USAFL News

Apr 13, 2015

Introducing the USAFL Top 20 Poll

On October 18th, a new slate of USAFL National Champions will be crowned.  Whoever lifts the John Harrell Cup in the center of Cooper’s Field at Onion Creek Soccer Complex in Austin will lay claim to the title of best footy club in the land.

The path between this day and that one is rather long, however, and in the intervening 27 weeks, each team will take to ovals across the USA and do battle, jockeying for position on the ladder.

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Apr 6, 2015

Blackchrome is New USAFL Apparel Partner

It is with great pleasure that the USAFL announces its preferred apparel partner for the next 3 years as Blackchrome Sportswear.

Blackchrome Sportswear is an actual manufacturer of Australian Football kits and clothing and will be a major partner helping to grow the brand and the game in the United States.

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Apr 4, 2015

USA Revolution Seeks Head Coach

The USAFL is currently accepting applications for the position of Head Coach of the US Revolution.

Those interested in coaching the US Men's national team need to be living in the United States and be able to provide work history and visa status if applicable. In addition, applicants should have attained level 2 coaching accreditation or have the desire to do so. This is a volunteer position and applicants should prepare a coaching resume, 3 references, as well as their vision for the growth and success of the Revolution.

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Apr 4, 2015

USAFL Season Preview Week - Women Part 2

The final installment of our Women's Division preview showcases four teams who have been models for team growth, and whose numbers are among the best in the country in the female game.

More importantly, however, these clubs are putting pressure on the defending champions and doing it through a variety of different means.  Be it quick and pacy, or methodical and tactically, these clubs have pieced together success and are looking to take the next step.

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Apr 4, 2015

USAFL Season Preview Week - Women Part 1

In a dozen years, they've gone from touch to tackle, from a grass roots national interest to a full fledged international endeavor, and from a small, makeshift group of teams into an ever expanding roster of clubs that are lining up to dot he American map.  Take a bow, ladies, you've come a long way.

There is a lot to say about the ladies who continue to take the pitch and lead the way.  So much so, that their preview will be in two parts. 

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Apr 2, 2015

Matt Bishop Resigns as Revolution Head Coach

Matt Bishop has resigned from his role as the Revolution Head Coach. The USAFL would like to thank Matt for his services over the last six years, where he maintained a 10-4 win/loss record, taking the Revolution to a 4th place finish at the 2011 International Cup and 8th at the 2014 International Cup.

Matt contributed many significant innovations to the program, including Google Hangouts, Coach’s Eye, video review, the creation of the Leadership group, the Culture and Behaviors program, the use of statistics and assistant coaches and the creation of the Development Squad.

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Mar 29, 2015

Women's Coaching Summit at the Freedom Training Camp

A coaching summit has been added to the USA Freedom and Liberty Training Camp to be held in Arizona.

The summit and camp will be held April 10-12 at South Valley Junior High School, 2034 S. Lindsay Rd Gilbert, AZ 85295.  

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Mar 27, 2015

2015 AFL US Combine Comes to the IMG Academy April 26-29

The Australian Football League, in cooperation with the USAFL, are pleased to announce the 2015 AFL US Combine, to be held from April 26-29th at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida.

Over the last several seasons, the combine has been an opportunity for young American athletes to potentially continue their athletic careers after college, in a sport that allows them to use the skill sets they already have.  And, it presents a chance for them to play a professional sport at its highest level in front of throngs of passionate supporters.

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Mar 25, 2015

USAFL Season Preview Week - West

Much like the sun moves across the country from East to West, so has the balance of power in the USAFL.  Whereas at one time it the EAFL could claim three teams in the highest division at Nationals, now it is largely dominated by teams from the West.  It is very possible that four teams from this group will be playing Divvy 1 football in Austin, and that's an intriguing prospect.  

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Mar 25, 2015

USAFL Season Preview Week - Central South

Deep in the American heartland, the game of footy continues to grow with new teams challenging old stalwarts in each of the top two Nationals divisions.  This year's Nationals will be held in Austin, so you know that all three Texan squads will be licking their chops to hoist hardware on home soil.

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Mar 24, 2015

USAFL Season Preview Week - Central North

The Midwest part of the country has long been known for its growth of natural resources, creating a bountiful harvest to feed the rest of the country.  This has also held true from a footy sense; the Central region has seen more clubs sprout up over the last seven seasons than any other.

These teams, such as Columbus, Des Moines, and Indianapolis, take their place alongside teams with history in the foundation of the very league.  And in 2015, they look to bust through and join the ranks of the Minnesota Freeze at the highest level of the game.

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Mar 23, 2015

USAFL Season Preview Week - East

Though the balance of power has shifted from the East Coast clubs out West, three of these eight teams contested for Grand Finals at last year's National Championships.  Only New York has been left in Division I, and they won the whole shebang.

That said, the Eastern clubs are slowly gaining somewhat of resurgence.  There is a ton of talent in this group, including some of the best American players in the country.  That growth coincides with the rise of a couple of old teams to Nationals glory, and a new team about to take the stage. 

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Mar 22, 2015

Introducing Season Preview Week!

"For lo' the winter is past, the rain is over and gone, the flowers appear on the earth, the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land."

Though the last bits of winter have invaded spring on the East Coast, Spring is in fact here.  In America, that means footy season is finally upon us.  34 clubs from coast to coast are ready for the 2015 season.  Many questions have bounced around the heads of footy players and experts in the offseason:

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Mar 20, 2015

Former Freedom Players Take Helm of Liberty Coaching Staff

For 2015, several former Freedom players will continue that push from the coach’s box, hoping to develop a new group of starlets ahead of International Cup 2017.

The new staff will be eyeing new recruits as the cycle for IC17 begins April 10-12 with the US Freedom and Liberty tryout sessions in Arizona.  Tryouts and games will be held at the soccer fields at South Valley Junior High in Gilbert, and are open to the public.

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Mar 19, 2015

Mason Cox Splendid in AFL Debut

Though he wasn't the first American to make his AFL debut in 2015, Oklahoma's Mason Cox arugably put on the best performances by a Yank so far.

The 6'11" ruckman played a shade over a half of football for the Collingwood Magpies,during which he amassed a team high fourteen hitouts in a seven point loss to arch-rival Carlton in a NAB Challenge match at the Queen Elizabeth Oval in Bendigo.

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