Definition of minicamp in English:

minicamp

Pronunciation /ˈminēˌkamp/ /ˈmɪniˌkæmp/

noun

North American
  • A session run by a professional sports team to train particular players, or to test potential new players, before its main preseason training.

    ‘Jones sat out spring minicamps, training camp, the preseason and two games, but he still was voted a Pro Bowl starter.’
    • ‘Multiple offseason minicamps allow teams to weed out the majority of fringe players who demanded practice and game repetitions in the past.’
    • ‘He did not throw in the June minicamp, so training camp is a major test for him.’
    • ‘But both participated in the team's two minicamps.’
    • ‘Much of the offensive system was installed during the minicamps, so the team will spend training camp sharpening its execution.’
    • ‘His new comfort level has been evident during the team's three minicamps and offseason conditioning program.’
    • ‘The Rams discovered an added bonus once Fletcher started participating in minicamps and training camp as a rookie.’
    • ‘After playing timidly as a rookie, he was a different player in minicamps.’
    • ‘Teams also have periodic minicamps and voluntary regulated workouts.’
    • ‘Williams will miss two minicamps and all organized team activities in the classroom.’
    • ‘That's why we have all these coaching sessions and minicamps, to get them better.’
    • ‘It's the first thing the 49ers stress in minicamps and training camp.’
    • ‘Mankins showed enough in minicamps and training camp to become the starter at left guard, replacing veteran Joe Andruzzi.’
    • ‘But after two minicamps and training camp, he could be ready for big minutes.’
    • ‘He missed minicamps, training camp and the first quarter of the season recovering from a torn patellar tendon.’
    • ‘Each year, as a courtesy to the school, the Jets invite one or two Hofstra players to the spring minicamp.’
    • ‘Kiel played with the first team during a minicamp, and he impressed the coaches with his burst and recognition.’
    • ‘In March, private workouts of top college players could be part of the programming, and after the draft, team minicamps could be featured.’
    • ‘During the team's minicamps, Culpepper's preparedness, accuracy and arm strength were impressive.’
    • ‘In minicamps, the team used a lot of single-back, two-tight end sets.’