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Baltimore Mariners Will Host Second and Final Open Tryout
The Baltimore Mariners will host its Second and final open combine on Saturday, Dec. 7, from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. Check-in and day-of registration will run from 1 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. The combine will serve as an open tryout for all players interested in making the 2014 roster.…in Baltimore Mariners
Atlanta Sharks Announce Front Office Team
The Atlanta Sharks announce one of the most important additions o the team since adding vveteran indoor coach Marcus James. Breeze Gipson is The new Executive Director of marketing, Legal consultant and Host of the Financial Breeze Show for the Atlanta Sharks. Breezy Gipson is a native of Niagara Falls,…in Atlanta SharksTags: Atlanta Sharks
Atlanta Sharks Name Head Coach & Director of Football Operations
Marcus James named Head Coach and Director of Football Operations for the Atlanta Sharks. Atlanta Sharks have named veteran indoor football coach Marcus James head coach and Director of football operations. James who played at Temple University from 1980-1982, went on to attend training camp for the USFL Philadelphia Stars…in Atlanta SharksTags: Atlanta Sharks
York Capitals Name Matthew Steeple III Head Coach
The York Capitals are pleased to announce the hiring of Matthew Steeple as its new head coach. Matt brings a wealth of professional indoor experience both as a player and a coach to the Capitals, having played nine seasons in the Arena Football League (AFL). Last season Coach Steeple was…in York Capitals
Cleveland Patriots Host Tryout December 8
The Cleveland Patriots will host its second open try-out on Sunday, Dec. 8, from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Check-in and day-of registration will run from 5 p.m. to 5:45 p.m, and this combine will serve as an open try-out for all players interested in making the 2014 roster. The…in Cleveland Patriots
American Indoor Football
The York Capitals a professional arena/indoor football franchise playing in the American Indoor Football will be holding a press conference to unveil their team logo as well as their first player signings one of which has played in the National Football League and another who has played in the Canadian Football League.Other topics to be discussed are the current status of the team, a time line of future events and,area businesses that have come on board as team supporters.
Immediately following the press conference the Yorktowne Hotel will be holding their Welcome Back Wednesday "Meet and Greet " reception with complimentary hors d' oeuvres. The York Capitals will be handing out complimentary team t-shirts featuring our logo for the first time (while supplies last) courtesy of our friends at Susquehanna Apparel. In addition York Capitals owners, staff, coaches and recently signed players will be on hand and available to be interviewed one on one with the media
Wednesday December 5th, 2012
The Yorktowne Hotel
48 East Market Street
York, PA 17401
Hotel : 800-233-9324
4:30 pm - 5:00 pm Press Conference
4:30 pm - 7:00 pm Welcome Back Wednesday Reception and Meet & Greet
Harrisburg Stampede Head Coach, Bernie Nowotarski announced today that WR Darnell Burton from William Tennent HS in Warminster, Pa and Cheney U, has signed with the Stampede for the 2013 Season.
Darnell has the size and speed to be an instant game changer for the Stampede. The key to his success will be in the speed in which he transitions to the indoor game. At 6’2” and 200lbs Darnell has the size to make life difficult for defensive backs.
“DB comes to the Stampede from the Cheney Wolves, a member of the PSAC. The PSAC is one of the strongest Division II conferences in the country. I always look for PSAC talent and every team I have ever coached indoors has always had PSAC players on my roster. The kids that we get from these schools are always well coached. They practice hard, they play hard and they are fundamentally sound and they are just good kids on and off the field. This is a great opportunity for Darnell and we hope he takes full advantage of it” commented Nowotarski.
Just a Reminder: 2013 Stampede Open Try Outs will be posted very soon on our Team Web Site and FB page
Harrisburg Stampede Head Coach, Bernie Nowotarski announced today that the Stampede has come to terms with one the of the teams most versatile players, Josh Finafrock.
The Waynesboro HS and Juniata grad has spent most of his post college career with the Chambersburg Cardinals. Last season was his first year with the Stampede. Josh found himself on the game day 20 man roster as the back-up QB. With a 20 man roster it is very easy to find yourself playing another position for a variety of reasons. Josh found himself playing wide receiver; extra point and field goal holder as well as positions on the kick-off and kick return teams.
As back-up QB, Josh did get in some game night snaps. Josh threw 36 passes and completed 14 passes and 5 of those completions were for touchdowns. He also had 4 solo tackles from his special team position. On Offense he was asked to jump in the game at wide receiver due to a series of injuries during the game and complied 3 receptions for 23 yards.
“Josh is a great team player. He works hard at practice and he always understands each and every game plan that we have set up, but he knows the QB’s game plan, the wide receivers game plan and all the special team game plans. He has a fantastic understanding of the game. He is a go to player and is a big asset to our team and is well respected by his team mates and coaching staff.” commented Coach Nowotarski.
Do you think you have what it takes to be a part of the Stampede 2013 Roster ??…The Team’s first Open Work Out will be posted soon on our Team Web Site and FB pages.… Don’t Miss It !
Harrisburg Stampede Head Coach, Bernie Nowotarski announced today that Veteran Defensive Stand-Out Jermaine Thaxton has re-signed for the 2013 Season.
After finishing his HS football at Pottsgrove, Thax picked the West Virginia Mountaineers to continue his education and football career. After graduation, Jermaine played in the AFL, AF2, CIFL, AIFA and this past summer was a member of the Chambersburg Cardinals.
Jermaine was a top contender for 2012 League Defensive MVP. Thax compiled 48 tackles, 1.5 sacks, 4 tackles for a loss, 2 pass deflections, 2 interceptions and forced 3 safeties from his jack linebacker position. “He really studies the game and his opponent. He watches a lot of film and always shows up ready to play” commented Coach Nowotarski
Jermaine currently lives in Lemoyne Pa just outside Harrisburg. Being a veteran and a local guy is such a plus for us (the stampede). Thax is always involved with our camps and appearances and constantly gives back to the HBurg and surrounding areas.
Just a Reminder: Stampede Open-Try Out Schedule will be posted very soon on our Web Site and FB pages.
Virginia Badgers announced today that the Badgers are moving to Ranson, WV to play at the Ranson Civic Center!
We will be known going forward as the West Virginia Badgers!
We would also like to welcome aboard former Badgers Running back and All time leading rusher Andre McDonald as part of our ownership group as well as Lucas Taylor. Coach Dawes will still retain the title of majority owner and will also be the team's Head Coach.
Please stay tuned as the Badgers will be announcing the rest of the West Virginia Badgers staff for the 2013 season in the coming days!
Stampede Round-up Lands Big 12 Talent - Kansas State and Iowa State Players Sign! Harrisburg Stampede Head Coach, Bernie Nowotarski announced today he has signed Iowa State Defensive Line Stand-Out Michael Bibbs and Kansas State All-Conference Offensive Lineman Edward Prince.
Michael currently lives in Williamsport, Maryland and is originally from Atlanta, Georgia. He attended Booker T Washington HS and then went on to play for the Iowa State Cyclones. After graduation in 2009, Michael spent time with the Green Bay Packers and the Cleveland Browns. Michael has Indoor experience with the Trenton Steel. During the summer months you can find Michael playing for the Chambersburg Cardinals.
The 6’3” 255lb defensive end has tremendous strength, speed, footwork, handwork and most of all he is a disciplined player. Michael will provide us with the outside push and solid pass rush.
Edward comes to the Stampede from the currently number 1 ranked BCS Kansas State Wildcats. Edward was a Pre-Season All-American and All-Conference selection with the Wildcats. Edward was part of the offensive line that protected Josh Freeman. Edward currently lives in Starkville, Mississippi and we are excited for his arrival in Harrisburg.
The 6’6” 295lb offensive linemen has very good hand and foot work. He has a very long reach and a solid first attach. Edward should be able to add a strong level of protection to our QB.
Just a Reminder: The First Stampede Open-Try Out Will Be Posted on our Web Site and FB page Very Soon
Harrisburg Stampede’s Head Coach, Bernie Nowotarski announced today that WR Aaron Yarbough has signed with the Stampede for the 2013 Season.
Aaron is a player with quickness, speed and runs crisp routes. The former Mount Vernon HS and Virginia Military Institute Grad has been a player that Coach Nowotarski has had to game plan against many times from his time with the Baltimore Mariners.
Aaron signing with the Stampede will re-unite him with QB EJ Nemeth. The combination of Nemeth to Yarbough was among the tops in the AIFA as the Mariners completed a perfect 16-0 record in 2010 and claiming the AIFA Championship.
“There is so much more to Aaron then his stellar athletic career”, mentioned Nowotarski. “He is exactly the type of player you want on your team. He is un-selfish in his play and studies the game and his opponent to increase what he can give the team every time he steps on the field. Aaron is also a community minded young man. He is a Deacon of Musicians with his church. He speaks to Youth Groups about Family, Education, Character, Discipline and Faith. He graduated from VMI with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering. This is just a well-rounded young man and again is the type of player we strive to find and sign with the Stampede,” commented Nowotarski.
Just a Reminder: Dates for Open Try-Outs for the 2013 Stampede will be posted very soon on our Team Web Site as well as our FB and Twitter pages.
York Capitals Is The Official Name For The 2013 Expansion Team
The Fans have Spoken and The Name is Official! York Capitals Is The Official Name For The 2013 AIF Expansion Team that will play in York, PA.
The American Indoor Football league and the ownership of the new expansion team want to thank all the fans who voted. "We had an incredible response to the contest with well over 1000 votes cast and want to thank all the fans who participated. We're excited to have the York Capitals for the 2013 season." stated John Morris of the American Indoor Football league.
The York Capitals took off to an early lead in the voting and never looked back. Fans cast well over 1000 votes combined on the Facebook and League polls to make the York Capitals the winning name! We want to congratulate the fans who submitted a valid entry.
- Josh G.
- Sarah B.
- Chris C.
- Bryan B.
- Christina C.
You will be contacted shortly with instructions on how to register to receive the tickets.
We had a great response for the York Team Name Contest and want to thank all the fans who submitted names. It was a really tough choice to try and choose just one name so instead, the top 5 names were selected and we are going to let you, the fans, decide on the final name!
A poll is live here on the American Indoor Football league website with the 5 finalist and are also on the league's Facebook page. Feel free to vote on both polls and the winning name will be decided by adding the votes from both polls.
So let your family and friends know to vote because if your submission gets the most votes - each fan listed will receive a pair of season tickets!
York Renegades- Debra S.
- Ron M.
- Robert D.
- Biff W.
- Alan F.
York Colonials- Donald D.
- Sarah B.
- Steve M.
York Capitals- Dylan O.
- Josh G.
- Sarah B.
- Chris C.
- Bryan B.
- Christina C.
York Patriots- Donald D.
- Michael H.
- Jan R.
- Cynthia D.
York Independence- Jeremy K.
- Ferdinand M.
Good Luck to all the fans who are listed above and thank you again to all the fans who submitted an entry.
Harrisburg Stampede’s Head Coach, Bernie Nowotarski announced today that the Stampede has come to terms with four Stampede players from the 2012 squad.
The Stampede have re-signed Offensive players, Wide Receiver Scorpio Brown and Running Back Eugene Goodman. On the Defensive side of the ball, the Stampede have signed Defensive Backs Armar Watson and Travis Proctor.
Scorpio led the League with 45 receptions for 631 yards and 15 touchdowns. Eugene led the League with 317 yards rushing on 39 carries. He also had another 151 yards receiving and combined for 13 touchdowns. Armar had an outstanding season and was a high consideration for League Defensive MVP. Armar had 10 interceptions, 2 of them were returned for touchdowns. He also had 24 pass deflections, 25 tackles and 2 fumble recoveries. Armar also had 3 receptions and a TD catch on the offensive side of the game and not to mention 2 kick-off returns for touchdowns. Travis was a rookie for the Stampede in 2012. He worked hard and became a member of the 20 man game day roster. He was a major contributor on all Special Teams, but also added 15 tackles and 3 pass deflections as a defensive back.
“Having these four players back for the 2013 season along with our players that have signed will give us a solid start to putting together a Championship team,” commented Nowotarski. “As we get ready to start the Stampede Open Try-Outs along with players that are signed already, really sets up a great deal of competition for positions.”
Just a Reminder: Stay tuned for our Stampede Open Work-Out dates. Stampede Box Seat Season Tickets are On-Sale NOW