The majority of players at Halifax Rainmen training camp are without contracts — and that’s by design.

The Rainmen, who open camp in Moncton today with just four of 16 players under contract, took this approach to prevent complacency from setting in.

“When you have to compete for a job, you stay busy in the summer, you work out and get ready for camp,” Rainmen owner Andre Levingston said.

Levingston said he could already see a difference at media day at The Tower yesterday.

“We have guys who are in better shape than year’s past, guys who are shooting the ball better, and guys who are athletic,” he said. “I think it’s going to work in our favour.”

Camp runs until Nov. 28.

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