As I wrote last week, this past Saturday I attended the inaugural St. Louis Rams Ladies Football Camp. While I knew a bit about what the day would entail, my expectations were completely surpassed. It was awesome… to say the least. Here are the highlights:
When we first arrived, we were given a tour of Rams Park – where the Rams practice. We were allowed to go in the locker room and the weight room. Well, it all looked like a big playroom to me, so I played!
Rocking the handstand in the Rams’ weight room – oh yes I did!
Playing continued with split jumps…
I mean, when else would I have the chance to play in the Rams’ weight room? Do you think Rams players do things like this? Who knows! I had fun. 😉
playtime tour, there was fruit, granola bars, water, and Gatorade, and then introductions were made. We heard from Dr. Brophy, one of the Rams Washington University physicians. He talked about a conference that the team physicians attend each year. It provides an opportunity for doctors to meet each other which comes in handy when teams are traveling should the players need medical attention.
I did intentionally match my orange Dimvaloo sports bra to my orange Puma shoes!
After we were nice and warm, we moved camp indoors, broke into groups, and began sessions led by Title Boxing Club and Elite Football Academy. Rams players were helping at each station which made it all more fun! The sessions included learning how to properly throw a football and aiming at a target (I made it twice!), two different boxing stations, practicing a football stance and keeping our hips square with each movement, an agility drill where we jumped over bags, ran a few feet, and caught a football, working our core with lots of ab work, and practicing correct technique for catching a football.
I would show you more action shots of the day, but really it was too fun to stop to snap a pic. Between stations I did make time to pose with Rams players. Obviously!
Me with the Rams’ mascot “Rampage,” former Rams’ defensive tackle La’roi Glover, Rams’ safety Darian Stewart, and Rams’ running back Chase Reynolds.
Other Rams players who are not pictured, but were in attendance include: Chris Givens, Robert Quinn, and Benny Cunningham.
They also provided us with a Subway boxed lunch, a cute Rams shirt, and a Rams hat! We’re all set for the upcoming season!
All in all, it truly was a marvelous event. Big thank you to everyone in the St. Louis Rams organization for putting on the first Ladies Football Camp! It was awesome to see so many women getting active and to learn more about what being a Rams player entails.
Rams’ safety Matt Daniels and I throwing the football around. 🙂
Have you ever been to an event like this in your city? Which football team do you root for? Go Rams!