As part of the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015™ Legacy, the Canada Soccer will be moving forward with a project to implement the FIFA 11+ conditioning program for children aged 14 years and over, and the Canadian Sport for Life Movement Preparation program for children aged 7 years old and older, in all Canada Soccer clubs across Canada.
This project aims to help prevent injuries that can lead to significant time away from sports, increase physical literacy, focusing on movement skills and will enable youth to continue participation in physical activity, thereby promoting healthy living.
Preventing injury and building resiliency will keep youth engaged in sports, will provide a more enjoyable experience, and will maintain sport participation.
This program is delivered by the Canada Soccer and member associations in collaboration with FIFA, the Sport for Life Society and the Coaching Association of Canada.
Canada Soccer outlines return to soccer guidelines. The return to soccer guidelines provide member organizations with a five-step process, including a checklist of weighted questions known as the Return to Soccer Assessment Tool.