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Exactly one week before playing the Hamilton Tiger-Cats at Percival Molson Memorial Stadium, the Montreal Alouettes took part in back-to-back practices on their home field Saturday.
Following a day of meetings and video sessions, the players worked hard to make the necessary corrections based on their observations.
“It felt good to be back on the field after our first pre-season game. We broke the ice Thursday and watched the film yesterday. It was a long practice and the guys worked well. We put more attention today on things that we don’t want to repeat during games”, said Eugene Lewis who led Alouettes receivers with 4 catches good for 82 yards on Thursday night.
An exclusive experience for Quebec coaches
The Alouettes organization hosted more than 40 minor football coaches from all over the province on Saturday morning. Coaches from midget, juvenile and Cégep levels took part in the first edition of “Coaches’ Day”. Some even made the trip from as far away as Chicoutimi. Many of them took notes during drills and learned some of the plays that were executed before their eyes.
After practice, all the coaches were invited to the team’s facilities at Olympic Stadium, where they took part in a Q&A session with the Alouettes‘ coaching staff. “We have very good football coaches in the province and we want to help develop them even more. As an organization, we need to share our resources to prepare the up and comers and increase the quality of football in Quebec,” said Alouettes Amateur Football Superviser Olivier Turcotte.
Offensive lineman Ryan Bomben was back on the field on Saturday. Because of the cast he is wearing, Bomben did not take part in any drills, but he spent a lot of time improving his footwork… Boris Bede made a 58-yard field goal while taking reps during a water break… The team will return on the field Sunday at Vincent-D’Indy field at the Cepsum, one day before they take park in the Alouettes Foundation‘s annual golf tournament… Garrett Fugate connected with the recently drafted. rookie receiver Richmond Nketiah on a superb 40-yard pass.
The following is the Alouettes schedule for the next few days. For a full schedule, click HERE.
Sunday, June 3
8:30 a.m. – Practice at Vincent D’Indy field at Cepsum