The New York Saints will open training camp this weekend as they begin their quest for the Champion's Cup in 2002. This will be the first of twelve training camp sessions that will run up to the start of the Saints' 2001-2002 season, which begins in New Jersey on November 30th.
Head Coach Sal LoCasio has high expectations for this Saints' squad that missed the playoffs last season with five overtime losses. "We're going to build on last season and we're ready to take the next step. We've taken a young team and added experience plus guys like Gavin Prout, Jamie Taylor, Scott Self and Ryan Mollett and we're ready to be a playoff caliber team," said LoCasio.
The New York Saints' training camp will be hosted by Sportime at Bethpage multi-sport in Bethpage, NY. Training camp will be open to the public and admission is free. Directions to the practice facility is available at the New York Saints Official Team Website www.nysaints.com.
The Saints will open their 2001-2002 season on the road before returning home on December 8th when the Calgary Roughnecks make their inaugural visit to the Nassau Coliseum. This will be the first New York Saints nationally televised home game in team history as it will be featured on CNNSI's NLL Game of the Week.