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With the United Football League (UFL) set to kick off their inaugural season in less than a month, two of the leagues four teams headed to the middle of nowhere (also known as Casa Grande) to begin training camp in preparation of the season.

The UFL’s two west coast teams, the Las Vegas Locomotives and California Redwoods conduct their training camp in Casa Grande, AZ  while the two east coast teams, the New York Sentinels and Florida Tuskers train in Orlando, FL.

The practice was pretty basic and I only shot for just over an hour so instead of going into detail of how I shot the images I have just the captions above each image.

California Redwoods players walk through a construction zone as they head out to the field to begin practice during training camp at the Casa Grande Training Facility & Performance Institute.

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Nikon D700, 400mm, 200iso, f4, 1/3200th, Aperture Priority

California Redwoods cornerback Eddie Moten runs through a construction zone on his way out to the field prior to training camp.

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Nikon D700, 24-70mm, 200iso, f5.6, 1/1000th, Aperture Priority

California Redwoods running back Derrell Hutsona runs past a bulldozer on his way to the field during training camp.

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Nikon D700, 24-70mm, 200iso, f5.6, 1/2000th, Aperture Priority

California Redwoods nose tackle (74) Steve Edwards and offensive tackle (78) Todd Williams head to the field during training camp.

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Nikon D700, 400mm, 200iso, f4, 1/4000th, Aperture Priority

California Redwoods center (67) Matt Lentz prepares to hike the ball to quarterback (15) Brett Dietz during training camp.

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Nikon D700, 24-70mm, 200iso, f5, 1/6400th, Aperture Priority

Las Vegas Locomotives linemen are silhouetted by the early morning sun as they run drills during training camp at the Casa Grande Training Facility & Performance Institute.

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Nikon D700, 24-70mm, 200iso, f5, 1/8000th, Aperture Priority

California Redwoods defensive end (96) Paul Carrington loses his helmet while running a drill where the players do a front flip at the end of the run during training camp.

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Nikon D700, 80-200mm, 200iso, f6.3, 1/3200th, Aperture Priority

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Nikon D700, 80-200mm, 200iso, f6.3, 1/1600th, Aperture Priority

California Redwoods defensive back Ronnie Prude does a front flip at the end of an agility drill in training camp.

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Nikon D700, 24-70mm, 200iso, f5, 1/1250th, Aperture Priority

California Redwoods linebacker Worrell Williams keeps an eye on a defender during training camp drills.

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Nikon D700, 400mm, 200iso, f3.5, 1/2500th, Aperture Priority

California Redwoods head coach Dennis Green watches his players run drills during training camp.

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Nikon D700, 400mm, 200iso, f3.5, 1/1250th, Aperture Priority

California Redwoods quarterback Shane Boyd looks on as quarterbacks throw passes during training camp.

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Nikon D700, 80-200mm, 200iso, f6.3, 1/3200th, Aperture Priority

Las Vegas Locomotives quarterback (7) J.P. Losman throws a pass to a receiver during training camp.

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Nikon D700, 400mm, 200iso, f3.5, 1/8000th, Aperture Priority

Las Vegas Locomotives head coach Jim Fassel talks strategy with his linemen during a walk through of plays during training camp.

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Nikon D700, 400mm, 200iso, f2.8, 1/8000th, Aperture Priority

Here are a few links to galleries of my photos on the UFL website:

California Redwoods gallery

Las Vegas Locomotives gallery

Here are a few web clips from the shoot:

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Posted in Football, Sports, UFL   | 5 Comments

5 responses to “UFL Training Camp begins in Casa Grande”

  1. Matt Graves says:

    So…were the Redwoods who they thought they were?

  2. Yes, but we let them off the hook!

  3. RJ says:

    Nice pictures, Go J.P. Losman!!!

  4. Great pictures! I am a huge UFL fan, In fact I write about the UFL on my blog. How long did you spend at the facility? Great pictures, I always thought the UFL had a very cool website.

  5. anonymous says:

    The ufl should be a league for upcoming stars. Not players who already had there chances in the NFL. There is a lot of young great talent out there, but they are being overlooked by former player trying to revived their career and its gonna make the league boring really quick. Give the new talent an opportunity and let the players who had there chance move on in life.

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