The Bears announced the schedule for their upcoming training camp in Bourbonnais, IL. It will be their first camp under new head coach Marc Trestman.
|2013 CHICAGO BEARS TRAINING CAMP SCHEDULE|
|DAY||DATE||PRACTICE TIME/NOTES||THEME DAY|
|Thursday||July 25||No practice – closed to the public|
|Friday||July 26||9:00 – 11:30 am|
|Saturday||July 27||9:00 – 11:30 am||Vamos Bears Xfinity|
|Sunday||July 28||9:00 – 11:30 am|
|Monday||July 29||9:00 – 11:30 am|
|Tuesday||July 30||No practice – closed to the public|
|Wednesday||July 31||9:00 – 11:30 am||Ladies Day|
|Thursday||August 1||9:00 – 11:30 am|
|Friday||August 2||9:00 – 11:30 am||Bears BBQ Bash|
|Saturday||August 3||6:45 pm – 8:45 pm (Soldier Field)||Family Fest|
|Sunday||August 4||No practice – closed to the public|
|Monday||August 5||3:15 – 5:00 pm||Armed Forces Day|
|Tuesday||August 6||9:00 – 11:30 am|
|Wednesday||August 7||9:00 – 11:30 am||Youth Football Day|
|Thursday||August 8||No practice – closed to the public|
|Friday||August 9||No practice – closed to the public|
|Saturday||August 10||No practice – closed to the public|
|Sunday||August 11||3:15 – 5:00 pm||Run with Staley|
|Monday||August 12||9:00 – 11:30 am|
|Tuesday||August 13||9:00 – 11:30 am|
|Wednesday||August 14||Break camp – closed to the public|
|All practices will take place on the campus of Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, IL unless noted.|
You’ll notice quite a difference in the practice schedule as compared to Lovie Smith. Trestman will conduct most of his practices in the morning, before the heat of the day really kicks in. There has been a lot of talk about player safety and Trestman’s actions and the schedule reflect that idea.
I expect this camp to have really strong attendance as fans and wannabe experts like me try to get their first look at the Bears under Marc Trestman. How will the drills be different? What does the new offense look like? Can any of the new guys play?
Be sure to check the Bears website for updates, as practice times are subject to change.
I haven’t been to camp in several years and am already making plans to head down this year, so be on the lookout!