USAFL Virtual Nationals

USAFL Foundation

It will be a USAFL Nationals like no other in a year like no other! Join us on the eve of AFL Prelim Finals weekend - Friday, October 16th 7pm-9pm USA CDT - for a USAFL Nationals Virtual Celebration showcasing the best of USAFL & AFL skills, competition and entertainment.

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Broadcast directly into your local bar, brewery or living room - while we cannot be together on the fields of Silverlakes Sports Park, California - we can come together online and support each other through these tough times and celebrate our great game and US footy sporting community.

Co-hosted by USAFL Media Manager Brian Barrish and AFL Western Bulldogs 364 game legend & Fox Footy presenter Brad Johnson, this event will provide clubs and individuals an opportunity to compete against others for some great prizes. There will be 3 Nationals Challenges for clubs to enter participants in, either individually or why not compete against each other as a club and enter your leading candidates.

The event will also showcase AFL & AFLW special guest panels involving stars such as Nick Dal Santo (St.Kilda 322 games), Dermott Brereton (Hawthorn 211 games & USAFL Nationals 2016 guest), Brent Harvey (North Melbourne 432 games) for the men.  

For the women we have home-grown US AFLW Western Bulldogs star Dani Marshall, Sarah Perkins (Gold Coast Suns), Abbey Holmes(ex-Adelaide Crows & current Fox Footy & Channel 7 football host), USAFL favorite Jessica Wueschner(Brisbane Lions) and Brooke Lochland (Western Bulldogs & Zena Ambassador).

Mason Cox will make a special appearance analysing his dominate performance in the 2018 Prelim Final with Catapult Sports.

We will also be launching our USAFL Foundation with USAFL co-founder Paul 'Plugger' O'Keefe and Paul Roos(Fitzroy Lions & Sydney Swans player; Sydney Swans & Melbourne Demons Coach and first USA Revolution Coach.

All USAFL players, members and alumni around the world are invited to join us. We hope to see you, your club and teammates there!

PLEASE NOTE: ALL CHALLENGE ENTRIES HAVE NOW CLOSED!

The USAFL Fastest Man & Woman Races

The USAFL Fastest Man & Woman races will be a 100-meter Sprint.

• Participants submit videos of themselves completing 100-meter sprint on track. Submit email video file and following information: club, name, men or women's competition, time recorded. Attach video from finish line in landscape format.
• Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 finishers
• Participants should wear their club jumpers if possible

VIDEO SUBMISSIONS WILL BE DUE BY OCTOBER 11 TO OPERATIONS@USAFL.COM

Prizes will include:  Sherrin football, 2021 USAFL membership, USAFL gear

Fastest Man Registration

Fastest Woman Registration

Kicking Contest - Men & Women

The Kicking contest will test participant's ability to kick for distance and accuracy along a straight line. To aid with setup and measurement it is suggested to use a boundary line on either a football or soccer field as the target line.

• Each participant will have 3 kicks, the score for a kick is a combination of distance and accuracy
• For example, if a player kicks the ball 45 meters, but the ball lands 5 meters away from the measuring tape, the final score for the kick will be 40 see diagram below.
• Add 3 scores for total score, highest score wins
• Contestants submit videos of themselves completing their 3 kicks consecutively in one session. Video should be in landscape format.
• Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 high scores
• Contestants should wear their club jumpers if possible

VIDEO SUBMISSIONS WILL BE DUE BY OCTOBER 11 TO OPERATIONS@USAFL.COM

  Prizes will include:  Sherrin football, 2021 USAFL membership, USAFL gear

Kicking Contest Registration - Men

Kicking Contest Registration - Women

Team Fitness Challenge - Men & Women

Format
• Teams will compete across a series of fitness and football tests, clubs are encouraged to have as many players participate as possible.
• One person from each club must act as the gatekeeper for the submission of all results.
• A template will be sent out to all clubs that register to record the data from each player's submission.
• The team with the highest aggregate score across all 4 tests will be the winners.
• Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 men and top 3 women teams
• Video submissions must be in landscape format and will be due by October 11
• Contestants should wear their club jumpers if possible

Tests
All tests can be completed at a track and a grass or turf field.

1. 2km time trial (400m running track - 5 laps)
2. Strength - Max Pushups – timed at 1 minute Push Up Demonstration Video
3. Kicking accuracy

  • Use 4 cones to setup a 5'x5' square that will be the target.
  • Setup another cone or a line 20 meters from the target that will be the launch point.
  • Aim to kick the football in the square from the 20 meter launch point.
  • Record x10 on the left, x10 on the right out of 20 for accuracy.

Kicking Demonstration Video

4. Handball accuracy

  • Use 4 cones to setup a 5'x5' square that will be the target.
  • Setup another cone or a line 10 meters from the target that will be the launch point.
  • Aim to handball the football in the square from the 10 meter launch point.
  • Record x10 on the left, x10 on the right out of 20 for accuracy.

Handball Demonstration Video

Team Scoring
The average of the top 3 scores for each test will be used to determine your team's score for each respective test.  In the example below, Player J with a score of 18, Player G with a score of 15 and player D with a score of 12 scored the top 3 scores for kicking accuracy. The average of their 3 scores = 15. Their team score for kicking accuracy is 15.
 

Player Score
Player A 6
Player B 8
Player C 7
Player D 12
Player E 10
Player F 9
Player G 15
Player H 11
Player I 9
Player J 18
Top 3 Average 15

The scoring for each event will follow the standard team scoring used for track and field meets as follows:

1st place - 10 points
2nd - 8 points
3rd - 6 points
4th - 4 points
5th - 2 points
6th - 1 point

The winning team will therefore have the highest aggregate points from all events combined.

Prizes will include:  Sherrin footballs, beer tickets for 2021 nationals, USAFL gear

VIDEO SUBMISSIONS WILL BE DUE BY OCTOBER 11 TO OPERATIONS@USAFL.COM

Team Fitness Challenge - Men

Team Fitness Challenge - Women

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