The Washington Valor have announced that they will host their first ever tryouts for the 2017 season on Oct. 8. Head coach Dean Cokinos and his team will run the tryouts.
“Open tryouts give our staff a great look at many players who may not yet have the opportunity to break through the evolution process as well as give other players a second chance at the pro level,” Cokinos said.
Anyone interested in trying out can register online at http://www.washingtonvalor.com. Included in registration is a $75 fee. Those that attend the tryout without signing up online will have to pay a $100 entry fee. The time and location of the tryout has yet to be released.
Drills that will be held include the 40 yard dash, short shuttle and broad jumps. Both individual and group drills will take place. The recommended attire includes athletic shorts or sweatpants and a t-shirts. Since the field is astro turf, turf shoes or molded bottom cleats are required for the event.
The Valor will be the ninth team in the Arena Football League during the league’s 30th season in 2017. AFL commissioner Scott Butera has said the league is in talks for expansion with several other cities, so the possibility of more than nine teams is still up in the air.