Wildcat Football Announces Spring Game, Spring Practice Dates

MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan head coach Kyle Nystrom announced the football team’s spring practice schedule and spring game Wednesday afternoon.

“We just shifted gears out of conditioning and fourth-quarter programs into football practice,” Nystrom said. “We have to establish and teach how we practice, the fundamentals we employ, the schemes we employ and the effort that we want from our players.”

The spring game is set for Saturday, April 8 at noon. It concludes a four-week practice schedule and is free to the public.

“We’re going to have to evaluate our personnel and maybe at some point adjust people to strengths that they have and weaknesses that we have,” Nystrom said. “We’ll know more when we get into it. For now, we plan on doing a scrimmage, but if we’re not where we need to be health-wise we’ll do a controlled scrimmage, offense versus defense.”

Before the spring game from 10 to 11 a.m., the Wildcats will hold a free youth clinic for players ages three to 13.

All practices are open to the public and will be held at the Superior Dome. The full schedule is as follows:

Week 1

Thursday, March 16 – 6:30 a.m.
Friday, March 17 – 6:30 a.m.
Saturday, March 18 – 9:30 a.m.

Week 2

Monday, March 20 – 6:30 a.m.
Tuesday, March 21 – 6:30 a.m.
Wednesday, March 22 – 6:30 a.m.

Week 3

Monday, March 27 – 6:30 a.m.
Wednesday, March 29 – 6:30 a.m. (Scrimmage)
Friday, March 31 – 6:30 a.m.
Saturday – April 1 – 7 a.m. (Scrimmage)

Week 4

Tuesday, April 4 – 6:30 a.m.
Wednesday, April 5 – 6:30 a.m.
Thursday, April 6 – 6:30 a.m.
Friday, April 7 – 6:30 a.m.