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Sharks Seek Local Talent to Round Out Inaugural Roster

02/03/2010 4:47 PM -

Jacksonville, FL – The Jacksonville Sharks of the Arena Football 1 (AF1) league announce a second open tryout for prospective players to be held on February 28th. The tryouts will begin at 8:00 am and continue through the day until all players have been evaluated thoroughly by Head Coach Les Moss and the Sharks coaching staff.

The tryouts will be a combination of drills including the 40-yard dash, 20-yard shuttle, and various position-specific drills. The coaching staff will be evaluating each potential Shark during the exercises. The open tryout is for any person who still has a dream of lacing up their pads and winning a championship.

The tryouts will be held February 28th at Plantation Park, located at 3060 Racetrack Rd, St. Johns, FL 32259. Registration will begin at 8 am with the combine starting at 9 am. The coaching staff will remain until all players have been evaluated.

To become a Jacksonville Shark, bring a completed tryout packet to the tryout along with $80 cash or money order (no checks or credit cards will be accepted). If you have tried out previously for the Sharks, the fee is reduced to $60. There will be no need for pads or helmets as most drills will be non-contact. Coach Moss recommends bringing both cleats and turf or running shoes, as the tryout will be held on field turf. Please bring plenty of water to stay hydrated.

This is a chance to showcase your talents before a veteran coaching staff. Wide Receiver Ryan Moore was added to the roster from the first tryout. Do you have what it takes to be a Jacksonville Shark?

The Jacksonville Sharks are members of the Arena Football 1 (AF1) league. All home games will be played at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena. Watch the Sharks rip into the Orlando Predators as toe meets leather for the home opener April 16th. Season tickets for the inaugural season of the Jacksonville Sharks are now available for as low as $45. To reserve your seats or for more information please call (904) 621-0700.