Are you Outlaw material?

By Leah – November 4, 2011

I was waiting for the shuttle bus to take me to my volunteer post at the Ironman 70.3 Austin in October when I struck up a conversation with a group of women all wearing red, white, and black jerseys that said “Outlaws.”  I was soundly berated for not knowing who the Outlaws were—did you know that Austin has a professional women’s football team?

Well, we do.  And they invited me to tryout.

Austin Outlaw tryouts are coming up; there were two opportunities (one in September and another in October) and your last chance to win a playing spot is November 19.  There’s a small fee, and everyone (experienced or not) is welcome; everyone, that is, who’s over 18 and has “a willingness to learn, be committed, and work hard.”  More tryout information can be found on the website, www.austinoutlaws.com.

The Outlaws were at the triathlon for the second year in a row, working as volunteers somewhere out on the course.  It seems they make a point of getting out in the community and helping out in addition to making plays on the field; last year, they participated in Coats for Kids and this fall, they were part of the fun at the Cactus Ranch Elementary School Hoedown Festival (they had the football throwing booth, naturally). You can catch the Outlaws on 104.9FM The Horn, where there’s weekly radio show that features player interviews.  Their home games will be played at the Westlake High School Chaparral Stadium

This isn’t flag football; it’s contact football, with pads and all.  A look at the website’s game photos show a lot of action, a fair amount of dirt, and some fit women on the field.  In other words, it looks like a lot of fun.

So ladies, find the football, practice a bit, go for some runs, and get in shape because if you make the team, there’s some football to be played in Austin this January.

 
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