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Impact alumnus uses technology to keep kids active

While organized sports are on hiatus, a former Montreal Impact player gets young people moving using technology.

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Sandro Grande has had a superb football career. In addition to wearing the jersey of the Montreal Impact (now CF Montreal) and the Canadian national team, he has also played in various circuits in Italy and Norway.

Today a coach, he has lost none of his passion for soccer. He even made it his mission to help young athletes progress from his basement.

Inspired by the strategies currently used in schools, he relies on videoconferencing to communicate with those who follow his intense workouts from home.

“It helps on a technical level. In a half-hour session, we touch the ball 500, 600, 700 times even, ”he says.

“Because they are stuck in the house all day long, it’s very important that they stay active,” says the mother of one of the children trained by Sandro Grande.