Off-season camp brings together Hamilton football partners

hwmfa-tigerHamilton Wentworth Minor Football Association has partnered with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, the Canadian Football League Players Association, the Catholic Youth Organization’s Crusader Athletics, Hamilton’s National Football League’s 5-on-5 Flag Football, McMaster Marauders, the Canadian Junior Football League’s Hamilton Hurricanes, Duane Butler Football Academy, and Sports Specific Training for a non contact Winter Skills Play Like the Pros football camp.

The camp’s goal is to educate and teach the fundamentals of football. It is open to all kids whether they play football or not, including kids from other football organizations. It is focused on teaching how to play the game in a manner that will minimize risk and injury to players.

The non-contact camp is skills focused and designed to give each player a solid foundation in football fundamentals. Each player will receive seven days of hands-on instruction as they participate in drills and new techniques. The camp will give attention to specific player positions as well as strength and conditioning.

The team of instructors will include past and present CFL players, members of the Marauders coaching staff and players, coaches from the Hurricanes, as well as coaches from local high schools and the HWMFA.

The camp for players 7 to 14 years old will be held at Redeemer University College’s Sport Complex on Saturdays Jan. 11,18, 25, Feb. 8, 15, and March 8, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day. The cost is $135, registration can be done on-line at For more information, contact