GREEN BAY - As the players and coaches are dismissed after Thursday’s final minicamp practice for their summer break, preparation for training camp is already well underway.
Head Coach Mike McCarthy said he and his staff have spent the past month outlining the practices for training camp, which begins with players reporting on July 25. The first practice is July 26. The full camp schedule will be released to the public soon.
“We have lesson plans for each and every day,” McCarthy said. “Everything’s already laid out, what we’re doing.”
Players will be on their own to prepare over their break, taking a respite while also being expected to stay in shape and report back ready to go. McCarthy said all aspects from nutrition to medical to strength and conditioning and others were addressed in the final team meeting on Thursday morning.
“It’s really preparing them for the next step,” he said. “The next step is the five weeks they’re away from here.”
Overall, McCarthy said he was pleased with how the offseason went, particularly with the increased number of team (11-on-11) reps that were worked into OTAs and minicamp.
“We were able to accomplish a lot more in a competitive arena with the type of practices we had,” he said. “I feel really good about where we are today.”