USAFL News

Apr 4, 2016

Season Preview Week 2016!

“It is spring again. The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart.” ― Rainer Maria Rilke

Another long American winter has finally dissipated, and though the Cold Old Man still clings to certain parts of the country with an iron grip, it cannot stop the coming of the 2016 USAFL season.

Through a gauntlet of local, regional, and sometimes national matches through the varying climes that our landscape offers, 34 USAFL clubs will weave their way towards the ultimate goal of lifting up a piece of hardware at Nationals.

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Mar 27, 2016

2016 AFL US Combine - Los Angeles April 24-27

The Australian Football League (AFL) will host the 2016 US Combine in Los Angeles, April 24-27.

Three Americans that have come out of previous combines are currently on AFL rosters and making names for themselves are Matt Korchek (2015), Mason Cox (2014), and Jason Holmes (2013).

Legitimate candidates who are interested in attending should reach out to Doren James at operations@usafl.com.

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Mar 22, 2016

WatchAFL Global Season Pass Discount

The 2016 AFL Season is right around the corner, and you can watch every single game LIVE with an AFL Global Pass.

This year we're making it more enticing to catch the action.  The USAFL is offering a 10% discount on a full season pass!

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Mar 7, 2016

2016 Regional Tournament Schedule Released

NOTE: This article was updated on 3/31 to include the location of the Eastern Regional Tournament.

Last season the USAFL Regional Tournament Series brought together more than twenty clubs for fierce competition at three different locales across the country as they jostled for position ahead of the National Championships.

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Mar 2, 2016

Fighting Squids to Host Florida Cup April 23rd

The Fort Lauderdale Fighting Squids will be hosting the Florida Cup tournament, to be held at Central Broward Regional Park, April 23rd, 2016.  The event is open to all clubs and individuals who want to come play some footy. 

CBRP stadium is the best footy ground in North America, having successfully hosted several tournaments, most recently the 2015 Eastern Regional Tournament and the 49th Parallel Cup,

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Feb 23, 2016

Between the Posts: All of the Footy.

I want to say I've had some time to reflect on the weekend now that this is my second Monday of the week, but everything has been such a whirlwind the past 36 hours so I haven't had time to really digest the situation. Arriving at the Sydney airport led to my frantic 2 hour sprint around the building because I found out I didn't have an actual ticket to get home (shout out to Cyclone Winston), so I didn't have time to really gather my bearings before the long sleep in the air.

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Feb 22, 2016

Kickin' with Klatt: The One the Day After

I've now had a day to sit back and reflect on the big day. To first go over it a bit, I'll say that it was a really fun time and a great experience. The morning session was all fitness testing. I was middle of the pack (of about 50 girls) for all of them, as I expected, although my 20m sprint was on the better end. So those results were no surprise to me. 

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Feb 20, 2016

Kickin' with Klatt: The One the Day Before

Well, tomorrow is the big day. It hadn't really hit me yet - so far, it's just felt like an awesome vacation. The realization hit me like a truck tonight though, as I was packing up for the morning. 

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Feb 13, 2016

Hemenway Looks to Lead the Way in Sydney

Kim Hemenway generally likes to grab life by the ball.

First it was soccer, then it was basketball, and eventually footy.  She continuously has challenged herself in sport, and in life, and for the most part has been very successful.

Last season, she led her New York Magpies to its best season in their history, and was arguably the best player in the league.  In seven seasons since discovering the sport on Craiglist, of all places, she has become one of the most well-rounded Aussie Rules players this country has seen.

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Feb 6, 2016

Between the Posts: Footy.

In less than two weeks, I will be hitting the skies and heading to Sydney, Australia, for the AFL Women's Talent Search. If you aren't sure what that is, think NFL combine for athletes who didn't play football in college.  We will be tested in a variety of fitness areas, including a 20m sprint, a running vertical jump, a standing vertical jump, the AFL agility test, and the ever lovely beep test.  For those of you who aren't sure what a beep test entails, just imagine running back and forth through the 7th circle of Hell and you'll be pretty close to spot on.

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Feb 4, 2016

Kickin' with Klatt: The One with all the Running

In just two weeks, I will be heading to Sydney, along with Kim Hemenway, to participate in the AFL Women’s Talent Search. If you don’t know what that is, it’s basically an AFL combine for the new AFL women’s league that will be starting in 2017.

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Feb 1, 2016

USA Revolution to Hold March Camp in Los Angeles

The USA Revolution is happy to announce the first of 5 camps for 2016 season to be held in Los Angeles CA on March 4-6th. 

The goal of these camps for 2016 will be to identify the top players in the USAFL to represent the USA Revolution on and off the field. 

We will name the top 50 players at the 2016 USAFL National Tournament in October, to play for the USA Revolution in the 2017 International Cup.

We would also like to invite any coach that would like to attend.  We plan on implementing a collaborative coaching system with all coaches across the USA. 

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Jan 30, 2016

Kickin' With Klatt - An Unexpected Footy Journey

In 2013, Katie Klatt moved to Sacramento, California, to begin her career as a registered nurse at the University of California-Davis Children’s Hospital. 

Little did she know that a move to answer one calling would spawn another; this time as an Australian Rules football player.  Klatt didn’t even know about Footy until she happened upon a YouTube video of the sport. Just two years later, she has become one of the USAFL’s best defensive players, and has risen to the role vice-captain for both the Sacramento Suns and the USA Freedom national team.

Now, she’s preparing to take an even bigger leap.

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Jan 16, 2016

Australia Day Party Listing

Australia Day commemorates the landing of the the first fleet of British ships in Port Jackson Harbour, Sydney, in 1788.  Traditionally celebrated with cricket, barbeques, cold beverages, and the like, the fesitivities will not be limited just to Australia.

Below is a listing of USAFL clubs who will be holding Australia Day events in the week surrounding Australia Day proper (January 26th).  If you don't see your club listed here, check out our team page.

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Dec 31, 2015

That Was the Year That Was 2015

The final few pages of Anno Domini 2015 are being carefully torn off the pages of father time, though you won’t know it thanks to ol’ Mother Nature.  December on the East Coast of the United States feels more like that on the East Coast of Australia, with weather more suitable for having a kick in the backyard than sitting inside doing push-ups.

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