American Developmental Football League – Semi Pro Football League Review
League Name: American Developmental Football League
League Abbreviation: ADFL
Number of Years in Operation: 4
Competition Level: 7
States in League: Colorado and Wyoming
Number of Teams in League: 12
Number of Games Per Season: 12
Spring or Fall: Spring
Publicity Level: 8.5
Current League Champion: Denco Spades
Contact Information: website – http://www.hometeamsonline.com/teams/default.asp?u=APFL2&s=football&p=home
Comissioner / Director of League Operations – Damon Ware
Phone Number – (720) 252-0758
The American Developmental Football League is often referred to as the ADFL. The American Developmental Football League brings fan friendly professional developmental football to the local communities at a price that is affordable. The ADFL is compiled of semi pro football teams within the states of Colorado and Wyoming. Keeping the teams in the league limited to two states allows the team owners within the ADFL to maximize their team capital by keeping the games within a reasonable distance. The ADFL plays during the spring semi pro football season. The American Developmental Football League has 12 teams split into two conferences, The Pikes Peak Conference and the Metropolitan Conference. The ADFL plays a 12 game season with a 3 round playoff at the end of the season. The season is followed by an American Developmental Football League All Star game that features the top players from each conference split into two teams, The Pikes Peak All Stars vs Metropolitan All Stars.
The American Developmental Football League focuses on getting their players the opportunity to play football at the professional level. To give players in the ADFL exposure to professional football leagues and teams, the ADFL has developed a relationship with the Developmental Indoor Football League or the IDFL. The Relationship between the ADFL and the DIFL streamlines the process of getting professional exposure by giving the IDFL direct access to ADFL game film, stats and a platform to contact ADFL coaches and executives. With a direct connection to the DIFL, a paid football league, this give the ADFL a high publicity rating of 8.5. Even with the limited range of the ADFL region, the ADFL earns itself a competition level rating of 7.
The American Developmental Football League has the structure and support that resemble that of some of the biggest professional sports leagues in the nation. With the high level of competition in a league that covers only a 2 state region, the ADFL has managed to have 4 nationally ranked semi pro football teams in their league, including the current American Developmental Football League Champions, the Denco Spades. In the short amount of time the league has been in operation, the American Developmental Football League is battling with the Colorado Football Conference for the top league in the region, we’re excited to see what comes in the future for the up and coming American Developmental Football League.