It is important that there is a mutual understanding between parents and the Outaouais Minor Football Association regarding our refund policy. In order to run this not-for-profit youth sports organization, OMFA/AFMO has to prepay for insurance, the purchase and refurbishment of the football gear, and other substantial costs prior to the start of each season. In the event your child decides he/she doesn’t want to play after the season has started, we are unable to recoup these costs. Also, we often turn kids away because the league is full, or due roster restrictions – your child will have taken a spot that could have gone to another player. It is for these reasons OMFA/AFMO has the following refund policy:

Refunds of registration fees paid to OMFA shall be made only in the following instances:

  • If a player or parent changes their mind prior to distribution of equipment, this will result in a full refund of registration fees less a $50 processing fee.
  •  If a player sustains a season ending injury* prior to the start of the season, this will result in a full refund of registration fees less a $50 processing fee.
  • If a player or parent changes his/her mind about participating prior to the second scheduled practice of the season. This will result in a 50% refund less a $50 processing fee.
  • After the second scheduled practice of the season, no refunds will be issued for any reason.
  • Please note all refunds must be requested by sending an email to .registration@lfmo.ca .
  • No other requests will be accepted.
Unfortunately with over 200 players involved, we are not able to accommodate special requests for players to be placed on specific teams. We would never be able to please everyone and keep the teams balanced and fair in the process. That being said, all teams in the league practice in the same location at the same time, and the teams at each level play their games at the same time in the same location
The Ligue de Football Mineur de l’Outaouais or the Outaouais Minor Football League (OMFL). It is the organization the runs the spring recreational youth football league in the region.
The Association de Football Mineur de l’Outaouais. It is the parent organization of youth football in the region.
The OMFL runs from early April until the end of the school year. For the 2017 season, the season is scheduled to start April 8th and end June 17th. The season start depends on the weather.

Eligibility is based on the year of birth. For the 2018 season, Tykes will be players born in  2009-2010, Mosquito 2007-2008 and Peewee 2005-2006.

The OMFL provides most equipment needed to participate, including helmet, shoulder pads, 2 piece pad set, practice pants, belt and game jersey. Cleats, girdle and mouthguard need to be purchased by each participant. There is an option to purchase a girdle as part of the registration process. Sizing will be done at equipment handout and girdles will be delivered at the first practice.
No, there are no tryouts to make a team. There are however limits to the number of players allowed on the roster. Positions will be assigned at the discretion of the coaches. Players will be assigned to various positions during the season in order to best learn the game of football.
Yes, everyone plays. Each child will receive ample playing time.
Our goal is to have between 18-25 kids per team. This may vary depending on number of children and the number of teams at each level.
The full schedule for the OMFL season is available on the website. It will be posted prior to equipment handout.
Players are distributed by years of experience, size and age in order to create the most balanced teams possible. Please note that special requests for placements on specific teams (playing with friends, siblings, etc) are not considered except for


circumstances. All practices and games occur in the same place at the same time making carpooling feasible even if players are on different teams. Teams will be posted the website before equipment distribution.

A.Games are 50 minutes in length.
YES Think Safety! – Football is a contact sport. Injuries are not common, but they do occur and parents need to be present at all times. If you need to leave the practice for any reason, it is mandatory
to have an emergency contact present during practice hours in the event of illness or injury. Please ensure that another parent in responsible for your child before leaving the premises. The coaches are not responsible for injured players.
To avoid forfeiting your equipment deposit, all the equipment must be returned on the last day of the season, immediately following the final games.
The OMFL will only cancel league wide functions when the weather poses a danger to the children, examples include lightning or extreme heat. We will do out utmost to post any cancellations or changes on the website and Facebook page 1 hour prior to practice/game.
Head coaches will be selected by the OMFL President and AFMO Technical Director. Assistant coaches are selected from interested parent volunteers as selected by the OMFL President.
Yes, the SQ perform our background checks.
All of our coaches are volunteers, but we do ask them to have training classes. All coaches in the OMFL attend mandatory league orientation meetings to ensure they adhere to the mandate of the league.
Any individuals who would like to volunteer to help with coaching need to contact OMFL President Leith Ross by clicking on the “contact us” button on the website, or by sending an email to info@lfmo.ca.
We ask that you stay onsite. Coaches have minimum first aid training. Emergency crews will be called if parents are not present.
The OMFL is run entirely by volunteers and your help is greatly appreciated. If you are interested in helping out, please email info@lfmo.ca and your request will be forwarded to the appropriate person.
Usually in the first few weeks of the season. Parents will have the opportunity to purchase packages. Forms will be posted on the website.
No, you will not be asked to do any fundraising.
You can send an email to info@lfmo.ca or click on the “Contact Us” button on the website.
Announcements will be sent via email and posted on the website. NO communication will be done by telephone.
For the 2017 season, the registration fee is $200. This fee includes all the games and practices and the loan of the football equipment. There is an additional $150 deposit for the loan of the helmet, shoulder pads, pants, 2 piece pad set, belt and game jersey.

If ALL the equipment is returned immediately following the final game, the cheque is returned to you along with your receipt for income tax purposes. If the equipment is not returned, the deposit cheque is deposited the same day.

Reminder: parents are required to provide a girdle and a mouthguard. Players cannot step onto the field without them.

.For insurance reasons, parents are NOT allowed on the field at any time for any reason, unless they are official team/Club volunteers registered with Football Quebec. If you are interested in volunteering during the OMFL season, please contact the League President Leith Ross by clicking on the ‘Get more info NOW!’ button on the website, check the ‘volunteer box’ and let us know what your interests are.
Practices will be held at the Polyvalente le Carrefour (see map on the website). Practices run 2 times a week until the first game. Once the games start, there will be one practice on a weeknight (Tuesday) and one game on a weekend (Saturday morning). The games will be played at Polyvalente le Carrefour. The schedule for the season will be posted on the lfmo.ca website once it is finalized.