Storm to host open tryout Saturday, November 5
Friday September 23, 2011
TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Storm are pleased to announce it will hold an open tryout Saturday, November 5 at the St. Pete Times Forum with registration beginning at 8:00 AM and testing starting promptly at 9:00 AM.
“We are always looking for talent and the Tampa Bay area has a tremendous amount of talent,” said vice president of football operations Jeff Gooch. “These tryouts give us the opportunity to evaluate a greater number of players and provide an opportunity to players that have slipped through the cracks.”
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. Former open tryout players include Hank Edwards, Michael Lindsey, as well as, former Storm greats and AFL Hall of Famers Stevie Thomas and George LaFrance.
The camp will be directed by 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 weight and wing span recorded. Immediately following the testing participants will participate in position and one-on-one drills.
Interested players are encouraged to pre-register at www.tampabaystorm.com/">www.tampabaystorm.com. Payment is $60 for those who register early and on-line. Pre-registration ends at noon on Thursday, November 3.
Players can also register at the St. Pete Times Forum the morning of the open tryout. Payment is $70 for those that register the day of the open tryout. Payment must be made by cash or money order.
St. Pete Times Forum is located at 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa 33602.
* The tryout will be conducted on artificial turf (not field turf), cleats are not needed
* 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