Iron Horses Set For Player Tryout

by NGL Personnel

Roanoke, VA-- The Virginia Iron Horses of the National Gridiron League led by Head Football Coach Jermaine Hampton will be hosting their first player tryouts for the 2020 spring season Sunday, November 24th at Washington Park in Roanoke, Virginia the workout will be moved to Sunday instead of the scheduled Saturday, November 23rd date as early weather forecast project a 90% chance of rain on Saturday.

The tryout will provide free agent players an opportunity to display their athletic talents in front of Iron Horses personnel and staff to gain a 2020 mini-camp and training camp opportunity. Players are encouraged to arrive early with all necessary gear and fluids. 

The Iron Horses currently have a talented roster fill with players with ties the local area. Offensively the Iron Horses will be led by former Point University tailback Dontra Hall. Hall has been impressive throughout the off-season participating in league camps and symposium in preparation for the 2020 season. While on the defensive side, fans can expect to see big plays from former Virginia Tech defensive lineman Seth Dooley.

The Iron Horses will be seeking to find new talent that can assist in bringing a league championship back to the delta at tryouts.


When: Sunday, November 24th, 2019

Time: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm (Registration begins at 10:00 am)

Location: Washington Park | 1610 Burrell Street NW | Roanoke, VA 24012

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. No helmet or padding is needed for participation. 


Official height and weight measured and recorded.


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.


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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