2017 CFL Tryouts

LAST for May and possibly 2017!

When: Sunday, May 7, 2017
Where: Chamimade Julienne High School
Roger Glass Stadium-401 South Perry Street
Dayton, Ohio 45402
Registration: 10 A.M. EST
Workout: 11 A.M. EST

When: Saturday, May 13, 2017
Where: Grady Stadium
501 10th Street-Across From Piedmont Park
Atlanta, Georgia 30305
Registration: 10 A.M. EST
Workout: 11 A.M. EST

When: Saturday, May 20th
Saint Thomas Aquinas High School Football Stadium
11411 Pflumm Road
Overland Park, Kansas 66215
Registration is at 10:00 A.M. CST and workout is at 11:00 A.M. CST.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Open try outs give participants an opportunity to work out and display their potential to compete in the Canadian Football League in front of members of the Eskimos scouting staff.

Prior to participating in an open try out, participants must submit a non-refundable registration fee and sign a waiver form. An overview of the process will be provided before the try out begins, including criteria required to advance.

In addition to meeting height and weight requirements, participants are tested and assessed using the following drills:

Broad Jump: The broad jump tests lower-body explosion and lower-body strength. The athlete starts out with a stance balanced and then explodes out as far as he can. It tests explosion and balance because he has to land without moving.

Vertical Jump: The vertical jump is a test of an athlete’s lower body explosion and power. First, the athlete will reach up as high as he can from the standing position. That mark is recorded. The athlete then jumps as high as he can and touches the highest flag he can on the vertex machine. The difference between the highest flag touched and reach determines vertical jump.

Short Shuttle (5-10-5): The short shuttle is the first of the cone drills. It is known as the 5-10-5. This drill tests for lateral quickness and explosion in short areas. The athlete starts in the three-point stance, explodes out five yards to one side, touches the line, goes back 10 yards the other way, touches the line, then turns and sprints five more yards back to the starting point to finish.

3-Cone (L-Drill): The 3-cone drill tests an athlete’s ability to change directions at a high speed. Three cones are set up in an L-shape. The athlete starts by going five yards to the first cone as fast as he can and then back. He turns, runs around the second cone, runs a weave around the third cone, which is the high point of the L, changes directions, comes back around that second cone and finishes.

40-Yard Dash: The 40-yard dash is about speed, explosion and watching athletes run. Athletes are timed at 10, 20 and 40-yard intervals. Scouts are looking for an explosion from a static start.

At the conclusion of each drill there is a water break followed by the several phases of the workout. These phases include, but are not limited to, teaching fundamentals, rules and multiple opportunities for one-on-one competition.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:

Paul Jones
Executive Director of Player Personnel
Edmonton Eskimo Football Club
(318) 734-7781

Torey Hunter
Northwest Scout
Edmonton Eskimo Football Club
(208) 380-2212

Mitch Matuska
Free Agent Camp Coordinator/Regional Scout
Edmonton Eskimo Football Club
(469) 230-8333

Rob Ralph
Canadian Scout/Draft Coordinator
Edmonton Eskimo Football Club
(780) 448-1525

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Charlotte, NC

DATE: May 7, 2017
TIME: Registration – 9:00 – 9:45 am, Workout begins at 10:00 am
COST: $100 cash only (no refunds)
LOCATION: Mallard Creek High School
NOTABLE: The workout will take place on a turf field. This is a non-contact workout, pads are not required. Please bring proper workout attire and water.

Reserve your spot by emailing Danny McManus, Assistant GM, dmcmanus@bluebombers.com. Formal registration will take place on-site.

Chicago, IL

DATE: May 13, 2017
TIME: Registration – 9:00 – 9:45 am, Workout begins at 10:00 am
COST: $100 cash only (no refunds)
LOCATION: Aurora University
NOTABLE: The workout will take place on a turf field. This is a non-contact workout, pads are not required. Please bring proper workout attire and water.

Reserve your spot by emailing Ted Goveia, Assistant GM/Director Player Personnel, tgoveia@bluebombers.com. Formal registration will take place on-site.

Indianapolis, IN

DATE: May 14, 2017
TIME: Registration – 9:00 – 9:45 am, Workout begins at 10:00 am
COST: $100 cash only (no refunds)
LOCATION: Warren Central High School
NOTABLE: The workout will take place on a turf field. This is a non-contact workout, pads are not required. Please bring proper workout attire and water.

Reserve your spot by emailing Ted Goveia, Assistant GM/Director Player Personnel, tgoveia@bluebombers.com. Formal registration will take place on-site.

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Saturday, May 20, 2017

Jerry Richardson Stadium | University of NC Charlotte | 9201 University City Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28223
Registration starts at 8 AM EST | Workout begins at 9 AM EST

$100 (Cash Only) payable at registration

Athletes must bring own equipment: shorts, shoes, gloves, tape

Testing: 40 Yard Dash, Broad Jump, Short Shuttle, Individual Drills & 1-on-1s

Top performing players will be selected to attend the Toronto Argonauts Mini-Camp

Fill out our Prospect Questionnaire here and submit complete questionnaires to tryouts@argonauts.ca.

*** To view and complete the Prospect Questionnaire please ensure you have a copy of Adobe Reader. You can download a free version by clicking here. ***

Film and bios are welcome. If you wish to submit bios or footage, please contact the Player Personnel Department at tryouts@argonauts.ca. If you prefer to mail a package, please send it to the following address:

Player Personnel
Toronto Argonauts Football Club
85 Carl Hall Rd, Suite A
Toronto, Ontario
M3K 2C1

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The Ottawa REDBLACKS Football Club extends an invitation to athletes to attend open tryouts. If you would like the opportunity to showcase yourself and your football skills to the Ottawa REDBLACKS player personnel staff, join us for our open tryouts.

The Ottawa REDBLACKS will hold Open Tryouts on the following dates:

**Pre-registration is highly recommended
**Testing: 2 – 40 yard dashes, Short Shuttle, 1 on 1’s and individual drills
**Athletes must bring their own shoes, gloves, shorts, tape and water. T-shirts will be provided.

May 20, 2017
ATLANTA

Georgia State Football
Practice Facility

188 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. SE,
Atlanta, GA 30312

Registration Fee: $100 USD
Cash only

Registration: 9:00 AM
Testing: 10:00 AM
Surface: Artificial Turf

NOTE: Street Parking Available Only

CLICK to download
the registration form

May 21, 2017
LAS VEGAS

Bill “Wildcat” Morris Rebel Park
(Practice Field)

4505 S Maryland Parkway,
Las Vegas, NV 89154

Registration Fee: $100 USD
Cash only

Registration: 11:30 AM
Testing: 12:30 PM
Surface: Artificial Turf

CLICK to download
the registration form

For more information please contact:
Jean-Marc Edmé – Player Personnel Coordinator
scouting@ottawaredblacks.com
Phone: 613 232 6767 ext. 8306

To pre-register for one of our open tryout camps, please fill out the information below. Pre-registration closes 72 hours before the camp date but you can still register on site on the day of the tryout.

Free Agent Camps