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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What are the major leagues in the US?
A:   Following are the major football leagues in US at all levels,
  • National Football League (NFL) – considered the chief men's professional league
  • Great Plains Football League (GPFL): Minor Football league based in Rochester, MN(USA)
  • Okinawa Football League – For service members from different parts of the US
  • College Football Leagues- College-level leagues governed by the NCAA.
  • Arena Football (AFL) – It is a professional-level indoor-football league
  • American Football Association-AFA
  • North American Football League - Amateur minor league with more than 100 member organizations
  • Women's American football – Since the year 2000, there has been a growth in women football leagues
  • High School Football - For U.S. High School players
  • Pop Warner or youth football - For younger children, usually in middle school.
  • Sprint football - players must weigh no more than 172 pounds

Q: What is Gridiron ball?
A: Gridiron football has its origin in the game of English rugby played in Europe. It allows players to throw, touch and also carry the ball with their hands. It majorly differs from Rugby in allowing each side to control the ball in alternating possessions. Each team has 11 players on each side, a development from the US which was adopted by Canada. The Gridiron football game is the present day American football and the game has achieved great fame through television.

Q: What are the major Women Leagues for American football?
A: Following are the major Football leagues,
  • Independent Women's Football League (IWFL)
  • National Women's Football Association (NWFA)
  • Women's Professional Football League (WPFL)
  • Ladies Tackle Football League (LTFL)
  • Lingerie Football League (LFL)
Q: When and where was the NFL established?
A: The National Football League (NFL) is the top-most professional American football league. It has thirty-two teams from all over America. The league was established in 1920 and was then known as the American Professional Football Association. In the year 1922, it assumed the name "National Football League". NFL is one of the leading sports leagues of North America. It has the highest per-game attendance in the world.