The 2017 Regina Riot Open Camp presented by Evolution Fitness will be taking place on Saturday, October 14th at Mosaic Stadium. The camp, which has become an annual tradition for the Riot, is used to help scout potential talent and spread the game of football to women who might otherwise never get the opportunity to play.
If you’ve attended one of these camps in years past, you might notice that things are being run a bit differently this year.
“The camp will start off in the morning by giving players who are new to the game a chance to learn the basics of football,” explains Head Coach Olivier Eddie. “They’ll rotate through stations pertaining to different player positions, which will be run by our coaching staff.”
In the afternoon, the new athletes will participate in a Regina Riot limited-contact practice where they will learn and execute the Regina Riot offense and defensive plays.
“We look forward to welcoming new athletes to our camp each year,” elaborates Eddie. “Whether these athletes have played the sport before or not is irrelevant. At the end of the day we want to give them an opportunity to feel what it’s like to be part of our organization.”
The event offers an exciting opportunity for women to learn the game of football, but the coaching staff isn’t only focused on fun. The camp is also a prime opportunity to scout potential recruits for the 2018 season.
“It’s fun to meet new & get to know the new athletes,” explained Eddie. “Each year, we seem to identify 5 to 10 new recruits who we believe have a strong chance of making our roster.”
Camp will be held at Mosaic Stadium on Saturday, October 14th. Things get started that morning at 8am with registration. Practice will be broken up into two sessions (morning & afternoon), with lunch provided in-between. That meal, along with a camp t-shirt, is included in the registration fee of $40. Female athletes of all skill levels, who are of the age of 14 or older, are welcome to attend.