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Head Coach Dean Cokinos Gears Up For Training Camp

With the March 12th opening game quickly approaching, the Georgia Force coaching staff has been diligently working to prepare for the 2012 Arena Football League season. Head Coach Dean Cokinos entered the off-season with a specific plan of evaluating and targeting players for the upcoming AFL season. With two try outs behind him and one slated for February 18th and a slew of recent signings, Cokinos, along with his coaching staff, are ready for the next challenge: training camp.

“As camp approaches, we are putting the finishing touches on logistics, the roster, and the staff,” stated Cokinos. “We are focusing on getting ready for the training camp with itineraries, scheduling, practice plans, playbooks, video coordination, physicals and things of that nature so when the first day of camp arrives, we can hit the ground running and let the players compete for a job.”

Cokinos is pleased with how the 2012 roster has come together thus far. “We are excited with the mixture of guys we have been able to sign to date, including returning Force players, AFL free agents, and other league free agents from the NFL and CFL collectively,” said Cokinos. “We targeted big, tough athletic players who love to play the game and compete on a daily basis.”

The AFL is a quarterback-driven league, and Cokinos believes the Force will be under excellent leadership with Darnell Kennedy returning and RJ Archers, who was recently assigned to the Force from Milwaukee. Overall, Cokinos believes that there is a lethal blend of size, speed, and strength on the roster. The last opportunity for potential players to compete for a spot on the team will be on February 18th at the Silverbacks Sports Center in Suwanee, Georgia. Information on the upcoming open try outs can be found on the Georgia Force website.

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Force To Hold Final Open Try Outs on February 18th in Suwanee

The Force will hold the final open try out for the 2012 season on Saturday, February 18th beginning at 9 a.m. at the Silverbacks Sports Center in Suwanee, Georgia. The try outs will be held rain or shine. Kickers will not be evaluated at this try out.

Head Coach Dean Cokinos, along with his staff, will conduct the workout and evaluate the players.

‚ÄúThis is our final opportunity to evaluate potential candidates in an open forum,” stated Cokinos. “We are hopeful that we will find some additional talent.”

Tryouts will consist of 40-yard dash, short shuttle, individual drills, and one-on-ones. The cost of the tryout is $80. Pre-registration cost is $65. Payments must be cash only on the day of the try-outs. All pre-registration forms along with payment should be mailed to the address below. Pre-registration forms are now available on http://www.georgiaforce.com. The last day to pre-register is Wednesday, February 15th, 2012 at 5 p.m. Prospective players may email playerpersonnel@georgiaforce.com, or for additional information contact Brad Graham by calling 404.966.3180.

WHAT: Final Georgia Force Prospective Player Try Outs for the 2012 Arena Football Season

WHEN: Saturday, February 18th at 9 a.m.

WHERE: Silverbacks Sports Center
4285 Brogdon Exchange
Suwanee, GA 30024

Please send any game film and player bios to playerpersonnel@georgiaforce.com or by mail to the address below:
ATTN: Player Personnel
3120 Medlock Bridge Rd.
Building E Suite 260
Norcross, GA 30071

Do YOU have what it takes to be a Force football player?

…Then now is your chance to prove it! The Georgia Force will hold an open try out on Saturday, January 28th at 9 a.m. for the upcoming 2012 Arena Football League season at Silverbacks Sports Stadium in Atlanta.

Head Coach Dean Cokinos, along with his staff, will conduct the workout and evaluate the players. “From this open tryout, we will be looking to invite at least three players to our training camp starting in February,” said Cokinos. “It is a great opportunity for the players who will be in attendance. Hosting this workout in the Atlanta area should showcase some high level talent. The bottom line is that we are looking for tough, hard working, and talented players and this will be the first chance for potential candidates to showcase their abilities.”

Tryouts will consist of 40-yard dash, short shuttle, individual drills, and one-on-ones. The cost of the tryout is $80. Pre-registration cost is $65. Please mail all pre-registration forms along with payment to the address below. Pre-registration forms can be downloaded by visiting http://www.georgiaforce.com. The last day to pre-register is Wednesday, January 25th, 2012 at 5 p.m. Prospective players may email playerpersonnel@georgiaforce.com, or for additional information contact Brad Graham by calling 404.966.3180.

Additional Information:
– Kickers will not be evaluated at this try out
– Please do not call the Silverbacks for information
– Restrooms and a place to change will be provided
– Only cash will be accepted on the day of the try out
– No hotel arrangements will be provided
– Registration will begin at 9 a.m. sharp
– There is no full contact and therefore no need for shoulder pads
– Appropriate dress consists of workout clothes and shoes suited for grass (also bring tennis shoes)
– Tryout will be conducted rain or shine
– No refunds will be given for any reason

Address:
3200 Atlanta Silverbacks Way
Atlanta, GA 30340

Please send any game film and player bios to playerpersonnel@georgiaforce.com or by mail to the address below:

ATTN: Player Personnel
3120 Medlock Bridge Rd.
Building E Suite 260
Norcross, GA 30071

2012 Georgia Force Cheerleaders Preliminary Audition Pictures

In honor of the Georgia Force Cheerleaders Final Audition Show tonight, the Georgia Force Facebook page has been updated with pictures from the preliminary auditions held on November 20th! Check out the full album by clicking here, and be sure to come out to the Final Audition Show tonight at the Gold Room Atlanta! Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the final audition show begins promptly at 8:30 p.m. See you there!

Gold Room
2416 Piedmont Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30324