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Vigilantes guarantee a training camp invite to tryout camp participant

Thursday January 20, 2011

 DALLAS, Texas – The Dallas Vigilantes will hold their final open tryout camp on Saturday, February 12, and are guaranteeing at least one participant in the camp a chance to participate in the team’s 2011 training camp.

The tryout camp will be held at Gloria H. Snyder Stadium on the campus of Parish Episcopal School (4101 Sigma Road, Dallas, Texas 75244). Registration will begin at 7:00 a.m. and the workout will start at 8:00 a.m. The cost of the tryout is $70 and can be paid in cash or via a money order. No personal checks will be accepted.

Arena Football League teams often find players during tryout camps who end up being valuable members of their teams. Following the Vigilantes’ last tryout camp in November, the team signed three players -- center Aric Flowers, defensive back Rickey McKinley, and defensive lineman Marco Cappola.

Additionally, the Vigilantes signed wide receiver Matt Fields and offensive lineman Ty Nsekhe following an open tryout the preceded the 2010 season. Both Fields and Nsekhe eventually became starters for the Vigilantes in 2010.

Players participating in the tryout camp should prepare for drills on artificial turf and bring cleats. Drills will consist of the 40-yard dash, short-shuttle, standing broad jump, and individual position workouts.

Individual position breakdowns will include quarterback, fullback/linebacker, offensive/defensive lineman, wide receiver, defensive back, and kicker.

For more information, call 940.686.8326.