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Shock to hold open tryouts

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SPOKANE, Wash. - Think you have what it takes to play in the highest level of arena football?  The Spokane Shock plan on giving anyone and everyone a shot by holding an open tryout for prospective players.

The tryout event is scheduled for Nov. 21 at the team's practice facility in Spokane Valley.  It costs $50 for those who preregister, and slightly more for those who wait until the last minute.  They ask anyone who tries out to come dressed appropriately - turf shoes, shorts and a t-shirt.

Format for the open tryout will be a pro-style combine followed by position drills.  Participants will run through a series of athletic tests that include vertical jump, shuttle run, 40-yard dash and the broad jump. After testing, players will then break out into position-specific drills.

This will be the first open tryout for the Shock under new Head Coach Rob Keefe.
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