Midget Bowl VIII Information
The Midget Football League of Manitoba is proud to announce that Midget Bowl VIII, the league's annual post-season all-star showcase, will take place the afternoon of Sunday, November 8th (1:00pm) at East Side Eagles Field.
Practices are scheduled at the St. Vital Mustangs facility (190 Frobisher Bay) on these dates:
Wednesday, November 4th (6:30pm-9:00pm) - Player evaluation and instruction
Thursday, November 5th (6:30pm-9:00pm) - Off/Def Systems installation, scrimmage
Friday, November 6th (6:30pm-8:30pm) - Off/Def Systems installation, Special Teams installation
Following Wednesday's practice, players will be divided into two squads- Team Silver and Team Green. Teams will be coached by members of the Midget Football League of Manitoba (MFLM) coaching staffs.
This event presents an excellent opportunity to be scouted by the Winnipeg Rifles and Football Manitoba's provincial team program, and prior Game MVPs have gone on to play in the CIS, CJFL, and CFL.
Players are required to supply full equipment for practices and games, including game pants and socks. Game jerseys are owned by the MFLM and will be loaned to the players on game day.
Players are expected to be in attendance for each practice, and if a player is unable to attend he/she must notify his club's head coach. If a player is absent for the first practice and has not informed the League, that player will be assumed to have declined the invitation, and that player's roster spot will be given away to another player.
Barring a major snowstorm or extreme cold, event activities will not be canceled or postponed. Please visit the league's website (www.midgetfootball.ca) daily for status updates the week of the event. Players should arrive 15 to 20 minutes early for each practice, and dress for the weather. Players are encouraged to bring their own water bottles. Locker room facilities will be provided, and athletic therapists will be present at all practices and the game.
Game highlights will be videotaped for the league's YouTube channel.
Game Day Info:
Players: East Side's clubhouse locker room(s) open at 10:00am. Please arrive at East Side no later than 10:15am. Jerseys will be handed-out between 10:15-10:30am. Players must be ready to take the field at 10:30am. Kickoff is at 1:00pm.
Players & Parents: Please read East Side's Artificial Turf Rules.
Parking: Enter off of London Street. Parking is behind Kildonan East Collegiate.
Admission: $5.00, children 12-and-under are free. Gate opens at 12:00pm. 50/50 sales will support the Midget Football League of Manitoba.
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