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Tampa Bay Storm To Host Open Tryout In North Florida

Thursday January 8, 2015

 Storm to host an open tryout on Saturday, February 7 in Ft. Walton Beach, Florida

TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Storm, in conjunction with Prospect Proving Ground, Inc., is pleased to announce it will hold an open tryout Saturday, February 7 at Ft. Walton Beach High School (Ft. Walton Beach, FL) with registration beginning at 8:00 a.m. and testing starting promptly at 9:00 a.m.

This one-day tryout is open to interested players. Many participants that have attended open tryouts in the past have found success including current Storm defensive lineman Rodney Beamon, and Arena Football League Hall of Famers Stevie Thomas and George LaFrance.

The camp will be directed by Storm head coach Lawrence Samuels. 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 For those who register early and on-line, payment is $55 and can be made with a credit card. Pre-registration ends at noon on Thursday, February 5.

Players can also register the morning of the open tryout. Payment is $75 for those that register the day of the open tryout. Payment must be made upon arrival and by cash or money order.

All payments are non-refundable.

Ft. Walton Beach High School is located at 400 Hollywood Boulevard SW, Ft. Walton Beach, FL 32548

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 NOT be evaluated at the end of the tryout