CAFL – Professional American Indoor Football in China


Remaining Rounds of the 2019 Players Selection Draft will take place on Monday October 14th 8:30pm EST.

The emphasis of the CAFL’s mission in 2019 is focused around building an infrastructure and relationships that will support our plans to expand to new cities and further invest in the overall future development of “Football” in China for many years to come. In preparation of 2020 and with years of market research and development buildingĀ  team and infrastructure necessary to operate efficiently and while gaining the acceptance of the Chinese Sports Community and Fan. Our 2019 goals include increasing the number of certified Chinese “Football” Coaches, Officials, Youth Participation and overall skill level of the Chinese professional player. It’s two countries working together by committing to the future and longevity of the sport and injecting more of the Chinese culture and economic values. Together with new partnerships and a new vision we grow the local involvement, participation, awareness and brand value.

What’s Next?

  • After all the players are selected we will introduce the coaches of the 2019 Season
  • Coaches will immediately begin to contact players and discuss the details of their overall commitment and arrange practices
  • Game Venues will be officially announced so family, friends and fans can make plans to cheer your team to victory
  • Streaming and Game Broadcasts TBA
  • Team Fan/Media Days soon TBA
  • Official Team/League Kickoff Events TBA
  • Be Ready for the Official Release of your favorite Team and League Merchandise

What’s Different:

  • The one(1) difference that stands out from the Arena Game in the US is that we’ve incorporated a one yard Neutral Zone to further protect the QB and increase the possibility of the Big Play
  • Because of this year’s focus the player ratio has changed to 5:3 on the field in favor of the local Chinese Athlete
  • Teams are limited to a Maximum of Eight(8) Foreign Athletes on rosters with some restrictions on two(2) of them related to substituting into games and/or overall availability
  • Team Rosters are a maximum of 20 total players in 2019
  • Teams will play One(1) Home and One(1) Away Game inn preparation of the Championship Tournament
  • Teams are competing for the CAFL 2019 Title as well as a Cash Prize based on place of finish in the Championship Tournament
  • Games could be played in environments where weather can play a factor

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