Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Washington Valor to Host Free Agent Open Tryout at Verizon Center, October 8th

From our friends at the Washington Valor...

Valor to Host Free Agent Open Tryout

Team announces API as practice facility

The Washington Valor will hold a free agent open tryout on October 8 at Verizon Center as they launch their inaugural season presented by MedStar Health in 2017. Registration will begin at 8:30 AM and the combine will take place from 9 AM - 3 PM.

The team also announced that Athletic Performance Inc. (API), located in Gambrills, Maryland will be the official practice facility of the Washington Valor.

“We are thrilled to have API as a partner for the 2017 season and beyond,” said head coach Dean Cokinos. “This partnership will provide our team and players a first class training facility as well as a top notch strength and conditioning team that will give the Valor a competitive edge in the Arena Football League.”

Cokinos along with his staff will evaluate the players during the workouts. API’s staff will conduct the pro combine portion of the tryouts.

Participants will be able to pre-register online for a $75 entry fee or on the day of the combine for a $100 entry fee. All participants at this year’s tryouts will receive an official Valor free agent combine t-shirt.

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. Players should wear comfortable athletic shorts or sweat pants and a t-shirt. The tryout surface will be astro or field turf, therefore turf shoes or molded bottom cleats are required. No track spikes or removable cleats will be permitted.

Online registration for the 2016 Valor open tryout is currently available and for more information visit www.washingtonvalor.com.

Valor Gridiron 365 Memberships are currently on sale at www.WashingtonValor.com/365 or by calling 202-661-5005. Valor Gridiron 365 Membership is a year-round exclusive club that includes Valor season tickets for all eight regular season home games as well as numerous other member-only benefits.

WHAT: Washington Valor Free Agent Tryout

WHERE: Verizon Center
601 F Street, NW
Washington, DC 20004

WHEN: Saturday, October 8th from 9 AM to 3 PM
Registration 8:30 AM

About Washington Valor:
The AFL’s 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 NBA’s Washington Wizards, NHL’s Washington Capitals, WNBA’s Washington Mystics and Verizon Center, 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.

About API:
Founded in 2004 exclusively as a Sports Performance training program, API opened the doors to its first training facility In Millersville, MD during the fall of 2005. API, Maryland’s Premier Athletic Campus, is centrally located between Baltimore, Annapolis and Washington and is now the home to over 10,000 athletes and families with over 250,000 visitors each year. Boasting over 90,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor sporting attractions, API's athletic campus includes 40,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor artificial Turf Fields, two multi-sport Flex Courts, three outdoor Tennis Courts, a 2,500 square feet Baseball & Softball Studio and a 7,500 square feet Sports Performance and Fitness Center.