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Training Camp Begins

March 30, 2012
Friday, March 30

From the Desk of Wade Leaphart

Our preseason active roster (PSAR) guys report today for the first weekend of Training Camp. I'm fired up that it's finally here. We've put a lot of work into assembling this group, ironing out details and forming some great corporate partnerships. There are some guys on this roster who are true pied pipers of the game, on and off the field. I like our chances.

Our training camp sessions will be closed to the public so we can focus on starting our run towards MLL Championship Weekend. We only have 3 weekends to prepare as a group for the Home Opener on April 28. One of those will be in New York.

The ESPNU Warrior Classic takes place at our home field, American Legion Memorial Stadium, during a Camp Weekend so we'll use that as an opportunity to hangout with the fans.  Be sure to be there between games to meet the guys, get photos and autographs...and pick up your 2012 Season Tickets!

Here's a glimpse into this weekend - 

Physicals - Our Medical Team includes OrthoCarolina (Official Team Physician), Carolinas Medical Center (Official Healthcare Provider) and Dentistry of the Carolinas (Official Team Dentist). Please show your support for our partners by making them your choice, if and when the need arises.

Combine - The guys will be undergoing an assessment at Velocity Sports Performance that will measure strength, speed, power and conditioning. I'm not sure how many of the guys have been through this. Excited to see the cream rise to the top.

On Field - Team chemistry is key. Defensive communication and cohesiveness is crucial. We'll use this time to really bring it together on all levels - offensive philosophy, balance, movement, sets, plays, tendencies, roles. I'm excited for Coach Cerino and his staff. They bring a lot to the table.

It's show "business" but we'll try and squeeze in a little fun too.

I'll be checking in throughout the weekend.  Thanks for the support.  Go Hounds!

Wade / @Leaphart3