We’re starting to get a lot of questions about the XFL player pool and how an agent (or anyone, for that matter) gets a client into the league player pool. XFL officials want to make sure agents and players are aware that its showcases are around the corner and that spots are filling up quickly, with some dates already at capacity.
Here are a few things XFL officials want to make sure are clear to players and their representatives.
- The XFL will have a comprehensive player pool.
- The league will announce its team-by-team personnel directors next month, though we’ve heard that timetable might be moved up so as not to miss out on any talented players from the ’22 draft class.
- Though we don’t have any definitive info, it’s our understanding that players need not have participated in one of this summer’s engagement camps to be signed.
- All players interested in demonstrating their skills in front of XFL personnel and coaches are asked to visit showcases.XFL.com or to email info@XFL.com.
- The HBCU camp and the engagement camp in Hawaii are by invitation only because the league is trying to tightly control participants, limiting them to only those of Pacific Islander heritage for the event held in Honolulu and to players from historically black schools for the HBCU workout.
- XFL head coaches and personnel directors will select players for the exclusive XFL draft pool based on the following criteria:
- XFL Showcase evaluations
- College/pro film evaluations
- XFL staff evaluations at NFL training camps. Invites to the draft pool will be sent to players in early June.