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PostPosted: Tue Feb 04, 2014 3:16 pm    Post subject: New Vintage Football League (VFL) forming ... Reply with quote

Vintage Football League (VFL)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/VintageTouchFootball/
POC: Mick Stewart, msfhouston@gmail.com

... the heyday of the NFL 1955-65 ...

... back when loyalty to one team was obligatory ...

... before the advent of agents, million dollar contracts and juvenile theatrics on the field.

Welcome to ... The Vintage Football League (VFL)!

INTRODUCTION
Vintage touch football is a new sports phenomena in the U.S. similar to vintage baseball. We dress up in old "throw back" vintage football uniforms, jerseys, helmets, cleats and play touch (not tackle or flag) football for sport, history, fun and fitness. The VFL is a newly established league with a singular interest that anyone can agree with in today's sedentary, couch potato society: fitness. A chance for anyone 17-60, to join a team, work out, practice, scrimmage and play local football games. We have no connection to the National Football League (NFL), and we charge no money to join. Players come to the VFL because they want to play in vintage gear and have a great time.

SAFETY
Safety is paramount in training, scrimmage and games. Touch football is ergonomically safe and allows for fluidity, catching, passing, running, etc. Team players will be taped prior to play.

UNIFORM(S)
Teams will be outfitted in reproduction jersey's, helmets, pads may be homemade. The best source is Amazon.com for jerseys (**35), shoulder pads (**20), pants (**10), pads (**5) and shoes (**25). Vintage two-bar face mask helmets can be purchased from Riddell for **105-165 either from the NFL Shop or Amazon.com.

WHO CAN PLAY?
Ages 17-60. If your not in good physical shape, we will start you out as a lineman and as you build muscle, burn body fat and get leaner (and faster) you will then be moved to flanker (wide receiver), tight end or a back. We do not limit players based upon their fitness makeup. Anyone can come out and play if they have the will, desire and ability to get back in shape.

WHATS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN FLAG FOOTBALL THIS THIS?
The difference between Vintage touch football and flag football is key: flag football players do not wear an original reproduction football helmet, shoulder pads, jersey, pants or cleats - 15lbs of cumbersome gear. VFL emphasizes the heyday of NFL sports - 1955-65 and emphasizes discipline, honesty, sportsmanship and dedication, a trait that is passed onto succeeding generations.

CAN I FORM MY OWN TEAM?
Absolutely. You need to create a team name and logo and then send it to the VFL Front Office. All team names and logo's must mirror that of the old NFL. Once we have cleared your new team for "franchise" - you hit the field with us. Currently, there are two teams in our league right now:

- Houston Roughnecks (Houston, Texas), and
- Dallas Stampede (Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas).

COST
To join the league and play: * Free *. Uniform costs: About **250. We will guide you through your purchases to make your dollar go farther. Adult pads and uniforms are quite cheap. The costliest item is the 'throwback' helmet with or without a TK2 one-bar (single bar) face guard.

RULES
Rules are 6 to a side, platoon football. A Rules playbook is being written.
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