Firebirds To Host Weekend Tryout
EVANSVILLE, INDIANA- With the recent hire of Head Football Coach Nick Hart the Indiana Firebirds are pleased to announce the franchise's first player tryouts will take place December 8th at Central High School in Evansville, Indiana. The tryout will be the first held by the new expansion NGL franchise and the first team tryout by an Eastern Conference team.
The tryout will provide free agent players an opportunity to display their athletic talents in front of Firebirds staff and personnel to gain a 2019 training camp contract. Players are encouraged to arrive early.
When: Saturday, December 8, 2018
Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm (Registration begins at 9:00 am)
Location: Central High School | 5400 North First Avenue | Evansville, Indiana 47710
Cost: $55.00 (Early Registration ends 12/07) $95.00 (At the Gate)
Who: Recent college football graduates, semi-pro football players, and professional indoor/arena football players.
What To Expect:
Athletes check-in upon arrival to event.
Each athlete will be encouraged to get outfitted in their best athletic performance gear.
Athletes get their official league head-shot taken.
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 individual 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 Regional Tryout concludes with one-on-one passing and linemen drills, which maybe the highlight of the workout.