Sharks Announce 2021 Training Camp Schedule

Andrew Jackson High The Official Site of 2021 Jacksonville Sharks Training Camp

JACKSONVILLE – The Jacksonville Sharks have announced their 2021 training camp schedule today following a very successful open tryout last weekend where over 60 athletes participated. From local players to athletes who traveled as far north as Pennsylvania and as far west as Oklahoma for the chance to perform in front of the Sharks coaching staff and see if they had what it takes to play professional football. The defending National Arena League (NAL) champion Jacksonville Sharks officially kicked off their training camp today while the players reported yesterday for physicals. The Sharks training camp will run Tuesday, May 18 to Saturday, May 29 at Andrew Jackson High School in Jacksonville, FL. Players will have Sunday off, while the coaching staff finalizes the Sharks regular season roster.  Season practice starts on Monday, May 31st.. 

Returning players to the Sharks training camp include All-NAL Center Derrick Ziegler, All-NAL receiver Devin Wilson, All-NAL linebacker Zack Brown, All-NAL fullback Alstevis Squirewell, All-NAL offensive lineman Mike Williams and NAL champion QB Mike Fafaul who led the the National Arena League in passing efficiency with a 67.2% rating. Training camp will be open to media Tuesday through Thursday with on-field practices starting at 7:30pm. Saturday, May 22 the players will have on field workouts beginning at 11am, Saturday’s training camp will be open to the public but please note there will only be limited seating available. If you are looking to cover training camp as working media and have questions please email The NAL season opener will kickoff on Friday, May 28 with the Carolina Cobras vs. the Jersey Flight at the CURE Insurance Arena in Trenton, NJ. The Sharks will kick off their season opener in Southern California against the NAL’s newest expansion franchise the Ontario Bandits on Friday, June 4 at 10pm (eastern) at the Toyota Arena.

The Sharks 2021 season home opener against the Carolina Cobras will launch Saturday, June 12 at 7:00 pm for Country & Education Appreciation Night presented by IDEA Public Schools at Veterans Memorial Arena. All students, educators and school employees can purchase a buy one get free ticket for this game*. This will be the first time the Sharks and Cobras have met since the 2019 NAL Championship game where the Sharks emerged with a last minute win against the defending league champion Carolina Cobras in Jacksonville. For season tickets or single game tickets call 904-621-0700 ext.717.  *must present school ID to receive tickets. Limit 8 total tickets

About the Jacksonville Sharks

The Jacksonville Sharks are members of the National Arena League (NAL). The 2019 & 2017 NAL Champions and ArenaBowl XXIV Champions play all of their home games at the Veterans Memorial Arena. Shark Nation Memberships for the 2021 season are now available. To become a Shark Nation member or for more information please call (904) 621-0700 or email   Follow the Sharks on Facebook at and on Twitter and Instagram @jaxsharks.