01/13/2011 4:58 PM -

JACKSONVILLE, FLA - The Jacksonville Sharks announce the team will hold its second open player tryout for the 2011 season on Sunday, January 30, 2011 from 8am to 12pm at Plantation Park.

Registration for the open player tryout begins at 8:00am with the workout beginning promptly at 9:00am. Plantation Park is located at 3060 Racetrack Rd, St. Johns, FL 32259. All participants must be 18 years of age or older.

To become a Jacksonville Shark, bring a completed tryout packet found at along with $80 cash, money order or credit card (checks will not be accepted). Those wanting to better their performance from the first tryouts held December 12, 2010 the fee will be $60.

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 that still dreams of lacing up their pads and bringing a championship to Jacksonville.


  • • Participants will receive a t-shirt to wear during the tryout.
  • • The tryout will be conducted on grass, so participants are encouraged to wear appropriate footwear.
  • • Please bring plenty of water, as it will not be provided.
  • • A trainer will be on hand for emergencies only – not for player taping.
  • • There is no full-contact, thus, no need for shoulder pads or helmets.
  • • Kickers WILL NOT be evaluated during this tryout.

This is a chance to showcase your talents before Les Moss, the 2010 AFL Head Coach of the Year. Defensive back and wide receiver Brian Walker was added to the roster after the first tryout. Do you have what it takes to be a Jacksonville Shark?

For hopefuls traveling from outside the Jacksonville area, the Comfort Suites on Baymeadows is offering a special “Sharks’ rate.” Located at 8277 Western Way Circle (just off I-95 and Baymeadows), Comfort Suites is within minutes of the tryout facility. The Comfort Suites is offering rooms starting at $40 per night.

The Jacksonville Sharks are members of the Arena Football League (AFL). The reigning South Division Champions are presented by Sea Best Seafood and play all home games on Sea Best Field at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena. The Sharks return to action Saturday, March 12, 2011 in Arizona to battle the Rattlers. The Sharks return home Friday, March 18, 2011 to take on division foe Georgia Force. Season tickets for the 2011 season are now available. To reserve your season tickets, group tickets, or for more information please call (904) 621-0700.