Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Tampa Bay Storm To Host Open Tryout Saturday, January 26

The Tampa Bay Storm is pleased to announce it will hold an open tryout Saturday, January 26 at the Tampa Bay Times Forum (401 Channelside Drive) with registration beginning at 8:00 AM and testing starting promptly at 9:00 AM.
"The Tampa Bay area has always produced talent," said head coach Dave Ewart. "That is why the team is guaranteeing two players from this camp will be invited to training camp in March."
"It is exciting to see guys compete and fight for a spot," added vice president of football operations Jeff Gooch. Competition brings out the best in an athlete; we want to see what someone can do when the pressure is on."
This one-day tryout is open to interested players. All participants are competing to earn the opportunity to sign a professional contract with the Storm. The team has already signed two players from workouts earlier this off season.
The camp will be directed by Storm head coach Dave Ewart. The coaching staff will evaluate players in combine exercises such as the 40-yard dash, 20-yard short shuttle and 20-yard L-drill as well as have their height and weight recorded. Immediately following the testing participants will participate in position and one-on-one drills.
Interested players are encouraged to pre-register at Payment is $60 for those who register early and on-line. Pre-registration ends at noon on Friday, January 25.
Players can also register the morning of the open tryout. Payment is $70 for those that register the day of the open tryout. Payment must be made upon arrival and by cash or money order.
Kickers will be evaluated at the tryout. They are asked to arrive and register at Noon with testing beginning shortly thereafter.
Additional information
* The tryout will be conducted on turf (attendees should bring tennis shoes)
* Water will be provided
* First-aid will be available - trainer is not available for taping
* This is a non-contact camp, no need for shoulder pads or helmets.
* Players must be older than 19 and completed high school eligibility
* Must bring a form of I.D.
* Kickers will be evaluated at the end of the tryout

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