The Junior Pride Football program will represent the town of Coaldale in the Southern Alberta Minor Football Association. Our players range from 9 to 15 and compete at the ATOM, PEEWEE, and BANTAM levels. The Junior Pride Football program will provide a positive outlet for the energetic youth of our community. At the heart of our program is pride in our community, everything we do is done with our community in mind. Our players work hard on and off the field with the understanding that they represent more than the logo on the helmet, they represent the town of Coaldale.

2014 Calendar of events:

Practice schedule:

All practices are Monday and Tuesday evenings, starting at 5:15 and end between 6:45 & 7:00pm. All practices are located at Kate Andrews High School in Coaldale.


  • March 11/12 2014
  • Time: 6:30pm to 8:30pm
  • Location: R.I. Baker Middle School

Equipment Pick-up and Registration

  • May 12th (returning players & siblings only)
  • Time: 6:00pm to 8:00pm
  • Location: Varzarri storage (Lethbridge)
  • May 26th
  • Time: 6:00pm to 8:00pm
  • Location: Varzarri storage (Lethbridge)
  • June 2nd
  • Time: 6:00pm to 8:00pm
  • Location: Varzarri storage (Lethbridge)

First Practice

  • August 11th
  • Time: 5:15pm-6:45pm
  • Location: Kate Andrews High School

Coach McLaren 40lb Challenge

At this years wrap up banquet I promised the players I would lose 40lbs by the begining of next season. It will take the same amount of effort and dedication I ask of each player every off season. I have never made a public declaration like this and I intend to live up to it.

The other part of the deal was that each player make a commitment to staying active in the off season and coming into football season in their best physical shape for their age group. This doesn't mean hitting the gym and pounding protien shakes at 9 years old. What I would like to see is; every player participating in another sport or two during the off season, making healthier food choices for snacks and meals, and walking or riding their bike instead of getting a ride.

Good luck to all the players who accept this challenge, your reward will be obvious when we pad up and start playing again.

Target Weight 237 lbs
December 10, 2013277.6 lbs