(Sarasota, FL) The Suncoast Millionaires have announced it will be joining the Amateur to Professional Developmental Football League (APDFL) and begin play again in 2017.
The APDFL is a non-profit corporation dedicated to the promotion and advancement of adult minor league football teams throughout the southeastern states. The league is comprised primarily of young men between the ages of 18 and 30 looking to obtain a second chance of reaching their college and/or professional football dreams. The APDFL will provide these athletes a place to improve their football skills and a platform to showcase their talents by attracting scouts from the collegiate and professional levels and by offering an outlet to those that otherwise would not have this option. The season runs from March through June.
The Millionaires have been holding workouts at the Robert L. Taylor Complex at 1845 34th St. Sarasota, FL. Registration for those wanting to tryout is $35 and includes a dri-fit shirt.
The Suncoast Millionaires played for ten seasons in the SSFL, FFA and UFF in Florida. The team has not played games the past two seasons. NFL standout receiver in the 1980’s, Ernest Givins (Houston Oilers) has returned as the team’s head coach.
(Sarasota, FL) The Suncoast Millionaires formally known as the Sarasota Millionaires have announced the return of the team for the upcoming 2016/2017 season. Combines and tryouts are scheduled for Saturday October 22nd and 29th, and Saturday November 5th from 7pm to 9pm, at The Robert Taylor Complex 1845 34th Street Sarasota, Fl. 34234.
Registration will begin at 6:30pm and those wanting to participate are encouraged to be there 30 minutes prior to the scheduled combine/tryout. Registration fee will be $35. All players must wear black shorts and bring both tennis shoes and cleats. A Suncoast Millionaires T-shirt will be given to those with paid registration.
The team also announced the return of Ex-NFL player Earnest P. Givins Jr. as head coach of the highly accomplished minor league football team.
As an ex-NFL star, Givins brings a wealth of talent and athletic insight to a team notable for their past winning spirit. His professional career began in 1986 as a wide receiver with the Houston Oilers when picked in the second round of the NFL 1986 draft. 9 of Givins’ 10 seasons in the NFL were played with the Oilers which included a two-time selection for the 1990 and 1992 Pro Bowl. Givins’ career stats include 571 receptions, 8,215 receiving yards, and 49 touchdowns.
The Suncoast Millionaires will once again play in the Florida Football Alliance, one of the top minor football leagues in the United States. The league’s regular season runs from January to May.