- Published on Wednesday, 22 January 2014 00:22
- Written by Super User
Wilmington, NC – The Wilmington Hammerheads have announced that the club will host three professional open tryouts for the upcoming 2014 USL PRO regular season. The tryout dates are February 8-9, 2014 and March 8-9, 2014 at Legion Stadium in Wilmington, North Carolina and February 22-23, 2014 at New Overpeck Park in Ridgefield Park, New Jersey.
Weather dependent, the Ridgefield, New Jersey combine may be subject to change and take place at Capelli Sport Center in Carlstadt, New Jersey.
These professional combines are great opportunities for potential players to showcase their abilities in front of key decision makers for the Wilmington Hammerheads organization. Eligible college seniors, free agents and amateur players seeking a professional contract are welcome to register.
The Hammerheads have discovered several key players during previous combines, most recently 2013 Wilmington Hammerheads Rookie of the Year and Offender of the Year, Kyle Greig. Past Hammerheads combines have assembled players such as Luke Mulholland (2011 USL PRO Rookie of the Year, USL PRO Team of the Year) and veteran Hammerheads players Paul Nicholson and Tom Parratt who have taken the field for multiple years.“With combines, it is a bag full of different tricks,” said David Irving, Wilmington Hammerheads Head Coach. “You never know what you are going to see with the range of talent. Kyle Greig, for example, attended a combine last Spring and I requested he stay for a week of training. Shortly thereafter, he signed his first professional contract and had an outstanding debut season with the team.” Registration for all Wilmington Hammerheads combines is scheduled to open in the coming weeks. Players interested in attending these professional combines must register online at www.wilmingtonhammerheads.com/combines.php. A complete registration form must be filled out prior to the combine. A registration fee of $175 must be submitted during the registration.
process along with indication of the combine date in which the player plans to attend. All players are required to bring a form of valid identification (i.e. Driver’s License, passport, etc.) to the tryout. There will be no refunds for the Hammerheads combines.
The Hammerheads will also be holding an open tryout for local players in Wilmington and surrounding areas on February 15, 2014. This will be a one day event with a registration fee of $60.