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Fri, Dec 2
6:00 pm ET
Wings
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Sat, Dec 3
5:00 pm ET
Warriors
Rock
Sat, Dec 3
7:30 pm ET
FireWolves
Bandits
Sat, Dec 3
7:30 pm ET
Seals
Riptide
Sat, Dec 3
8:00 pm ET
Knighthawks
Swarm
Sat, Dec 3
8:30 pm ET
Mammoth
Rush
WK
2
Fri, Dec 9
8:30 pm ET
Desert Dogs
Panther City
Fri, Dec 9
10:00 pm ET
Rush
Seals
Sat, Dec 10
7:00 pm ET
Rock
Knighthawks
Sat, Dec 10
9:30 pm ET
Warriors
Roughnecks
WK
3
Fri, Dec 16
10:00 pm ET
Roughnecks
Warriors
Fri, Dec 16
10:30 pm ET
Panther City
Desert Dogs
Sat, Dec 17
7:00 pm ET
Bandits
Rock
Sat, Dec 17
7:00 pm ET
Wings
Swarm
Sat, Dec 17
7:00 pm ET
Knighthawks
FireWolves
Sat, Dec 17
7:30 pm ET
Thunderbirds
Riptide
Sat, Dec 17
8:00 pm ET
Mammoth
Panther City
WK
5
Fri, Dec 30
7:30 pm ET
Thunderbirds
Bandits
Fri, Dec 30
9:00 pm ET
Seals
Roughnecks
Sat, Dec 31
9:00 pm ET
Panther City
Rush
WK
6
Fri, Jan 6
10:30 pm ET
Wings
Desert Dogs
Sat, Jan 7
7:00 pm ET
Bandits
Swarm
Sat, Jan 7
7:00 pm ET
Panther City
Knighthawks
Sat, Jan 7
7:00 pm ET
Thunderbirds
FireWolves
Sat, Jan 7
7:30 pm ET
Rock
Riptide
Sat, Jan 7
10:00 pm ET
Roughnecks
Mammoth
Sat, Jan 7
10:00 pm ET
Warriors
Seals
WK
7
Fri, Jan 13
6:30 pm ET
FireWolves
Thunderbirds
Fri, Jan 13
9:00 pm ET
Rush
Mammoth
Sat, Jan 14
7:00 pm ET
Thunderbirds
Rock
Sat, Jan 14
7:00 pm ET
Panther City
Wings
Sat, Jan 14
7:30 pm ET
Swarm
Bandits
Sat, Jan 14
9:00 pm ET
Seals
Roughnecks
Sat, Jan 14
10:00 pm ET
Desert Dogs
Warriors
Sun, Jan 15
3:00 pm ET
Knighthawks
Riptide
WK
8
Fri, Jan 20
7:30 pm ET
Bandits
Knighthawks
Fri, Jan 20
10:30 pm ET
Warriors
Desert Dogs
Sat, Jan 21
7:00 pm ET
Rock
Wings
Sat, Jan 21
7:00 pm ET
Riptide
FireWolves
WK
9
Fri, Jan 27
6:00 pm ET
Knighthawks
Thunderbirds
Fri, Jan 27
7:00 pm ET
Bandits
Wings
Sat, Jan 28
7:30 pm ET
Bandits
Riptide
Sat, Jan 28
8:30 pm ET
Desert Dogs
Rush
Sat, Jan 28
9:00 pm ET
Rock
Roughnecks
Sat, Jan 28
9:00 pm ET
Seals
Mammoth
Sat, Jan 28
10:00 pm ET
Panther City
Warriors
WK
10
Fri, Feb 3
9:00 pm ET
Swarm
Mammoth
Sat, Feb 4
6:00 pm ET
Roughnecks
Thunderbirds
Sat, Feb 4
7:00 pm ET
Riptide
Rock
Sat, Feb 4
7:00 pm ET
FireWolves
Wings
Sat, Feb 4
7:30 pm ET
Knighthawks
Bandits
Sat, Feb 4
10:00 pm ET
Panther City
Seals
Sat, Feb 4
10:00 pm ET
Rush
Warriors
Sat, Feb 4
10:30 pm ET
Mammoth
Desert Dogs
WK
11
Fri, Feb 10
7:30 pm ET
Rock
Swarm
Fri, Feb 10
9:00 pm ET
Rush
Roughnecks
Sat, Feb 11
7:00 pm ET
Thunderbirds
Knighthawks
Sat, Feb 11
7:30 pm ET
FireWolves
Riptide
Sat, Feb 11
8:00 pm ET
Warriors
Panther City
Sat, Feb 11
9:00 pm ET
Mammoth
Roughnecks
WK
12
Fri, Feb 17
10:00 pm ET
Rush
Seals
Fri, Feb 17
10:00 pm ET
Roughnecks
Warriors
Sat, Feb 18
7:00 pm ET
Swarm
Rock
Sat, Feb 18
7:00 pm ET
Desert Dogs
FireWolves
Sat, Feb 18
7:30 pm ET
Wings
Bandits
Sat, Feb 18
8:00 pm ET
Mammoth
Panther City
Sun, Feb 19
1:00 pm ET
Riptide
Thunderbirds
WK
13
Fri, Feb 24
9:00 pm ET
Panther City
Mammoth
Fri, Feb 24
10:30 pm ET
Roughnecks
Desert Dogs
Sat, Feb 25
7:00 pm ET
FireWolves
Swarm
Sat, Feb 25
7:00 pm ET
Riptide
Knighthawks
Sat, Feb 25
8:00 pm ET
Warriors
Rush
WK
14
Fri, Mar 3
6:30 pm ET
Bandits
Thunderbirds
Sat, Mar 4
11:30 am ET
Riptide
Wings
Sat, Mar 4
4:00 pm ET
Desert Dogs
Seals
Sat, Mar 4
7:00 pm ET
Knighthawks
Rock
Sat, Mar 4
7:00 pm ET
Swarm
FireWolves
Sat, Mar 4
8:00 pm ET
Rush
Panther City
Mon, Mar 6
7:00 pm ET
Rock
Wings
WK
15
Fri, Mar 10
7:30 pm ET
Thunderbirds
Bandits
Fri, Mar 10
9:00 pm ET
Roughnecks
Mammoth
Sat, Mar 11
7:00 pm ET
FireWolves
Rock
Sat, Mar 11
7:30 pm ET
Wings
Riptide
Sat, Mar 11
8:30 pm ET
Seals
Rush
Sat, Mar 11
10:30 pm ET
Warriors
Desert Dogs
Sun, Mar 12
4:00 pm ET
Knighthawks
Swarm
WK
16
Fri, Mar 17
9:00 pm ET
Rush
Roughnecks
Fri, Mar 17
10:00 pm ET
Seals
Warriors
Sat, Mar 18
11:00 am ET
Swarm
Wings
Sat, Mar 18
6:00 pm ET
Rock
Thunderbirds
Sat, Mar 18
7:30 pm ET
Mammoth
Bandits
Sat, Mar 18
7:30 pm ET
FireWolves
Riptide
Sat, Mar 18
8:00 pm ET
Desert Dogs
Panther City
Sun, Mar 19
3:00 pm ET
Wings
Knighthawks
WK
17
Fri, Mar 24
8:30 pm ET
Seals
Panther City
Sat, Mar 25
7:00 pm ET
Thunderbirds
Wings
Sat, Mar 25
7:00 pm ET
Rock
FireWolves
Sat, Mar 25
7:30 pm ET
Swarm
Riptide
Sat, Mar 25
9:30 pm ET
Roughnecks
Rush
Sat, Mar 25
10:00 pm ET
Bandits
Seals
Sat, Mar 25
10:00 pm ET
Mammoth
Warriors
Sat, Mar 25
10:30 pm ET
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Desert Dogs
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Fri, Mar 31
7:00 pm ET
Riptide
Swarm
Fri, Mar 31
9:00 pm ET
Desert Dogs
Mammoth
Fri, Mar 31
10:00 pm ET
Roughnecks
Seals
Sat, Apr 1
7:00 pm ET
Bandits
Rock
Sat, Apr 1
8:00 pm ET
FireWolves
Panther City
Sat, Apr 1
9:30 pm ET
Warriors
Rush
Sun, Apr 2
1:00 pm ET
Swarm
Thunderbirds
Sun, Apr 2
6:00 pm ET
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Wings
WK
19
Sat, Apr 8
7:00 pm ET
Rush
Swarm
Sat, Apr 8
7:00 pm ET
FireWolves
Knighthawks
Sat, Apr 8
9:00 pm ET
Panther City
Roughnecks
Sat, Apr 8
9:00 pm ET
Warriors
Mammoth
Sat, Apr 8
10:30 pm ET
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Desert Dogs
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20
Fri, Apr 14
9:00 pm ET
Desert Dogs
Roughnecks
Fri, Apr 14
9:00 pm ET
Seals
Mammoth
Sat, Apr 15
7:00 pm ET
Wings
Rock
Sat, Apr 15
7:00 pm ET
Swarm
FireWolves
Sat, Apr 15
7:30 pm ET
Riptide
Bandits
Sat, Apr 15
9:30 pm ET
Thunderbirds
Rush
Sat, Apr 15
10:00 pm ET
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Warriors
WK
21
Fri, Apr 21
8:30 pm ET
Roughnecks
Panther City
Sat, Apr 22
6:00 pm ET
Riptide
Thunderbirds
Sat, Apr 22
7:00 pm ET
Swarm
Knighthawks
Sat, Apr 22
8:00 pm ET
Rock
Bandits
Sat, Apr 22
9:30 pm ET
Mammoth
Rush
Sat, Apr 22
10:00 pm ET
Desert Dogs
Seals
Sun, Apr 23
3:00 pm ET
Wings
FireWolves
WK
22
Sat, Apr 29
7:00 pm ET
Thunderbirds
Swarm
Sat, Apr 29
7:00 pm ET
Wings
Knighthawks
Sat, Apr 29
7:00 pm ET
Bandits
FireWolves
Sat, Apr 29
10:00 pm ET
Mammoth
Seals
Sat, Apr 29
10:00 pm ET
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Warriors
Sat, Apr 29
10:30 pm ET
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Gloves Off: Cam Holding

The National Lacrosse League is home to the best box lacrosse players in the world. They are at the top of their game, put on stellar athletic performances and have diehard, competitive attitudes. 

With lacrosse action suspended until the pandemic has subsided, NLL players have been missing the game fiercely. Thankfully, they have stayed busy in their day-to-day lives. They’ve spent more time with friends and family, honed different types of skills, and remained grounded during this tumultuous moment in history. 

Gloves Off is a 13-installment series that peels back the layers of our athletes to uncover more about their lifestyle and personal lives, learning about their hobbies, passions and more, with the goal of making them inherently more relatable to their fans. 


Cam Holding is still a pretty young guy, just 31, so it was definitely unsettling when he contemplated retirement four years ago. The defenseman, playing for the Colorado Mammoth at the time, suffered a devastating ACL tear while trying out for Team Canada.

ACL tears can take up to a year to heal properly.

“At the time I was coaching at Michigan State, and I kind of decided I was done playing lacrosse,” Holding says. “I was going to focus on my coaching career. It was my first serious injury and it was hard to contemplate retirement so early.”

He told Colorado not to bother protecting him in the upcoming expansion draft, because he truly believed he was finished as a player.

But then Patrick Merrill called.

“He explained what Seals’ owner Joe Tsai was building in San Diego, and how passionate he is about lacrosse and all about the San Diego Seals brand. I eat, sleep and breathe lacrosse and that was something I was incredibly excited about, to be part of a franchise launch and build box lacrosse in a market where it’s not well known. All those things enticed me to ‘dive in’ with this organization.”

The Seals took him with their fourth pick in the expansion draft.

Holding flew back and forth to San Diego the first season until the Seals asked to bring him into the front office staff in a business development role. He had recently gotten married to his wife Paige, and built a house with her in her home state of Michigan. Holding says Paige has been very patient with him, and adapted well to the move and now loves San Diego, where she works as a sonographer.

“I couldn’t pass up the opportunity,” he says. “It really helped reignite my love for lacrosse.”

Part of Holding’s business role is assisting with innovative ideas to market the team, a process made easy because of Tsai’s enthusiasm for both the city and the sport.

“Joe is all about the cool factor. He’s so good for the sport of lacrosse,” Holding praises.

One of Holding’s main projects was the unfortunately cancelled game on the runway of Marine Corps Air Station Miramar. The base was used for quarantining passengers coming in from China at the start of the pandemic.

“We were constantly adjusting to the safety protocols so we could still play the game because we had put so much into it, so it was a real let down having to cancel. It would have been the coolest game ever.”

San Diego has a large military presence and paying tribute to that service is always in the back of Holding’s mind, so he’s hopeful the idea for the game can be resurrected at some point.

In February 2020, the Seals played a game in Las Vegas, the next destination for NLL expansion. Holding’s sure the new Las Vegas team will become fast rivals of the Seals. He and teammate Wes Berg headed to Vegas a week before the game to help coach local youth programs and introduce box lacrosse.

The pair are also coaching together in the San Diego community with the Seals’ junior program.

“Lacrosse is the only thing I can think about,” Holding says, having played the sport since he was three-years-old. “As much as I love coaching the kids, they’re also helping to keep our coaching staff sane because it gives us box lacrosse.”

They’re running four boys travel teams, two girls teams, and a collegiate team, in addition to a development league for kids who are new to the game. They’re hosting what Holding believes is the city’s first-ever box lacrosse tournament this summer.

The talent they coach is incredible, he says. No matter what age group he coaches, he’s impressed by the athleticism.

“It’s top notch, high-end lacrosse. This little pocket of field players have been getting pulled to DI schools the last few years. We want to develop those field players and give them the opportunity to play box lacrosse as well. Hopefully they’ll have an avenue to play PLL and NLL if that’s what they want to do. We have kids right now that could play in the NLL.”

There are lacrosse hotbeds in schools in the area, like Torrey Pines, Cathedral Catholic and The Bishop’s School, and it doesn’t hurt that with the mild climate kids can practice year-round.

“They’re hooked on box lacrosse out here,” he says.

Holding and Berg not only work together, but relax together, exploring everything that San Diego has to offer.

They recently became certified to scuba dive up to 120 feet. They’ve seen shipwrecks, leopard sharks, and large fish species, including black sea bass that can weigh up to 400 lbs. Berg has even seen a broadnose sevengill shark. Nearby Catalina Island has some of the best scuba diving in the US.

“It is so fun; it’s addicting,” he describes. “You’re in the water by six a.m.; you see some really cool stuff, then pop up around eight for brunch and talk about all the cool stuff you saw. It’s a fun way to start your day.

“We also went skydiving recently,” he chuckles. “It was a trip! We made the most of Covid and did a bunch of random outdoor activities.”

He and Paige have done skiing trips, at her request – Holding admits he usually tries to avoid skiing to avoid injuring himself – and hikes up Mammoth Mountain.

“This year I didn’t have an excuse. She does so much sitting and waiting for me with lacrosse that I wanted to do that for her.

“This city is one of the greatest places on earth,” Holding says. “It’s like a big city with a small city vibe. Everyone here is friendly and relaxed; the sun is always out. It’s a calmer, more relaxed L.A. You can ski, scuba dive, hike or you can go to the desert. You can do whatever you want on any given day.”

And what about surfing, one of the most popular activities in California?

“I tried it, I was terrible at it, I stopped.”

Right now some of the Seals, including Holding, Berg, Austin Staats, Tre Leclaire and Skylar Whinery are practicing together twice a week, to try and bring back a sense of normalcy before the next season begins.

“I miss the comradery and the ability to share the love of the game with your teammates,” Holding says. “I’m looking forward to being back in the team atmosphere and getting the sense of normalcy back. Even waking up for an early Friday morning flight, and then being pissed to have to wake up for an early Sunday morning flight home.”

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