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REMINDER: Safe Contact Week begins in 2017

Starting in 2017, teams and clubs must now begin their respective seasons with three hours of helmet-only Safe Contact training, known as Safe Contact Week. The new measure applies to all teams or football...

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1,700 coaches Safe Contact trained in 2015

Football community works towards mandatory Safe Contact training deadlines   Football Canada in partnership with the Canadian Football League (CFL) announced that over 5,000 football coaches are now “Safe Contact trained” in the latest...

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Football Canada, CFL launch new Safe Contact PSA

The Canadian Football League in partnership with Football Canada released the following statements today as both organizations unveiled their new Safe Contact public service announcement for the second consecutive year. The PSA will run...

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Non-traditional facemasks prohibited over safety concerns

Non-traditional or overbuilt facemasks contain more bars, smaller spaces between bars and cover a larger area. These particular facemasks more frequently fail the certification standards established by the National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic...

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Ottawa Sun: Making football safer

By Tim Baines, Ottawa Sun As a physical game with helmets colliding and with contact sometimes at high speeds, football is changing across Canada. It’s not so much the game itself that’s adapting, it’s...

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CFL PARTNERS WITH FOOTBALL CANADA ON SAFE CONTACT PROGRAM

TORONTO – The Canadian Football League announced today that it has partnered with Football Canada’s Safe Contact program. An integral part of Football Canada’s National Coaching Certification Program, Safe Contact teaches safe tackling and blocking techniques along...

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Making Head Way in Football now offered for free

Football Canada in partnership with the Coaching Association of Canada is proud to announce that the award winning e-learning module, Making Head Way in Football will now be offered free of charge. This football...