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Join the Baltimore Nighthawks Women’s Tackle Football Team
The Baltimore Nighthawks women’s tackle football team is looking for women 18 and over for the 2019 season. We do not require any prior football experience - we will teach you everything you need to know and provide you with a once in a lifetime experience!


1. Sneakers/athletic shoes are required.
2. Black shorts or black athletic pants, white, black grey purple t-shirt
3. Proof of medical insurance and driver's license is required (Driver’s license, Government issued ID, Military ID)
4. $30 cash or credit (one time fee only). You can attend all tryouts to improve your scores. (Same day registration $35 cash or credit card)
5. Bottle of water.

Want to become a BALTIMORE NIGHTHAWK! Complete the online tryout application and we'll contact you immediately with more details.

November 3rd

Registration: 11:30 am – 12:15 pm
Tryout :12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Merritt Clubs 
24 HR Downtown Athletic Club
210 E Centre Street, Baltimore, MD 21202
We are indoors on the lower level.  Registration will take place in the lobby.  

October 6th
Registration: 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm
Tryout 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Merritt Clubs 
24 HR Canton
3401 Boston Street, Baltimore, MD 21244
We are indoors on the lower level on the turf field.  Registration will take place in the lobby.  

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Thank you for your interest in the Baltimore Nighthawks.

If you have additional questions about the upcoming season, please contact us immediately at


  • Q: How old do I need to be?
    A: You need to be at least 18 years old

  • Q: I have never played football before, does that matter?
    A: A majority of our players have never played football before becoming a Nighthawk. Our coaches will teach you everything you need to know from the dimensions of a football field to tackling to learning your playbook. What we need are dedicated women who are eager to learn!

  • Q: Are there many injuries?
    A: Like any sport, especially a contact, physical sport such as football there will be injuries. The most common are pulled muscles and sprains. Of course you can decrease your risk by being in-shape, properly warming up and working on flexibility.

  • Q: Do I need to attend all three tryouts?
    A: You are not obligated to attend all three tryouts; however,  after you pay and complete a tryout you are welcome and encouraged to come to the following try outs to work on your skills and conditioning, and to meet your potential teammates.

  • Q: What are you looking for in a player?
    A: We really want dedicated women who are eager to learn and have some type of athletic background. Many sports such as basketball, lacrosse, rugby and soccer translate very well onto the football field. Any background in sports is helpful. We are looking for women of ALL shapes and sizes!

  • Q: When do you practice?
    A: Practice begins in January inside in an indoor practice facility. In March, we will move to our outdoor football field.  We practice every Tuesday and Thursday evening and on Saturday mornings through the end of March.

  • Q: I cannot attend all practice; can I still be on the team?
    A: Teams that have good attendance win more games. We highly encourage attendance but we understand that players have jobs and families outside of the team. We do expect players to have at least a 75% attendance.

  • Q: What do you do at tryouts?
    A: Tryouts are set up similar to an NFL Combine. We have a series of drills to test different skill sets and positions.  Not every player will do great on every drill especially if you have not played football before. These drills give the coaches a look at your base athleticism and evaluate your potential for different positions. 



"playing football is awesome. It's changed my life on and off the field!”


"I didn't have experience playing football and everyone was welcoming and they were patient teaching me everything I needed to know. I wasn't the best player but I did my part to contribute and be a team player”