Welcome to Football Alberta

Football Alberta Online Coach Education Series
  • 8 weeks of Online Education for Coaches and Football Organizations
  • April 14 to June 4
  • 18 Webinars (60-90 minutes in length)
  • Presentations offered through Private Zoom Webinars
  • $10/course or $80 for unlimited access to the Full Series

VIEW THE FULL SCHEDULE HERE
REGISTER ONLINE

NCCP Community Sport Novice Coach Clinic
  • April 23
  • Online Webinar through Zoom
  • Register Online For Webinar $50:
  • REGISTER HERE
  • As per the Football Canada mandate, all coaches must be community coach trained by 2021 if you are instructing athletes under the age of 14.  In 2020 the new mandate requires each Atom, Peewee and Bantam team’s Head Coach and 4 other assistants to be “Community Sport Novice Coach” Trained.
  • The clinic will introduce you to the fundamentals of football with a recreational focus. Taking this workshop will give you skills and confidence in the key areas of practice planning, making ethical decisions and fundamental technical football skills. The skills learned are ideal for voluntary coaches who have children who participate in football or who wish to assist participants of all ages who are new to the sport.
  • Community Sport E-Learning – $29.99 – https://nccp.footballcanada.com/index.php
  • *Coaches who are Certified Competition Introduction Position Coaches or above are exempt from this and are included in the minimum number requirement.  To become a Certified Position Coach, you must submit the clinic workbook, pass the online MED Exam and complete an on-site evaluation. 

Football Alberta COVID-19 Statement (as of April 9, 2020)

**FOOTBALL ALBERTA CONTINUES TO SUSPEND ALL FOOTBALL ACTIVITIES IN ALBERTA UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE**

Football Alberta continues to recommend that all members and the general public pay attention to all official announcements regarding COVID-19 from the Federal, Provincial, and Local agencies responsible for dealing with this situation.   There is an increased risk of more severe outcomes for Canadians 65 years of age or older, and those with compromised immune systems or underlying medical conditions.  More detailed information regarding COVID-19 is available here:

https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection/being-prepared.html

Alberta Public Health officials continue to reassess the national and provincial public health risk, based on the best available information as the situation evolves.  Currently they have put a ban on gatherings of 15 or more and that will continue to affect Football Alberta’s programming.

As well, Football Canada continues to monitor the public health situation regarding COVID-19 and their national programs, especially those coming up this summer.  Football Canada will be making a decision on all contact summer programming such as the Football Canada Cup, and Western U16 Challenge, by May 15 and all non-contact summer programming by May 30.  If decisions are made prior to those dates affecting these programs we will let our membership know.

Football Alberta will be cancelling any upcoming sanctioned in-person Coaching Clinics as well as the 2020 Senior Bowl High School All-Star Game and the 2020 6-Man All-Star Game.  All refunds for these events have been processed. The 2020 Alberta Summer Games have been postponed to 2021.  Football Alberta is still hoping and planning to host our own version of the Summer Games with a 4 or 8 team Bantam/U16 tournament this summer if Alberta Health Services regulations allow major events.

All other programming such as selection camps for the U18/U17 Provincial Teams, the U16/Alberta Summer Games and Women’s Team AB will be paused until such time as the Public Health Authorities deem it acceptable for their operation.  All currently registered participants in these programs will receive direct communication from the Football Alberta office regarding future planning and mitigation of any risk regarding COVID-19.

At this time Football Alberta continues to declare a suspension of practice or play of any football activity until further notice given the severity of this pandemic.  All Members should be aware that Football Alberta’s insurance carrier has confirmed that any claims made during this time frame where activity is suspended would be declined.  Therefore all activities should be paused and this would include provision of equipment to privately operated camps that are non-affiliated with Football Alberta as you would have no protection for any liability claims brought against you or your club during this declaration of suspension of play.

In regards to coaching education and other areas within our sport such as Board Development, Athletic Therapy, Equipment Managing, etc. we have developed a series of on-line seminars and you can access information on those events at  https://footballalberta.ab.ca/main/

The health and well-being of our football community, especially our most vulnerable to this pandemic, is our absolute top priority.  We ask for your patience and understanding for our decision on this matter and that Football Alberta and Football Canada have your best interest in play.

Sincerely yours,

Bryan Brandford                                   Tim Enger
President, Football Alberta              Executive Director, Football Alberta

Team Alberta U16 & 2020 Alberta Summer Games Nomination Forms Now Available

Information on the Tryout Process for Team Alberta U16 & 2020 Alberta Summer Games:

Team Alberta U16
2020 Alberta Summer Games

Team Alberta Selects Coaching Staff for 2020 Nationals

Football Alberta is excited to announce the Coaching Staff for the Women’s Team Alberta who will be competing in the 2020 Football Canada Women’s National Championship.   The event will be hosted in Sherwood Park August 1st to 7th at Emerald Hills Sports Park.  The teams first Selection Camp will be held February 7th to 9th in the U of A’s Foote Field Dome.

Team Page – 2020 Coaching Staff Announcement
Sherwood Park to host Football Canada Nationals at Emerald Hills

2019 Yearbook of Results

A full recap of the 2019 League Standings for Amateur Football in Alberta.  2019 Yearbook of Results

Football Canada Long Term Athlete Development Plan

Football Canada’s Competition Review is aimed at promoting optimal athlete progression and participation by fostering the right competition structure at the ideal time in an athlete’s development as described in Football Canada’s Long-Term Athlete Development Plan.  After review and research phases, a series of strategies were created to help bridge gaps in the development and competition structure of the sport in Canada.  The results of the competition review can also be found here: Football Canada Competition Review

Calgary Football Officials Association Conference 2020

The Calgary Football Officials Association is hosting the National Officials Conference May 1-3, 2020 with Keynote Speaker Randy Ambrosie and Special Guest Tom Higgins.  Visit their website.

Football Canada Tackle Football Rule Book Changes

Click here for a summary of the rule changes for 2019/2020.

Coaching Canadian Football

New release featuring an introduction by Football Alberta’s Executive Director, Tim Enger. More Info

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