resulted in 16 D1 scholarships.  Sounds like they're trying to generate interest with lies.  I can't find any info on that anywhere.  So I'm assuming that's B.S.  Can anyone confirm either way?

Yes get some facts, as there are a plethora of Division 1's in US College Football.  As well as the FBS, which most think is the only Divison 1, there is Division 1 FCS, there is NAIA Div. 1,and NJCAA Divison 1.

The latter 2 Divisons are "Mostly" equal to the higher end CIS programs, although there is a percentage at the top of both of them that are can be considered superior, many however at the bottom of Divison 1's in NAIA and NJCAA are about the same  most middle to lower level CIS program.

So perhaps they got kids NJCAA or NAIA Division 1 scholarships, but just forgot somehow to say that, so to make others believe they are talking about FBS Division 1 scholarships, or the BIG BOYS.

Or maybe they are making it up, who knows right now?
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« Reply #18 on: Mon, 02-Jan-17 @ 01:57:52PM »
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The Richards boy had an offer months before playing at Football North other than that there's zero US scholarships. JUCO opportunities can be found by anyone. Playing at Football North in hopes of a JUCO offer us a HUGE waste of money.
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so none?
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« Reply #19 on: Mon, 02-Jan-17 @ 02:32:54PM »
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The Richards boy had an offer months before playing at Football North other than that there's zero US scholarships. JUCO opportunities can be found by anyone. Playing at Football North in hopes of a JUCO offer us a HUGE waste of money.

So 1 player on the Football North roster had a NCAA D1 scholarship BEFORE he even registered at Football North.....no other Football North players received any offers.

Basically Football North has not gotten a single kid a scholarship offer.

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