We alumni can sit back and enjoy the rest of the summer but Steelers and Cowboys players will be the first veterans to report when their training camps open tomorrow, July 21.

While most teams will conduct training camp at their in-season facility, the Cowboys as usual will escape the Texas heat and report to Oxnard, California about 60 miles northwest of Los Angeles. The Steelers will practice at Heinz Field where they play their home games.

The complete list of 2021 training camps and locations is here. The Cowboys and Steelers are the earliest teams to report because they will kick off the preseason schedule of games on Thursday, August 5 during Hall of Fame Weekend in Canton.

While many of us may miss the team-building camaraderie of four weeks of training camp in a small college dorm in some remote area, none of us will miss two-a-day practices in  hot humid temperatures.

If you want to visit a training camp near you, the best place to start is by contacting the Alumni Director at that club.