XFL to hold tryout camps
Ever since Vince McMahon, Basil DeVito and other members of the
Executive Committee announced the formation of the XFL this past
February, the league has been accepting applications from men
and women with dreams of playing for the XFL. Through faxes and
forms on XFL.com, the league received well over 10,000 applications
from potential players in the first 4 months. And now it’s time
to see how many of them have what it takes be on the field when
the XFL kicks-off on February 3, 2001.
Mike Keller, Bill Baker, Martin Mayhew, and the entire XFL Football
Operations department have been busy narrowing down the ever-growing
list. They were eventually able to identify 1000 candidates –
the majority of which had professional football experience on
their resume – who have now been registered in one of four tryout
camps the XFL will hold in September.
"We have no more room," said Billy Hicks, Vice President of Administration.
"The response we got back was overwhelming. We only had room for
250 players in each camp and registration is closed. The level
of football player competing in the XFL will be elite, and these
thousand invitees can keep their primetime dream alive."
Camps will be held on four consecutive weekends beginning September
9 in Dallas and will follow in Atlanta, Chicago, and Los Angeles.
"These camps are to make sure that no one slips through the cracks,"
said Keller, Vice President of Football Operations. "We already
know the majority of our player pool. We scouted, targeted and
identified them as prospects. These tryouts help eliminate the
risk of missing a potential player."
XFL.com will be covering the try out camps, so if any XFL stars
are born – we’ll let you know!