AFL’s New Orleans VooDoo holding open tryouts on Jan. 25

The New Orleans VooDoo will hold their second open tryout for the upcoming 2014 season Jan. 25 at Tad Gormley Stadium in City Park.
“I am very excited about this open tryout,” Head Coach Pat O’Hara said in a release. “We had our most successful open tryout under my tenure as head coach in October. The effort and enthusiasm was there, and we were able to sign two very talented athletes. I’m looking forward to another large turnout in January.”
Registration will begin at 8 a.m. with the tryout starting at 9 a.m.
The registration fee is $60 and is due the day of the tryout in cash. Players need to pre-register for the open tryouts and may do so by downloading the tryout waiver form and sending the completed forms to the VooDoo Football Operations Department via fax, at 504-875-3906, or to tryouts@aflvoodoo.com. This packet can be downloaded at www.aflvoodoo.com on the home page.
“We’re limiting the number of persons to try out,” O’Hara said, “so that we can give more attention to every person who tries out. Tryout spots are limited and are allocated based upon the completion of the waiver form.”
Once all tryout spots are filled, applicants will be turned away on the day of tryouts. The registration fee is non-refundable. Kickers are included in the open tryouts.
In addition to the registration fee, all participants will need to bring outdoor cleats to wear on a field turf surface and other proper athletic attire for the outdoors.
The tryout will consist of testing in the 40-yard dash and 20-yard short shuttle followed by specific arena football drills.

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