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ChiefsfaninPA
06-28-2006, 05:48 AM
I have just been informed that my company is sending me on a business trip to Chicago from August 5-12. Since I will be out in the mid-west I was thinking of running up to River Falls. Could someone tell me the days camp are in session. I know they begin July 28 but I can not find out when they end. Any other info about camp such as the best day to come and when would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance Planet.

CupidStunt
06-28-2006, 05:50 AM
I'd normally just oblige such a request, but Google could be your friend.

Warrior5
06-28-2006, 06:22 AM
2006 KANSAS CITY CHIEFS TRAINING CAMP DATES SET
May 25, 2006, 10:00:00 AM



The Kansas City Chiefs announced on Thursday that dates have been set for the club’s training camp at the University of Wisconsin - River Falls. The Chiefs have called UW-River Falls their training camp home since ‘91 and will return to Western Wisconsin for the 16th consecutive year in 2006.

The Chiefs will depart for River Falls on Thursday, July 27th with the first day of practice scheduled for Friday, July 28th. Family Fun Night is scheduled for Saturday, August 5th. The Chiefs will open their 2006 preseason schedule with a contest at Houston on Saturday, August 12th. Kansas City will play at the N.Y. Giants on Thursday, August 17th in a game that will be televised nationally by FOX. The Chiefs will break camp and return to Kansas City on Friday, August 18th.

ChiefsfaninPA
06-28-2006, 07:15 AM
After Google searching I did find the River Falls site and was able to obtain the daily schedule. But now I would like to know from you guys with experience going there what practice sessions are better to go to. Are special teams practices interesting or maybe another session.

Warrior5
06-28-2006, 07:30 AM
Someone else with experience will have to chime in; this will be my first time going. I'll be there 31 July through 4 August. Really want to stay for the Vikings scrimmage, but have to come back for work.

Sully
06-28-2006, 07:37 AM
You never know ahead of time what's gonna be good and what's not. Usually the fights take place in one of the first 2-5 practices. If you can catch the scrimmage with teh Vikings, that's your best bet.
The special teams practices are pretty boring, though, and a great time to take in the Mall, or sleep in, or anything else. Otherwise, they are pretty much all the same.

KCTitus
06-28-2006, 08:02 AM
While I have no first hand experience at training camp, I do have a suggestion for you.

Dont forget your camcorder and bring lots of video tape. You're going to need it to make game film of all the players and practices so you can break down Hali's forthcoming bust status and how fat Ryan 'Jelly Donut' Sims is.

When you post your breakdown and analysis, please whatever you do, do NOT say anything good about the team. Remember, all the draft picks were wastes and the UDFA's were college nobodies.

This will be helpful for the planet community that typically only gets the game film clips from the UWRF site to break down how practice went and then declare it a failure.

Line Judge
06-28-2006, 08:24 AM
He's stroking you. Camcorders are not allowed at practice.

Mr. Kotter
06-28-2006, 08:37 AM
After Google searching I did find the River Falls site and was able to obtain the daily schedule. But now I would like to know from you guys with experience going there what practice sessions are better to go to. Are special teams practices interesting or maybe another session.
This will be my fifth, and third in a row....

Practices vary, with the day, the weather, and the coach's whims. Some are helmets and shorts only, some are walk-throughs, and some similated "full" contact (though not full-speed, usually.) The best thing I can suggest, I think is set aside a couple of days and plan to hit both the morning and afternoon practices. You'll get a variety....

With Herm, I'm just guessing from what I've heard so far, that practices will be more intense. Dick was laid-back; perhaps too much so.

ChiefsfaninPA
06-28-2006, 09:06 AM
He's stroking you. Camcorders are not allowed at practice.

Are cameras?

KCTitus
06-28-2006, 09:21 AM
He's stroking you. Camcorders are not allowed at practice.

LOL...yeah, that's the only part I was kidding about.

jlscorpio
06-28-2006, 09:22 AM
This year will be my 2nd in 3 years. ST practices aren't that bad. Kinda cool to see how the wedgebusters work on their game. Also wanna see Colquitt's punts, to see if they're as idfficult to field as everyone was saying last year. Vermiel prectices were pretty lax. I'm anxious to see Herm's uptempo hands-on approach. For those considering the scrimmage Mankato is a good ways, maybe an hour drive, from RF/Twin Cities.

jlscorpio
06-28-2006, 09:23 AM
cameras are allowed...

Sully
06-28-2006, 10:54 AM
The scrimmages in Mankato are a cool scene, though. It's more of a carnival-type atmosphere. they put up a lot of games for kids, etc. It does cost, usually.
If you go to Mankato, make sure to get there early, sit in the main stadium, and on the top row. That way you can watch both the main field, and what is going on on the auxilliary practice fields behind the stands. That is the best place to sit and get the best of everything.

Dave Lane
06-28-2006, 10:56 AM
After Google searching I did find the River Falls site and was able to obtain the daily schedule. But now I would like to know from you guys with experience going there what practice sessions are better to go to. Are special teams practices interesting or maybe another session.


Mornings are generally better do not go to ST practices they are completely boring...

Dave

Sully
06-28-2006, 10:59 AM
I will be missing my first trip there in 5 years. It's gonna feel a little empty inside when that first week in August comes around. I'll miss the Days Inn (and its poisoned pool). I'll miss Coaches and Bos. I'll miss Stillwater. I'll even miss the trip to the mall and Ikea.

God I love Minnesota and Wisconsin.

Jilly
06-28-2006, 11:05 AM
two words: cheese curds

jlscorpio
06-28-2006, 11:55 AM
I love Minnesota, too. I'm stationed in Minot AFB, North Dakota right now. When I retire from the USAF, I'm gonna settle somewhere in the greater Twin Cities area. I heard somewhere that Minnesota is the most natural disaster-free state in the CONUS.

Fish
06-28-2006, 12:07 PM
Can you bring a cooler/flask/keg to the practice facility?

Hailchief
06-28-2006, 12:19 PM
http://www.uwrf.edu/chiefs/

Sully
06-28-2006, 01:13 PM
Can you bring a cooler/flask/keg to the practice facility?

I doubt they allow drinking, with it being a colleg campus and all. It's not a game-type atmosphere. Way more low-key and laid back.

Fish
06-28-2006, 01:21 PM
I doubt they allow drinking, with it being a colleg campus and all. It's not a game-type atmosphere. Way more low-key and laid back.

I expected as much.... looks like I'll have to fill the camelback with margaritas........

tomahawk kid
06-28-2006, 01:45 PM
Can you bring a cooler/flask/keg to the practice facility?

The last year I was there (2003), they had a beer trailer.

Fish
06-28-2006, 02:25 PM
The last year I was there (2003), they had a beer trailer.

http://home.fuse.net/hlschafe/orly.gif

tomahawk kid
06-28-2006, 02:26 PM
http://home.fuse.net/hlschafe/orly.gif

Yep. Really.

dirk digler
06-28-2006, 04:49 PM
I was iffy on going this year but since they are having a scrimmage against the Vikes I am defintely going. This will be year #3.

ChiefsfaninPA
06-28-2006, 07:21 PM
I was iffy on going this year but since they are having a scrimmage against the Vikes I am defintely going. This will be year #3.

From what I understand the scrimmage is not at River Falls? Are scrimmages fun to watch or are they pretty controlled.