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Football is back! Yes, you just read that correctly in February



I know, I know. The Super Bowl, which usually signifies the tail end of the football season as we know it, was just last weekend. There’s two feet of snow on the ground. It’s friggin’ February. The daytime as we know it consists of a few hours of sunlight followed by approximately 1,

456 hours of gloom.


How is it time for football?


The Lakeshore Football skills & drills clinic held annually at Club Dome West Island in Kirkland – home to a damn fine kitchen, an underrated bar and grill and a great fitness area, among other attractions – is set for every second Wednesday in advance of then coming football season. The Skills & Drills is a non-contact, introduction to football skills and the movements associated with them for both returning and new players aged 6 to 15. Girls are most welcome.


Sessions will be held under the watchful eyes of Lakeshore’s championship football coaches on Feb. 5, Feb. 19, March 4, March 18, April 1 and April 15 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. on the turf at Club Dome West Island in Kirkland (3000 Edmond) and the sessions are free of charge. Have questions? President Ted Stote and the head coaches of each of the four age-category teams (Atom, Mosquito, Peewee and Bantam) will all be on hand to answer any questions about football, the schedule and how it all works. Kids need to dress in athletic wear and running shoes. Returning players can register on TeamSnap and new players must register simply by giving the child’s name at www. Lakeshorefootball.ca/registration.

Did I mention it’s free? Absolutely, 100 per cent free of charge. Nothing to buy, nothing to commit to. But if your son or daughter is any kind of athlete, you might want to think about freeing up practice time in the late summer and fall.

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