Daytona Beach, FL – Prospective professional football players looking to make the cut for a new league forming this spring will have to prove their worth at the World’s Most Famous Beach.
The American Patriot League will hold a two-day tryout session in Daytona Beach the first weekend of 2019, according to the just-released league schedule.
The dates are January 5th and 6th and it will be at Daytona Stadium, the home to the city’s APL franchise as well as the Bethune-Cookman University football team.
League officials say the Daytona tryout is invitation-only, with no walk-ups being accepted, though the public is invited to view the first day of the session.
This follows two other tryouts at Houston’s Rice Stadium in November and December, the city where APL headquarters are located.
Another tryout session at Rice Stadium is also scheduled for the weekend after Daytona’s, with the league draft taking place a week after that and training camps starting January 31st in Cocoa Beach.
Training camps are now officially scheduled!
January 31 – March 2, Cocoa Beach, FL pic.twitter.com/UxbWG72SG5
— American Patriot League (@AmPatLeague) December 8, 2018
Daytona Beach became the first city to join the APL in October, followed by Mobile (Alabama) and Sacramento (California). At least five other cities are expected to join the league before the inaugural season begins on March 9th.
The regular season ends June 8th, with playoff games taking place June 15th through the 23rd before culminating in a championship game on 4th of July weekend on the campus of the United States Naval Academy in Maryland.
A “name the team” contest for Daytona’s franchise is running until the end of the year, with the person who entered the winning name getting $1,000 and a pair of season tickets.