Hammond, La. – The Southeastern Louisiana University football team took to the practice field for the first time Wednesday morning at Strawberry Stadium.
Southeastern, the Southland Conference preseason favorite and one of six FCS teams to finish in the top 25 for each of the past three years, heads into the 2022 season looking for its third playoff appearance in the last four seasons. Head coach of the SLU in the fifth year Frank Selfo was particularly impressed with one aspect of his Lions’ performance.
“The most positive thing was our condition,” commented Scelfo. “We were excited to see how all the hard work we put in over the summer translated to the field. Our guys were able to come out of here and go full throttle during the first practice session, which was exciting.”
Wednesday was the first of the first four days of fall camp, which will feature split-squad training sessions, with one group training at 9:00 a.m. and the other half at 10:30 a.m
“By splitting the workouts into those first four days, we’re able to give everyone plenty of reps,” Scelfo said. “We are able to properly assess how our younger players translate what they learn in the briefing rooms into their performance on the pitch. With these increased reps, we’re also seeing strong growth from day one through day four.”
Southeastern will practice Monday through Saturday at 9:00 am through the first day of fall classes scheduled for August 17th. Beginning in the fall semester, SLU will practice Monday through Thursday at 3:45 p.m. and Friday and Saturday at 9:00 a.m. through the week of the season opener on September 3 at UL Lafayette.
Southeastern opens the 2022 season with the Ragin’ Cajuns with a 6 p.m. contest. The home opener is scheduled for September 17 against Central Connecticut State.
For ticketing information, contact the Southeastern Athletics Ticket Office at (985) 549-5466 or visit www.LionSports.net. Southeastern will continue to offer mobile ticketing as the primary source for securing tickets for the 2022-23 season. All tickets are available via email or SMS in PDF format for fans to download to their phones or print out at home. Tickets can also be downloaded to Apple Wallet.
For more information on Southeastern Football, follow @LionUpFootball and @Coach_Scelfo on Twitter, like /SLUathletics on Facebook, and subscribe to the SLUathletics YouTube channel.
TOUCHDOWN CLUB/S CLUB
Fans interested in becoming active supporters of the football program are encouraged to join Touchdown Club. Lion football graduates are encouraged to join the exclusive S Club, reserved only for Southeast sports letter winners.
All dues and donations for both Touchdown Club and S Club (Football) are available exclusively to the Southeastern Football Program. For membership information, contact the Lion Athletics Association at [email protected] or (985) 549-5091 or visit www.LionUp.com.
CLEAR BAG POLICY
Southeastern Athletics introduced a clear bag policy for all ticketed events with the start of the 2018 football season. For more information on the clear bag policy, visit www.LionSports.net/clear.