NGL Open Tryouts: Participants will be competing in non-contact activities for an opportunity to earn a professional indoor/arena league player contract. Participants will be competing in athletic events such as a 40 yard dash and broad jump to display the athletic talents. Football specific football drills, such as, 1 on 1 and 8 on 8 drills will also be conducted. Participants must provide their own cleats, shorts and accessories. The tryout is non-contact, so pads and helmets are not necessary. Participants also must be prepared upon their arrival — no locker room facilities will be available, although restrooms will be accessible. The coaching members from all twelve NGL teams will be in attendance in addition to league president Joe McClendon. For more information please visit or email

About Matthews Sportsplex

The Sportsplex at Matthews is an athletic facility that consists of 9 synthetic turf fields, 2 grass fields and a 2,500 seat grass stadium. All fields are multi-purpose fields that can accommodate a variety of sports; soccer, lacrosse, football, field hockey, rugby, etc. The Stadium has a two story field house with home, away, and referee locker rooms. The top floor of the field house is a 90-person conference room that is available to rent. The Sportsplex also has two playgrounds and roughly 2 miles of paved trails.