Pioneers Set To Host Player Tryouts

by NGL Personnel

Wilkes Barre, PA-- The Pennsylvania Pioneers of the National Gridiron League will be hosting their first player tryouts for the 2020 spring season Saturday, November 9th at Kirby Park in Wilkes Barre.

The tryout will provide free agent players an opportunity to display their athletic talents in front of Pioneer coaches and his staff to gain a 2020 mini-camp and training camp opportunity. Players are encouraged to arrive early with all necessary gear and fluids. 

The Pioneers currently have twenty-eight players under contract for the 2020 season and are looking for additional talented players.

Player Registration

When: Saturday, November 9th, 2019

Time: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm (Registration begins at 10:00 am)

Location: Kirby Park | 160 Market Street | Wilkes Barre, PA 18704

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. 


Official height and weight measured and recorded.


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.


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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