Premier football camp invites Ontario players

ofcHamilton Wentworth Minor Football Association and its Tiger-Cats teams have one more reason to thump their chests: Recently, Joe Sardo who coaches the Atom AA Tiger-Cats, was selected to coach the Grades 5 and 6 team representing Ontario West in the Ontario Prospect Challenge (OPC). The OPC is an elite series of tryouts, and a two-day camp for football players from 10 to 19 years old in four age groups.

The culmination of the OPC sees the best players from Western Ontario pitted against the best players in Eastern Ontario in a one-game showdown on May 4, 2014. Leading up to the game, players will be able to attend up to four tryouts in their region.

There is a one time fee of $50 for the tryouts and players have the option of attending as few as one, or all four sessions. After the tryouts, the top 100 players will be invited to attend a two-day camp in April, with the top 40 in each age group selected for the OPC game.

Sardo has selected some of his staff to assist him and will also have help from coaches from the London area, and players will get to meet CFL coaches and legends at each tryout. Older kids will have the opportunity to be identified and recruited by top Canadian Interuniversity Sport programs and by CFC “Top 100” class ranking scouts.

Other coaches include CFL alumni Duane Forde and Neil Lumsden.

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