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American Football - 18. October 2007.

National Tryout Season

TRYOUT INFO!

Chattanooga Locomotion Hosting Tryouts!


The Chattanooga Locomotion will be hosting tryouts on October the 13th and 20th. Tryouts will be at 10am till noon at Red Bank High School practice field, Tryout fee is 35.00 and you must be 18 to tryout. Come and experience the greatest game in town.

NWFA World Championship
Runner Ups Hosting Tryouts and Mini Camp

The Columbus Comets are hosting tryouts and a mini camp for the 2008 season. The Comets are the 2007 NWFA Runner Ups.

The Tryouts will be held at Whitehall Community Park (402 N. Hamilton Rd. Columbus, Ohio) on Oct 7th - Nov 18th from 10:00am - 12:00pm

For more information please visit ColumbusComets.com or email texasbiking@yahoo.com

ST. LOUIS SLAM TO HOLD THIRD TRYOUT FOR 2008 SQUAD


The St. Louis SLAM women's professional full contact football team will host its third open tryout on Sunday, October 21st, 2007. The tryout will take place at the central fields in Forest Park at 2:00PM. So far, the SLAM coaches have been very pleased with the turnout for the first two tryouts, but they are still looking to add more players. Tryouts are open to all women ages 18 and older. There is a one-time tryout fee of $10. All ladies who have a love of sports are encouraged to attend. Experience is not required. For more information, please email slamfootball@hotmail.com.

Arizona Wildfire Tryouts!


Arizona Wildfire Women's Professional Football Team is an Official Member of the National Women's Football Association (NWFA). We will be hosting our first tryouts on Sunday, October 21st. Registration is at 9:30am. Tryout's will be held at the Tucson Electric Park Soccer fields, directly behind Kino Hospital.

Please be sure to wear proper attire for exercise (cleats, if you have them, and water/Gatorade). Save time - Fill out the forms ahead of time. Send us your email address and we can send you the preregistration forms to fill out and bring with you to tryouts!

Please be sure to wear proper attire for exercise (cleats, if you have them, and water/Gatorade).

If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at azwildfirefootball@yahoo.com , call us at 520-289-2141 or check our web site at AzWildfirefootball.com For additional information on the NWFA, check their web site at www.WomensFootballCentral.com Hope we see you there!


BUILT TOUGH?: Women's "TACKLE" Football Team in Houston, Texas
will host Final OPEN Tryout!


Houston, TX - The H'Town Texas Cyclones will host their final OPEN tryout on Oct. 21, 2007.

Tryouts will be held at: Westbury Park (5635 Willowbend - Houston, Texas 77096) on October 21, 2007 @ 9:00am.

"We are excited to become one of the NWFA's newest teams as we strive to give women in Houston another opportunity to enjoy the sport of tackle football," states Lucretia Griffin, Cyclones CO-owner. Tryouts are closing soon so if you are interested in playing tackle football, here's your chance. There is no experience necessary to tryout, but endurance is a must. Prospects are asked to be in attendance at 9:00am. We will host additional tryouts per verified appointment only. Interested prospects must contact their office at (713) 433-3726 and/or email the HTC at: texas-cyclones@sbcglobal.net or visit the website at HTownTexasCyclones.com .
Causing "HAVOC" Everywhere We Go!

Modesto Women's Football.
Magic Going Strong!


The Magic hosted their 3rd set of tryouts October 13th 2007, and had another successful tryout. The Magic will host another round of tryouts November 17th 2007. he Magic are proud members of the National Women's Football Association.

"I am blown away" exclaimed Magic owner Stormy Stroud. The Modesto Magic is going strong! Twenty more women from all over came out to endure the heat in hopes of becoming part of team Magic. " The athleticism just keep's on getting stronger and stronger " and due to the outpouring phone call's and email's the Magic is set to host another round of tryouts.

TRYOUT INFO


The next round of tryouts are going to be Saturday, November 17th at Castleberg Park in Riverbank, CA.

For information, visit ModestoMagic.net or email Stormy@ModestoMagic.net or Vanessa@modestomagic.net

North Texas Rage
Hosting Tryouts (Dallas)


The North Dallas Rage will host tryouts for the 2008 season. Tryouts will be held on November 10th and December 1st @ 2 pm contact: MK Hamilton for more information at hamilton7899@yahoo.com

NEW ORLEANS BLAZE HOSTING

OPEN TRYOUTS


Mondays and Wednesdays at Muss Bertolino Stadium, located at 620 West Esplanade Ave in Kenner.
Contact: NewOrleansBlaze@cox.net
0r call (504) 232-2470. NewOrleansBlaze.com

Players Must be at least 18 years old. There is a one time tryout fee of $35.00. Must also provide proof of insurance. No matter what time of year, bring water and a towel. During hot weather, bring a small cooler with ice. Sneakers or cleats (soccer are fine) are the required footwear. Comfortable, loose-fitting athletic clothes are recommended.
Participants will be timed in the 40-yard dash, shuttle run, and four corner drill.


DAYTON DIAMONDS HOSTING TRYOUTS

Tryouts for the Diamonds are ongoing. Contact:
info@daytondiamonds.net for more info. DaytonDiamonds.net


PLAYER SPOTLIGHT
From the Tree Town Spitfire Newsletter

SANDI “ONE-EYE” BOWEN
TREE TOWN SPITFIRE


By Erin Thorneberry


A 7th grade Sandi Waters was asked to jot down which sports she might be interested in playing for the year. A friend suggested she write football because she was a big fan of the sport. As her teacher (who turned out to be the football coach) walked around and saw her answer he told her to “pick another sport.” For the next several years she did just that; she played basketball, soccer, ran track and field, but the football bug was festering underneath. In 2002 her husband Glen saw an article in the newspaper about tryouts for a new woman’s football team and she knew she had to tryout. Six years later she is still with the same team. Coach Val was asked about Sandi’s leadership and has said that since the middle of the 2003 season she has lead by example by being at practice and working hard so that she and her teammates become better football players. Even in the face of an overwhelming situation “Sandi maintains a positive outlook, digs deep, and does her best.”

There are many faces of our Sandi Bowen. She is a college graduate. She graduated from Bowling Green State University in 2001 with a Bachelor of Science in Education with a Sports Management Major, Specializing in Athletic Training (certified in January of 2007). She is an entrepreneur. She owns and operates a commercial window cleaning company and she and Glen will soon be opening their own restaurant. She is a certified massage therapist who has worked with Olympians. She is also a politician. Sandi is a city councilwoman for her Village and is currently running to be Mayor of that village. She is the stepmother to two boys, Nathan 20, and Joshua 18. She has been married to Glen for 5 ½ years. Coach Val admits she is busy and says “her ability to take on a variety of tasks with minimal confusion and without complaint is a big part of what makes her effective as a football player.”

In, what spare time she has, Sandi enjoys running, in-line skating, scrap booking and drawing. Spending time with her family is number one on her list of priorities. A close second is being an active member in her church and singing with the choir. And yet in her busy life she still has time and makes time with certain sacrifices, to play football.

In her five seasons to date she has had many injuries including a seriously fractured finger that kept her out of four games, broken ribs, pulled muscles, numerous bruises, and even a black eye (hence the enduring nickname of “One-Eye”). When asked about her injuries she replies “I don’t want to scare anyone with the injuries, but they can and do happen.” Was it all worth it? “It is and I would do it over again even if I knew what was going to happen.”

Sandi remembers the first year when they practiced in a mall that had a “Hoops” basketball court. They would lay out mats to help avoid injury (it didn’t work all that well she claims). She has many satisfying memories that give her an “awesome feeling,” among them are an interception, numerous fumble recoveries, a couple of sacks, a blocked punt, and the best – making great tackles.

Of all of her lifetime accomplishments, Sandi rates them as follows…

*Greatest Thing she has done in her Life: Marry her husband Glen, who makes it to every game and is her greatest fan and biggest supporter.

*Greatest Football Accomplishment: Last year’s number of tackles (she plans on beating that this year).

*Greatest Personal Accomplishment: Will be the opening of her restaurant “Sandi’s Village Café.”

Throughout all she has accomplished and become, Sandi continues to learn life lessons through football. She has learned to adapt to change and always have fun. She has learned to follow instruction and that just when she thinks she can’t push her body any further, she can! She realizes what she can accomplish by challenging not just her physical limits, but her mental ones, too. A lesson we can all learn is one she says best: “I learned the power of a team and how if we worked together we could accomplish a lot.” Sandi’s personal motto is “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” When all is said and done, when other things could have drawn her elsewhere Sandi has “always felt inside that (she) was a SPITFIRE!” Coach Val agrees, “Sandi was meant to play football.”

The NWFA will kick off it's 8th season in April 2008. For additional information on the National Women's Football Association, please visit WomensFootballCentral.com or call (615) 860-4084.

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