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VooDoo Football Open Tryout Set For This Saturday

Tuesday September 27, 2011

NEW ORLEANS (September 27, 2011) – The New Orleans VooDoo is wasting no time in building a championship-caliber team under the direction of head football coach Pat O’Hara, and will hold its first tryout open tryout this Saturday, October 1 at Tad Gormley Stadium in City Park.  Registration will begin at 11 a.m. with the tryout starting at Noon.
 
“The open tryout is a great opportunity to find a diamond in the rough.  Arguably the greatest player to play Arena Football, Barry Wagner, was found at an open tryout,” said head football coach Pat O’Hara.  “Not only will be looking for talent but we will be teaching the arena game, spreading awareness of this amazing game.”
Registration fee for all trying out will be $60 and due at the registration table prior to participating in the work out. The registration fee is non-refundable, and only cash will be accepted as a form of payment.
 
In addition to the registration fee, all participants will need to bring outdoor cleats to wear on a field turf surface, and other proper athletic attire for the outdoors. The tryout will consist of testing that includes the 40-yard dash and 20-yard short shuttle followed by specific arena football drills.
 
“I have said all along that in order for the VooDoo to be successful is to have a solid representation from the local area.  New Orleans and the state of Louisiana is no slouch when it comes to talented football players,” said General Manager Jon Norris.  “It is important to turn over every stone to try and find those hidden gems.”
 
Those attending the tryout from outside the metro area and are looking for a hotel should contact the Ramada Inn in Metairie (504-835-4141) for special rates.  The Ramada Inn has set aside a block of hotel rooms at a special rate while supplies last.
 
New Orleans VooDoo Football Tryout
 
Date: Saturday, October 1
Time: Registration is at 11 a.m.
Where: Tad Gormley Stadium in City Park
Surface: Field Turf (proper shoes required)
Fee: $60.00 (cash only)
Drills: 40-yard dash, 20-yard short shuttle, standing broad jump, etc.
 
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About the New Orleans VooDoo
The New Orleans VooDoo will play in the New Orleans Arena, an SMG managed facility directly across the street from the Louisiana Superdome.  Single game tickets for VooDoo regular season home games are on sale now by calling 504-875-3900.  For more information call (888) 277-5526 for Vice President and Director of Operations, Jason Coffel.
 
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