W Football Academy : Off-Season Training with the Pros
Led by certified top amateur coaches and Blue Bombers players, youth football players will work on the fundamentals of their positions while developing speed, power, and strength. With the great support of Blue Bombers corporate partners, there is no charge for the Football Academy program.
Who is this Academy for?
The W Football Academy is for football players who want to develop their football skills, knowledge, and conditioning in the off-season. Players develop fundamental skills and grow their football IQ while increasing their resilience, discipline, and perseverance both on and off the field. Open to Manitoba students ages 14-18, players will be matched in drills by size, skill level and age. The Academy runs from November 2021 to March 2022.
2022 W Football Academy Schedule
ON-FIELD – Training at WSF Soccer North
Phase 1 – sessions will be no pads and focus on recovery, speed development from the season and position-specific drills.
Runs every Thursday night (8:35 pm – 9:35 pm) from November 25 – January 13.
Phase 2 – sessions will be with shoulder pads & helmets.
Runs every Tuesday (5:00 pm – 7:00 pm) & Thursday night (8:35 pm – 9:35 pm) from January 18 – March 22
OFF-FIELD – Strength Training at IG Field
Runs every Monday & Wednesday night (5:00 pm – 6:30 pm) from January 10 – March 30
**Limited Space** – register early to secure your spot
What do Players Need?
In order to participate, players must have the following:
- Full equipment, including helmet, shoulder pads, jerseys, lower gear, cleats, and mouthguard. This program is sanctioned by Football Manitoba. To participate you must be registered with your high school or community football program in 2021. Please speak to your high school or community club if you need to borrow equipment.
- Completed waiver form signed by a parent or guardian (will be sent to you via email after registration)
All participants in this program must be fully vaccinated and show their QR code the first day of each phase in the W Academy upon sign-in.