The Georgia Invaders of the Professional Developmental Football League have announced details for the team’s second combine. Players interested in being part of the team’s inaugural season need to be at Independence High School in Alpharetta on Saturday (2/9). Registration opens at 9:30 a.m. and will close at 11:00 a.m., at which time the combine will begin. The field is a natural grass surface. The participation fee is $60.
The Invaders held their first combine January 19th and saw several players they hope to sign. The team will be adding additional players to the roster from Saturday’s combine. The Invaders had an ownership change that delayed preparation for the inaugural season, but now have local ownership that has solidified plans moving forward.
Ron Hill is the Head Coach. His staff includes Gary Davis as Defensive Coordinator, Hillery Douglas Jr. will work with Defensive Backs, Justin Krueger is the Offensive Assistant, Lannoris Spaulding will be the Linebackers coach, and Zachary Browning is the Offensive Assistant coach.
This will be Coach Hill's 28th season of coaching football at various levels and he told me “it is just as exciting as the first year when you are building a team from the ground up,” Coach Hill went on to say that the team is working “to not only put a quality product on the field this season, but be active in the community as well.”
Coach Hill has amassed quite a resume over his nearly three decades in the game, and the staff he has assembled brings years of experience to the Invaders as well. In coming articles readers will be introduced to the Invader coaching staff, as well receiving updates on the continued process of building a team.
Saturday’s combine is the next step in building the team that was selected to open the season in the 2013 Kick-Off Classic, the PDFL's opening game of the season, in Atlanta on Saturday May 4, 2013.
The PDFL is 11 on 11 football that is played under combined NFL/PDFL rules. The league begins its fifth season of play in 2013. The athletes, coaches and staff gain valuable experience and exposure while allowing them to improve their skills, giving some the opportunity to pursue professional careers at the next level.
The League consists of ten teams that are evenly divided between two conferences, the American Developmental Conference and the National Developmental Conference. Georgia is a member of the NDC, along with the Palm Beach Crush, Miami Xtreme, Columbia Enforcers, and Carolina Knights,while the the ADC includes the Portland Boltz, Sea-Tac Cobras, Utah Argos, Boise Bandits, and New Mexico Outlawz.
The Invaders will play a six-game schedule that includes four home games, beginning on May 11, 2013.
Coach Hill can be contacted at by phone at 757-0927-0923, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.