Southeastern opens preseason football camp with split practice format

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Southeastern Football Practice Report – Day 1

HAMMOND, La. – The Southeastern Louisiana football team opened up fall camp on Wednesday morning with its first practice on the Strawberry Stadium turf.

For Wednesday’s practice, the Lions were in shells and were split in two groups. The first group practiced at 9 a.m. with the second following at 10:30 a.m. Southeastern will continue to run split practices through the first week of practice.

“What I really liked was the energy our guys came out with on day one,” Southeastern first-year head coach Frank Scelfo said. “In the spring, it took us a little while to adjust to the way we’re doing things now. All our returners came out here today knowing what the expectations were. With that, the pace and the execution were better. It wasn’t flawless, but for day one, it was pretty good.”

Practices being split into two groups benefits both the players and coaches, according to Scelfo.

“As a staff, we’re constantly evaluating our players and splitting the team into two groups eases the evaluation process,” Scelfo commented. “For our players, they have the opportunity to receive more reps and show what they can do. This is their opportunity to show us what they’ve worked on over the summer to improve. Now that we’ve seen where we’re starting, it’s important for us to get better every day.”

The Lions will return to the practice field on Thursday at 9 a.m. Southeastern opens the 2018 season on Aug. 30 with a 7 p.m. contest at ULM.

For season ticket information, please contact the Southeastern Athletics Ticket Office at (985) 549-5466 or visit The Lions will welcome conference foes Central Arkansas (Sept. 15), Northwestern State (Sept. 29), Houston Baptist (Oct. 13), Abilene Christian (Oct. 20) and McNeese (Nov. 3).

Season ticket holders will also be able to participate in the Season Ticket Party, set for Aug. 25 from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in the south end zone of Strawberry Stadium.

Southeastern Athletics has instituted a clear bag policy for all ticketed events, effective with the start of football season. For more information on the clear bag policy, visit

Fans interested in becoming active supporters of the football program are encouraged to join the Touchdown Club. Lion football alums are encouraged to join the exclusive S Club, which is restricted to Southeastern athletic letterwinners.

All membership fees and donations to both the Touchdown Club and S Club (football) are available for the exclusive use of the Southeastern football program. Membership information is available by contacting the Lion Athletics Association at or (985) 549-5091 or visiting

For more information on Southeastern Football, follow @SLUFootball and @Coach_Scelfo on Twitter, like /SLUathletics on Facebook and subscribe to the SLUathletics YouTube channel.

Fall Camp Key Dates
Aug. 1 – 9 a.m./10:30 a.m.
Aug. 2 – 9 a.m./10:30 a.m.
Aug. 3 – 9 a.m./10:30 a.m.
Aug. 4 – 9 a.m./10:30 a.m.
Aug. 5 – 9 a.m.
Aug. 6 – 9 a.m.
Aug. 7 – 9 a.m.
Aug. 8 – 9 a.m.
Aug. 9 – 9 a.m.
Aug. 10 – 9 a.m.
Aug. 11 – 9 a.m.
Aug. 13 – 9 a.m.
Aug. 14 – 9 a.m.
Aug. 15 – 3:30 p.m. (First day of classes)
Aug. 25 – 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (Season Ticket Party)

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