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Players, Have you heard about the new football league? Major League Football is holding workouts

Major League Football will start in the Spring

Major League Football will start in the Spring

As many of you know we are huge advocates of getting film to continue the dream of the NFL. I have been getting contacted by several football players about the new league, and I wanted to personally reach out to their staff and find out about the league. 

Yesterday, I had two conversations with both the head of Football Operations Dean Dalton and the Media Relations Specialist Nick Athan to find out more for our readers.

Many football players are still looking for a job, they may be trying to stay in shape and get right and the MLFB is something that could help football players everywhere. It is starting in the Spring of 2016, and they are already holding work-outs for their upcoming league.

Major League Football (MLFB) is an exciting new American football league kicking off its inaugural season in 2016. Herman Edwards the former New York Jets head coach has joined forces with MLFB as well as many other former NFL staff and players.

Remaining camp schedule:

Sunday, November 8th – SPECIALIST Tryout Camp – Kickers/Punters/Snappers
o SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS

o Wheatley Heights Sports Complex
Monday, November 8th – Pro Day Tryout Camp – All Positions

o SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS
o Wheatley Heights Sports Complex

Sunday, November 15th – Pro Day Tryout Camp – All Positions
o MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE
o Rhodes College

Saturday, November 14th – Pro Day Tryout Camp – All Positions
o LAKEWOOD RANCH, FLORIDA
o MLFB Headquarters – venue TBA

Sunday, November 15th – Pro Day Tryout Camp – All Positions
o LAKEWOOD RANCH, FLORIDA
o MLFB Headquarters – venue TBA

Saturday, December 5th – Pro Day Tryout Camp – All Positions
o DALLAS, TEXAS
o TBA

Sunday, December 6th – Pro Day Tryout Camp – All Positions
o DALLAS, TEXAS
o TBA

Saturday, December 5th – Pro Day Tryout Camp – All Positions
o CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
o Venue TBA

Sunday, December 6th – Pro Day Tryout Camp – All Positions
o CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
o Venue TBA

Let me tell you a little bit more about what the league is about.

Major League Football Inc. is one of the first publicly traded, professional spring football leagues in existence today. MLFB is dedicated to creating an innovative, fan-owned game, which intends to kick-off in the Spring of 2016.

The league has letters of intent to have several teams in locations listed below:

  • Birmingham, Alabama
  • Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Orlando, Florida
  • Akron, Ohio
  • Hartford, Connecticut
  • Eugene, Oregon
  • Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Norfolk, Virginia

Here are some frequently asked questions regarding the league:

Q: How can I register for an MLFB tryout camp?

A: Agents/Players can register online at http://register.mlfb.net

Q: How much will players make? / What is the league minimum? / What is the salary range?

A: Each active, rostered player will receive a $2,500 game check for each game during the regular season.

Q: How long is the season?

A: The MLFB season will consist of 10 regular-season games played between April-June, followed by the post-season.

Q: How much do the tryout camps cost?

A: Each athlete pays $250 at the time of registration.

Q: What is the start time for tryout Camps? / When should I arrive the day of the tryout?

A: Check-in for registered/paid athletes will begin at 7:30am (local time) for each Tryout Camp location.

Q: How long do the tryout camps last?

A: Each Tryout Camp is one day, beginning at 7:30am and planned to run through 3:30pm.

Q: What drills and skills will be evaluated during tryout camps?

A: Every registered/paid athlete will undergo physical measurements and be tested on four combine drills (as follows):

1) 40-Yd dash

2) 5-10-5 (or short) shuttle

3) Vertical jump and

4) either 3-cone/L-drill (OL, DL & LB) or 60-Yd (or long) shuttle (QB, RB, WR & DB)

Q: What happens if I can’t make it to my camp?

A: The $250 registration fee is non-refundable. Athletes who experience extenuating circumstances should contact MLFB for possible rescheduling to another tryout camp location with existing capacity.

Q: What are the minimum age and other requirements to be eligible for MLFB?

A: An athlete must be three years removed from high school and have no remaining eligibility or have voluntarily renounced any remaining eligibility with the NCAA.

Q: When and where will MLFB training camp(s) be held.

A: Training camps for all teams will be held in Lakewood Ranch, FL starting in February 2016.

Q: If drafted, how do I get to training camp?

A: If invited to Training Camp, MLFB will pay for transportation to camp, housing & meals and a daily per diem.

Q: Are athletes paid for training camp?

A: If invited to Training Camp, MLFB will pay for transportation to camp, housing & meals and a daily per diem.

Q: If I’m cut during training camp, how will I get home?

A: If cut during training camp, MLFB will pay for transportation back to the athlete’s home city.

NFL Draft Diamonds was created to assist the underdogs playing the sport. We call them diamonds in the rough. My name is Damond Talbot, I have worked extremely hard to help hundreds of small school players over the past several years, and will continue my mission. We have several contributors on this site, and if they contribute their name and contact will be in the piece above. You can email me at nfldraftdiamonds@gmail.com

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