Springfield Armor Announce Local Player Tryout

SPRINGFIELD, MA September 17, 2009 – The Springfield Armor today announced that the team will hold an open player tryout on Saturday, October 17th and Sunday, October 18th at Springfield College’s new Field House.

Hopefuls will be trying out for the opportunity to earn a spot in the Armor’s training camp in November. Agents are welcome to attend.

Registration will begin at 9:00 a.m. on October 17th with the tryout commencing at 10:00 that morning. The tryout on Saturday will last until 5:00 p.m., after which a round of cuts will be made and a select group will be invited to return on Sunday. The tryout session on October 18th will be held from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.

Applicants must meet all NBA Development League eligibility requirements. To register, please complete the four forms, which can be found in the links below or at the Springfield Armor office located at One Monarch Place, Suite 220, and submit them with a non-refundable registration fee of $200. Please make all checks payable to the Springfield Armor.

2009 Springfield Armor Tryout Registration Form

Player Release and Eligibility Form

Background Check Authorization Form

Disclosure Form

To register by mail, please send registration forms and payment to:

Springfield Armor

Attn: Player Tryouts

One Monarch Place, Suite 220

Springfield, MA 01144

Applicants also are welcome to register at the Springfield Armor office. All interested parties are encouraged to act quickly with the tryout being limited to a maximum of 125 participants.

The tryout will be conducted by Armor Head Coach and Director and Basketball Operations Dee Brown and Assistant Coach Kevin Whitted with the potential for scouting representation from the Armor’s three NBA affiliates – the New York Knicks, Philadelphia 76ers and New Jersey Nets. Brown and Whitted will have the disposal of four basketball courts at the Field House, which is located within Springfield College’s Wellness and Recreation Complex. For directions, please click here.

“There has been a great deal of interest regarding the open tryout since the day a team was announced in Springfield back in March,” Brown said. “Springfield is a community with an unparalleled basketball background, and Kevin and I look forward to inspired tryouts from talented local athletes.”

For players traveling from outside the community, our preferred hotel is Sheraton Springfield located at One Monarch Place. To make a reservation, please call (413) 781-1010.

For more information about the Springfield Armor player tryout, please email Joe Barbieri at jbarbieri@armorhoops.com or call (413) 746-3263.

Location:

Springfield College

263 Alden Street

Springfield, MA 01109

Dates:

Saturday, Oct. 17 & Sunday, Oct. 18

Saturday, Oct. 17

Registration - 9:00 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Tryouts - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 18 (Only select players will be invited back for Sunday's tryout)

Tryouts – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Cost:

$200.00 non-refundable registration fee

Forms of payment include: cash, cashier’s check or credit card. The Armor accepts American Express, MasterCard and Visa. If sending a check, please make payable to the Springfield Armor.

Preferred Tryout Hotel:

Sheraton Springfield

One Monarch Place

Springfield, MA 01144

(413) 781-1010