Fans also invited to observe event
The Richmond Raiders professional indoor football team will hold open tryouts for the 2014 season on Saturday, October 19th at the Richmond Coliseum. Advance registrations are being taken online at www.richmondraidersprofootball.com/player-app.html through Friday at 5:00. On-site registration begins at 2:30 PM on Saturday and ends promptly at 3:00 PM.
Participants must be 18 years of age and able to provide proof of birth date. This is a professional tryout and participants will no longer be eligible to participate in NCAA sanctioned football should they participate in testing. The cost to try out is $50 per person in advance. On the day of camp, the cost will increase to $55. To pay in advance, players may visit the Raiders’ online store.
Players should be prepared to participate in a variety of drills including short shuttle, timed 40 yards for skill positions, timed 20 yards for offensive and defensive linemen, and one on one drills. Tryouts will be led by Raiders Head Coach James Fuller and his staff. Coach Fuller led the Raiders to back-to-back conference championships in 2012-2013.
The tryouts will be open to the public for free. All fans attending the tryout and fan events should enter the building through the lower Leigh Street doors, which will open at 3:00 pm. The Coliseum Club will be open with food and drinks, and fans will be able to watch the afternoon’s biggest college football games in the club as well.
Fans may watch the tryout from anywhere in the seating bowl and choose their favorite location for 2014 season tickets. Raiders merchandise, including authentic jerseys, will be available as well. Returning veteran players and Lady Raiders will be on hand to meet and mingle with all who attend.
2014 season tickets are now on sale starting at just $35 via on the Raiders’ website, www.RichmondRaidersProFootball.com, and the Raiders’ ticket hotline at 804-780-0430. 2014 will mark the Raiders’ fifth season of professional indoor football in the Richmond Coliseum, and third in the Professional Indoor Football League (PIFL). The team has reached the league’s championship game in each of the last two seasons and has the league’s best home record (13-1) over that span.