PRO FOOTBALL PLAYERS LAUNCH UNIQUE YOUTH LEAGUE IN GTA
Not Your Typical 7 on 7 Football League
Toronto, October 25, 2012 – Toronto Argonauts star Chad Owens and former Detroit Lions and Toronto Argonauts Anthony Cannon are pleased to announce a new 7 on 7 football league in the GTA for players ages 9 to 19. The International Developmental Fast Football League (IDFFL) is being launched in February 2013 in 10 communities throughout the GTA. “This is not your typical 7 on 7 league”, says President and founder Anthony Cannon. “At its core, the IDFFL is an instructional league and it utilizes the same coaching strategies used at the professional ranks”. The architects of the league are Anthony Cannon, current Argonaut and former Cincinnati Bengal Maurice Mann, and Farell Duclair, a former Calgary Stampeder and founder of Everest Academy.
In the IDFFL, players will be in an environment where they can develop their play making ability through high quality, fast paced repetition and instruction. This non-contact, skills-based league is necessary according to Owens who, this year, became the only football player to ever attain 3,000 All-Purpose Yards 3 years in a row. Owens welcomes the IDFFL as a long overdue program.
Another major component of the league is its focus on mentoring. Every coach and referee will be a current and former NFL, CFL, NCAA and/or CIS player. “I know a lot of current and former NFL/CFL players who want to share their talent and who are dedicated to the sport. Their mentorship can help young athletes turn their dreams into reality” says Cannon.
The IDFFL’s season will be 12 regular season games played indoors from February to May. Players will be taught a football curriculum and coaches will be involved in teaching proper football form and technique. Registration has started and will be limited to 144 players per age division, in each community. For further information on the communities where the IDFFL will be launched or for general inquiries visit www.idffl.com.
The IDFFL is a unique instructional league developed specifically to provide an environment where participants can improve their football skills, get fit, and have fun while playing in a competitive setting. The IDFFL will provide a unique opportunity to kids in the football community.
If you would like more information about the IDFFL, or to schedule an interview with Chad Owens, Anthony Cannon, or Maurice Mann, please call Judy Lee at 416-388-9578 or email at email@example.com.
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