Development Programs

Learn to Play Football with Lions Development

The Lions Development program runs during the spring months (May, June, July). It is a development league for boys and girls born 2008 - 2012. It is designed to teach and develop the fundamentals of football for new players and to refresh and enhance the skills of returning players. It is a skills development league first focusing on safe playing techniques and equal playing time for all players. Above all, it is FUN. Players can learn and develop new skills, make new friends, improve their physical fitness, and enjoy the football experience.

Using a 6 on 6 format with a focus on learning individual skills and positions, players are provided with the opportunity to learn in a fun and non-competitive atmosphere. Drills are performed with and without equipment, to ensure all players understand movement fundamentals prior to receiving equipment. All equipment needed to play will be loaned to the player for the season (except cleat shoes). 

Please note: this is a development program, there are no formal games with the exception of an End of Season Tournament

Program Overview:

  • Atoms for players born 2010, 2011, 2012
  • Peewee for players born 2008 to 2009
  • sessions Mondays/Wednesdays from 6:30-8:30PM
  • first session May 20, 2020
  • $315 for the season (+ $54 player insurance)

Click here to register.

Players who excel and enjoy the Development program may be interested in joining one of our competitive teams. If your Lion isn't challenged, please speak to one of our board representatives at an upcoming session.

Any questions about our programs can be directed to

Upcoming Events

Mar. 29, 2020 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Safe Contact Certification
Aurora (tbd)
A required training for those coaching with the YR Lions, this is the final Safe Contact session prior to our Spring 2020 season ...

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Apr. 04, 2020 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

U14 Community Coach Certification
tbd - Aurora/Newmarket
Required training for any coach/assistant coach with our age groups 14 and under, the YR Lions are hosting a final certification ...

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May. 04, 2020 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Equipment Fitting - Varsity/JV only
Bloomington Self Storage, 1082 Bloomington Road, Aurora ON
Varsity and JV will pick up their helmets, shoulder pads, belts, socks and mouthguards. All equipment loaned requires a signed ...

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