Friday, October 19, 2012

Soul to hold open tryout

PHILADELPHIA  – The American Conference champion Philadelphia Soul will hold an open player tryout on Saturday, October 20 at the Philadelphia Eagles' NovaCare Complex located at One NovaCare Way, Philadelphia.  Soul head coach Clint Dolezel, general manager Tom Goodhines and staff will be evaluating all players in attendance.  No Kickers will be evaluated at this tryout.

“The journey back to the ArenaBowl begins here,” said Dolezel.  “The turnout for the previous tryouts was tremendous.  We were impressed by the amount of talent in this area last year and we look for more of the same this year.”

The Soul found three players – Nyere Aumaitre, Jerome Hayes and Keith Stokes – that became starters from previous open tryouts while Alfonso Hoggard and Phil Marfuggi made the team from some of last year’s tryouts.

All participants can pre-register before Thursday, October 18 at  The cost of the tryout is $60 for those who pre-register and $80 at the door by cash, money order or certified funds only.  A t-shirt will be included in the cost and all fees are non-refundable.

On the day of the tryout, registration will begin at 8 a.m., with stretching starting promptly at 9 a.m.

Players will be tested on their 40-yard time, broad jump and short shuttle with other position-specific drills and one-on-ones to follow.  Please bring appropriate workout gear and shoes/cleats.  Testing will take place on field turf – no metal cleats are permitted.  A trainer will be on hand for emergencies only – not for player taping.

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