WHAT: Open tryout
Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.
WHERE: Athletic Performance Inc. (API)
Gambrills, MD 21054
MEDIA AVAILABILTY: Coaches and athletes will be available to the media throughout the tryout session.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Washington Valor announced today that an open tryout for positions on the 2018 roster will take place on Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017 at Athletic Performance Inc. (API) from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., featuring physical and skill-based testing.
Valor Head Coach Dean Cokinos, along with his staff, will conduct the workouts and evaluate prospective players.
“We’re in a talent-rich region and hope to find some quality players who can contribute to our organization,” said Cokinos. “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.
Last season, defensive linemen Jake Payne and JR Collins, kickers T.C. Stevens and Sam Hurwitz and quarterback Josh Portis earned spots on the Valor roster at the open tryout.
The open tryout will feature traditional combine testing drills which include the 40-yard dash, short shuttle and broad jump. Participants will also be placed into individual position and group-specific drills which will be recorded on video. Players should wear comfortable athletic shorts or sweat pants and a t-shirt. The tryout surface will be on field turf, therefore, turf shoes are required. No molded cleats, track spikes or removable cleats will be permitted. All participants at this year’s tryouts will receive an official Valor free agent combine t-shirt.
Those interested in trying out may register HERE for $75. On-site registration will take place on the morning of the tryout beginning at 8:30 a.m. and cost $100 (cash only).
HOTEL OFFER: Athletes participating in the tryout are eligible to receive a discounted hotel rate at the Maritime Conference Center (692 Maritime Blvd, Linthicum Heights, MD. 21090), the official hotel partner of the Washington Valor, by using this LINK.
ABOUT THE WASHINGTON VALOR
The Washington Valor are owned and operated by Monumental Sports & Entertainment (MSE), which is one of the largest integrated sports and entertainment companies in the country with one of the most diverse partnership groups in all of sports. The company also owns and operates the AFL’s Baltimore Brigade, NBA’s Washington Wizards, NHL’s Washington Capitals, WNBA’s Washington Mystics and Capital One Arena, the premier sports and entertainment venue in Washington, D.C. MSE also oversees the management of Kettler Capitals Iceplex– the training facility for the Washington Capitals and EagleBank Arena at George Mason University. Monumental Sports Network, a digital platform that covers the region’s sports and entertainment news, is also owned by MSE. Visit www.washingtonvalor.com for more information.