Monday , 27 September 2021

Fighter Jets hosting youth football camp in August

Lakeland area peewee and bantam football players will get a chance to learn new skills this summer.

The Cold Lake Fighter Jets adult football team is hosting a youth football camp on August 8 with a focus on skills and drills instead of hitting because of public health guidelines.

Damen Schaub, Fighter Jets player and president, said the team wants to do something for kids this summer while their season has been cancelled.

“After our season got cancelled, our guys were wondering what’s next. It was the brainchild of one of the players, why don’t we do a youth camp?” said Schaub.

“Then other guys started to join in and agree and asked to put together 9 or 10 of us as players and coaches from the team that wanted to put on a youth camp for the kids.”

Registrations are capped at 40 players for each three-hour camp to stay under the max gathering limits of 50 people.

Football players will go through the AHS health screening checklist on camp day as well.

Grey Cup champion Randy Spencer and former Winnipeg Blue Bomber and current Fighter Jet Teague Sherman are set to be two of the coaches at the camp.

“Even if you’re not in football but just want to run around with CFL players, you’re more than welcome to sign up. We’re just hoping kids can take something away from this camp that they didn’t already know. And get some exercise with everyone being cooped up lately,” said Schaub.

Each child will receive their own Fighter Jets water bottles and they are entered into a giveaway for their parents to a vehicle detailing package.

The camp is set up with two three-hour slots for each age group.

Contact the Fighter Jets’ Facebook page or email [email protected] if you’re interested.

About Michael Menzies

Menzies is the editor-at-large for Connected Media Inc. Born and raised in Vermilion, he started in May 2018 during his NAIT Radio and Television practicum and reports on local politics, sports, and community issues. He became the Bonnyville Pontiacs play-by-play voice during the 2019-20 season. He also comments on provincial and national issues. Menzies hosts Connected! Evening Monday-Thursday at 5 o’clock. He also likes to buy books and read some of them.