Atom (age 8, 9, and 10) Registration Information

2023 Registration (born 2013-2015) Age 8, 9, and 10

REGISTRATION is now CLOSED for Fall Season!   Check back in May for 2024 season! 



It's all about Football, Fun & Fair Play!

The Atom tackle football league is designed for athletes that are 8-10 years old. Both boys and girls can participate. Any player turning 11 years old in this calendar year must play Pee Wee. (This is regulated by Football Alberta and is mandated.)

The Atom league is a full contact, tackle football league. RDMF provides all the football protective equipment that is required. Each player must provide their own athletic footwear (cleats).

Atom football is designed to be a non-competitive, fair play league that focuses on developing a players overall understanding of the rules of football, player skill development, team play and sportsmanship. Our hope is that young athletes will develop a love for the game of football as RDMF provides a fun, safe and encouraging atmosphere for all participants.

Team practices are normally scheduled twice a week between Monday-Thursday evenings (Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday), scheduled based on coaches availability and practice dates are set after equipment pickup date. Atom games run each Saturday morning. An email will be sent out to parents for equipment fitting the 3rd-4th week of August. 

The game format is a jamboree style structure where teams play a 9 on 9 player modified game against one team, break for a short half time and then play a second team in another modified game.

The Saturday games are full of fun...So grab your lawn chair, wear your team colours and come out to cheer on your team every Saturday morning. It's a great way to spend a few hours!


Stay connected on Facebook or Twitter for fall season announcements.

All players are required to have a Protective Girdle that fits. Girdles are $40 - If your child is returning to Football and still fits their girdle, please enter the Promo code: HAVEGIRDLE. Mandatory concussion testing is $35. 

**Estimated dates & times. Registration open May 15-August 11. 



Registration open until - August 10

Fall Season Registration $225. All players who registered for season planning can now register for the official season. Fees will be due 50% at the time of registration and 50% on August 1.


Season Duration TBD typically mid/late August until late October - 2 practices/week (Monday & Wednesday or Tuesday & Thursday usually from 6-8pm). First couple weeks of practice may have additional practice nights to make up for concussion testing nights or bottle drive event. ATOM games on Saturdays (some local travel may be required). 
Equipment Pick Up

August 22nd

**bring 3 non-dated cheques (See Registration Policy)
(Aug 28 & 29 will be the ONLY DAY for equipment adjustments) 

Mandatory Baseline Concussion Testing

TBD likely one evening from 4-7pm (an email will be sent to sign up and complete before the first game. Note: players can not play if the baseline testing hasn’t been completed. Parents are required to complete online training video.)

Player Evaluations Not applicable. Evaluations are only for PeeWee players.
First Practices

August 28 
Practices are held twice a week either Mon & Wed or Tues & Thurs, typically 6-7:30, all at Rosedale fields. Special requests can be emailed to when registering and must be in before registration closes. 
First couple weeks of practice may have additional practice nights to make up for concussion testing nights or bottle drive event.

Mandatory League Bottle Drive

September 5th  

(Usually the Tuesday evening 5:45pm-8pm after the September Labour day weekend)

First game  September 9th Invite your family and friends to watch all the games and cheer on the players!! 
Picture Day


(early September) 

Equipment Return


(mid-October/ beginning of November) 


Not applicable. Playoffs are only for PeeWee teams.


Stay connected on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for last minute updates.

*If you are participating in Kidsport or Jumpstart, please email your application approval to after registering online. 

Jumpstart - click here to apply!

Kidsport - click here to apply!




New this year:

Are you new to football? Familiarize yourself with RDMF policies: 

Fundraising participation is required. Please see Fundraising for more information. 

Volunteer hours are required per family. Please see Volunteering Commitment for more details.

Registration Policy

Refund Policy

Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

RDMF Parent Info_Season Start

RDMF Parent Code of Conduct

RDMF Player Code of Conduct

RDMF Bench / Sideline / Coach Code of Conduct

RDMF Codes of Conduct_Chain of Command and Complaint Process

RDMF Playing Time



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