Articles by: Sonny Wolfe

WOLFE: Football kicks off at all levels

WOLFE: Football kicks off at all levels

September 2, 2018 at 6:30 amby 0 comments

All levels of football are now underway – yeah – the best time of the year! The CFL is just beyond the mid season point, and we have a good idea of the contenders as well as the pretenders.

WOLFE: Saskatchewan’s most consistent winner

WOLFE: Saskatchewan’s most consistent winner

August 25, 2018 at 6:30 amby 0 comments

Regina’s Dr. Martin LeBoldus Catholic high school and coach John Foord have had a great run. The Golden Suns were City of Regina and Provincial Champions in 2008, and then had a five year run as Provincial AAAA Champions from 2012 to 2016. They fell just short last season losingRead More

WOLFE: Manitoba’s elite high school program, CFC50 St. Paul’s Crusaders

WOLFE: Manitoba’s elite high school program, CFC50 St. Paul’s Crusaders

August 19, 2018 at 6:30 amby 0 comments

Summer is winding down, high school training camps are underway, or are soon to kickoff. Games across the country will be played shortly. This is therefore an appropriate time to describe yet another of Canada’s elite programs. This article will take a look at CFC50 St. Paul’s High School ofRead More

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WOLFE: Second chances. Is it worth it?

August 11, 2018 at 6:30 amby 0 comments

Urban Meyer, while coaching at Florida, was famous for giving second chances. He recruited many athletes of questionable character. Giving them a second chance. This approach paid off in the win – loss column, but not so well off the field.

WOLFE: To be safe, football must be competitive

WOLFE: To be safe, football must be competitive

August 6, 2018 at 6:30 amby 0 comments

My most recent CFC opinion piece featured the Huron Heights football program, and their dominance of the York Region conference. Their dominance, I believe, was part of the reason that some opposing schools cancelled their programs, while others opponents opted to field 9 man teams. These schools, I believe, didRead More

WOLFE: Huron Heights Warrior’s supremacy and a new season

WOLFE: Huron Heights Warrior’s supremacy and a new season

July 26, 2018 at 12:15 pmby 0 comments

This article, as the title illustrates, will touch on two topics. As part of my continuing look at program excellence and the coaching at those schools, I will describe the domination of the Huron Heights Warriors in their conference. Their school is located in Newmarket ON, and they compete inRead More

Wolfe: High school coaches “as good as it gets”

Wolfe: High school coaches “as good as it gets”

July 22, 2018 at 6:30 amby 0 comments

My initial assumption when contacting coaches from across the country; was that coaching matters. Great programs I was convinced, were led by great coaches. As much as I was excited to speak with coaches from all parts of Canada, I did not realize what a great treat this was goingRead More

WOLFE: Mount Douglas Rams strong football tradition

WOLFE: Mount Douglas Rams strong football tradition

July 12, 2018 at 6:30 amby 0 comments

In a continuing effort to highlight successful high school football programs from coast to coast; it is time to acknowledge a west coast program. The spotlight will be shone on the consistent excellence displayed by the CFC50 Mount Douglas Rams of Victoria BC.

WOLFE: Better to be lucky or good?

WOLFE: Better to be lucky or good?

June 23, 2018 at 6:30 amby 0 comments

As I approach 75 this week – man that is old, reeeel oooold, and 50 years of football, I want to reflect a little on what football means to me.

The history of tackling & football’s future

The history of tackling & football’s future

June 18, 2018 at 6:30 amby 0 comments

As everyone concerned with football seeks to make the game safer; they (associations, leagues, coaches, the athletes etc.) seek to develop rules and techniques that emphasize safety,  while maintaining one of the basic elements of the game – its physicality. Although blocking and defeating blocks are likewise physical elements ofRead More

WOLFE: Citadel Phoenix – Canada’s most consistent winner??

WOLFE: Citadel Phoenix – Canada’s most consistent winner??

June 4, 2018 at 6:15 amby 0 comments

It has been a real treat for me to speak with coaches representing Canadian high schools who have demonstrated excellence. I have already written descriptions of two powerhouse programs; Seminaire Saint-Francois – Quebec Provincial Champions Tantramar – New Brunswick Provincial Champions I have attempted to discover, from a coach’s perspective,Read More

WOLFE: Tantramar’s long winning tradition

WOLFE: Tantramar’s long winning tradition

May 28, 2018 at 6:30 amby 0 comments

As a football junkie, I subscribe to and visit a number of football related sites. Some are technical (you can never learn enough), some are theoretical, and some are social. All are enjoyable and usually interesting. Recently on the USA Football blog, appeared an article titled; “In high school football,Read More

Calgary Stampeders' Simon Charbonneau-Campeau, right, makes a a catch as Edmonton Eskimos' Cauchy Muamba looks on during first half CFL West Division final football action in Edmonton, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

WOLFE: Pass game explosion

May 16, 2018 at 6:30 amby 0 comments

Pass Game Explosion My previous article examined the decreasing importance and usage of the run game. This article will describe, as I see it, why the passing game has become so dominant. There are not too many advantages to having been around a long time, a really long time. ThereRead More

WOLFE: Pro drafts & what has happened to the running game?

WOLFE: Pro drafts & what has happened to the running game?

May 7, 2018 at 6:30 amby 0 comments

I found the lead up to the NFL draft to be very interesting on many levels. Almost any football event is exciting to me; especially during the offseason, and the NFL do a great job with hype. They are as good as it gets with promotions, and have created aRead More

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WOLFE: Séminaire Saint-François winning “the right way”

May 5, 2018 at 6:30 amby 0 comments

Why are some programs excellent, others average, and some teams that tend to struggle year after year? What differentiates the schools and the programs they run? Séminaire Saint-François is certainly among those that excel. How does one evaluate excellence – my primary criteria – winning and winning consistently. Winning “theRead More

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WOLFE: Séminaire Saint-François commits to excellence

April 12, 2018 at 6:20 amby 0 comments

This is a report on football excellence; the quality of a program and the exciting future plans of a couple of their graduating players. Briefly, le Séminaire Saint-François, has been the best high school program in Quebec the last two years, and have been consistently strong for several years. SinceRead More

WOLFE: Elite level talent? Says who?

WOLFE: Elite level talent? Says who?

April 5, 2018 at 6:30 amby 0 comments

My last several articles have dealt with recruiting issues. I will now take a different approach; that of a coach; how does a coach evaluate a prospect? There are many terms thrown around – “blue chip player” – “5 star recruit” – “ elite prospect” etc. Coaches generally qualify recruitsRead More

WOLFE: Recruiting Regulations – Questions & Answers

WOLFE: Recruiting Regulations – Questions & Answers

March 26, 2018 at 6:05 amby 0 comments

My previous article, “The Recruiting Process”, looked at how an athlete should position himself to get recruited. The article was intended for most athletes hoping to play football at the college/university level. There are however a number of athletes, the so called “blue chip” prospects, who will not have toRead More

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WOLFE: The Recruiting Process

March 16, 2018 at 6:05 amby 0 comments

This article will offer advice to the high school football player and his parents, concerning the recruiting process. I do however hope that the article will be of interest to all football fans.

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WOLFE: Keys to attaining “great kid” status for recruiters

February 25, 2018 at 6:30 amby 0 comments

This site does excellent work with regard to recruitment. There have been substantial articles written by Clint Uttley, Dino Geremia and others, explaining the “how to” of getting recognized and ultimately recruited. The site additionally highlights and ranks Canada’s most promising football athletes. CFC regularly updates its readers with regardRead More

 
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