Football – Boys

Trinity College School’s football program includes two teams. The varsity team, or Bigside team, is typically made up of older and more experienced players. Our junior varsity team, or Littleside team, is a springboard to playing at the Bigside level and is limited to Grade 9 and 10 students.

TCS plays in the Conference of Independent Schools Athletic Association (CISAA) league, widely regarded as the most competitive high school football league in Ontario. TCS also has the longest uninterrupted high school football rivalry with Upper Canada College, which dates back to 1868. From 1991-1993 TCS was unstoppable, with Bigside becoming three-peat champions under the leadership of Head Coach Drew Allen and Defensive Coordinator Tom Langford. More recently, the team won the CISAA title in 2009 and in 2015 finished as CISSA silver medalists.

Development

  • Practices four days (on average) per week with film study one day per week, and games every Saturday
  • Position-specific workout programs, individualized for in-season and off-season development
  • Access to HUDL and regular meetings with coaches to review and analyze film
  • Individual support is given to players interested in pursuing football after TCS
  • CIS and NCAA university program connections

Facilities

Trinity College School has two natural grass football fields. Littleside and Bigside teams each have a dressing room with individual hardwood stalls to store equipment, turf carpet, a sound system and direct access to the field.

A new 40,000 square foot athletic centre was completed for the start of the 2017-2018 school year. This exciting facility includes: three gymnasiums (one single and one double gym); a new athletic therapy clinic, staffed full time by two certified athletic therapists; a cardio and resistance training facility; changerooms; storage and classrooms. There is ample opportunity for our football players to train both in and out of season.

Athletes

We expect football players to be strong academically, of high character, and willing to be involved in school life beyond the classroom. We believe that good football players are made better by playing different sports, therefore, athletes are required to contribute to the competitive program in all three seasons of sport.

Bigside Program Overview

  • Season length: September (Labour Day) - November
  • Average practice hours per week: 6-10
  • Video room: Lecture hall with white board, projector and smartboard video analysis, systems and tactics
  • Video game analysis: HUDL account for team and each player for individual film breakdown
  • Game video available for scouts: Yes, and players have access to film to make highlight tapes
  • Strength training program: Developed with strength and conditioning coach
  • Medical/Physiotherapy: Two full-time athletic therapists on campus
  • Field: Each team has their own pristine natural grass field for dedicated use
  • Dressing room: Impressive dressing room with individual stalls, turf carpet, sound system, direct access to the field