We are SO LUCKY to have the Ottawa REDBLACKS in our community and ultimately, in our lives. The REDBLACKS joined our Warriors at practise tonight at Bell H.S. and starting D-lineman Zack Evans and Ettore Lattanzio over-delivered.
We started the two CFL stars down with our Tyke team (ages 7-9) to encourage our youngest level’s players. Tyke is an introductory developmental level to football and making sure they are having fun playing football is Rule #1. Both Zack and Ettore get that and weren’t long before they were down at the young Warriors’ level getting them to show their stuff to the two REDBLACKS’ players. “Both Zack and Ettore are exciting guys who have played football from a young age. They get it and love to share it”, states Paul Stewart, Warriors President.
The REDBLACKS guests then went to work with our Bantam team (ages 14-15). The Bantams are undefeated this year and have a number of players who undoubtedly will play at the next level so they were eager for some professional advice. The Bantam coaches basically handed the reins over to Zack and Ettore and stood back to take in the instruction and drills. “It was literally awesome. Every single player that took part in the drills picked up some great tips. The coaches were taking it all in as well. They weren’t just coaching the players, they were coaching the coaches too. FANTASTIC”, summarizes President Stewart.
THANKS SO MUCH to the Ottawa REDBLACKS, the coordinator Michael Nimmo (great guy) & our two guests Zack Evans and Ettore Lattanzio. We may have to make these guys Honorary Warriors For Life!