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Get in Shape for Training Camp

Thursday, April 21, 2005; Page GZ60

The Washington Redskins say they expect that this year's training camp will be held at Redskins Park, the team's year-round training facility, for the third year in a row. The complete training camp schedule will be posted on www.redskins.com when it is released this summer.

In past years, the team practiced once a day on weekdays and twice on Saturdays, and most practices were open to the public. Practices typically last 90 minutes to two hours.

Redskins Coach Joe Gibbs signs autographs on the first day of training camp last year. (Preston Keres -- The Washington Post)

All open sessions were free, as was parking. Spectators should bring chairs because seating is not available. There are picnic tables, and food and drinks have been sold. Fans can bring coolers, although alcohol is not allowed. Visitors can take photographs, but video cameras are not permitted. While players often sign autographs after practices, there is no guarantee a specific player will be available.

The Redskins usually hold a Fan Appreciation Day, when coaches and players sign autographs and the team's cheerleaders and marching band are on hand.

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