Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations

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OFSAA Keeping Football Safe Contest

Sunday, November, 3, 2013

OFSAA, in partnership with Spalding Canada, is excited to announce its Keeping Football Safe contest.  The purpose of the contest is to reward and encourage best practices when it comes to high school football safety. 

 

WHAT’S THE PRIZE?

Four (4) prizes of $2,000 of in-kind product from Spalding/Russell Athletic to support high school football programs (football, uniforms, football pads, etc.).  Each school will select what product they believe is needed most!  

 

HOW IT WORKS

Any school who successfully completes (or has already completed) all the identified best practices as indicated below and submits the completed entry form, which can be downloaded by clicking this link, will be entered into a draw to win one of the four (4) prizes.  Limited to one (1) entry per school.

 

REQUIREMENTS/BEST PRACTICES

All of the following must be completed in order to be eligible for the contest.

1)    All football team coaches must have completed a concussion awareness course/workshop within the past 3 years.  These may include but are not limited to the following:

-        Making Headway in Sport (Generic or Football specific) (NCCP course offered online at www.coach.ca, free for a limited time)

-        Concussion in Sport- What you need to know (NFHS course offered free at www.schoolcoach.ca) 

-        Concussion Management Workshop (taken at a conference, school board, etc.)                                                                                                                                      

2)    One (1) coach must have completed the NCCP Football Introduction to Competition (position coach trained) course.

3)    The team must complete a minimum of one (1) practice (within the current season) specifically focused on safe contact/tackling.  All team athletes must have participated in the safe contact/safe tackling practice/clinic.

 

DEADLINE

All requirements must have been completed and applications received in the OFSAA Office no later than November 10, 2013.

 

ANNOUCEMENT OF WINNERS

The draw will take place during the OFSAA Representative Council November 28, 2013 with a public announcement made on the OFSAA website December 2, 2013.