The CFA led by Tom Higgins, was developed for football players and coaches to grow their skills on the field, in the gym and the classroom. The CFA offers NIKE Coach of the Year clinics, technical skill camps, combines and leadership clinics. We are committed to providing the best instruction and access to the best experts available in their field.
You won't find a more experienced group of coaches in Canada.
Every coach and player are individuals.
We understand that and work with it.
CFA participants leave our clinics and youth programs as better coaches and players. Guaranteed.
The CFA is pleased to be part of the prestigious NIKE Coach of the Year Clinics (COY) which have been offered in the United States for over 40 years.
2019 was the inauguration of NIKE COY to Canada. Clinics were hosted in Niagara Falls, Ontario and Calgary, Alberta, featuring top football coaches from the US and Canada teaching their skills.
You'll want to be a part of the clinics on an annual basis as you learn invaluable techniques, philosophy, pointers and strategy from the most respected men in their field.
2020 NIKE COY CLINIC DATES:
February 7 and 8 - Montreal, Quebec
February 21 and 22 - Burlington, Ontario
March 6 and 7 - Calgary, Alberta
Summer football camps help athletes prepare for the upcoming football season.
Combines for high school athletes, challenge them to compete against themselves not others. Standardized testing is used in several ways and may include: height/weight, 40 yard dash, 20 yard shuttle, 3 cone drill, vertical and broad jump.
"Working with Tom Higgins and all of the coaches at the CFA campus was phenomenal. The knowledge and work I have gained from the camp has been a big part of where I am today as a player and athlete."
"I would recommend this camp to anyone. Whether you're planning on playing university football or not."
“I believe learning these skills and lessons has allowed me to progress as a person and a player, and is a key reason as to why I will be playing at the university level next year.”
“They put on a great clinic with experienced speakers. Highly recommended for coaches.”
(NIKE COY Clinic)
“Excellent presenters with tons of useful information.
Would recommend this to first year coaches or veteran coaches and anyone in-between.”
(NIKE COY Clinic)
“A big shout out to Tom and Tony for a great event. Hope it comes back again soon.” (NIKE COY Clinic)
"The CFA has been a tremendous asset to the Calgary community in both the development of amateur football players, and raising the bar on coaching prowess for the up and coming amateur football instructor. Coupled with decades of football experience, Coach Higgins and Coach Fasano have assembled a tremendous compliment of assistant coaches to ensure kids of all ages get the high quality training expected of a professional CFL setting, but tempered to a level that ensures the youth football experience is not only a valuable one, but one that also fosters character growth in the most positive and integral fashion. For so many reasons I would recommend any interested party to make an effort to experience at least one camp; and if you're truly invested in bringing out the best in your child, likely won’t be your last."
"I was looking around for a football camp to help my son get ready for his grade 11 season when we found out about the Canadian Football Academy summer camp. Coach Higgins and staff were super helpful getting us registered. It was a tremendous experience on the field with very knowledgeable coaches there to teach every step of the way. The talks and guest speakers at the end of each training session were very inspirational.
Being able to practice outdoors on a real football field instead of in a gym was really beneficial to my son’s development. My son loved it so much it was a no brainer to attend the following year. The knowledge and fitness gained made a huge difference leading up to his high school football seasons. My son now plays junior football with a huge thanks to Coach Higgins and his team at the CFA."
"As a coach at many levels from Atom to University, the teaching and information I have, has been invaluable. I attended the Nike COY and my son and daughter attend your camps. We have all learned and enjoyed these experiences. I would highly recommend anyone at any level to seek out your camps and your knowledge."
"I have learned so much from not only the presenters but the opportunity to collaborate with other coaches in my area. Nike COY is a fantastic chance to get together with those I don’t normally meet. I pick up small and sometimes big things that I can use in practice or games to make me a better coach and get more out of my players.
Both my son and daughter have attended the combine and summer camps offered by CFA. The level of coaching at these camps is always exceptional."