Hundreds of kids are working with Winnipeg Blue Bomber players to improve their flag football skills.
Roughly 500 players, aged 7 to 17, will take the field at IGF on Sunday for the Blue Bombers Futures Flag Football Skills Camp.
The kids will be put through a series of drills, working on their passing, catching, flag pulling and agility.
Coordinator Mike Watson tells 680 CJOB the goal of the camp is to help improve football in the province.
“That’s what this is trying to do. It’s one of the steps that we go through to increase the awareness, improve the skills, become better at fundamentals to improve the quality of our coaching, so that we have a really vibrant football program throughout Manitoba.”
Watson notes the sports is a great way for kids to break into football.
“Football Manitoba has done a great job to attract athletes and coaches to this sport. It’s a great way to break into football without having to put on the equipment and do that sort of thing. It’s a great sport for kids in the spring.
The skills camp runs from 9:00am-6:00pm.