by Catherine Cavallo

JACKSONVILLE, FL - The 2023 National Arena League Champions, the Jacksonville Sharks, will host their first free agent workout for the upcoming 2024 season on Saturday, October 21, 2023 at University Christian School. 

The Sharks recently joined the Indoor Football League (IFL) which consists of 16 established teams. The IFL also has a partnership with the XFL that allows players to float between the two leagues. 

The Sharks are proud to be one of the winningest Arena Football franchises in the country. Head Coach Jason Gibson enters his second season with the Sharks and his 23rd season of Arena Football. He has a winning tradition and because of that, over 53 players during his tenure have had the opportunity to advance their football careers into the NFL, CFL, XFL, and USFL. 

Three players were signed from our 2023 free agent workouts that finished the season on the Sharks 24 man roster. OL Taylor Sanders, WR Khalil McClain, and DB Harrison Poole. 

Due to the success and the overwhelming response from free agents, space is limited per tryout. 

Free agents can secure their spot for the October 21st tryout by visiting

About the Jacksonville Sharks

The Jacksonville Sharks are members of the Indoor Football League (IFL).The 3x NAL Champions and ArenaBowl XXIV Champions play all their home games at the Vystar Veterans Memorial Arena. Sharks season tickets for the 2024 season are now available. To become a Shark Nation member or for more information please call (904) 621-0700 or visit Follow the Sharks on Facebook at and on Twitter and Instagram @jaxsharks, as well as the Attack Dance Team at and Chum at