Dinos will return for football camps

MEGlobal Athletic Park will again play host to the University of Calgary Dinos Football

MEGlobal Athletic Park will again play host to the University of Calgary Dinos Football who will again put on two minor football development camps this June.

This is the fourth year the Dinos are visiting Lacombe to provide these camps for Central Alberta minor and high school football.

The High School Camp and the Minor Football Camp (Bantam and Pee-Wee) will run simultaneously for three days, June 6th – 8th.

There will also be a two-day introduction to football for younger Atom players.

U of C Dinos Football Camp provides regional minor football players the chance to develop their skills under the direct tutelage of Dinos’ coaches and players.

The young players will experience a university program as the comprehensive camp that includes a complete football program with both on and off-field development, non-football related activities, a meal program, and even parent information sessions regarding development of university acceptance strategies, etc.

Camp enrolment will be limited to ensure effective coach to player ratios.

University of Calgary Dinos Head Coach Blake Nill is again looking forward to the camps.

“We continue to partner with Lacombe to promote and foster the development of football players in Central Alberta,” said Nill.

“This province produces some of the best players in the country, and we’re honoured to be a part of the football community in Alberta. And we are excited to be back at MEGlobal Athletic Park, it’s an outstanding facility, and this will continue to be a high-end camp. This is also a great scouting opportunity for the Dinos’ program.

“We hope to see as many Central Alberta minor and high school football players show off their talents.”

The L.A.P.A. will work with their partner, Lacombe Minor Football to promote the camps.

Coaches from minor football in Lacombe continue to be thrilled to be part of this.

“In the past our local kids and coaches had to travel to Edmonton or Calgary to get this type of experience. Now it’s right in our back yard and all of Central Alberta minor football will benefit again this year. Plus we get to show off our great facility as many people from other communities come here,” said Wayne Haarstad, coach of the Lacombe Bantam Raiders.

L.A.P.A. marketing and fundraising chairperson Matthew Edwards notes this event is one of the major events at the busy facility.

“MEGlobal Athletic Park continues to host a diverse number of events such as this,” said Edwards. “We enjoy working with the Dinos to ensure this remains a top rated event. The location of our facility, the AstroTurf, fieldhouse and lights allows us to draw groups from all over Alberta. It is beneficial for our community and local businesses.”

– Vossen