Mudcats Set To Host Player Tryouts
Jackson, MS-- The Mississippi Mudcats of the National Gridiron League will be hosting their first player tryouts for the 2020 spring season Sunday, November 3rd at Richland Eastside Park in Richland, Mississippi.
The tryout will provide free agent players an opportunity to display their athletic talents in front of Mudcat coaches and his staff to gain a 2020 mini-camp and training camp opportunity. Players are encouraged to arrive early with all necessary gear and fluids.
The Mudcats currently have a talented roster fill with players with ties the local area. Offensively the Mudcats will be led by former Mississippi State Bulldogs Jameon Lewis and Joe Morrow. While on the defensive side, fans can expect to see big plays from former West Virginia defensive lineman Xavier Pegues.
The Mudcats will be seeking to find new talent that can assist in bringing a league championship back to the delta at tryouts.
When: Sunday, November 3rd, 2019
Time: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm (Registration begins at 10:00 am)
Location: Richland Eastside Park | 100 Furr Drive | Richland, MS 39218
Cost: $50.00 (Early Registration ends 11/5) $75.00 (Late Registration)
Who: Recent college football graduates, semi-pro football players, and professional indoor/arena football players.
What To Expect:
Athletes check-in upon arrival to the event.
Each athlete will be encouraged to get outfitted in their best athletic performance gear.
HEIGHT & WEIGHT
Official height and weight measured and recorded.
FOOTBALL TESTING & TRAINING
After a proper, supervised “dynamic warm-up,” participants will have the option to test in the 40-yard dash, 20-yard shuttle, vertical jump, and kneeling power ball toss. NGL staff will then work participants through specific drills designed to improve athletic ability, speed, and explosiveness. Here, athletes have the opportunity to tap into the secrets of proper workouts that have helped players make it to the NFL, including cone and ladder drills. This period educates participants on how to improve football-specific speed, agility and quickness movements, and also how to train specifically for the needs and requirements of their positions.
POSITION SPECIFIC DRILLS
Participants are separated into position groups (QBs, RBs, WRs, OLs, DLs, LBs, and DBs) to work individually on football skills and techniques with league position coaches with college and NFL experience.
Each NGL Tryout concludes with one-on-one passing and linemen drills, which may be the highlight of the workout.
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