Future Stars Tryouts are non-contact tryouts, and players should wear cleats and shorts. Future Stars will provide a tryout t-shirt for all participants. All players are encouraged to wear a mouthpiece during tryouts. Tryouts are $45 per player(PAY CASH ONLY @ TRYOUT) and each player will get a Future Stars Tryouts t-shirt and combine results. Tryouts are based on the current school year grade.
All quarterbacks and kickers should BRING THEIR OWN BALL. They may (or not) get to use their ball we recommend bringing in case we have a lot tryout and we have enough footballs. The 7th Grade quarterbacks will throw with a TDY (Official Middle School size ball) and the 8th Graders will throw with the (Official High School ball). Kickers need to also bring any tees. All players should bring drinking water to the tryouts. We plan to have open concessions at each Tryout but it’s not guaranteed. We also ask that ALL LINEMEN please bring their HELMET and MOUTHPIECE.
Tryouts will consist of a height and weight station. Kids will compete in a mini pro-style combine, recording their times in the 40-yard dash, shuttle (5-10-5), and Broad Jump. The ”Combine” portion of the event is hosted by Next Level Training out of Knoxville, TN.
Players will then have the opportunity to try out at the position of their choice on both offense and defense. ALL positions will go through a 1-on-1 period, “compete drills”. These drills can get competitive! We remind everybody that you are trying to make a team and kids should try out for the position that gives them the best chance to make the team, which may not be the position they play for their respective teams.
The players will be evaluated by the Future Stars Staff and graded on their ability and attitude. Please note that this is a state-wide all-star game. Just because your child does not make the team, does not mean they are not a very good player. Just means that spots are limited at each position and every great player could not make the team. No player that made a previous Future Stars team is guaranteed a spot on the present team.
**Please note the “Evaluators” are who pick the teams NOT the coaches on the game week staff! In most cases, the “Evaluators” are high school coaches and/or former College/Pro players.***
***Many past Future Stars are playing in the best football conferences in college football (SEC, ACC, Pac 12 & more), also many Future Stars are ranked as 3 & 4-star players on the high school level and have many D1 offers from colleges across the Country. The Future Stars staff are always passing on names of top Future Stars to college coaches at every level!******Selected players get to stay on a college campus, live like a college athlete for a few days, receive coaching from former college and/or NFL players.***
***Middle School athletes don’t miss out on this awesome football experience and exposure opportunity.***
2023 Tryout Dates:
Sunday, April 2nd: Nashville Tryout
Sunday, April 16th: Memphis Tryout
Sunday, April 23rd: Chattanooga Tryout
Saturday, April 29th: Knoxville Tryout
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