Spokane Announces 2017 Open Tryouts

Spokane Announces 2017 Open Tryouts

SPOKANE, Washington – The Empire has announced their final open tryout opportunity in preparation for the 2017 IFL season.

The tryout will take place on Saturday, January 21, 2017, from 8:00 to 10:00 p.m. PT at the Spokane Soccer Center located at 7320 E. Nora Avenue in Spokane Valley.

Participants may pre-register online for the workout at the price of $40 at Empire.Configio.com. Registration on-site the day of the event will be available beginning thirty minutes before the workout (7:30 P.M.) for $50 (cash only).

Participants will receive a t-shirt as a part of their registration fees. They will also be required to fill out a participation waiver before performing any testing or drills.

The workout will be in a pro-style combine fashion with speed and agility testing as well as field work. Participants will be led through a brief warm up and stretch routine compliments of Chamber Fitness staff. They will then test in the 40-yard dash, short shuttle, and broad jump. Offensive and defensive line positions will also be tested in the bench press (225 lbs.). There will not be a workout for kickers at this tryout.

Once the testing portion has concluded, participants will be broken up into position categories and led through individual position drills. After position drills, skill position players will go into an outdoor period including 1-on-1's and pass skelly.

Participants are encouraged to bring both indoor training or soccer style shoes as well as cleats. Most the testing will take place on an artificial turf surface. They should also bring any other performance gear, braces, gloves, or equipment they may need to perform.

Questions should be sent to the Empire Head Coach Adam Shackleford at shack@spokaneempire.com.