12/08/2015 3:05 PM -

JACKSONVILLE – The Jacksonville Sharks announced Wednesday that the team will hold an open player tryout the morning of Saturday December 19th. This year’s tryout will take place at Lanier County High School in Lakeland, Georgia.

Registration for the tryout begins at 9:00 a.m. and the workout is set to start at 10:00 a.m. The tryout will conclude once each player has been properly evaluated by the Sharks coaching staff. The field is located at 52 W Patten Avenue in Lakeland, Georgia 31635.

Those wishing to participate in the tryout must complete the 2016 Tryout Packet which will be provided on the day of the tryout. Players will be asked to complete a tryout packet at the tryout along with making a payment of $50. Payments must be in cash only; a credit card or money order will not be accepted.

This tryout will consist of a combination of drills, including the 40-yard dash, 20-yard shuttle and various position-specific drills. Please note players must wear appropriate attire and footwear for both natural grass and artificial turf surfaces.

The tryout is open to anyone over the age of 18 who has completed high school and is not currently under contract with any professional football team.


About the Jacksonville Sharks


The Jacksonville Sharks are a member of the Arena Football League (AFL). The ArenaBowl XXIV and four-time South Division Champions are presented by Sea Best Seafood and play all home games on Sea Best Field at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena. Shark Nation Memberships for the 2016 season are now available, starting as low as $99. To reserve your membership or for more information, please call (904) 621-0700 and speak to a Membership Activation Specialist. Follow the Sharks on facebook at and on Twitter @jaxsharks, as well as the Attack Dance Team at and Chum at