Barnstormers Announce Open Tryout

Barnstormers Announce Open Tryout

 DES MOINES – The Iowa Barnstormers of the Indoor Football League (IFL) will host their annual open tryout on November 17, 2018 at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines, Iowa. The tryout is open to any athlete 18 years of age and older who is non-college eligible and interested in playing professional indoor football.

The Iowa Barnstormers Open Tryout, consisting of combine workouts, skill drills, one-on-one and four-on-four competitions, will be held under the direction of Head Coach Dixie Wooten. Tryout positions include quarterback, wide receiver, defensive back, running back, linebacker, offensive lineman, and defensive lineman. Tryouts for kickers will not be held at this time.

Registration will open on November 17 at 10:00 a.m. with the tryouts beginning promptly at 11:00 a.m. All tryout participants will be required to submit a registration payment and sign a waiver and release form. Pre-registration will cost $50 with day-of registration fees increasing to $60 per participant. Pre-registration is now open. 

Registration forms can be found online at and printed. Participants are also able to register over the phone by contacting Juli Pettit in the Barnstormers front office at (515) 564-8457.

In coordination with the Open Tryout, the Iowa Barnstormers will also be hosting a Pick-Your-Seat Event as well as a Garage Sale at Wells Fargo Arena. These events will be open on the main concourse of Wells Fargo Arena beginning at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 17. Additional details on these events will be provided in the coming weeks. 

Open Tryout participants and fans interested in attending the events on November 17 will enter through the north VIP entrance of Wells Fargo Arena. All questions can be directed to the Iowa Barnstormers front office at (515) 633-2255.

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