Alouettes offer free family clinics
In July and September, kids will be taught the basics of the sport and parents can learn how the game can be played safely
The Montreal Alouettes Family Clinics, a free activity for parents and children aged 6 to 13, is a new initiative to introduce families to football and redefine the sport. The activity aims to change the perception parents have of football and demonstrate the sport can be practised in a safe manner. The clinics include hands-on football training, as well as information sessions.
Parents and children will be split into two groups led by certified coaches and Alouettes players. Kids will learn age-appropriate football basics like passing and kicking, while parents will learn safe tackling techniques in a non-contact workshop. All equipment is provided, so participants need only to bring running shoes and sports clothes.
There will also be an information session for parents by Le Bouclier Prevention about concussions, offering recommendations on how to avoid, recognize, and properly recover from these injuries.
At the end of the clinic, participants will receive a free T-shirt and an Alouettes gift pack including items like autographed player cards. They will also be able to meet the players and take pictures.
There will be two family clinics in Montreal this summer. The first is July 15 from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. at McGill University’s Percival Molson Stadium. The second is September 2 from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Université de Montreal’s CEPSUM Field. For more information and to register, click here.