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GBNF - Will Carter Thomas, Jr. AFA Hall of Famer Class of 2003
Will Carter Thomas, Jr. - Will Carter Thomas, Jr., age 66, died 3:32 p.m. Monday, December 12, 2011 at Mt. Carmel West Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. Born June 15, 1945 in Iuka, Mississippi to the late Will Carter and Mable Ethel Brown Thomas Sr. He retired as a Principal at Barrett Middle School in Columbus, Ohio.
Semi-Pro Football Tryouts Saturday In Sioux Falls
Yankton Daily Press
SIOUX FALLS - The Tri-State Buffalos Semi-Professional Football Team is officially announcing that it will host open tryouts for all roster positions on Jan. 19 with registration at 2:30 pm at Sanford Power Field House located at 2215 West Pentagon ...
The Tampa Bay Sentinels, a member of the National Public Safety Football League, play the Tampa Bay Storm, of the Arena Football League, in the third annual ...
National Public Safety Football League - Dunedin, FL Patch
One of Dunedin's local heroes is set to square off against some professional football players for a good cause. The National Public Safety Football League's ...
7 Steps to a Faster 40-Yard Dash
The 40-yard dash is the ultimate measurement of speed in football. Prospective NFL players are given bigger contracts or passed over entirely based on how they run the 40. College prospects are given an extra look if their 40 time warrants it......
Upon further review, the replacement officials were, indeed, the largest story in sports during the first three weeks of the NFL regular-season. It arguably created more discussion than the Presidential election that takes place in November...........
AFA Hall of Famer, Keith Ballard Selected for Induction Into 2012 United States Flag & Touch Football League (USFTL) HoF
In June of 2012, the United States Flag Touch Football League (USFTL) paid the Keith"Quick6" Ballard the game's highest honor by selecting him to its National Hall of Fame. Keith was chosen for his significant contributions helping to elevate the game as a player, director, sponsor and youth development coach.
The Hall of Fame induction ceremony will take place January 19, 2013 at 1:00 P.M. at Austin-Tindall sports complex, a division of the Disney Wide-World of Sports Complex. Family, friends and youth are welcome to join Coach Keith Ballard at the Disney sports complex's food, fun and Hall of Fame celebration. We look forward to seeing you there!
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.
Commotio Cordis - Sudden unexpected cardiac death that occurs in young people during sports participation is usually associated with previously diagnosed or undiagnosed structural or primary electrical cardiac abnormalities. Sudden death due to ventricular fibrillation may also occur when a projectile (eg, baseball, lacrosse ball, hockey puck) strikes the precordium of an individual with no underlying cardiac disease. This is termed commotio cordis (CC).
AFA now offers AFLAC to members!
AFA members now have discounted rates for AFLAC benefits available to them. Aflac pays you cash if you are hurt or sick and compliments any other benefits you already have! This Accident Plan: Pays you cash for services you or a family member may have due to any injury. On or off the job. Pays cash dollar amounts for different treatments. This plan is perfect for players needing accident coverage.
The Shockbox Impact Sensor for Football is designed to be attached to the inside of a football helmet. The sensor provides an immediate wireless transmission to your Smartphone, via Bluetooth® that the player has experienced a head impact that could result in a concussion. This takes the guess work away from determining when to take a player off the field and seek medical advice.
AFA SmartPhone App
The AFA Smartphone App is now available for download at Google
Sports Concussion? Use Mobile Phone App Phone Diagnosis
Use the our collection of apps to ask a series of questions and the app will decide the chances that a player has actually suffered a concussion. The questions used come directly from the Centers for Disease Control. This app has a list of symptoms that will help in the decision to remove a player from a game or seek medical attention. In fact, it has a "Return to Play" feature helping you decide when to allow the player to return to practice and game status. Also comes with a feature to email a doctor, if further medical advice is needed. Just click Smartphone App to download....
AFA logo Smartphone Cases also available :)
American Football Association Hall of Fame
We have gotten a lot of requests from folks confused about membership in the AFA's Hall of Fame recently.
It appears that after 33 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
Note: The 2013 Hall of Fame Inductions are scheduled to be held June 27th - 28th (same date annually) and at the same location as last year, the Pro Football HoF. Official ballots will go out in April to all 2013 Active AFA Alumni. Nominations will only being accepted on this official ballot and in this timeframe.
American Football Association Hall of Fame Jackets -
Now Available !!!....we are pleased to announce that AFA Hall of Fame jackets 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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 each. Just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org........
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.
Lifetime Membership Opportunities To Be Announced for AFA Hall of Fame Members!
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 33rd 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.