In 6th grade, I was hell bent on making the football team, but I knew I was small, so I thought I could at least be the kicker. I practiced for weeks and when tryout day came, the wind blew dust in my eyes just as I was kicking and I bounced the ball across the turf.

Your chance for gridiron glory could be this October when the newly reestablished Quad City Steamwheelers hold open tryouts for their return season.

The session will be held on Sunday, October 8th at the iWireless Center between 11:00am and 2:00pm.

You must register in advance. Advance registration is $50. If you wait to register at the door, the cost is $70.

All the tryout and registration details are here at the Steamwheelers website.

Thankfully the tryouts are indoors, so no worries about wind or dust.  Good luck.