Day one of Ticats minicamp is in the books.
More than 60 players, along with coaches and other support staff, braved the cold weather at Tuesday’s practice.
Head coach Kent Austin says despite the cold weather, the first practice was “crisp.”
Austin says they installed a very basic package for the group of first year CFL’ers and negotiation list players.
“We’re trying to give them just enough to test their ability to think, but not too much that they can’t play fast so we can get a proper evaluation,” said Austin, who is entering his fourth year at the helm in the Hammer.
But he says their performance on the field isn’t the only thing they are looking at over the three day minicamp at Tim Hortons Field.
Austin says “we need to evaluate their ability to learn and take coaching and be pushed a little bit in their understanding of those types of things.”
The camp concludes Wednesday.