Oct 8, 2019

2019 Nationals Preview - Mens Division 1

“I'm back to livin' Floridays / Blue skies and ultra-violet rays / Lookin' for better days, lookin' for better days / Lookin' for Floridays.” – Jimmy Buffett, Floridays

John Ringling.  Now that was a guy who knew how to put on a show.

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Oct 5, 2019

USAFL Movember Campaign -- Call To Action!

USAFL Clubs,

In last week's "Count Down to 2019 USAFL Nationals" newsletter we announced the partnership with the Movember Foundation for the 2019 USAFL Movember Campaign which will be kicking off at Nationals.  We need all clubs to get involved this year as Movember is a MAJOR charity partner for the AFL and the USAFL will be building this partnership this year and in the future.

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Oct 2, 2019

USAFL Introduces New Concussion Protocol

Could you identify symptoms of a concussion?  

How long does a concussion last?

When should a player return to play after a concussion?

Introducing the USAFL Concussion Protocol that will help you know how to identify and manage concussion at your club.  These easy to read resources have been developed specifically for USAFL players, coaches and umpires and contain important information that all members of the USAFL should become familiar with.

The files are in the links below:

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Sep 26, 2019

2019 USAFL Nationals Divisions Announced

The USAFL is proud to announce the seedings for the six divisions to be contested at the 2019 USAFL National Championships in Sarasota, Florida to be held October 12-13 at the Premier Sports Complex in Lakewood Ranch, Florida.  This year's tournament features 44 teams, representing nearly forty clubs across the USA and Canada.

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Sep 20, 2019

Whats On Tap - 21 September 2019

It's hard to believe that this is the last weekend of the USAFL regular season.  In three weeks' time, we'll be heading down to sunny Sarasota-Bradenton, Florida, for the biggest Aussie Rules tournament in the world.

First things first... one more blockbuster weekend of footy.

Ten events from the coast of Maine to the beaches of San Diego punctuate this 2019 campaign, with teams getting one last little nudge in before the big dance.  If you're near one of these matches / events, go on out and support local Aussie Rules in the USA.

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Sep 13, 2019

Four AFL Umpires Return to 2019 Nationals

The USAFL Umpires Association will once again be hosting a pre-Nationals umpiring clinic from 1-5pm on Friday, October 11th at the Premier Sports Campus at Lakewood Ranch in Sarasota-Bradenton, Florida.

The clinic is free and open to all current umpires as well as those interested in learning.

The USAFL and USAFLUA are once again excited to welcome four AFL field umpires – Shane McInerney, Ray Chamberlain, Chris Donlon, and Hayden Gavine -- who will be helping conduct the clinic as well as observing the tournament throughout the weekend.

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Sep 10, 2019

A Mighty Wind - Savannah Hurricane Joins USAFL

Each of the big cities dotted up and down the eastern seaboard has its share of history.  

For Savannah, Georgia’s first city and first capital, it is a history that still lives and breathes in its moss-covered trees, lush city squares, and beautiful architecture.  No matter how modern the times, it still maintains the regal charm it has kept for nearly three centuries.

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Sep 8, 2019

Skills Competition at the 2019 Nationals

How's your goal kicking?  How accurate is that handball of yours?  How far can you boot the ol' Sherrin?

Put those questions to rest at the 2019 USAFL Nationals Skills Competition, while will be held on Friday, October 11 from 6:30 - 7:30pm.  The venue will be the Stadium at Premier Sports Campus of Lakewood Ranch as part of the Nationals Friday Night Welcome Reception.

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Sep 5, 2019

Whats on Tap - 7 September 2019

The final full month of the USAFL regular season is here, and this weekend there are seven big matches as we head towards Nationals in Sarasota-Bradenton on October 12-13.

Seven events with USAFL implications happen this Saturday, including a couple of long range road trips, as Oklahoma and Seattle rack up the air miles, and the first ever USAFL matches for Tampa Bay and Hawai’i.

Click on the “Event Page” link for location and time info.

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Sep 4, 2019

2019 AFL Grand Final Viewing Parties

It has gone from humble beginnings to the most important day on the Australian Sporting Calendar.  It is a day full of color, pageantry, excitement, and some of the best the great game of Australian Rules Football has to offer.

The AFL Grand Final has been played every year (bar one) since 1898.  They even replayed it a couple of times (three, actually) when it ended in draws.  True Story.  100,000 will pack the Melbourne Cricket Ground, just as they have for the past century, to see who will leave as this year's premiers.

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Aug 23, 2019

Whats on Tap - 23 and 24 August 2019

Seven weekends remain until Nationals in Sarasota.  There are five events happening this very weekend as cooler temps sweep across the country, and the first hints of fall creep into the atmosphere.  The entire weekend schedule, including metro games, can be found here.

Photo Credit: Dan Wix (@danewix)

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Aug 14, 2019

Whisney Takes Final Bow as USA Freedom Team Manager

This weekend, sixty hopeful athletes make their way to Racine, Wisconsin for the USA Freedom Training Squad Camp.

It will be the continuation of a dream to be a part of a national team – to impress coach Christina Licata and her staff enough to earn the right to play for their country in International Cup 2020, and the 2021 Trans-Atlantic Cup.

There will be those this weekend who will be kicking goals and taking marks and making tackles in a metaphorical way of screaming “PICK ME” to the assembled selectors.  Jess Whisney has experience in that respect.

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Aug 9, 2019

Game Day USA - 10 August 2019

Eight weeks remain until Nationals.  Each game is important for seeding and positioning heading towards that one weekend in October where champions are crowned.  This weekend, there are seventeen games in six cities across the country as part of the USAFL league lineup.  Here is what’s on tap, as well as game and location info.  All games are being played on Saturday, August 10th.

Pope John Paul II Park, Boston (Event Page) 11am EDT

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Aug 8, 2019

Same as it Ever Was - Crows, Roos Lead Shifting Poll

Austin Crows

It’s a good chance that most of you reading this attend anywhere from zero to one of the three regional tournaments that the USAFL holds every year.  In some cases, there are those of you who managed to make it to two stops on the Regional Championship series. 

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