Family Fun Day: NFL Training Camps

The perfect family day at the NFL Training Camps
The perfect family day at the NFL Training Camps

I can hardly believe that we are rolling into FOOTBALL SEASON!! The guys in my house get pretty excited, dinner talk turns to football, Sundays are spent watching football and evenings hanging with neighborhood kids have turned from wiffle ball games to touch football games!

We are lucky enough to live just outside Indianapolis, so heading to a Colts game is a pretty common thing, walking in Target and seeing a Colts player is not out of the norm or even having a retired Colts player run the scoreboard at one of my kid’s basketball games is typical. What is not typical is getting to see all these players up close and personal.

The perfect family day at the NFL Training Camps

Get up close and personal with your favorite NFL player

Every July the NFL teams start their training camps. Many of these days the camps are open to the public. It’s a fabulous opportunity to pack up the family, head to training camp and stand on the sidelines of the practice. You can be close enough to hear the players talking to one other and the helmets smacking!

Some teams have a “Family Day” or “Kids Day”. This is a day will vary from team to team, but typically it is set up with extra entertainment, special offers, autograph sessions and even the cheerleaders hanging out on this day only. Most of the teams offer this as a free event for their fans!

The perfect family day at the NFL Training Camps

Below is a listing of the NFL 2014 training Camp dates as well as the link to more information regarding each team’s  “Family” or “Kids” Days (if one is available).

TeamPractice FamilityLocationStart DateFamily Day
Baltimore RavensUnder Armor Performance CenterOwings Mills, MDJuly 23NFL training camp 2014 July 28
Buffalo BillsSt. John Fisher CollegePittsford, NYJuly 18Bills Experience area open every day
Cincinnati BengalsPaul Brown StadiumCincinnati, OHJuly 23August 9
Cleveland BrownsCleveland Browns Training FacilityBerea, OHJuly 25 July 26
Denver BroncosPaul D. Bowlen Memorial Broncos CenterDove Valley, COJuly 23August 2
Houston Texans Methodist Training Center
Houston, TXJuly 25August 5
Indianapolis ColtsAnderson UniversityAnderson, INJuly 23July 26
Jacksonville JaguarsFlorida Blue Health & Wellness Practice FieldsJacksonville, FL July 25
Kansas City ChiefsMissouri Western State UniversitySt. Joseph, MOJuly 23July 26
Miami DolphinsMiami Dolphins Training Facility Davie,FLJuly 24
New England PatriotsGillette StadiumFoxboro, MAJuly 23
New York JetsSUNY CortlandCortland, NYJuly 23August 2
Oakland RaidersNapa Valley MarriottNapa, CAJuly 24
Pittsburgh SteelersSaint Vincent CollegeLatrobe, Pa.July 25
San Diego ChargersChargers Park San Diego, CAJuly 23August 2
Tennesse TitansBaptist Sports ParkNashville, TNJuly 25
Arizona CardinalsUniversity of Phoenix StadiumGlendale, Ariz.July 25August 2
Atlanta FalconsAtlanta Falcons Training Facility Flowery Branch, Ga.July 24
Carolina PanthersWofford CollegeSpartanburg, S.C. July 24July 25
Chicago BearsOlivet Nazarene UniversityBourbonnais, Ill. July 24August 6
Dallas CowboysRiver Ridge Playing FieldsOxnard, Calif.July 22
Detroit LionsDetroit Lions Training FacilityAllen Park, Mich.July 27
Green Bay PackersSt. Norbert CollegeGreen Bay, Wis.July 25August 2
Minnesota VikingsMinnesota State UniversityMankato, Minn.July 24August 2
New Orleans SaintsThe GreenbrierWhite Silver Springs, WV.July 24
New York GiantsTimex Performance CenterEast Rutherford, N.J.July 22
Philadelphia EaglesNocaCare ComplexPhiladelphia, Pa.July 25
St. Louis RamsRussell Athletic Training Center Earth City, Mo.July 24
San Francisco 49ersMarie P. DeBartolo Sports CenterSanta Clara, Calif. July 23
Seattle Seahawks Virginia Mason Athletic CenterRenton, Wash. July 24
Tampa Bay BuccaneersOne Buccaneer PlaceTampa, Fla.July 25
Washington RedskinsBon Secours Training CenterRichmond, Va. July 23August 2
The perfect family day at the NFL Training Camps

If your kids love football, NFL Training Camps are an inexpensive and fun way to let your family see the players up close, grab a few autographs and play some family-friendly activities. Pack your kids up, grab your camera and head to an NFL practice for a great day of family fun!