The FFF, leader in innovation
Created in 1919, the FFF, and French football, have been instrumental in shaping football history through great ideas and innovations. It has inspired the creation of major competitions (World Cup, Euro, European Cup...), a recognised training model, a National Football Institute in Clairefontaine which today counts among the world’s best, tools such as the DNCG, the Fondaction du Football or the Behavioural Observatory. A top priority for FFF's Ambition 2020 Plan, innovation and performance serves all those involved in elite and amateur football (clubs, players, coaches, managers, referees, fans, etc.) remains at the core of federal action.
New digital tools to serve members
To better support members and players in carrying out their mission, the FFF has embarked on a broad digital plan and the development of new digital solutions that facilitate management processes, offer new on-the-field experiences and use real-time data, in line with new consumer behaviour.
The Digital Score Sheet Revolution
Since 2015, the introduction of the digital score sheet (FMI) has revolutionised match data management and its transmission by clubs (around 30,000 matches are played every weekend in France).
The digital license
Since the 2017-2018 season, the FFF has digitized the application and license support. This digital license is accessible from the dedicated application "Footclubs Compagnon" for clubs and from My FFF space for members.
The My Coach by FFF app
The first mobile app for coaches (educators, trainers, managers), My Coach by FFF allows you to manage staff, training sessions (based on National Technical Department models), players' personal data, individual and group statistics or send out a text by SMS. The application provides the first WebTV entirely dedicated to football coaches.
The FFF Players app
This is the first official app entirely dedicated to FFF registered players. Match calls, individual and team stats, calendar, team results and rankings..., it's all there. The FFF players app is free. All you need is to be a registered player for the current season, from U13 upwards. (Available on iOS and Android).
Kick-off, the innovation unit
In September 2017, the FFF launched "Kick-Off", a specific innovation unit that tests and supports innovative solutions for amateur football and elite performance. It works on three themes: sports performance, user experience, and methods for collaboration between institutional football actors.
The FFF innovation awards
These awards recognise the most innovative start-ups in the world of football. Launched in 2018, it has established itself as a point of reference, with more than 200 applications from French and foreign start-ups each year. The jury of experts rewards three winners on three themes: sporting performance, fan engagement and corporate social responsibility (CSR). Read the article on the 2020 awards ceremony.
The performance centre
Launched in 2018, the Performance Center is part of the federal "Ambition 2020" project. Its objective is to put science and new technologies at the service of sports performance, by creating synergy between experts from the FFF, "Grandes écoles" and universities, as well as leading companies in their sector. Among its missions: to set up scientific protocols, to collect and use performance data, to organize conferences and seminars, or to test innovative and innovative solutions to improve sports performance. The Performance Center puts its expertise at the disposal of the French teams and amateur or professional clubs.
The pillars of performance