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The Peoria Pirates Announce Player Open Tryouts

February 26, 2008 - arenafootball2 (af2) - Peoria Pirates News Release

PEORIA, IL - The Peoria Pirates coaching staff announce they will be holding their third and final open tryouts for those individuals wanting to be part of the team for the 2008 season. The tryout is open to any athlete, including kickers, interested in playing for the Peoria Pirates of the af2 indoor football league.

Tryouts will be held Monday, March 10th in Pekin, Illinois at the Dragon Dome located at 3401 Griffin Avenue, an indoor field turf. Participants are encouraged to wear shorts, t-shirts and turf shoes or molded cleats. Registration begins at 8:00 am with tryouts beginning immediately after. A registration of $50 (cash or money order only) will be collected at registration. Participants will be required to sign a waiver prior to taking part in any activities. Events will include 40 yard dash, 5/10/5 Pro Shuttle, broad jump and position drills.

Coach Bruce Cowdrey has scheduled this tryout to replace a number of players lost to the NFL, AFL and AAFL Leagues over the past several weeks.

The Peoria Pirates have had approximately 60 players sign with an AFL, CFL or NFL team. The Pirates have appeared in 4 championship games in Coach Cowdrey's six seasons as head coach. The Peoria Pirates are looking to make it back to the Arena Cup.

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