The 2015 CDMFA midget season has now been posted. Good luck everyone and see you on the field!
The biggest discussion at the CDMFA level for the last few years has been about Atom Football and how we can adjust our sport in the capital district to align with the principles of Long Term Athlete Development, a national program for an international direction to provide a better sports environment that improves upon safety and personal development in an age appropriate method. The changes will be familiar to those involved in other sports, as they have all paved the way with revised rules that allow coaches to focus on player development at a young age.
Though the CDMFA is the last major centre in the last major sport to adopt LTAD at the atom level (ages 8-10), the time has been used to develop a well rounded program.
On April 8th, the CDMFA will come together to vote on moving away from the current full sized game just like the Edmonton Eskimos play, into a revised age appropriate game. In addition to the normal association members, all levels of football will be out to show their support and how critical this change is to the health of the sport: Edmonton Eskimos, University of Alberta Golden Bears, Edmonton Huskies, Edmonton Wildcats, High Schools and Football Alberta.
Please ensure that you are well informed on the vote, as a parent, coach, trainer or as an association board member. Come help us with this this historic and exciting event in our community and in our sport.
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Why choose football? Easy. Football will make you a better person.
The spring Midget season is about to kick off for another year, and most clubs are beginning to accept registrations for the summer Atom, Peewee and Bantam season.
If you can make the commitment, you will be a part of a great sport where you will learn about teamwork, sportsmanship and fair play by participating in the ultimate team game. There is a position on the football field for everybody – girls and boys - no matter how big or small, fast or slow.
Location: Edmonton Eskimo’s Igloo Room at Commonwealth Stadium
Parking: large lot by gate 2 (behind Clarke). Enter through the Rec Centre and turn left – the Igloo Room is down the stairs across from the field house.
Agenda: year end financials and reports, Executive Elections and Atom LTAD Program vote
A huge thank you to the Edmonton Eskimos Alumni for another generation donation to the Capital District Minor Football Association. The alumni has donated $5000 to help offset the rising costs of fields which in turn reduces fees for the team associations and players. Thank you Eskimos Alumni for helping to support 1500+ minor football players each year!