The Washington Valor will host an open tryout on Saturday, Dec. 9 to find players to add to their 2018 roster. The tryout will be held at the Athletic Performance Inc. (API) from 10 a.m. ET – 3 p.m. ET in Gambrills, MD. Head coach Dean Cokinos and the entire Valor coaching staff will be in attendance.
“We’re in a talent-rich region and hope to find some quality players who can contribute to our organization,” Cokinos said. “We are seeking talented, tough and hardworking players from the area and beyond. This will be the first chance for potential candidates to showcase their abilities.”
Drills that will be at the tryout will include the 40-yard dash, short shuttle and broad jump. Players are being asked to wear athletic shorts, or sweatpants, and a t-shirt. Since the tryout will be held on field turf, those looking to try out must wear turf shoes.
Defensive linemen Jake Payne and JR Collins, along with kickers T.C. Stevens and Sam Hurwitz and quarterback Josh Portis all earned spots on the 2017 roster after last off-season’s open tryout.
Pre-registration will cost $75. Anyone that registers the day of will have to pay $100 in cash beginning at 8:30 a.m. in order to participate.
Washington kicked off their inaugural season in 2017, but it didn’t go exactly as planned. After a season-opening win over the Baltimore Brigade, Washington lost 10 in a row before winning two of their final tree games. Unfortunately, they were the lone team left out of the Arena League Football League playoffs last season.
They will be looking to turn it around in 2018, should there be a season. The CBA expired on Sept. 30 and the league has been quiet as far as negotiations and attempting to sign a new CBA.