Thinking About Playing?
I love football but have never played.
Very few women have had the opportunity to play football until now. We teach you everything you need to learn including game rules, strategy and the necessary physical skills.
I want to play but I don’t think I am big/strong enough.
That’s the great thing about football – there is a position for everyone. Our coaches will put you in the best position for size, strength and skill set.
I may not be fit enough to play
Conditioning is part of every practice. You will gain strength, speed, agility, and endurance throughout the season. You will be fit by the end of the season and the best part is that you will have fun doing it!
I am worried about getting hurt
While football is a collision sport, using proper technique your chance of being injured playing football is no higher than in many other sports such as mountain biking, skiing, soccer or rugby. Our coaches are all certified and experienced and will only allow you to be in game/practice situations for which you are prepared and capable.
I have participated at the elite level in other sports – why football?
This is an exciting opportunity to be a ground breaker in an elite women’s sport. There are great opportunities for individual players to develop and take their game to the next level including participating on the Canadian National Team at the World Championships or playing on one of the All Star teams for the National East/West Championship.
I am looking to play a team sport – why football?
Whether or not you have played team sports before, football is a unique opportunity you will not want to miss. With 12 players on the field at one time, each with a unique role in the game strategy and with 24-40 players together on the team you will learn to commit to and support your team mates as well as rely on them. The camaraderie that is developed through this is unparalleled. Football gives us the opportunity to be part of something bigger than ourselves. There is no other sport like it.
How is this sport organized?
The Calgary Rage is part of the newly formed WWCFL (Western Womens’s Canadian Football League). There are currently 7 teams in the league (Calgary, Edmonton, Lethbridge, Regina, Saskatoon, and two teams in Winnipeg). There is also a league in Atlantic Canada (MWFL) comprised of 4 teams.