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Dec 1, 2019

Top Ten Games of the 2019 USAFL Season

The echoes of the 2019 USAFL season are still ringing in our ears, and this year brought us some memorable matchups across the calendar, not to mention the country.

From the travelling summer road show that is the Regional Championships Series onto the National Championships in Sarasota, Florida, this season had some exciting matchups, huge wins, and nail-biting finishes.

I should know, I saw most of them.

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Nov 21, 2019

Four Honor and Glory; Maidens Outlast Field

It’s best to not question greatness.

We can scrutinize, analyze, and predict.  But it’s all about execution, and when push comes to shove, the cream rises to the top.

For the San Francisco Iron Maidens, they took the brunt of everything an incredibly potent Women’s Division 1 field had to give.   There were questions even on Sunday afternoon as to whether the juggernaut would last another year.

And still, they ended up lifting their fourth straight National Championship trophy on Sunday, October 13th at the Premier Sports Campus at Lakewood Ranch, Florida.

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Nov 18, 2019

Make it Five For Austin As Crows Crow Again

At the beginning of this decade, it seemed neigh impossible that anyone would reach the heights that the Denver Bulldogs had during the last one.

Between 2000 and 2011, the Doggies had been to ten D1 Men’s Grand Finals and won eight.  They were the team of the USAFL’s first decade, and the gold standard in the league’s formative years.

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Nov 15, 2019

USAFL Player Injury Survey

Dear USAFL Footballers!

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Oct 20, 2019

Skills Competition Wows Crowd at Nationals

44 teams and nearly a thousand players gathered last weekend at the Premier Sports Campus in Lakewood Ranch, Florida, for the 2019 USAFL National Championships.  Over the course of Saturday and Sunday, eighty games whittled the field down to the six champions, who lifted the crown on Sunday evening.

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Oct 14, 2019

Winning and Grinning - Day 2 at the USAFL Nationals

The heat was hot and the ground was dry, and when the dust had settled on the 23rd USAFL Nationals, there were new and old champions crowned at the Premier Sports Campus at Lakewood Ranch.

The Austin Crows and San Francisco Iron Maidens added another cup to their cupboards, while the Arizona Hawks and Boston Demons had rare doubles, winning both men’s and women’s championships.


MEN’S DIVISION 1 – AUSTIN MAKES IT FIVE FOR FIVE IN REPEAT

AUSTIN 8.3 (51) DEF DENVER 1.2 (8)

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Oct 12, 2019

Here Comes The Sun -- Nationals Day 1 Recap

Florida’s heat may not have been at full blast on Saturday at the Premier Sports Campus at Lakewood Ranch, but the action on the field was definitely on fire.

Following one full day of Australian Football, there are a handful of teams who are spending Saturday night at the 2019 USAFL Nationals with dreams of lifting hardware tomorrow bounding around their heads.  Some are hoping that they’ll have fate on their side.  And some have begun the year end festivities one evening early.

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Oct 11, 2019

2019 USAFL Nationals Viewers Guide

For the second consecutive year, the USAFL is proud to partner with GoLive SportsCast and ESPN3 to bring you extensive coverage of the world's biggest Australian Rules Football Tournament.

A total of 30 matches will be broadcast from the Premier Sports Campus in Sarasota-Bradenton, FL; 26 of them on GoLive SportsCast by clicking the link below.  The other four will be broadcast on ESPN3.

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Oct 10, 2019

2019 Nationals Preview - Mens Division 2, 3, 4

Call this the undercard if you must, but there is plenty of talent, action, and excitement at the lower levels of the USAFL Nationals.

Teams are competing not just for a trophy this weekend, but for the chance to move up a division at next nationals.  From the champions of yore looking to claw their way back to the top, to teams who have been treading water for several years looking to make the breakthrough, to the new kids on the block, Divisions 2, 3, and 4 on the men's side have something for everyone.

Here is a look at who each of these divisions will shake out.

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Oct 9, 2019

2019 Nationals Preview - Womens Division 1 and 2

More and more women are playing Australian Rules Football.

And more importantly, the football they’re playing is getting better with each passing year.

For the first time in USAFL history, there will be not one, but two Grand Finals in the women’s divisions, with both competitions fielding six sides.  All told, 24 clubs will be represented in the Women’s Competition as a whole, the most ever.

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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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