Our league offers several divisions, to encourage football at all levels, ranging from beginner to elite. Our goal is to segment our teams as narrowly as possible, with the objective of creating extremely balanced divisions- and league-wide parity at every level.
FPF’s top divisions feature some of Quebec’s best football players, from both the CIS and even CFL levels- producing the most highest caliber recreational football you’ll find anywhere! Conversely, FPF’s bottom divisions feature a good mix of moderately skilled and beginner-level football players; some of whom may have played tackle football in the past or even currently, and some whose only experience is playing pickup games with friends.
FPF employs a unique and elaborate player rating system- exclusive to this league, and crafted by an actuarial mathematician- that further ensures parity at all levels. Players receive separate offensive and defensive ratings, anywhere between 50.0 and 100.0. The teammates’ combined individual ratings are then used to determine a team total, which is then used to place the team in the proper caliber. Many recreational sports leagues- including ours, in the early years- have issues with strong teams insisting on playing below their actual level, and thus causing major discrepancies in caliber amongst teams in the same division. This also tends to have a trickle down effect to lower divisions, and often has a negative impact on the league as a whole. We feel our current system safeguards against this issue.
Detailed individual statistics have been tracked by scorekeepers and made available online as of the inaugural season in 2005. At a time when player statistics were seen as an unnecessary investment by most leagues, often disregarded entirely, FPF offered its players timely, detailed and accurate stats from day one. Our league takes pride in being considered as one of the innovators in adult recreational leagues’ transition from “garage leagues” to what we see today, across all sports, in the city of Montreal.
Never resting on its laurels, FPF constantly looks to add more value to its members, whether it be additional English and French written content, league-wide general articles, the popular Game of the Week videos, our webcast shows212; we deliver the goods to keep our members engaged throughout the week, and not just on game day.
When it comes to media offerings however, the FPF crown jewel continues to be the Championship Road Show! At the conclusion of every Winter and Spring season, every division’s championship game is held over the course of a weekend, at the Bell Sports Complex in Brossard. Finalists truly experience something they will not find in any other recreational sports league. The Road Show includes live-streamed games with a three-camera setup, live play-by-play commentary, the ability to challenge a call in the replay booth, and much more.
The inaugural season in 2005 featured 18 teams and just over 200 members, since then, FPF has welcomed an astounding 5000-plus football fanatics into its community, and currently hosts more than 450 youth and adult teams year-round.
FPF’s mission to continue to raise the bar of excellence for recreational sports leagues everywhere; to offer the best on-field experience and complement it with entertaining audio, video and written content.
We hope our passion to deliver the best sporting experience resonates through our hard work and commitment to our members. See you on the field!
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