03/19/2018 1:09 PM
JACKSONVILLE- The 2017 NAL Champion Jacksonville Sharks have announced their 2018 Training Camp Schedule. Players reported Saturday, March 17 and camp officially began Sunday, March 18. Camp will run from March 18-30 with scrimmages scheduled for Saturday March 24 and Friday, March 30. Following the the second scrimmage on March 30, final cuts will be made.
In addition to the regular training camp schedule, an exclusive event for 2018 season ticket holders will be held Saturday, March 24th at University Christian School, located at 5520 University Blvd W, Jacksonville, FL 32216. This ultimate Sharks experience will allow season ticket holders a unique opportunity to pick-up their season tickets, enjoy great music, food and festivities, including a meet-and-greet with Sharks players, coaches, staff and a performance by the Attack Dance Team.
The event will begin March 24th at 12:30pm and last until 3:30pm, where Shark Nation members and sponsors can pick up their season tickets and enjoy a VIP event hosted by the Jacksonville Sharks. During the ticket pick-up event, music will be provided by DJ Dark Knight, the official DJ of the Jacksonville Sharks. Food will be available from an on-site concession stand to benefit University Christian’s football program.
At 2:00pm, an introduction of the Attack Dance Team will occur followed by a special performance. Guest appearance from Head Coach Siaha Burley will occur at 2:50pm as he will address fans about the upcoming season then Operating Manager Jeff Bouchy will introduce the 2018 Jacksonville Sharks players. Following this excitement, Shark Nation Members and sponsors will have the opportunity to engage with the Sharks players and take photos in a meet & greet autograph session, which will be held for the remainder of the event. See below for the entire training camp schedule.
2018 Training Camp Schedule
March 17 - Players Report
March 18 - Orientation
March 19 - Physicals & Conditioning
March 20 - Training Camp Practice (9:45 am -12:00 pm)
March 21 - Training Camp Practice (9:45 am -12:00 pm)
March 22 - Training Camp Practice (9:45 am -12:00 pm)
March 23 - Training Camp Practice (9:45 am -12:00 pm)
March 24 - Scrimmage #1 / Ultimate Season Ticket Pick-up Experience
12:30pm - Ticket Pick-up Event Begins
1:00pm - Scrimmage
2:00pm - Dancer Performance / Introduction of the Dance Team
2:25pm - Welcome by Operating Manager Jeff Bouchy
2:50pm - Introduce Head Coach Siaha Burley/Asst Coaches Introductions
3:00pm - Meet & Greet Autograph/ Photo Session with Players and Attack Dance Team
3:30pm - Ticket Pick-up Event Ends
March 25 - Day Off
March 26 - Training Camp Practice (9:45 am -12:00 pm)
March 27 - Training Camp Practice (9:45 am -12:00 pm)
March 28 - Training Camp Practice (9:45 am -12:00 pm)
March 29 - Training Camp Practice (9:45 am - 12:00 pm)
March 30 - Scrimmage #2 (9:45 am - 12:00 pm)
March 31 - Day Off
April 1 - Final Cuts
**If you cannot make the event, no problem, tickets will be mailed out starting March 28th allowing adequate time to receive your tickets before the April 14th home opener.
About the Jacksonville Sharks
The Jacksonville Sharks are members of the National Arena League (NAL). The 2017 NAL Champions and ArenaBowl XXIV Champions and play all home games at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena. Sharks Nation Memberships for the 2018 season are now available. Shark Nation Memberships start as low as $75. To become a Shark Nation member or for more information please call (904) 621-0700. Follow the Sharks on facebook at facebook.com/jaxsharks and on Twitter and Instagram @jaxsharks, as well as the Attack Dance Team at facebook.com/sharkattackdance and Chum at facebook.com/chumsharks.