***Storm Press Release***
TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Storm is pleased to announce it will hold an open tryoutSunday, February 16 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 some of the best football talent in the country,” said head coach Lawrence Samuels. “This is one of the reasons why we are holding this second tryout right here in Tampa.”
“Tryouts like this give guys the opportunity to compete and fight for a spot,” added vice president of football operations Jeff Gooch. “This will be the last chance for the team to evaluate talent before the start of training camp the following week.”
Participants will be able to take part in drills that will be conducted on the team’s home field at the Tampa Bay Times Forum. The Tampa Bay Storm is the only team to conduct in-arena open tryouts, giving all players the ability to practice in game-like conditions.
The camp will be directed by Storm head coach Lawrence Samuels. Players will be evaluated 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.
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.
* The tryout will be conducted on turf (attendees should wear proper indoor turf 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
The Five-Time World Champion Tampa Bay Storm enters its 27th season in the Arena Football League. The 2014 season kicks off on Amalie Motor Oil Field at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on Friday, March 14 at 7:30 PMversus South Division rival New Orleans VooDoo. Season tickets can be purchased by visiting TampaBayStorm.com or by calling813.301.6600. For group sales fans can contact 813.301.6900. Additionally fans and sponsors can follow the Storm on Facebook (Tampa Bay Storm) or Twitter(@tampabaystorm) for up to date news and exclusive content.