Battlefords Minor Football

About BMF

Established in 2011, Battlefords Minor Football (BMF) is dedicated to the development of fundamental football skills and positive citizenship amongst the participants. All players will have the opportunity to experience a variety of football positions in a fun and inclusive environment. The core values of sportsmanship, determination, respect, and discipline are also stressed as players learn the game of football.
We are currently planning for the 2021 fall season. Please continue to check back for more information.

What is Safe Contact?

An integral part of Football Canada’s National Coaching Certification Program, Safe Contact teaches safe tackling and blocking techniques along with safety education and awareness. Every football player needs to be able to perform the football fundamentals taught in Safe Contact, regardless of what position they play on the field.

BE SMART – Concussion Awareness & Management

When In Doubt – Sit Them Out

Concussion: Signs & Symptoms

  • Confusion and disorientation
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Loss of balance
  • Double vision
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Slow or slurred speech
  • Seeing “stars”
  • Feeling stunned or dazed
  • Emotional or personality change


Concussion: Management & Rehabilitation

An athlete should never return to play while symptomatic. When a player shows ANY SYMPTOMS or SIGNS of a concussion…

  • The player SHOULD NOT be allowed to return to play in the current game or practice
  • The player SHOULD NOT be left alone. Regular monitoring for deterioration is essential.
  • The player SHOULD be medically evaluated.


Concussion: Guidelines for Coaches, Players, Parents & Officials

  • Concussion is a brain injury
  • You do not have to lose consciousness to have a concussion
  • Symptoms are often subtle
  • Wear properly fitted protective equipment
  • The head (helmet/facemask) should NEVER be used to make initial contact with another player
  • A concussion may be caused by a direct blow to the head, face, neck, or anywhere else that causes a severe and sudden movement to the head/neck
  • Medical clearance by an appropriate physician is mandatory before return to play


Concussion: Follow these 6 steps before returning to play

  1. No activity, complete rest. Once asymptomatic, proceed to step 2.
  2. Light aerobic exercise such as walking or stationary cycling
  3. Sport-specific training (eg: running in football, skating in hockey)
  4. Non-contact training drills
  5. Full-contact training after medical clearance
  6. Game play


Approved by the Canadian Football League Players’ Association, ThinkFirst Canada, Canadian Football League, Football Canada, CFL Alumni

Football Canada’s Safe Contact initiative

USA Football’s Heads Up Tackling

Safe tackling drills with the tackling ring

2017, 2018, 2019 CHAMPIONS