Spring training has started for the Estevan U18F Viragos.  

The training sessions are held on Sunday afternoons from 1 pm until 3 pm at the Spruce Ridge School. During the sessions, the female players take part in workouts, drills and conditioning. They have also brought in Megan LeBlanc to work on conditioning, and Kim Mayuk from OM Yoga studio to work with the players. 

Head coach of the Viragos, Mark Tribiger said that yoga is beneficial for the stretching and mobility that is necessary in football. “It just gets everybody conditioned a little bit more so that when we do get into our season when we’re doing full practices, everybody can kind of hit the ground running." 

There have been some new faces at the sessions, said Tribiger. “It’s nice to see some new faces as we lost some of our grade twelves at the end of the year, so we need to replace them and fill some others.” 

The U18 league is made-up of four teams, Estevan, Melville, Yorkton and Moosomin. Tribiger noted that currently the team is largely made up of players from Weyburn, Kisbey, Arcola, and Oxbow. The team is also in the process of recruiting players from Crosby North Dakota.  

Tribiger said that any players wishing to take part in the U18F training are welcome to come out the training sessions. He reminds those who want to attend to bring running shoes, a water bottle and work out clothing.  

April 21 the team is heading to Weyburn for a second football camp. This time it will be more focused on evaluating and seeing where they stand heading into the season. For questions about the upcoming training camp or training sessions he can be reached at 1(306)461-6424.  
He said that often people need to try football before they can decide if it is the sport for them or not. “It’s one of those things where once you start doing it, it’s something you either love or hate, and we find most people love it.”