Axemen announce training camp schedule


Bemidji, MN – The Bemidji Axemen open their inaugural training camp Saturday, February 1 at the John S. Glas Fieldhouse on the campus of Bemidji State University.

“This is an exciting time as we open the first training camp in Bemidji Axemen history.  We are very appreciative of the support we have received from the city of Bemidji and the Bemidji State University Athletic Department,” Axemen head coach Robert Fuller said.  “For us to be able to practice on the field we play on in the John S.Glas Fieldhouse is a great benefit to us and we really value the relationship we have with Athletic Director Tracy Dill and the coaching staffs throughout the various programs there.”

Players reported for camp January 29 for team meetings, physicals, and impact testing provided by Sanford Orthopedics & Sports Medicine and will begin to compete for the final 24 roster spots starting 7:00am on February 1.  Final rosters are to be submitted to the Indoor Football League offices no later than February 20.

All practices are open to the media and the general public is encouraged to attend.  Players, coaches, and front office personnel will be available after practice for interviews.

“At this early stage in the process, we really like the young men we’ve brought to camp and they’ve really done a great job with meetings and the other components to camp that happen before our first practice.  They’ve also done a great job acclimating to life in Northern Minnesota, which is vastly different from where some of the come from,” Fuller reflected.  “Some of our guys hadn’t experienced weather colder than 50 degrees until they arrived to Bemidji in -25 below temperatures.  It’s easy to adjust though when you receive such a warm welcome from the great community here.”

Full Training Camp Schedule:

Saturday, February 1
Practice #1: 7:00am – 9:00am
Practice #2: 2:30pm – 4:30pm

Sunday, February 2
Practice #3: 8:00am – 10:30am

Monday, February 3
Practice #4: 7:00am – 9:00am
Practice #5: 8:00pm – 10:00pm

Tuesday, February 4
Practice #6: 8:00am – 10:30am

Wednesday, February 5
Practice #7: 7:00am – 9:00am
Practice #8: 8:00pm – 10:00pm

Thursday, February 6
Practice #9: 8:00am – 10:00am

Monday, February 10
Practice #10: 7:00am – 9:00am
Practice #11: 8:00pm – 10:00pm

Tuesday, February 11
Practice #12: 8:00am – 10:30am

Wednesday, February 12
Practice #13: 7:00am – 9:00am
Practice #14: 8:00pm – 10:00pm