Denny Medley-US PRESSWIRE

Training Camp Tips 2012!

The training camp schedule is out! Football is around the corner!

Sometimes I forget about all the really really cool things that have happened to the Kansas City Chiefs in the last five years or so.

We have a quarterback that can stay on his feet and win games. We have a newly renovated stadium. We have one of the most respected, talented GM’s in the league.

And the Kansas City Chiefs training camp has moved to Missouri where it belongs.

If you have never been to camp, you need to go.

It’s  a great way to meet players, staff, and other fans.

It’s a great way to see which players really want to work hard to win, and which ones don’t care one way or the other.

It’s a great way to get that 2012 Kansas City Chiefs football feeling going.

I’ve been every year since the Chiefs made the switch to St. Joe from River Falls. Here are some tips to make your trek more fun:

1. Camp is free. Parking isn’t. Parking is usually five bucks or so.

2 Drinks are very expensive. Drink a lot before you go in the gate if you’re on a budget.Same deal on the food.

3. It will be one of the hottest, most humid experiences you have ever been through. Plan accordingly.

4. I have had no problems getting my camera in. Take yours and you will get some great photos. Make sure your lens isn’t too long or they will stop you at the gate.

5. They say no video, but most cameras have that option now. Shoot away.

6. Watch Arrowhead Addict for updates on the practices. They are often cancelled with little notice. Weather can really screw things up too. You will need to be flexible.

7. Keep your eye out for updates on the actual practices. Some are much more interesting than others. Again, these announcements are often given with little notice so check AA often.

8. Volunteer to be an on-site reporter with your favorite Kansas City Chiefs website, Arrowhead Addict. I have participated in previous years and it’s an experience you will not forget.

9. If you are a hard core fan (you’re an Addict after all!), use one of those hand-held recorders or a recorder on your phone and take verbal notes of what you see. Review them in the car on the way home or when you get sometime later. Make predictions, then review them during the season to see how accurate your predictions turn out to be.

10. Go to as many as you can.

The 2012 Training Camp is just around the corner! See you there!

 

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