02/02/2016 4:14 PM -

JACKSONVILLE - The 2015 American Conference Champion Jacksonville Sharks announced Tuesday that the team will hold an open player tryout the morning of Saturday, February 13th. This year’s tryout will take place at the Orange Park Athletic Association Field located at 1086 Fromhart St. in Orange Park. 

Registration for the tryout begins at 8:00 a.m. and the workout is set to start promptly at 9:00 a.m. The tryout will conclude once each player has been properly evaluated by head coach Les Moss and the Sharks coaching staff.

Those wishing to participate in the tryout must complete the 2016 Tryout Packet, which is available online at On the day of the tryout, players are asked to bring the completed packet along with a payment of $80. Cash will be the only form of payment accepted.

This year’s tryout will consist of a combination of drills, including the 40-yard dash, 20-yard shuttle and various position-specific drills. Please note that this year’s tryout will take place on a natural grass surface and players are required to bring appropriate footwear. 

The tryout is open to anyone over the age of 18 who has completed high school and is not currently under contract with any professional football team. Kickers will not be evaluated at this year’s tryout. 

For more information and to download the 2016 Tryout Packet, visit 

About the Jacksonville Sharks


The Jacksonville Sharks are members of the Arena Football League (AFL). The ArenaBowl XXIV and four-time South Division Champions are presented by Sea Best Seafood and play all home games on Sea Best Field at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena. Season Tickets for the 2016 season are now available, two tickets for as low as $99. To purchase your season tickets or for more information, please call (904) 621-0700. Follow the Sharks on facebook at and on Twitter @jaxsharks, as well as the Attack Dance Team at and Chum at