Free football clinic with the Alouettes

This new initiative aims to introduce families to football and demonstrate that the sport can be played in a safe manner

Kids can learn the basics of football as well as proper safety procedures at The Montreal Alouettes Family Clinic, a free activity for parents and children. Geared to kids 6 to 13, the clinic will take place on Sept. 2 from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the Université de Montréal’s CEPSUM field.

The Alouettes new initiative aims to introduce families to football and demonstrate that the sport can be played in a safe manner. Parents and children will be split into two groups led by coaches and Alouettes players. Kids will learn age-appropriate 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 running shoes and sports clothes.

There will also be an information session for parents about concussions, offering recommendations on how to avoid, recognize and properly recover from such injuries. 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.

For more information and to register, visit en.montrealalouettes.com/alouettes-family-clinics.