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Bremerton youth football organization to hold tryouts

The Bremerton Tritons’ football organization will introduce youth arena football to children and teens residing within the Bremerton School District. The Tritons will participate in the 2012 Arena Youth Football League and tryouts for the team are scheduled from 8 to 10 a.m. Jan. 22 at the Olympic Soccer and Sports Center.

The organization is focused on displaying the talent of its players and providing an opportunity for athletes ages 11 to 14 to play at a competitive level. Tryouts will include an NFL-style combine that will include a 40 and 20-yard dash, a shuttle and a corner drill but will exclude the bench press drill. Staff will evaluate players on catching, throwing, speed, agility and leaping abilities.

Athletes chosen to participate in the select youth football organization will be divided into the Junior Division (ages 11 and 12) or the Senior Division (ages 13 and 14) to play during the “off season” while polishing skills and receiving mentoring from area youth coaches and former semi-professional football players.

The cost for the tryout is $35 per athlete and all players between the ages of 11 and 14 are invited to participate. Participants will receive a T-shirt and refreshments at the completion of the tryout. All athletes are encouraged to wear athletic attire and cleats for safety. Parents and community members interested in coaching or providing corporate sponsorship are invited to attend the event.

The AYFL regular season runs from March to May with practices beginning in February. Games will be played in Marysville and Puyallup on Saturdays against teams from Olympia, Tacoma, Seattle and Everett.

More information is available at http://www.eteamz.com/bremertontritons or by calling John Bowman at (360) 434-1700.

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