The American Flag Football League is hosting an in-person tryout for male athletes interested in playing professionally for the Men’s Pro AFFL Dallas team. The AFFL Tryout will be held on July 21-23 at Trinity View Park (2221 E State Hwy 356, Irving, TX 75060 - Fields 1 & 3) and is open to athletes over the age of 18 who want to continue their football careers and be paid to play the game.
Interested athletes must complete the virtual Athlete Registration event on GMTM to be considered for a spot at the in-person tryout.
The registration costs $25 and can be completed at any time before July 7.
Invitations to the highly-anticipated AFFL Tryout will be sent after all of the athlete submissions are evaluated.
There are two activities included in the Athlete Registration event. Each activity should only take athletes ten minutes to complete.
- Team Dallas Men's Pro Tryout Registration: This questionnaire activity is MANDATORY and provides AFFL coaches with valuable information about an athlete’s experience and personality. The questions included in this activity ask for an athlete’s address, college or high school experience, career history, and athletic metrics - among other things. There is also space for athletes to add their social media handles and a personal statement about why they want to play professional flag football.
- Skills Showcase: This is a video upload activity that allows AFFL coaches to see your athleticism. With the Upload feature, athletes can add game film or videos from practice, as well as footage from other sports. This video will help show AFFL staff what makes you a special athlete, regardless of your past experience on the football field.
The AFFL will be hosting similar tryouts in the AFFL’s three other inaugural markets, Boston, Las Vegas and Nashville, with online athlete registration available on GMTM (dates and locations for each tryout will be shared soon):
- AFFL Team Nashville Player Identification: This link is for athletes in the Nashville metro area who are interested in playing professional flag football. The event has two activities - one of which is mandatory for all athletes.
- AFFL Team Boston Player Identification: This link is for athletes in the Boston metro area who are interested in playing professional flag football. The event has two activities - one of which is mandatory for all athletes.
- AFFL Team Las Vegas Player Identification: This link is for athletes in the Las Vegas metro area who are interested in playing professional flag football. The event has two activities - one of which is mandatory for all athletes.
What is the AFFL?
The AFFL, or American Flag Football League, is the top professional flag football organization in the United States. Here are some quick rules that differ from traditional tackle football:
- An AFFL game is 60 minutes - split into four quarters.
- Running clock except for the final two minutes of the second half.
- The traditional 100-yard playing field is divided into four 25-yard sections that mark a first down when crossed.
- There are 7 players on each side of the ball and there is no blocking, kicks, or fumbles.
- Once the ball is snapped, the defense must wait two seconds to rush, and the quarterback will have a total of four seconds to release the ball or cross the line of scrimmage.
- Each team can only lateral the ball once per play.
- Teams will have distance-based options to convert PATs of 1, 2 or 3 points.
For more info on the rules of an AFFL game, head to the Game Rules page on their website.