The Los Angeles Chargers will hold Youth & High School Football Day at their training camp in Costa Mesa Monday, with players wearing their jerseys having the opportunity to enter a drawing for tickets to the Aug. 18 preseason game against the New Orleans Saints.
The Chargers will conclude a two-day school supplies drive during Sunday’s practice.
Items sought include backpacks, pens, pencils, notebooks, folders, highlighters, crayons and glue. All items collected will be taken to Los Angeles and Orange County Boys & Girls Clubs.
The Sunday’s and Monday’s practices are both scheduled for 10 a.m.-noon at the Jack Hammett Sports Complex.
Fans may pre-register for free training camp tickets at chargers.com/camp or register in person at the entrance to the complex. All bleacher seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
The Chargers conducted their first 2019 training camp practice with pads on Saturday, with coach Anthony Lynn expressing satisfaction with his team’s performance.
“I liked the way guys took care of one another,” Lynn said following the approximately two-hour practice in front of what he described as “a packed house” at the Jack Hammett Sports Complex.
“It was physical, but you didn’t see a lot of people on the ground. I think that guys are starting to understand the tempo that we want in practice and the technique and things that we’re looking for. That was good.”
Lynn said he wants to see technique, fundamentals and “guys playing a physical style of football,” during padded practices.
“I still believe the most physical teams usually win this game,” Lynn said. “That’s what we look for when we put the pads on.”
Fullback Derek Watt was given the day off.
“He’s the only fullback we have right now,” Lynn said. “We have to get him through a whole season. He had a little soreness, so we just rested him.”
>> Want to read more stories like this? Get our Free Daily Newsletters Here!Follow us: