INTERESTED IN BECOMING A NIGHTHAWK?
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 upcoming 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!
NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY. ALL ARE WELCOME! ONE FEE = ACCESS TO ALL TRYOUTS
WHAT TO BRING
Sneakers/athletic shoes/turf cleats are required.
Black shorts or black athletic pants, white, black grey or purple t-shirt.
Copy of medical insurance card and driver’s license is required (Driver’s license, Government issued ID, Military ID)
$40 (one time fee). You can attend all tryouts to improve your performance. Registration and payment must be made in advance. Waiver must be signed and returned in advance
You need to be at least 18 years old
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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 90% attendance.
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.