Last week the XFL revealed they would hold “Summer Showcase” tryout camps in XFL cities. We have now confirmed that these tryouts are by invitation only, and there will be approximately one-hundred players invited to each camp, where the coaches and league’s football operations staff will conduct an evaluation.
Potential players have been scouted by the league and are being invited through their agents. The invitation process began on May 13th, and agents are being instructed as to the details of the timing and documentation required.
The players invited are expected to be players who are currently Street Free Agents, players from the 2019 NFL Draft class, etc. Immediately following each showcase, the league will begin considering players to sign to XFL League Contracts.
The XFL will be gathering info on these players for signings and for the draft. The tryout camps will entail:
- Height, weight and measurements for each player
- Combine like testing; 40 Yard Dash, Shuttle drills etc
- Individual positional workouts and 1 on 1 drills led by the XFL coaching staffs
- Private additional workouts and meetings with XFL Coaching staffs
- Player interviews and background info
It is reported that the XFL intends to make the Showcases open to the general public and media. More details will be released soon.
The official dates and locations:
- 6/7 Dallas- Maverick Stadium in Arlington, Texas
- 6/8 Houston- TDECU Stadium
- 6/14 New York- Sprague Field at Montclair State University
- 6/15 DC- St. James Complex in Northern Virginia
- 6/21 LA- Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Long Beach
- 6/22- Seattle- Memorial Stadium in Seattle
- 6/29- Tampa- Raymond James Stadium
- 7/13- St. Louis- LFA Training Center
Note: This information posted with contributions by Mike Mitchell.
A rabid football fan, and founder and owner of XFLBoard.com since April 2000, Mark Nelson is happy to see the XFL come back for a second go around the buoy.