Skyforce to Hold Open Tryouts

Sioux Falls, S.D. (September 11, 2008) Ė The Sioux Falls Skyforce announced today that the team will hold open tryouts for the 2008-09 season on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 4-5 at Sanford Gymnasium on the campus of Augustana College located at 2505 S. Grange Ave. in Sioux Falls, S.D. Information regarding a second tryout at a different location will be released in the coming weeks.

Open tryouts offer local athletes an opportunity to showcase their talents in front of NBA Development League coaches while they compete to earn a position in the teamís official training camp. Training camp is scheduled to begin in mid-November.

Check-in on Saturday begins at 11:30 a.m. with the first session set to begin at 12 p.m. There will be a second session on Saturday evening that will begin at 6 p.m. The tryouts will conclude with one session on Sunday beginning at 10 a.m. Each session of the two-day tryout camp will last approximately two hours.

Applicants must be eligible to play in the NBA Development League and are required to pre-register by submitting the official registration, release, disclosure and background check forms, along with a $125 nonrefundable fee. Tryout forms are available online (www.skyforceonline.com) or at the Sioux Falls Skyforce office located at 2131 S. Minnesota Ave. in Sioux Falls. Completed forms and entry fee must be mailed to the Skyforce office no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 26 to secure a spot in the tryout camp. Tryout attendees that will need lodging should contact the Days Inn Empire at (605) 361-9240 and ask for the Skyforce rate.

Season tickets are now on sale for the 2008-09 season. Discounts and benefits are also available for groups of 10 or more. The home opener is set for Friday, Nov. 28 against the Iowa Energy. Single game tickets will go on sale in early November. For more information please contact a Skyforce representative at (605) 332-0605.

To register, complete the following forms:
  • Registration Form
  • Release Form
  • Disclosure Form
  • Background Check Authorization

    Return forms to:
    Sioux Falls Skyforce
    Attn: Nate Tibbetts
    2131 S. Minnesota Ave.
    Sioux Falls, SD 57105

    Fax: (605) 332-2305