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Player Personnel

The LIONS do not conduct open tryouts.  All players must be screened through our Player Personnel Department. arenascout@gmail.com

Player Registration Info

Due to the success and the overwhelming response from free agents, The Lions will continue to conduct their highly successful no open tryout private clearing house player evaluations ... details below…

What: Player skills workout for contract

When: We contact you


Step 1- Clear the Lions Clearing House then

Step 2- The Jungle, Home of the Columbus Lions, Columbus Civic Center 400 4th St, Columbus, GA 31901

These are not tryouts. A player must be cleared and then selected to attend these events. The selection process begins by filling out the questionnaire below. Our player personnel department will evaluate each player individually to determine who will receive invitees. The Lions are proud to be one of the longest running Arena Football franchises in the country. The cornerstone of the organization is stability. The Lions have only had only one ownership group throughout its history. Head Coach Jason Gibson has been at the helm since the beginning. The Lions have enjoyed a winning tradition and because of that, over 50 players in 9 years have had the opportunity to advance their football careers in the NFL and CFL,

Year after Year free agent players just like yourself, looking to showcase their talents and play the game of football at the highest level of competition. Chris Smith CFL,Corey Crawford NFL,David Griffin Jr. NFLLogan Ingle NFL,Dion Small NFLMarte Sears CFL Tristan Purifoy CFL, Jarmon Forston CFL,Toby Jackson NFL,QB Casey Kacz (Buffalo St.) was the product of the Lions system: Robert Caldwell (Cleveland NFL/NC. State), Damian Thornton (Duke), Chris Pickett (Jacksonville NFL/Troy) David Washington (Faulkner), Dezmond Beverly (Ark Pine - Bluff) Jordan Jones(Elon),Ed Burns(Elon), Tre Jacobs Washington NFL/Liberty) Martin Davis (Miss Valley). Where will we find the next star?

Clayton Banner / Player Personnel Director

706-322-3336 x807


Coach Clayton Banner Columbus Lions Directer of Player Personnel O:706 322 3336