Bighorns Set To Host Player Tryout
Beaumont, TX-- The Texas Bighorns of the National Gridiron League will be hosting their first player tryouts for the 2020 spring season Saturday, November 23rd at Beaumont Municipal Athletic Complex in Beaumont.
The tryout will provide free agent players an opportunity to display their athletic talents in front of Bighorn coaches and staff to gain a 2020 mini-camp and training camp opportunity. Players are encouraged to arrive early with all necessary gear and fluids.
The Bighorns currently have the most formidable defensive front in all of arena football lead by national champion and former Houston Texan Jeoffrey Pegan. Pegan will be joined on the front line by former Chicago Bears defensive tackle Bruce Gatson Jr. and two additional former FBS stars in Jessie Rogers and Demonte Hood.
The Bighorns will be seeking to find new talent that can assist in bringing a league championship back to the Golden Triangle at tryouts.
When: Saturday, November 23rd, 2019
Time: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm (Registration begins at 10:00 am)
Location: Beaumont Municipal Athletic Complex | 950 Langham Road | Beaumont, TX 77707
Cost: $50.00 (Early Registration ends 11/5) $75.00 (Late Registration)
Who: Recent college football graduates, semi-pro football players, and professional indoor/arena football players.
What To Expect:
Athletes check-in upon arrival to the event.
Each athlete will be encouraged to get outfitted in their best athletic performance gear.
HEIGHT & WEIGHT
Official height and weight measured and recorded.
FOOTBALL TESTING & TRAINING
After a proper, supervised “dynamic warm-up,” participants will have the option to test in the 40-yard dash, 20-yard shuttle, vertical jump, and kneeling power ball toss. NGL staff will then work participants through specific drills designed to improve athletic ability, speed, and explosiveness. Here, athletes have the opportunity to tap into the secrets of proper workouts that have helped players make it to the NFL, including cone and ladder drills. This period educates participants on how to improve football-specific speed, agility and quickness movements, and also how to train specifically for the needs and requirements of their positions.
POSITION SPECIFIC DRILLS
Participants are separated into position groups (QBs, RBs, WRs, OLs, DLs, LBs, and DBs) to work individually on football skills and techniques with league position coaches with college and NFL experience.
Each NGL Tryout concludes with one-on-one passing and linemen drills, which may be the highlight of the workout.
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