Welcome to the Victoria Spartan’s Football
The Victoria Spartan’s have a long history in the region spanning almost 40 years. During that time, Spartans Football has been operating community football programs for youth in the Greater Victoria area. Its goal has always been to strengthen the community by creating a positive environment for youth through friendships, fellowship, and leadership. Living, playing, working and connecting.
Each year we offer two fun seasons of football, one is called Spring League and runs from late February to June. The second is called, Fall League which starts in early August and goes to late November.
What are the benefits of youth football?
- Health BenefitsParticipating in football—like any sport—provides many health benefits for children. It’s a physically demanding game that provides an opportunity for players to improve their speed, agility, strength, hand-eye coordination and overall cardiovascular endurance.
- CamaraderieThe friendship built amongst a team of football players is unlike any other sport due to the high volume of teammates. With dozens of players working toward one common goal, the bond many kids develop with each other is priceless. This camaraderie is a lifelong benefit for children, as they will quickly appreciate the importance of developing close relationships with others.
- DisciplineFootball is a game of inches, and this margin of error requires keen attention to detail from everyone on the field. One wrong step, one dropped pass or one mental error can negatively affect any given play. Kids who play football will learn the importance of being disciplined with everything they do.
- Work EthicSome days, putting on more than 10 pounds of pads and a helmet and lacing up the cleats just does not seem like a fun thing to do, especially in the heat. But practice makes perfect, and preparation is needed to be successful in football. The strong work ethic football players develop is a vital asset they can carry with them for the rest of their lives.
- TeamworkFootball is truly a team game. With 11 players on each side of the ball, everyone is counted on to play their individual role. There’s a tremendous amount of accountability required from each player to do a specific job on every play. This teamwork helps children become accustomed to working with others, a skill that is required in almost every profession.
- Physical ToughnessAlong with rugby and hockey, football is one of the most physical sports. The risk of injury is greater than most other sports, and bumps and bruises are nearly inevitable. These bumps and bruises heal over time, however, and players learn how to fight through pain and give their best effort despite what limitations may be present.
- Mental ToughnessIn addition to physical toughness, it takes a strong mind to play the game of football. Whether it’s battling through a minor injury or overcoming adversity after a turnover or a mistake, children often develop mental toughness they may never have discovered otherwise.
- Cross-TrainingSome kids have already identified their favourite sport and may want to pursue it at a higher level in the future. For these children, playing football can become a great cross-training activity in the offseason. Several skills developed on the football field, such as hand-eye coordination, agility and vision, can translate to other sports.