08/06/2012 8:53 AM
Blast to Hold Open Tryouts Prior to 2012-13 Season
The Baltimore Blast will hold open tryouts in September at the team’s training facility Du Burns Arena. The Blast will open training camp in mid-October and start the 2012-13 MISL season in early November.
The open tryouts will be held September 15 and 16 from 9 a.m. to Noon and are open to male soccer players ages 18 years and older. College players with remaining eligibility are not permitted in the tryout as per NCAA rules and regulations. Current professional players must have a letter of release from their current club in order to participate.
Players will be assessed by members of the Blast coaching and management staffs, including head coach Danny Kelly, assistant coach David Bascome and General Manager Kevin Healey. Players who make it through the open tryouts will be invited to attend a three-day mini-camp October 10-12. The Blast will open training camp the following week.
“We are looking to provide an opportunity to those players who wouldn’t otherwise get a chance to come out and take a shot at making the Blast,” said Kelly.
The registration fee for each player who attends open tryouts is $100. Space is limited and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis; walk-in players will not be granted a tryout. All players must submit a tryout application
to the Blast office by 5 p.m. on September 13. The $100 application fee is non-refundable.
Season tickets, mini plans and single-game tickets for the 2012-13 Blast season will go on sale in September. Season tickets and mini plans will be available through the Blast office at 410-73-BLAST. Single-game tickets will be available at the 1st Mariner Arena Box Office and at all TicketMaster outlets including TicketMaster phonecharge at 410-547-SEAT. Tickets can also be purchased online at www.ticketmaster.com
. For additional information on Blast tickets, call the Blast at 410-73-BLAST.