Fresh off a 10-week mini-camp, the Utah Jynx female football team is prepping for tryouts to launch into the upcoming season. The team recently joined the ranks of the Women’s Football Alliance, a national league with teams from around the country, and the Jynx are in it to win it.
Coach Greg Cover is excited for the season to start and open tryouts for women over the age of 18 will be on Dec. 10 from 1-5 p.m. at the Franklin Covey Wellness and Training Center, 2200 W. 2700 South.
“We’re looking for women who are athletic and competitive. They don’t have to be very experienced with football, but that’s great too,” Cover said. “We offer the highest level of competitive sports for women in the state and we’re looking for women who are interested in being a part of that.”
The tryouts include rigorous physical workouts and actual football play. After the selection of the team players, practices will be held several times a week until the season begins in the spring.
The Jynx was formed in 2009, and despite its inexperience, the team has been competitive and maintained one of the best win-loss records of all the teams in the Mountain and Pacific Northwest Regions, Cover said. And with the recent jump to the WFA, the level of competition is going to increase, Cover said.
Both the Utah Jynx and the Utah Blitz, the other female football team, are full-tackle and follow NFL regulations. The Blitz are also forming a team for the season and those interested in tryouts can email [email protected].
“We’re working to bring a high level of play to Utah and show the rest of the nation that we can compete with the best of them,” Cover said. “I’d encourage people to come and see what we’re all about.”
Both teams are looking for corporate sponsors to help alleviate traveling and equipment costs. For more information about tryouts and sponsorship, go to UtahJynx.net and UTBlitz.com.