CEDAR RAPIDS, IA: The Titans announced Friday that the final open tryout for the 2013 team will take place on Saturday, January 12th and Sunday, January 13th. The tryout will take place at the Titan's multi-use sports facility, the Eastern Iowa Sports Complex located at 1100 N 18th Ave. in Hiawatha, IA. Registration and warm-up will begin at 5:00am with the tryout starting at 6:00am on Saturday. Tryouts will continue on Sunday beginning at 6:00 am and ending at 8:00am. All players trying out should be available both dates.
The registration fee to tryout is $65 (cash or credit card only) and includes a t-shirt. Housing is available for players traveling in from out of town at the Hometown Inn & Suites 3315 Southgate Ct SW in Cedar Rapids. The cost for housing is $25 per night and includes a continental breakfast.
Participants must be at least 18 years of age and be prepared to be evaluated in the following drills: 40-yard dash, 20-yard shuttle, bench press, four cone drill, standing broad jump, agility drills, position-specific drills and 7-on-7. Kickers will be evaluated on kickoff and field goal proficiency.
The Indoor Football League is a nationally recognized developmental league that has helped its players take their game to higher outdoor levels including the Canadian Football League and National Football League. Notable players that have moved up from the IFL to the NFL include WR Anthony Armstrong (Washington Redskins), LB Maurice Simpkins (St Louis Rams), DL Adrian Awasom (Minnesota Vikings), and Coe College alum RB Fred Jackson (Buffalo Bills).
Those wanting to tryout can pre-register by visiting the Titans website www.cedarrapidstitans.com or by calling the Titans office at 319-730-6301. Players planning to pay by credit card should register no later than January 11th.
Titans season tickets are still available by calling the Titans office at 319-730-6301. Season tickets range from $210 for VIP to $56 for Bleachers for 8 action-packed home games at the Cedar Rapids Ice Arena. More information is available at www.cedarrapidstitans.com.