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Winter Training Academy for Elite Athletes

Registration for our 2021-2022 Academy is now open. Training will commence the week of November 15th, 2021 and wrap up mid-February 2022.

Registration form can be found here:

See our Academy page for additional details.


Academy 2021-2022

Foothills Lions RFC is proud to announce our 9th annual FLRFC winter Rugby training Academy. Started in 2013 by the Club's (at that time) head coach and visionary technical director Jim Ryan, this training academy has become a standard fixture for training our top athletes.

FLRFC plans to return to its normal Academy program schedule for this upcoming year. Training will be Mondays and Thursdays starting on Monday, November 15th, 2021 and running until the final session on Thursday, February 17th, 2022. All training will occur at the Crescent Point Regional Field House located at 125 Field House Drive, East
Okotoks, AB.

Athletes with 2004 - 2010 birth years are eligible to participate.

This year's training will include two hours of rugby game play training on Mondays and one hour of rugby skills development and one hour of strength training on Thursdays. Strength training will be provided by professional strength and conditioning coach Olivia Mohtadi. All activities will be located in the Crescent Point Regional Field House.

Sessions will teach and improve technical skills and enforce game play behaviours applicable to all styles of rugby (15-a-side, 7-a-side, etc.).

2021 Registration is now open!

Registration for the 2021 season is now open. See instructions on our registration page, located here.

COVID-19 Awareness

World Rugby has created some COVID-19 awareness modules which are provided free of charge to the rugby community. Modules take around 20 minutes to complete.

FLRFC will require all members aged 16 and older, and at least one parent of every member under 18, to take World Rugby's COVID 19 - Return to Play Awareness for Coaches and Players.

This module will educate our members on the requirements being mandated by World Rugby onto your local rugby community.

FLRFC believes that education and critical thinking is in the best interests of all participants. As such, this training is required to be completed by end of day Friday, September 11, 2020. 

Once complete, course certifications must be downloaded and sent to FLRFC's COVID coordinator at

Also, see more information on our Return to Play page:

Player Attestations Prior to Training

At least one hour before every training session, each player and coach / volunteer must have completed a COVID-19 attestation.

This attestation is available through your SportsEngine account. See your team page for the link.

Be sure to enter the training date that you are creating the attestation for into the form. 

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