Online registration for the 2023 First Down Program is now open. First Down is open to everyone born on or between 2016 and 2019.
The First Down program, an initiative of Football Canada, is a non-contact program for all children and provides a great introduction to the game of football through age-appropriate games and drills in a safe, fun environment.
The eight one-hour sessions develop fundamental movement skills like running, throwing, catching, and kicking. The program incorporates football-related movements, activities, and skills to help build physical literacy.
Our program lasts four weeks and is conducted entirely at our field in Steinbach. The program does not require the participant to provide any equipment.
The fee for the 2023 First Down Program is $99.
Sessions will be on Tuesday and Thursdays from 6.30pm until 7.30pm starting on June 13 and winding up on July 6.
- KidSport and Jumpstart are national charities administered by Sport Manitoba and Canadian Tire respectively that helps to remove barriers and assist children to participate in sport – so all kids can play.
- Based on demonstrated need, assistance is available for children between the ages of 5 and 18 to help offset the cost of the registration fees.
Please visit the Jumpstart or KidSport websites for more information and to apply for assistance online.
If you are planning to use either the KidSport or Jumpstart program, then please contact us using the form on our Contact page prior to starting the registration process.