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Michael, its Chris again.

I checked a few websites, but some teams do not have their schedule posted. I was wondering if you knew any of their schedules or dates? I live in the Cincinnati area, so anywhere close to that would be great. Also, what should I be prepared to do at an open tryout? I'm right out of college and I haven't done any tryouts yet. Any way to get ahead of the competition would help tremendously. I'm a wide receiver at 6'3, 215lbs and run about a 4.60 40yd dash.

Thanks!

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Hi Chris,

So when I went search for an answer, I came across this great website. It contains all the information and links you'll need. Note that some teams haven't posted their schedules yet.

http://www.cfl.ca/tryouts

For instance, here's the info from the BC Lions:
Testing will include: 40-Yard timing, pro agility shuttle, basic football drills and 1-on-1's.

All athletes should dress appropriately with the proper footwear. Each participant is required to pay a $100 registration fee (no checks). These fees cover the cost of field bookings, insurance and other costs associated with staging a free agent camp. If you have highlight film please bring it along to the workout.

You can also send your film here:

Neil McEvoy, Player Personnel Coordinator
BC Lions Football Club
10605 City Parkway
Surrey, BC V3T 4C8
(Label your package as Educational Materials)

Important: Any player ultimately invited to training camp must have a valid US passport in order to travel across the border into Canada and return to the United States. In the event you are invited to training camp, please ensure that you can obtain a passport before May 15, 2013.

2013 BC Lions free agent camps - dates and locations:

Saturday, April 13, 2013 - Fort Lauderdale/Boca Raton, FL
Location: Boca Raton Community High School
1501 Northwest 15th Court, Boca Raton, FL - Click here for driving directions
Registration: 9:00 am / Testing: 9:30 am
Surface: Field Turf

Sunday, April 14, 2013 Atlanta, GA
Location: Georgia State University practice facility (downtown Atlanta)
188 Martin Luther King Jr Drive, Atlanta, GA - Click here for driving directions
Registration: 9:00 am
Testing: 9:30 am
Surface: Field Turf

Friday, April 26, 2013 Dallas, TX
Location: Pennington Field
1501 Central Drive, Bedford, TX - Click here for driving directions
Registration: 8:30 am
Testing: 9:00 am
Surface: Field Turf

Saturday, April 27, 2013 - Los Angeles, CA
TBA

Saturday, May 11, 2013 Washington, DC
Location: Bishop McNamara High School
6800 Marlboro Pike, Forestville, MD - Click here for driving directions
Registration: 8:30am
Testing: 9:00 am
Surface: FieldTurf

Sunday, May 12, 2013 Las Vegas, NV
Location: Rancho High School
1900 Searles Avenue, Las Vegas, NV - Click here for driving directions
Registration: 9:00 am
Testing: 9:30 am
Surface: Field Turf

Saturday, May 18, 2013 Seattle, WA
Location: Rainier Beach High School
8815 Seward Park Avenue South, Seattle, WA - Click here for driving directions
Registration: 9:00 am
Testing: 9:30 am
Surface: Field Turf


Hope that helps. Good luck!

Michael

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I can answer general questions about the CFL and its players. I can help with questions about some of the rules or teams. I don`t have access to detailed stats, but can point you in the direction of some CFL-related web sites.

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