Football Canada 6-A-SIDE FOOTBALL

Football Canada, in partnership with the Canadian Football League, are proud to promote 6-A-Side Football…”Half the number of players – Twice the athlete!”

The basics of 6-on-6 football are the same as traditional 12-on-12 football, aside from a few basic rule modifications. Benefits include:

  • Faster paced game
  • Exciting and Enjoyable
  • Teaches all of the football fundamentals of tackling, blocking, passing, catching and kicking
  • More 1 on 1 coaching
  • High participation – everyone touches the ball
  • Players are not regulated into one position
  • Promotes a more balanced football player
  • Cost effective – less equipment needed
  • Appeals to less populated areas
  • Attractive to smaller schools with limited enrollment – teams may dress as few as 15 players
  • Easy to organize
  • Encourages female participation and all girl’s leagues
  • Excellent form of physical activity
  • Develops life skills – co-operation, self discipline, self image

6-A-Side Football has been played in Saskatchewan for over 50 years with 29 schools currently participating in the program in the province. Other provinces such as Alberta, Manitoba, Quebec, and New Brunsick also run programs.

The game is also popular in the U.S. An annual Can-Am Bowl is played between All Stars from Saskatchewan and a team from the United States.

For more information about 6-A-Side, please contact J.F. Lefebvre at or by phone at 613-564-0003 x228

For additional information about active 6-A-Side programs, visit the following links:

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