Dallas arena football team to host tryout camp Saturday, January 23
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Jan 22, 2010
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DALLAS, Tex. -- The Dallas arena football team will conduct an open tryout camp on Saturday, January 23, 2010, at Pennington Field in Bedford, Tex. The tryout will be conducted by Dallas head coach Rich Ingold, one of the most successful head coaches in the history of the game.

Ingold owns a career record of 91-34 with two ArenaCup appearances and was named the greatest head coach in the history of af2.

The 2010 season will mark the inaugural season for the Dallas arena football team, which will kick off play in April at the American Airlines Center. Every year athletes earn invitations to arena football training camps based on their tryout camp performances. Many of those athletes have gone on to make significant contributions to their respective teams.

Testing will consist of the 40-yard dash and 20-yard shuttle. Participants will also be evaluated in 1-on-1 and group drills. Skill players will do an extensive amount of pass skeleton, while lineman will perform non-contact drills and be evaluated on “hands and feet.” 

Appropriate footwear for field turf and a mouthpiece should be brought by those participating in the tryout camp.

Registration will begin promptly at 10:00 a.m. at Pennington Field. The cost of the camp will be $60, which can be paid via either cash or money order.

Dallas is looking to fill its final few roster spots before heading into training camp, which begins in March. The team has signed a number of former Arena Football League stars, including Ironman of the Year Will Pettis, All-AFL linebacker Duke Pettijohn, and record-breaking fullback Josh “Zeus” White, who all starred in Dallas prior to the league’s folding following the 2008 season. The Dallas arena football team has also added All-AFL performers Eddie Moten (defensive back), Phil Bogle (offensive lineman), and Derek Lee, along with long-time AFL quarterback Shane Stafford.

For more information about the tryout camp contact Ingold at 940.594.3241.

What: Dallas Arena Football Tryout

When: January 23, 2010

Where: Pennington Field, 1501 Central Dr., Bedford, TX 76022

Cost: $60.00 (cash or money order)

Contact: wbsingold@yahoo.com or dlove@deloatche.com