|AFA News & Media Clips |
David Burch, Chris Stepp and Kevin Van Valkenburg join "Outside the Lines" to discuss the dangers of average Joes gathering to play what they call "semi-pro" football.
Safety a top priority in semi-pro football league
A recent story by ESPN about a semipro football league in Indiana and western Ohio portrayed a haphazard sport where equipment is lacking, major injuries are frequent and medical attention is provided by spectators. But players and officials with local teams and leagues say that is just one view of a sport that is growing in popularity, and one of their top priorities is always player safety.......
Spring league coming to Malden
Wicked Local - Nov 9, 2012
A new minor-league football team with Malden ties plans to hit the field this spring, and the team is hosting a combine in Malden this weekend. Participants will be competing for a spot on the newly formed Boston Freedom Fighters, which slated to play its first game in the National Spring Football League this spring.
"The Boston Freedom Fighters are a franchise of the National Spring Football League (NSFL), a national, developmental league that will play its first game in March of 2013," said a team release.
Journal Times ediorial: People on the sidelines make the Raiders champs
Journal Times Editorial Board
Some of the teams in minor-league football have talented players, but the "front office" doesn't go much beyond the team captain sending an email to all the players indicating what time practice will be held, or when the caravan is leaving for Saturday ...
Monroe County Sting Wins 2012 Empire Football League Championship
In their inaugural season with the EFL, the Monroe Counter Sting of Rochester won the 2012 EFL Championship in a 38-22 win over the Plattsburgh North Stars this past Saturday night. The Plattsburgh North Stars (10-3, 9-2) were unable to cut into a 16-point differential, in a game that featured the Sting (10-3, 8-3) getting the better of second-half scoring 30-15.......
US Women's National Tackle Football Team
USA Football, the governing body for American Rules Football has created a US Women's National Tackle Football Team. The US National Team last competed in Stockholm, Sweden in 2010 against other international women's teams while also capturing the gold medal. At that time, the 2010 team was only available to teams that were members of the IWFL. For this tournament, USA Football has agreed to open its membership to all of women's tackle football leagues as well as any independent women's tackle football clubs.
As a result of this announcement, USA Football will conduct tryouts for the Women's National Tackle Football Team between January 25th-27th, 2013 at the University of Texas (Austin, TX). Additional information about the Women's National Tackle Football Team can be found at www.usafootball.com/teamusa/us-womens-national-team.
American Football Association Hall of Fame Listing
We have gotten a lot of requests from folks confused about membership in the AFA's Hall of Fame recently. We've even encountered an altered/doctored press release listing someone we've never heard of in an attempt to purchase our ring. It appears that after 32 years, a few folks are still a bit confused regarding hall of fame membership. As a result, we have edited and published a more readable copy of our inductees from day one at
American Football Association Hall of Fame Listing
American Football Association Hall of Fame Jackets -
Now Available !!!....we are pleased to announce that AFA Hall of Famejackets are now available for purchase directly from Chicago Knitting Mills.....and yes, they do have the plus sizes 2X -- 5X! Just send an email to email@example.com to obtain an order form.
AFA Hall of Fame Blazers ....because of the positive feedback from our
Hall of Fame banquet, we are now making Hall of Fame Blazers available to all current hall of fame members. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested. Note: Hall of Fame Patches are available upon request for those who would like to update their favorite blazer with this memorable item @$15. Just send an email to email@example.com........
Wilson NFL Footballs... New Wilson Footballs are now in stock. The price is $65/ball or $390 per case for new balls plus $20 shipping and handling for a total of $410 per case of six...to download form, click Wilson NFL Footballs.
AFA Broadcast Channel Goes Live
The AFA's live broadcast channel capability for video webcasts is now available for PCs, iPads and, Smartphones. Featured video includes weekly vintage and live video webcasts of events such as the Pottstown Firebirds Super Bowl Special, Kalamazoo Tornadoes AFA Championship, Past AFA Hall of Fame Inductions, AFA Member Game Broadcasts and special announcements. These weekly broadcast will accessible directly from our website and in additional to performances by some of our hall of famers, will also feature AFA sponsors. These broadcasts can also be accessed at......Steve Weed Productions.
AFA Membership Programs
2013 AFA Alumni Club Membership - Are You A Card Carrying Member?
AFA Membership is open to anyone and everyone that, at one time or
another, had been (or still is) involved with a semi-pro team and/or league. Semi-Pro Football Alumni Club is co-sponsored by the AFA National Association and the Members of the AFA Hall of Fame Alumni. To join Just click AFA Alumni Membership App.
2013 AFA Team & League Membership
Membership applications are now being accepted for the 2013 season. The annual membership fee to join the AFA remains $100 "per team" which provides a benefit package that is easily 10x this fee. Team membership applications can be downloaded by clicking Team/League Membership App
American Football Association Benefits, Inc
The America Football Association recently established major partnerships with insurance companies to make comprehensive coverage products available for all AFA Alumni. AFA Alumni and where applicable their spouses and dependents, can now apply for insurance at competitive group rates.
It's now easy to join the AFA and apply for affordable insurance coverage with a special discount for being an AFA Alumni. For more info, please call 877-624-4485 or email AFABenefitsInc@americanfootballassn.com.
About the American Football Association: The American Football Association is a national 501(c) (3) non-profit, tax exempt corporation in its 32nd year of operation and is dedicated to the advancement of adult (semi-pro) football from coast-to-coast. Our slogan is Semi Pro & Proud®. We are not affiliated with any other national semi-pro/minor league organization (Minor League Football News, American Football News Today, American Football Hall of Fame, Minor Pro Hall of Fame, etc). The AFA, Hall of Fame, American Football News™ and AFA logo design are registered trademarks of the American Football Association. All other AFA-related trademarks are trademarks of the American Football Association.