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The Los Angeles Chargers are ranked 30th in the team guide. They are currently in a converted office building as a temporary facility and according to reports, the permanent training facility should be ready by 2024. It is understandable that the ranking and negative results reflect this temporary workplace.

Player respondents shared positive feedback for their head coach Brandon Staley and strength coaches. The player respondents shared information indicating that they felt there are deficiencies with the training room, cafeteria and locker room, which all grade poorly among respondents. The maintenance for the hot and cold tubs is lacking, with multiple respondents calling them “gross.”

The survey results showed that 50% of player respondents believe that club owner Dean Spanos will invest money to upgrade their facilities, ranking him 28th in this category.

Breakdown of Key Categories

Treatment of Families

Tied for 27th

Support of Players' Families: Ranked 29th

  • They offer daycare on gameday
  • They are one of 14 teams that do not offer a family room at the stadium

Post-Game Gathering Area: Ranked 28th

Food Service / Nutrition


Quality of food: Ranked 29th

  • All three meals provided

0% of players say there is enough room in the cafeteria.

Weight Room


It is a converted office building, and players do not feel like there is enough room to do what they need to do.

  • 85% feel they have enough strength coaches (3rd lowest)

Strength Coaches


When asked about “Strength Coaches adding to their success” they ranked 17th in the NFL. 17th sounds average but that is because most teams rated their strength coaches positively. The Chargers players gave overall high marks to the strength staff which is why the overall grade is still high.

  • 95% of players believe they receive an individual plan (Ranked 15th)

Training Room



  • 89% feel they have enough ATCs
  • 57% feel they have enough PTs (3rd worst in the league)

Steam Room/Sauna

  • One of 4 teams that does not provide a steam room
  • One of 6 teams that does not provide a sauna
  • One of 2 teams that does not offer either a sauna or steam room


  • 33% of players feel they have enough hot tub space (29th)
  • 33% of players feel they have enough cold tub space (31st)
  • The players feel like they are poorly maintained, “gross”
  • Hot tub is often broken, and cold tub is often not cold

Training Staff


One of the lowest-ranked training staffs in the league. The Chargers have parted ways with their head trainer, after the completion of this survey.

Locker Room


67% of players feel like they have enough space (Ranked 28th)


  • Lack of privacy
  • Limited number of showers, which causes a very long wait

Team Travel

  • 100% of players feel like they have enough room to spread out
  • No roommates
  • Good amount of first-class seats
  • The grades for this category were unusually low given the overall quality, but that is a result of one factor: logistics. Players report that they travel on the same plane as equipment and the players sometimes wait at least an hour for equipment to load before they can depart.

During the last two years, the Board of Representatives has discussed ways to improve the information available to free agents making decisions about their prospective Clubs and decided to pursue the development of “Club Report Cards” that, while not a scientific survey, would report the quantitative and qualitative opinions of NFL players about their respective Clubs.

In connection with that goal, questions were sent to every player on the 2022 team rosters asking them their opinions about their Club’s facilities, certain Club personnel/coaches, and other work-related categories, such as Club’s treatment of families and team travel (players were not asked questions about any Club other than their 2022 employer). As a result of the confidential questionnaire, 1,300 players responded. There then was a qualitative follow up by the union, which resulted in the following “report card.”

The questions called for both quantitative and qualitative answers; for example: “Grade your weight room with 1 reflecting best rating, 5 reflecting lowest rating” and “What would you change about your weight room?” The numerical ratings for each sub-category of questions were tallied and averaged. The questionnaire also sought to elicit the opinion of players on some issues that have a direct impact on the quality of life for NFL players. These qualitative responses, which are inherently subjective, were reviewed and evaluated by the union and then factored into providing an overall rating that was intended to reflect player opinions.

Based upon all of this information, the rankings from Club to Club were determined by comparing how each Club graded in each category.

Finally, the Club Report Card includes an overview, which is a summary of the players’ responses and opinions about the Club workplace and specifically about how players perceived Clubs’ commitment to workplace issues.