Learning from the pros

Last year the Alfred Jenkins Field House was the site of former Saskatchewan Roughrider wide receiver Don Narcisse’s youth football camp. This year it is being held at Max Clunie Field. (File photos)

Former Rider Don Narcisse brings youth football camp to P.A.

This is a big weekend for the Prince Albert Minor Football (PAMF) Association. Sunday marks not only the beginning of fall registration, but the return of former Saskatchewan Roughrider and Canadian Sports Hall of Famer Don Narcisse’s youth football camp. This year the camp is free of charge.

“He’s trying to give as many kids as possible a chance to go out and they work with Roughrider alumni and also he tends to be able to get a couple of guys from the active roster in there as well from the practice roster,” PAMF president Bob Coffin said.

“They do a real good job with the kids and he’s just trying to get out there and get kids active and involved in sports… He’s a great ambassador for having kids active and involved.”

During the camp, which takes place at Max Clunie Field on Aug. 27 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., the seven-to-18-year-old participants will learn footwork, passing, catching and running skills, as well as other points like football terminology.

Coffin said it’s a camp that he would have liked to sign up for when he was younger.

“I’d have given anything when I was growing up to have had that opportunity to have gone out and taken a camp and learned some of the skills and drills from a professional football player, especially a Roughrider,” he said.

Those interested in signing up for Don Narcisse’s camp can do so by emailing donnarcisse@gmail.com. To register for PAMF fall football one may visit pariverriders.com.

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