mini·​camp ˈmi-nē-ˌkamp How to pronounce minicamp (audio)
: a special abbreviated training camp for football players held usually in the spring or early summer

Examples of minicamp in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Anderson, who signed a two-year contract this offseason, had not taken the field since mandatory minicamp. Nicole Yang,, 29 Aug. 2023 Camp Trevor The details are still to be worked out, but Trevor Story is planning to host a minicamp in Texas over the offseason for some of the middle-infield prospects in the organization. Peter Abraham,, 16 Sep. 2023 One of Humphrey's first memories of Collins was the two of them running down the field on scout team kickoff shortly upon their arrival to minicamp. Chris Bumbaca, USA TODAY, 15 Aug. 2023 Just being down at LeBron’s little minicamp down in San Diego, seeing him on the court with Anthony Davis and just the length that those two have together. Dan Woike, Los Angeles Times, 28 Sep. 2023 Lashley signed with the Saints in May after attending New Orleans’ rookie minicamp as a tryout player. Mark Inabinett |, al, 2 Aug. 2023 Last weekend, LeBron James organized a minicamp in San Diego that had perfect attendance throughout the roster. Houston Mitchell, Los Angeles Times, 29 Sep. 2023 After college, Popper had a brief NFL career, attending the Arizona Cardinals rookie minicamp in 2016, but he was cut before the season started. Emily Krauser, Peoplemag, 26 Sep. 2023 Romo, 25, kicked in the XFL this year and signed on after a strong rookie minicamp tryout in May. Marlowe Alter, Detroit Free Press, 20 July 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1977, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of minicamp was in 1977

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“Minicamp.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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