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The Seattle Seahawks have their first open training camp on July 26 at 1:30 at the VMAC, which is considered by pretty much everyone in the league to be one of the nicest practice facilities in the NFL. Not that Devon Witherspoon needed a “selling point” to be drafted by the Seahawks with the fifth overall choice, it wasn’t really up to him, but he told Steve Smith beforehand that his visit to the VMAC was massively appealing and that he had a great time there with Pete Carroll.
Fans can see Witherspoon, Jaxon Smith-Njigba, and the rest of the Seattle Seahawks at training camp starting on July 26. My question: Who among us wants to help give reports on what they see at training camp this year?
I have attended training camps before and though I entered skeptical that I would learn much, I left believing that there’s a lot of value to be gained from watching practices. In fact, I went to a 49ers-Chargers joint training camp practice last year and my takeaway, just from watching him throw on the sidelines, was that Trey Lance would be in no position be an NFL starter.
You don’t have to be a reporter or member of the media (I just had fan access to the 49ers practice) to come away with significant takeaways and I’ve long been able to gain incredible insights from going to training camp. Maybe after Seaside Joe reaches some of our future milestones for subscribers (hint: sign up here), the Seattle Seahawks will understand that we’re too relevant to be left out of the media sessions and credentialed, but until then it would be phenomenal to have those of you attending camp to let us know what you see.
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I’ll post reports after training camp starts, of course, but you can either send me direct messages or leave comments when that happens. Here are the relevant dates open to the public so you can get prepared for the big day(s). Let me know now if you plan to attend!
Seahawks 2023 training camp open dates
July 26, 1:30
July 28, 1:30 (season ticket holder day)
July 30, 1:30 (legends+throwback day)
August 1, 1:30 (kids day)
August 3, 1:30 (something about mascots day)
August 4, 5:20 (Lumen Field “Football Fest”)
August 8, 1:45 (military)
August 13, 10:30 (college day)
August 16, 1:45 (kids day again)
Seahawks training camp tips
What tips do you have for people attending training camp for the first time? Let me know in the comments and I’ll be sure to share them again before training camp starts for those who haven’t been before.
Some tips I took away from the Seahawks website:
“No shoes, no shirt, no service”
“No umbrellas in Seattle”
“If you are 15 or younger, you have to come with an adult” (I just think a kid would be a very cool kid if they were like, “I’m going to Seahawks training camp alone and I’m 12.” Who wouldn’t want that kid to be a Seahawks fan?)
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