GLADIATORS TO HOST TRY-OUT CAMP FOR CLEVELAND ELITE FOOTBALL LEAGUE PLAYERS
As part of its partnership with the Cleveland Gladiators, the CEFL is teaming up with the Gladiators to provide the opportunity for CEFL players to try-out for the 2014 Cleveland Gladiators Professional Football Team. The Cleveland Gladiators are members of the 14 team Arena Football League.
Now entering its 27th season, the AFL has sent numerous players and coaches to the NFL including Kurt Warner, Steve Saunders, Jay Feely, Tommy Maddox, Rob Bironas, Mike Vanderjagt and Oronde Gadsden. Saints Head Coach Sean Payton and Bengals Offensive Coordinator Jay Gruden also played in the league. Actor Pat O’Hara, who had parts in the movies The Waterboy, Any Given Sunday and the Longest Yard, played and coached in the AFL.
Games are nationally televised on the CBS Sports Network. Last season, over 30 AFL players were invited to NFL training camps. Many of those players were originally signed by AFL teams from try-out camps.
The CEFL player try-out will be held on Sunday, December 8th at The MultiPlex Complex, located at 18909 South Miles Road in Warrensville Heights. CEFL players will be put through a set of drills in front of Gladiators coaches and team personnel for an opportunity to earn an official invitation to Gladiators training camp in February. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. with the workout commencing at 8:00 a.m. The tryout cost is $75 per player and includes a complete work-out plus two complimentary tickets to a 2014 Gladiators game.
To reserve your CEFL try-out spot with the Gladiators call 216-420-2222.
CEFL GLADIATORS TRY-OUT CAMP ITINERARY
Where: Ohio Multiplex at the Word Church--official practice facility of the Gladiators www.multiplexohio.com.
When: Sunday, December 8, 2013. Registration begins at 7:30 am & Tryout begins at 8 a.m.
Cost: $75 per player. Includes two (2) tickets to a 2014 Cleveland Gladiators Game.
Workout: Will consist of standard combine drills (40 yard dash, pro agility shuttle, standing broad jump) as well as positional drills.
Gear: Typical workout clothing (shorts, t-shirt). You must wear turf shoes or molded bottom cleats-no track, baseball or metal spikes
Game Highlights: Game film is as good as a resume. Players are encouraged to bring their game film.
Keep the kicking shoe at home: No Kickers at this workout. A special kicker try-out camp will be held later.
On Line Film: Players with online film links who are planning to attend the tryout can forward them to director of football administration & player personnel Ron Selesky at rselesky@clevelandgladiators.
Questions: For questions or additional information contact the Gladiators at 216-420-2222.
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The CEFL President, Ryan Bilski and USFTL Executive Director, Mike Cihon have agreed to sanction The CEFL League, earning CEFL teams USFTL State and National Ranking Points. Further details to follow.