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2018 Los Angeles Rams training camp preview

Year 2 for McBae brings the highest expectations in more than a decade.

Los Angeles Rams coach Sean McVay reacts during training camp, July 30, 2017.
Los Angeles Rams coach Sean McVay reacts during training camp, July 30, 2017.
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Here’s the official team homepage for training camp for the 2018 Los Angeles Rams.


The schedule for camp this year (here’s the team’s printable .pdf version):

2018 Los Angeles Rams Training Camp Schedule

Date Time (PT)
Date Time (PT)
Thursday, July 26th 3:00 PM
Friday, July 27th 3:00 PM
Saturday, July 28th 3:00 PM
Sunday, July 29th 3:00 PM
Monday, July 30th 3:00 PM
Wednesday, August 1st 3:00 PM
Thursday, August 2nd 3:00 PM
Saturday, August 4th 3:00 PM
Monday, August 6th* 11:00 AM
Tuesday, August 7th* 11:00 AM
Saturday, August 11th 3:00 PM
Sunday, August 12th 3:00 PM
Monday, August 13th 3:00 PM
Wednesday, August 15th 3:00 PM
Thursday, August 16th 9:45 AM

* - These two practice sessions on August 6 and 7 will be in Baltimore which the Rams will hold jointly with the Baltimore Ravens ahead of the preseason opener between both teams.

Camp this year includes 15 total practices, all of which are open to the public except Friday’s session which will only be open to season ticket owners and stadium seat license holders (the joint practices are subject to the Ravens’ training camp policies).

Weather and field conditions are evaluated daily, so all dates and times provided are subject to change, including autograph sessions. Stay tuned to TST (and check our Twitter account) for updates on any schedule changes.


There will be numerous giveaways and themed days. Fans will need to get a free ticket from the Rams in order to redeem a giveaway:

  • Saturday, July 28: “Opening Weekend Kickoff Festival,” backpack giveaway
  • Sunday, July 29: Schedule magnet giveaway
  • Saturday, August 4: “Youth & Community Day,” mini football giveaway
  • Saturday, August 11: “Vamos Rams Day,” flag giveaway
  • Sunday, August 12: Towel giveaway

Directions and Parking

Crawford Field, UC Irvine is located at 903 W Peltason Dr., Irvine, CA 92617. Suggested directions can be found here.

The Rams suggest fans park in in the Mesa Parking Structure (next to the Bren Events Center) at the following prices:

General Permit: $10/day
Day of Event: $15/day
General Permit for Oversized Vehicles: $20/day
Day of Event - Oversized: $30/day
Full Training Camp Pass: $110
Full Training Camp Pass for Oversized Vehicles: $220

This map indicates all available parking areas. Fans are encouraged to purchase parking passes online in advance.

Information on disabled parking and mobility assistance can be found here. UCI also provides various motorist assistance programs.


Per the team:

For your comfort, please feel free to bring the following items to training camp: hats, jackets, rain gear, sunglasses, sunscreen, binoculars, umbrellas, and strollers. The following items will not be permitted at training camp: outside alcohol, outside food and beverage, coolers, glass containers, noise makers, loud radios, large signs or inappropriate attire. Also, no weapons of any kind, regardless of persons with concealed carry handgun permits, will be allowed.

Here are the current guidelines and rules:

Safety Guidelines and Camp Rules:

- No alcohol (Visitors may not bring alcoholic beverages on campus)
- No barbecues or tailgating in parking areas
- No camping or overnight parking
- No pets (Service animals are permitted)
- No smoking (UCI is a smoke free community)
- No solicitors
- No vehicles over 30 feet in length
- No video recording
- No weapons permitted

Major Storylines

Countdown to Camp #5: The Sean McVay Era

Countdown to Camp #4: Mouths to feed

Countdown to Camp #3: Defensive dominance

Countdown to Camp #2: Jared Goff’s time to shine

Countdown to Camp #1: Super Bowl or bust

We’ll be tracking three major areas for updates throughout camp:


Always the elephant in the room, training camp injuries can change seasons before they even start. The Rams have already lost DE/OLB Morgan Fox for the season due to a torn ACL in the offseason program, but the Rams also start with four players unavailable:

Physically Unable To Perform (PUP) List - Active
  • DE Dominique Easley
  • EDGE Ogbonnia Okoronkwo
Non-Football Injury (NFI) List - Active
  • S Lamarcus Joyner
  • OL Jeremiah Kolone


Head Coach Sean McVay changed the entire way to think about the Rams after 2017. No longer a defensively-led team, the Rams had one of the top offenses in the NFL in scoring while racking up tons of yards to boot.

What will 2018 hold? Who will emerge as new contributors aside from the obvious addition of WR Brandin Cooks? How will he integrate into the offense in place of WR Sammy Watkins after Cooks signed a major contract extension? Which 2017 rookies like WR Cooper Kupp, TE Gerald Everett and WR Josh Reynolds make the jump as second-year guys?

How does McVay take one of the NFL’s offenses and make them even better?


Defensive Coordinator Wade Phillips has a hell of a job to do this year. Out go ILB Alec Ogletree and EDGE Robert Quinn. In come DL Ndamukong Suh, CB Marcus Peters and CB Aqib Talib.

Can he ensure the new pieces jell together? Can the Rams remain focused on the task at hand defensively with heightened expectations and the absence of star DL Aaron Donald?

How does the linebacking unit develop with three new starters? As of today, the base 3-4 would seem to include EDGE Samson Ebukam, EDGE Matt Longacre and ILB Cory Littleton. Does that change over the course of camp?

Stay tuned to TST for all your training camp coverage. Make sure to like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and on Instagram for live coverage.