Battle River Shock is a midget football club based out of Camrose, Alberta. We are a proud member of the CDMFA (Capital District Minor Football Association). The majority of our practices are held in Lacombe, Alberta. Our team is not meant to replace the fall programs, rather we’re here to compliment them. Our goal is to develop young football athletes in Central Alberta.

Our team is made up of athletes currently in grades 9 to 11 from the Battle River School District and beyond. We welcome those who live along the Battle River i.e.: from communities such as Rocky Mountain House, Sylvan Lake, Pigeon Lake, Wetaskiwin, Blackfalds, Maskwacis, Lacombe, Ponoka, Gwynne, Leduc, Hay Lakes, Camrose, Round Hill, Halkirk, Stettler, Bawlf, New Norway, Viking, Sedgewick, and Red Deer.



January 10, 2024

The 2024 Battle River Shock Combine will be held on Sunday, January 28th, 2024 at The Dome in Red Deer, AB. The session will run from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM.

Athletes are required to fill out all forms and register online before the session. Athletes must bring cleats, indoor runners, water, and appropriate athletic attire.

This is a non-contact event, we ask that athletes refrain from bringing their pads or helmets.


May 18, 2019

Your SHOCK 2019 Midget Football Team are:

CDMFA Tier 1 Midget Champions!

Congratulations to Head Coach Adam Kuntz ,the entire Coaching and Training Staff, and all the players of SHOCK 2019 on a exciting come from behind finish to become CHAMPIONS!

Photos and more highlights to come!


Tier 1 Final:Battle River Shock vs Lloydminster Red Dogs

May 6, 2019

Come out and support our athletes on Saturday May 11th – 6 pm start at Emerald Hills Sport Pavilion (4501 Emerald Dr, Sherwood Park) as they battle the Lloydminster Red Dogs for 1st place!

We will be kicking off the action at 4 pm with a tailgate party …ALL Are Welcome!




December 31, 2018
  • Adam Kuntz (Head Coach, Defensive Coordinator)
  • Maren Steven (Offensive Coordinator)
  • Tanner Green * Current Edmonton Eskimo player* (Special Teams Coordinator, Running Backs Coach)
  • Todd Lewis ( Defensive Backs Coach, Assistant Defensive Coordinator)
  • Jacob Czaja *Current Ottawa Red Black Player* (Offensive & Defensive Line Coach)
  • Stan Morrow (QB Coach)
  • Garner Kolybaba (Linebackers Coach)
  • Daniel Branco (Offensive Line Coach)
  • Steve Pelech ( Assistant Offensive Line Coach)
  • Codey Soanes (Offensive Assistant & Media Coordinator)
  • Colton Hutchinson (Running Backs Coach)
  • Brad Huhnold ( Assistant Running Back coach & Scout team Coach)
  • Don Loov (Defensive Line Coach)
  • Josh Kostanuik (Defensive Backs Coach)
  • Michael Davidse (Defensive Scout Team Coach. Linebackers Assistant)
  • Kaden Morrow (Scout Team Coach, QB Assistant coach)
  • Grant Mailer (Defensive Line Coach)
  • Liam Jones ( Receivers Coach, Strength & Conditioning Coach)



A Switch at the Helm for the 2019 Upcoming SHOCK Season!

November 18, 2018

A Word From Maren

“The SHOCK program, being around for over 10 years now, is starting to see the return of investment from our alumni, with some former players returning to the program to join the staff. This season, one of our more than 25 players who had moved on to play Junior and University football has returned home to take on the responsibility of becoming the new head coach for 2019. I am proud to be able to step back, and hand over the job to Adam Kuntz. He was a great leader as a player, and as I expected, has matured into an amazing young man. I am excited to support him and see where his leadership and vision will take the program moving forward.” former HC, Maren Stevens


We Welcome Coach Kuntz


Adam Kuntz is a native of Camrose Alberta, and has played in the central Alberta system his entire minor league career. From peewee, to bantam, to high school, Adam has been a major contributor to all teams he was involved with, winning major awards such as Rookie of the Year, Defensive player of the year (x4) and Players MVP choice award. Adam, as well, has been a Conference All-Star in all 3 of his high school seasons.

Adam found his passion to excel in football when he was selected to be a member of the 2008 summer games Bantam team in his respected year. This is where he decided to join the original spring league Shock team in 2009, where he was a leader and major defensive contributor, winning Shock Pride awards in both 2009 and 2010 seasons.

Coming full circle now, Adam has had an extended career past minor sports as he played 3 seasons of Junior Canadian Football and 4 season in USPORTS in the AUS conference. In 2011 he played a year with the West shore Rebels in Victoria before returning back to the Edmonton area where he played with the Edmonton Huskies in 2012, and 2013. Finishing as the leading defensive points leader in 2013 & Defensive player of the year, Adam accepted a full scholarship to Saint Francis Xavier University.

Adam dressed in his first year at ST FX, and was a major special team and defensive contributor before he was named a starter in his 2nd season. From there, Adam never gave up his starting position, as he was a dominant player at the Middle Line Backer position. Winning the Phil Hughes most dedicated award in his first year, led to Adam joining the leadership council for all of StFX Athletics. Adam spent 3 years with this Leadership Academy, and was on the Disciplinary Committee as well.

Winning back to back conference championships in 2015, 2016 StFX competed in the Uteck and Mitchell bowls where they came up short in both games on the national stage. Adam was a big part of the teams’ success as he was a team captain and leader throughout the process of creating a championship caliber team. In 2016, Adam was named an AUS conference all-star as he finished 2nd in tackles in the AUS.

Adam was privileged in being selected among the 1000’s of players across Canada to compete in the annual 2017 East West Bowl game. The game itself was to show case the talent of the all stars across the country in front of CFL scouts. After finishing his senior year, Adam came up short of the CFL. He found offers to play in the Europe pro league, but was ready to call it a playing career.

Looking for change, Adam has decided to hang up the cleats and pick up his whistle, as he is shifting his direction into helping the youth of central Alberta to reach their true potential in the game of football. Providing guidance, knowledge and experience in how to be not just a next level football player, but a better well rounded person.

We are excited to have Coach Kuntz with us, as he will bring a reignited spark to the Shock football program and provide passion, leadership and innovation for our spring league team.


SHOCK 2019 STARTS January 6, 2019




Registration, COMBINE/TESTING 

@Stettler High School

SUNDAY JAN 6, 2019 1:00pm – 4:00pm

Registration @ 1:00pm, Combine begins @ 1:30pm

Parent Introduction Meeting  @ 1:45pm

Note: For Parents  that tryouts will be $150.00 & will Include
a SHOCK T-SHIRT, the Combine & 3 Tryouts.

 1st Tryout: SUNDAY Jan. 27, 2019

 @Camrose Field House

9:30 am – 12 pm

Note: Players dressed, and ready to go @ 9:25am (whistle blows @ 9:30am)

-Players must bring their own high school helmet, indoor runners, shorts and their Shock shirt. (which will be provided on the day)

2nd Tryout: SUNDAY Feb 17, 2019  

 @Camrose Field House

9:30 am – 12 pm

Note: Players dressed, and ready to go @ 9:25am (whistle blows @ 9:30am)

Players must bring their own high school helmet, indoor runners, shorts and their Shock shirt.

3rd Tryout: SUNDAY Feb 24, 2019  

 @Camrose Field House

9:30 am – 12 pm

Note: Players dressed, and ready to go @ 9:25am (whistle blows @ 9:30am)

Players must bring their own high school helmet, indoor runners, shorts and their Shock shirt.

Team will be selected following the final tryout. Players will be notified  about their status and our 2019 shock team will be posted to our Website.  


Regular Season

Shock’s Midget football season runs from March 3 to May 5, 2019. Indoor Practices will be  between Camrose, Wetaskiwin and Edmonton and when we can get outside all practices will be at our  Home field in Lacombe and games will be held in Edmonton and Lacombe.

Registration will be March 3rd  – This is a VERY IMPORTANT day – Practice runs from 3-5, Supper & Meeting 5:00 – 6:30 , Practice 6:30 – 8:00 pm  @ Wetaskiwin Drill Hall

 Regular Season Fees: $400.00 due March 3rd, 2019