Football From Home
FOOTBALL FROM HOME
Education, learning tools, engaging activities and football experiences, all from the comfort of home.
May 28th, 2020 | 10:30AM
Football Canada is pleased to launch Football from Home, a new initiative for its members and participants which will provide education, learning tools, engaging activities and football experiences, all from the comfort of home.
There are four pillars involved in the Football from Home program: learning from home, coaching from home, training from home and programs from home. Learn more about each pillar below.
Coaching from home will be accessed through the Football Canada mobile app. Coaches can utilize pre existing content or create their own practice plans and drills using the administrative portal.
The early access version of the app is available and can be downloaded from the App Store, Google Play store, or by visiting footballcanadamobile.com. The app will be available in French on June 1, 2020.
For coaches, the learning from home pathway will include a number of online resources from the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP).
Through footballcanada.com, coaches can access the NCCP’s Community Sport e-learning course for $19.99. This course is a part of the Community Sport Mandate put in place by Football Canada stating that “all coaches instructing athletes under the age of 14, regardless of specialization, must be community coach trained by 2021”.
Making Headway, a free e-learning series on concussion safety education, is also available through The Locker, the online portal for the Coaching Association of Canada (CAC).
Additionally, a number of online NCCP learning sessions delivered by the Provincial Sport Organizations such as safe contact will be made available through zoom. These sessions will be diverse, touching on areas of need for coordinators, positional coaches and head coaches.
Members will also be able to benefit from the CAC’s safe sport training, a free e-learning module. Players Health Rehab will also be offering training in players health rehab to track head injuries and return to play protocols to Football Canada member organizations.
Provided by a third party – Volt Athletics is offering at home training. Volt has given Football Canada 20,000 two-month access codes to be distributed to its members, a $50 value. Their revolutionary performance training AI builds, tracks, adapts and evolves each user’s workout plan for continually personalized training. The training programs are tailored specifically to the age and development of the individual athlete and can be completed from home.
For more information on Volt Athletics, visit their website : https://www.voltathletics.com/
- Weekly contests and activities will be made available for youth. Some of these activities include word searches, colouring contests, best new drill design contest, Football 101 as well as a design a Football Canada mascot contest.
- The CFL Futures program is available for youth ages 6-13. It provides aspiring athletes a chance to learn the basics of football, as well as develop healthy habits through an active lifestyle from home
- The First Down program helps introduce fundamental movement skills for children ages 4-7 such as running, throwing, catching and kicking. Weekly program plans will be included for children to do at home.