American 7s Football League (A7FL)

Professional No Helmets No Pads Tackle Football

American 7s Football League (A7FL)

Professional No Helmets No Pads Tackle Football

Boca Raton, FL
Sports
Media
A7FL has pioneered no helmets no pads tackle football. The league’s full contact excitement appeals to fans (500K+ social followers, 100M online views) and partners (Twitch, Facebook Watch, and ELEVEN Sports), while we’ve tailored the 7-on-7 style of play to reduce head-to-head contact, the biggest problem in traditional/NFL football.

$280,221

raised
448
Investors
$9M
Valuation
$1.25
Price per Share
$375.00
Min. Investment
Common
Shares Offered
Equity
Offering Type
$1.07M
Offering Max
Reg CF
Offering

$280,221

raised
448
Investors
$9M
Valuation
$1.25
Price per Share
$375.00
Min. Investment
Common
Shares Offered
Equity
Offering Type
$1.07M
Offering Max
Reg CF
Offering

Bonus Rewards

Get rewarded for investing more into American 7s Football League (A7FL)

$375+
Investment
StartEngine Owner’s Bonus
This offering is eligible for the StartEngine Owner’s 10% Bonus. For details on the bonus, please see the Offering Summary section below
$750+
Investment
League Owner
Invest $750+ and receive an A7FL “League Owner” hat + 2020 season tickets x 2 (11 games).
$2,000+
Investment
Limited Run Cased Football
Invest $2,000+ and receive an A7FL cased football + hat + 2020 season tickets x 2.
$5,000+
Investment
1st Edition Player Cards
Invest $5,000+ and receive a first edition A7FL player card set, 100 cards + cased football + hat + 2020 VIP season tickets (with player meet & greet) x 2.
$10,000+
Investment
VIP Season Tickets
Invest $10,000+ and receive 10% bonus shares + first edition A7FL player "Tiffany" card set, 120 cards + cased football + hat + 2020 VIP season tickets (with player meet & greet) x 4.
$25,000+
Investment
All-Access Pass to Championship Game
Invest $25,000+ and receive 20% bonus shares, 2020 VIP season tickets (with player meet & greet) x 4 , "all access" pass to Championship Game and After Party + "Tiffany" card set + cased football + hat.

Reasons to Invest

PRODUCT: Safer but still exciting full contact football, the most valuable US professional sport
TRACTION: 5 successful seasons, 20 teams, 500K+ social media followers, 100M+ video views, local & national press coverage
PARTNERS: Growing relationships with Twitch, Facebook Watch, and ELEVEN Sports (cable and satellite TV)

The Problem


Many viewers have grown uneasy watching NFL games since learning of the devastating effects of CTE

In a study of the brains of 111 former NFL players, 110 of them were found to have chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a degenerative brain disease that has been shown to result from repeated blows to the head. This issue has pervaded into popular culture in the form of major motion pictures, and has become a dominant issue in the media’s coverage of the NFL and NCAA games.


People are fed up by the NFL’s handling of this issue, as well as the weekly displays of head-to-head hits which cannot be eliminated despite the NFL’s public endeavor to bring safety into the game. This is a futile effort, since as long as players are wearing modern day armor — in the form of heavy pads and helmets — they will always feel invincible enough to target the skulls of their competitors.

The Solution


No helmets = no head-to-head hits

By removing helmets and bulky hard shell pads from the game, we believe the A7FL has created a league that can successfully avoid most head-to-head contact and the devastating effects it has on players while retaining the action-packed, fast-paced game football fans crave.

We have tweaked and honed our 7-on-7 football to be the ideal sports product for the modern era. While increasing excitement by narrowing the playing field and structuring the league to emphasize hyper-local rivalries, we’ve further addressed player safety by taking away the kick-off and kick-return (the most dangerous play in football).


We are currently based in New Jersey, Philadelphia, and Baltimore where teams from within each city compete against one another during the course of a 11-week season. The local element of our league increases fan devotion and drastically cuts down on travel costs.

The Market


The Sports Market draws tens of billions of dollars in revenue each year

In 2018, the sports market eclipsed $71B in revenue and is expected to rise to $83B in 2023. 


The NFL took in just under $15B in 2018, while top NCAA football programs like Texas and Ohio State can notch revenue totals surpassing $200M each year. Live media rights are expected to account for over $22B in revenue as the limited supply and increasing competition from new digital and OTT platforms drives up the price for live sports.

Our Traction


Already a  video and social media sensation, we’re growing all facets of our business

Through five seasons of A7FL football, we’ve seen our content reach over a combined 100M people on social media and our social media accounts attract more than 500K followers.


We have secured key partnerships with distributors including Twitch, Facebook Watch, and ELEVEN Sports (cable and satellite TV), and for 2020 have added our first outbound sponsorship sales agency and are negotiating with Minor League Baseball teams to hold baseball-football doubleheaders (multiple dates tentatively confirmed) to capitalize on our shared fan bases, leverage their stadiums’ production capabilities and maximize joint revenue streams.


In addition to our 16 Northeast teams, we are poised to add a San Diego division for a total of 20 teams when our 6th season launches on April 19, 2020.

Check us out: InstagramFacebookYouTubeTwitch 

The Business Model


Media licensing, sponsorships, merchandise and ticket sales make up our revenue base

Our business model is very much in line with that of other established sports leagues. The tried and true combination of licensing, sponsorships, merchandise and ticket sales has produced a current monthly revenue during the 2019 season of approximately $5K (please see our financials in our filing for full details regarding 2019). 


We are moving to ramp up our existing revenue streams, and in the future we also plan to derive revenue through franchising fees.  In fact, baseball-football doubleheaders are part of a longer-term strategy to attract team owners who also own franchises in other leagues.

How We Are Different


Unlike some failed leagues, we offer a product that is totally unique from the NFL’s

Since the NFL-AFL merger way back in the 1960s, every upstart football league that has attempted to take a piece from the NFL’s massive pie has failed. We believe that's been due to their inability to provide a truly unique stand-alone product.

A7FL's football product blends the positive attributes of the NFL, such as the full contact athleticism that punctuates our always popular highlight videos, but includes rules designed to reduce the danger to players giving American 7s a new twist that provides a totally unique look and feel.

*This image was created internally to highlight public data currently available about both the NFL and NFL Flag leagues.

The Vision


128 teams in markets across the country

In the next five years, we plan to scale the A7FL. We envision teams across the country, including successful minor league baseball markets, retaining the local component of our league that our fans absolutely love.


With this 10-fold increase in the number of games each season, the A7FL will continue to leverage its strong social media presence to create bona fide stars out of our top players.


We also plan to be able to franchise our top 32 teams and capitalize on partnerships in gambling, fantasy and e-sports to further build our brand.


*This image includes possible future team and division locations. 

Our Team


Founded out of a love of the game

Co-founder Ryan DePaul was forced to end his college football career early due to suffering from concussions, and spent the next decade developing rules for a new league that doesn’t force its players to choose between their long-term health and the game they love.


He joined up with childhood sandlot football pal Sener Korkusuz, the founder of SaaS company Earth Skater, and the two founded the A7FL in 2014. Korkusuz brings the experience of building a company and brand from the ground up, while DePaul is a model representative for the league, having lived the life of its players.


In 2019, UFC Co-Founder David Isaacs came on as Advisory Board Chairman. Isaacs saw massive similarities in the upstart football league to the early days of the UFC and decided to join up and assist in creating the future of yet another sport.

Why Invest


We are looking toward the future

While the NFL remains America’s dominant sports league, we believe nothing lasts forever.


As youth and high school football participation rates continue to decline and more and more NFL stars decide to retire early based, at least in part, on their concern for their long term health, something has to give.  In our view, football needs a safer alternative - for players, for fans and for parents considering the safety of their young athletes.  


You have the chance to be a part of a future-oriented league. We are football for the digital, online and shareable age. Join us and grab a piece of the action.

In the Press

Is No Helmet and No Pads the Future of Tackle Football?
October 23, 2016

Write a summary of the article here, or the first 1-3 sentences of the article.

Safety-First Football League To Launch Season Next Saturday
January 1, 2017

Hoping to fill two vacuums simultaneously, the American 7's Football League, or A7FL, will begin its inaugural season next Saturday. While the players will not be paid, the A7FL seeks to satisfy the insatiable longing for football in America until NFL training camps open in July with a March-to-June eight-game schedule.

Can this new football league be the savior the sport needs?
March 30, 2016

As I drove up to Baltimore on a rainy, cold day in March to watch the Baltimore Cobras of the American 7s Football League play in a scrimmage, the words of A7FL co-founder Ryan DePaul kept running through my head. “We want to save football. We want to save the world’s best sport.”

SB Nation

Introducing A7FL, ‘the UFC of football,’ featuring no helmets or pads (seriously)

Sports Business Media

Eleven Sports expands US rights deal with A7FL

SW News Media

Would football be safer with no helmets, pads?

Sports Illustrated

No Helmets, No Pads, Full-Contact Tackle Football: Meet the Men of the A7FL

TMZ

A7FL TACKLE FOOTBALL LEAGUE, No Pads, No Helmets, FULL CRAZY

Yahoo News

A New Football League Doesn't Use Pads Or Helmets And The Highlights Are Insane

Offering Summary


Company

:

A7FL Inc

Corporate Address

:

9631 Stones River Park Way, Boca Raton, FL 33428

Offering Minimum

:

$10,000.00

Offering Maximum

:

$1,070,000.00

Minimum Investment Amount

(per investor)

:

$375.00











Terms


Offering Type

:

Equity

Security Name

:

Common Stock

Minimum Number of Shares Offered

:

8,000

Maximum Number of Shares Offered

:

856,000

Price per Share

:

$1.25

Pre-Money Valuation

:

$9,000,000.00











Voting Proxy of Shares Sold in this Offering

Voting Proxy. Each Subscriber shall appoint the Chief Executive Officer of the Company (the “CEO”), or his or her successor, as the Subscriber’s true and lawful proxy and attorney, with the power to act alone and with full power of substitution, to, consistent with this instrument and on behalf of the Subscriber, (i) vote all Securities, (ii) give and receive notices and communications, (iii) execute any instrument or document that the CEO determines is necessary or appropriate in the exercise of its authority under this instrument, and (iv) take all actions necessary or appropriate in the judgment of the CEO for the accomplishment of the foregoing. The proxy and power granted by the Subscriber pursuant to this Section are coupled with an interest. Such proxy and power will be irrevocable. The proxy and power, so long as the Subscriber is an individual, will survive the death, incompetency and disability of the Subscriber and, so long as the Subscriber is an entity, will survive the merger or reorganization of the Subscriber or any other entity holding the Securities. However, the Proxy will terminate upon the closing of a firm-commitment underwritten public offering pursuant to an effective registration statement under the Securities Act of 1933 covering the offer and sale of Common Stock or the effectiveness of a registration statement under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 covering the Common Stock.

*Maximum Number of Shares Offered subject to adjustment for bonus shares. See Bonus info below.

Perks* and Investment Bonus

Time-Based:

Friends and Family Bonus

Invest within the first 48 hours and receive an additional 30% bonus shares

Super Early Bird Bonus

Invest within the first week and receive an additional 20% bonus shares

Early Bird Bonus

Invest within the first two weeks and receive an additional 15% bonus shares 

Opening Week Bonus

Invest during our opening week (4/19 - 4/26) and receive an additional 5% bonus shares 

Amount-Based:

$750+

League Owner

Invest $750+ and receive an A7FL “League Owner” hat + 2020 season tickets x 2 (11 games)

$2,000+

Limited Run Cased Football

Invest $2,000+ and receive an A7FL cased football + hat + 2020 season tickets x 2

$5,000+

1st Edition Player Cards

Invest $5,000+ and receive a first edition A7FL player card set, 100 cards + cased football + hat + 2020 VIP season tickets (with player meet & greet) x 2

$10,000+

VIP Season Tickets

Invest $10,000+ and receive 10% bonus shares + first edition A7FL player "Tiffany" card set, 120 cards + cased football + hat + 2020 VIP season tickets (with player meet & greet) x 4

$25,000+

All-Access Pass to Championship Game

Invest $25,000+ and receive 20% bonus shares, 2020 VIP season tickets (with player meet & greet) x 4 , "all access" pass to Championship Game and After Party + "Tiffany" card set + cased football + hat

*All perks will occur after the offering is completed.

The 10% Bonus for StartEngine Shareholders

A7FL, Inc., will offer 10% additional bonus shares for all investments that are committed by investors that are eligible for the StartEngine Crowdfunding Inc. OWNer's bonus.

This means eligible StartEngine shareholders will receive a 10% bonus for any shares they purchase in this offering. For example, if you buy 100 shares of Common Stock at $1.25 / share, you will receive 110 shares of Common Stock, meaning you'll own 110 shares for $125. Fractional shares will not be distributed and share bonuses will be determined by rounding down to the nearest whole share.

This 10% Bonus is only valid during the investors eligibility period. Investors eligible for this bonus will also have priority if they are on a waitlist to invest and the company surpasses its maximum funding goal. They will have the first opportunity to invest should room in the offering become available if prior investments are cancelled or fail.

Investors will only receive a single bonus, which will be the highest bonus rate they are eligible for.

Irregular Use of Proceeds

The Company will not incur any irregular use of proceeds.

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Most recent fiscal year-end:
Prior fiscal year-end:
Total Assets
$520.00 USD
$3,238.00 USD
Cash And Cash Equivalents
$520.00 USD
$3,238.00 USD
Accounts Receivable
$0.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Short Term Debt
$6,312.00 USD
$1,098.00 USD
Long Term Debt
$21,715.00 USD
$19,165.00 USD
Revenues And Sales
$20,273.00 USD
$10,969.00 USD
Costs Of Goods Sold
$18,999.00 USD
$4,331.00 USD
Taxes Paid
$0.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Net Income
-$10,482.00 USD
-$8,410.00 USD

Risks

A crowdfunding investment involves risk. You should not invest any funds in this offering unless you can afford to lose your entire investment. In making an investment decision, investors must rely on their own examination of the issuer and the terms of the offering, including the merits and risks involved. These securities have not been recommended or approved by any federal or state securities commission or regulatory authority. Furthermore, these authorities have not passed upon the accuracy or adequacy of this document. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission does not pass upon the merits of any securities offered or the terms of the offering, nor does it pass upon the accuracy or completeness of any offering document or literature. These securities are offered under an exemption from registration; however, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has not made an independent determination that these securities are exempt from registration.


Updates

A7FL® Launches 2021 Player Registration Expands to 32 Teams, 4 Divisions

13 days ago

The American 7s Football League® (A7FL), pioneering no-helmets, no-pads, full-contact tackle football, continues its rapid ascent towards the top tier of American sports, with the opening of player registration for its 2021 season and expansion into 2 additional markets: Florida and Southern California. Adding these two additional divisions doubles the league’s size and gives the A7FL a true national footprint as the 2021 season is set to begin on April 11.

These 2 new divisions will add 16 teams to the league as it expands from New Jersey and Maryland and takes the total number of teams across the country to 32. These additional teams mean that the 2021 A7FL will provide opportunities for nearly 1000 outstanding college and high school athletes to live out their dreams of playing professional football and give fans double the exciting, bone-crunching action each week. Player registration for the new teams – with the Southern California division centered in and around San Diego and Florida in and around Orlando – will begin on Monday, November 16, at 9:00 AM EST. Registration for the existing New Jersey and Maryland divisions will be the following Monday, November 23, at 9:00 AM EST. Interested players should go to A7FL.COM/REGISTER.

“The A7FL re-imagines football in a high-octane package that’s already a hit,” said A7FL Co-Founder and CEO Sener Korkusuz. “For athletes who imagine what could have been, and what still could be, we offer an opportunity. And because these guys play for the love of the game, our league gives fans the excitement they crave along with new stars and team rivalries.”

The A7FL’s new divisions are, not coincidentally, located in 2 of the nation’s largest markets without professional football teams. And they represent only the next step as the league looks to add new divisions across the country. “As our online following has exploded over the years, I’ve seen a pretty consistent theme of people wanting to watch and play our version of America’s game,” said A7FL President Ryan DePaul. “Here’s the chance to do it and show the world what you can do.”

But it doesn’t stop there. Earlier this year, the league launched a successful StartEngine equity crowdfunding campaign and is already evaluating further expansion opportunities. In October, American 7s had a video showcased on ESPN SportCenter’s social media that generated 20 million video views within just one week, received a challenge from and traded barbs with New Zealand’s famous All Blacks rugby team, and took in multiple inquiries from aspiring division and team owners, including notable personalities NFL Hall of Famer Deion Sanders and Entertainment icon Snoop Dogg. “We’re extremely excited about the response we’ve received to the league’s future direction,” remarked A7FL Advisory Board Chair and UFC® Co-Founder David Isaacs. “The level of engagement and enthusiasm from all over demonstrates not only what we’ve accomplished so far but also the A7FL’s sky-high potential.”

Notice of Material Change in Offering

13 days ago

[The following is an automated notice from the StartEngine team].

Hello! Recently, a change was made to the American 7s Football League (A7FL) offering. Here's an excerpt describing the specifics of the change:


American 7s Football League (A7FL) is extending their campaign by 90 days.


When live offerings undergo changes like these on StartEngine, the SEC requires that certain investments be reconfirmed. If your investment requires reconfirmation, you will be contacted by StartEngine via email with further instructions.

A7FL® Advisory Board Adds Veteran Sports Industry Consultant Joe Favorito to Growing Team

20 days ago


The American 7s Football League® (A7FL), pioneering no-helmets, no-pads, full-contact tackle football, today announced the addition of sports marketing consultant and strategic communication veteran Joe Favorito (@JoeFav) to the A7FL Advisory Board. Favorito possesses over 35 years of experience in a variety of fields including brand-building, strategic planning, media relations, among others.

As an independent industry consultant for over 13 years after decades spent leading communications efforts for the New York Knicks, Philadelphia 76ers, the WTA, the USTA and other influential organizations, his experience and point of view will be invaluable to the growth of the business. In addition to strategic communications leadership, Favorito also brings an extensive background of marketing and production to the A7FL, having previously served in key brand development roles on a host of highly successful media projects, including the Tony Award nominated play “Lombardi,” and several commercially successful feature films, documentaries, and similar ventures, including “The Way Back” and “Creed II.”

“As someone who is always looking to learn and help businesses grow, the ability to help A7FL find its voice and its place in a crowded world is going to be both fun and interesting to me,” Favorito said. “As an Advisory Board member it is nice to be able to offer up suggestions and a POV that others may not have and help give the A7FL a chance to succeed and engage in areas where it can be successful.”

Favorito will serve a key role on the growing A7FL Advisory Board, joining other notable sports and media executives and led by UFC® Co-Founder David Isaacs. “Joe brings terrific experience across a wide range of sports,” remarks Isaacs. “He’s a great addition to the A7FL as we expand to 32 teams, plan a national championship, and add new distribution partners, sponsors and fans. ”

“Joe’s expertise in brand-building and sports marketing will help us define the overall vision for the A7FL,” says A7FL Chief Executive Officer Sener Korkusuz. “We are excited to have him join us at this critical juncture to help connect more fans to our unique product.”

About A7FL: The American 7s Football League (A7FL) was created to make full-contact tackle football safer while retaining the toughness and excitement that fans love. A7FL teams compete 7-on-7 without helmets or hard-shell pads — significantly reducing concussions and other repetitive head impacts — while demonstrating amazing athleticism and creating countless viral video highlights. Founded in 2014 by CEO Sener Korkusuz and President Ryan DePaul, the league has grown to 32 teams and over 600K social media followers and recently added UFC® Co-Founder David Isaacs to its ranks.

Notice of Funds Disbursement

about 1 month ago

[The following is an automated notice from the StartEngine team].

Hello!

As you might know, American 7s Football League (A7FL) has exceeded its minimum funding goal. When a company reaches its minimum on StartEngine, it's about to begin withdrawing funds. If you invested in American 7s Football League (A7FL) be on the lookout for an email that describes more about the disbursement process.


This campaign will continue to accept investments until its indicated closing date.


Thanks for funding the future.

-StartEngine

Notice of Funds Disbursement

about 1 month ago

[The following is an automated notice from the StartEngine team].

Hello!

As you might know, American 7s Football League (A7FL) has exceeded its minimum funding goal. When a company reaches its minimum on StartEngine, it's about to begin withdrawing funds. If you invested in American 7s Football League (A7FL) be on the lookout for an email that describes more about the disbursement process.


This campaign will continue to accept investments until its indicated closing date.


Thanks for funding the future.

-StartEngine

🏈 We're Going Viral Again! A7FL Featured on ESPN SportsCenter!

about 2 months ago

A7FL is going viral again with over 1M views, this time featured by ESPN SportsCenter!

Millions of new sports fans are seeing American 7s Football for the first time and we are receiving thousands of comments from fans and interested parties (players, team owners, and investors) around the country.  Check out the action, follow us, and join in the discussion here on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/p/CGVF328h0ua/) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/SportsCenter/status/1316422025129361410).

We are working hard to process all the division/team ownership inquiries we have been receiving from across the country and are extremely excited about the outlook for A7FL expansion to new territories going into 2021.

Join our team owner interest list to learn how to bring a new division online in your city next Spring. 

Thank you for believing in the A7FL!

Notice of Funds Disbursement

2 months ago

[The following is an automated notice from the StartEngine team].

Hello!

As you might know, American 7s Football League (A7FL) has exceeded its minimum funding goal. When a company reaches its minimum on StartEngine, it's about to begin withdrawing funds. If you invested in American 7s Football League (A7FL) be on the lookout for an email that describes more about the disbursement process.


This campaign will continue to accept investments until its indicated closing date.


Thanks for funding the future.

-StartEngine

Snoop Dogg to A7FL: I Want In!

2 months ago

This past week, the A7FL's investment campaign caught the eye of worldwide music and entertainment superstar Snoop Dogg who voiced his interest saying "I WANT IN"!   Snoop Dogg is no stranger to football, he is the founder of his own youth football league, Snoop Youth Football.  Needless to say, we are working diligently to discuss opportunities to expand with Snoops help so stay tuned!

Division/team ownership inquiries have been coming in from across the country and we are extremely excited about the outlook for A7FL expansion into new markets in 2021.

Stay tuned for new A7FL teams in your area as we work with interested team owners to bring new divisions online for next Spring.

Thank you for believing in the A7FL!

Notice of Material Change in Offering

2 months ago

[The following is an automated notice from the StartEngine team].

Hello! Recently, a change was made to the American 7s Football League (A7FL) offering. Here's an excerpt describing the specifics of the change:


Extended length of campaign.


When live offerings undergo changes like these on StartEngine, the SEC requires that certain investments be reconfirmed. If your investment requires reconfirmation, you will be contacted by StartEngine via email with further instructions.

Notice of Funds Disbursement

3 months ago

[The following is an automated notice from the StartEngine team].

Hello!

As you might know, American 7s Football League (A7FL) has exceeded its minimum funding goal. When a company reaches its minimum on StartEngine, it's about to begin withdrawing funds. If you invested in American 7s Football League (A7FL) be on the lookout for an email that describes more about the disbursement process.


This campaign will continue to accept investments until its indicated closing date.


Thanks for funding the future.

-StartEngine

The Results Are In: A7FL Delivers a HIT for Eleven Sports/For the Fans!

3 months ago


The Results Are In: A7FL Delivers a HIT for Eleven Sports/For the Fans

As the first football league to return to play during the 2020 pandemic, the A7FL can rightly claim a unique position among sports properties. And now that the first results are in, the A7FL’s partnership with Eleven Sports/For the Fans showed once again that our no helmets, no pads full-contact tackle football draws fans, lots of fans.The viewership numbers reveal that The A7FL 2020 Back in Motion Tournament Presented by Salus performed better than almost 90% of the other sports programming that aired on the network during the same period. In the most important OTT measurement (hours consumed/hour of programming), the A7FL exceeded our most significant benchmark by almost 20%, and during the height of the tournament an average viewer stayed to watch nearly 90 minutes of action. While these numbers are still preliminary and based on a single platform, they provide strong evidence that the A7FL can drive the kind of viewership that makes networks, advertisers and sponsors very happy.

Thank you for believing in the A7FL and stay tuned to see what’s next!

UPDATE: A7FL Surpasses $200K In Investments!

3 months ago

Over $2OOK Raised

The A7FL is excited to announce that the company's current investment offering recently surpassed $200K in funding!

Thank you for believing in the A7FL!  Please share our campaign page with friends, family, and football fans who would like to help build a safer and exciting football league. If you haven't already decided to become an A7FL owner, we hope to welcome you as one of our league owners soon!

The A7FL 2020 Back in Motion Tournament Presented by Salus was a huge success and the first football league back in action has big plans ahead. Stay safe and stay tuned to see what’s next for the A7FL!

Notice of Funds Disbursement

3 months ago

[The following is an automated notice from the StartEngine team].

Hello!

As you might know, American 7s Football League (A7FL) has exceeded its minimum funding goal. When a company reaches its minimum on StartEngine, it's about to begin withdrawing funds. If you invested in American 7s Football League (A7FL) be on the lookout for an email that describes more about the disbursement process.


This campaign will continue to accept investments until its indicated closing date.


Thanks for funding the future.

-StartEngine

Paterson U Wins the A7FL Championship!!!

3 months ago

Paterson U 49 vs. Hawks 7

Paterson U ended their incredible 2020 tournament run winning the Championship with an exclamation point: a 49-7 blowout 49 to 7 against a strong Hawks team. The U looked downright scary all tournament, and Sunday night was no exception. With 5 different players finding the end zone, the Paterson squad showed once again that they are stacked at every position. They steamrolled every opponent they faced during the tournament, rightfully earning the 2020 A7FL title and demonstrating to the rest of the A7FL that it would take a special team to knock them off their throne.

Paterson QB Quatrell “Huff” Huffin was named MVP of the tournament accounting for 5 TDs on Championship Sunday. He not only made good on his promise that Paterson would be crowned champs of the 2020 A7FL Back in Motion Tournament, but he also let it be known that this title is just the beginning of a Paterson dynasty. After Sunday’s lopsided win, his claims seemed more prescient than boast. But the A7FL has 16 other teams all eager to take on the new Champs, and many onlookers looked to some of the powerhouse teams from Baltimore and wondered whether they might be up to the task.

The A7FL’s 2020 Tournament enabled American 7s to be the first football league back in action.  The COVID protocol and testing regimen enabled by presenting sponsor Salus proved successful: the risk to players was mitigated, there were smaller numbers of positive COVID tests each week (including none on Sunday), and no outbreaks. “Thanks to our COVID protocols, players, and partner Salus, we were able to play our sport of American 7s Football with very little disruption,” said A7FL CEO Sener Korkusuz. “We not only showcased our league and our amazing athletes, but demonstrated a unique model of how full contact sports like football can return to play.” 

The A7FL Back in Motion Tournament Presented by Salus proved to the world that American 7’s football was ready to come back and come back strong. As the country continues its return to normalcy, the first football league back in action has big plans ahead. Stay safe and stay tuned to see what’s next for the A7FL.

CHAMPIONSHIP SUNDAY! A7FL 2020 Back in Motion Tournament Presented by Salus

3 months ago

Championship Game: Paterson U (3-0) vs. Hawks (3-0)

WATCH LIVE! Sunday 8/23 @ 6:30PM ET on ELEVEN SPORTS, available in the US via DirecTV (623), For the Fans (FTF) through www.ftfnext.com or on Facebook via www.facebook.com/A7FLTV!

After three weeks of crazy football action, the 2020 A7FL title all comes down to the battle of the undefeated powerhouses with the Paterson U taking on the Hawks on Sunday at 6:30 PM ET. Although they’ve taken different paths to get here, we’ve seen these teams’ firepower throughout the tourney and this not only for the Championship but it’s also a must-see matchup.

The U goes into Championship Sunday riding some serious momentum after asserting their dominance for three consecutive weeks of the tourney. With a 3-0 record and all of their wins by double digits, the U’s explosive offense is led by their QB and 2020 MVP candidate Quatrell “Huff” Huffin. Huff has looked unstoppable in his first three performances, putting up a tourney-leading 600 yards passing, with 13 TDs and just 2 INTs. “I just have to move the ball around,” he commented.  “If I can get the ball in my teammates’ hands, you’ve seen what we can do.” 

While the U’s players have a solid core from the William Paterson University team, The Hawks have been making moves to get to the A7FL’s top rung. Most important, they added legendary dual-threat QB Corey “CP3” Price this offseason which has proven to be a perfect match. Price has averaged more than 137 yards of total offense per game during this COVID-shortened season, passing for 277 yards and rushing for 135 more. He’ll no doubt give the U’s defense its biggest challenge of the tourney as they’ve managed all opposing QB’s with relative ease. Huff vs CP3 makes the Championship the best QB matchup of the season, but don’t be surprised if the Hawks lean on tournament rushing leader Mike “Sweetness” Liberti (26 carries for 175 yards and 2 TDs) to add some ground and pound to their versatile attack.

Each team also features an “x-factor” player who lines up in a variety of positions and is a threat to score whenever the ball is in their hands. For Paterson U, it’s Kareen “SilkySmoothe” Moon who has been a nightmare for opposing teams while racking up 432 total yards during tourney. “We’re just going to go out there and play U football,” said Moon regarding the upcoming matchup with the Hawks. “We’re going to dominate as much as we can and have some fun doing it.” 

On the other side of the ball, the Hawks have their own veteran Swiss army knife weapon in Khaleel “MambaStackzz” Greene who leads Moon by a nose with 457 total yards this season. He’s also been a walking TD machine averaging 2 per game during the Hawk’s undefeated 202 run to the Championship. Plus this game has an even deeper meaning to Greene and the rest of the Hawks players after the untimely death of their teammate James Lowe this past year. “James would have wanted us to win this game,” said Greene with emotion, “I feel that it’s my duty to contribute and make that happen.” 

SilkySmoothe and MambaStackzz are both key players to watch out for on Sunday but both teams’ rosters are loaded with talent. That’s why both teams come into this weekend undefeated — but only one can continue their winning ways and walk out with the 2020 A7FL Title. With everything on the line and two fired-up squads, this U vs Hawks match-up has the potential to be a classic so tune in at 6:30PM ET on Sunday and catch all the action!

Tune in to ELEVEN SPORTS, available in the US via DirecTV (623), Fios (597), and U-verse (1665), or For the Fans (FTF) through www.ftfnext.com which can be seen in more than 60 million households in the US & Canada with over another 10 million+ homes worldwide. You can also catch games LIVE on Facebook via www.facebook.com/A7FLTV.

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3 months ago

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Sports Illustrated Features A7FL!

3 months ago

The A7FL 2020 Back in Motion Tournament Presented by Salus is going viral! This 3 on 1 touchdown return by BIC's Ashante Worthy against the Paterson U in Week 3 went viral and was featured by Sports Illustrated to their over 1.4M Instagram followers last week (see the original post here https://www.instagram.com/p/CD0F3kVgZh-).

After three weeks of crazy football action, the 2020 A7FL title all comes down to the battle of the undefeated powerhouses with the Paterson U (3-0) taking on the Hawks (3-0) on Sunday 8/23 at 8 PM ET. Although they’ve taken different paths to get here, we’ve seen these teams’ firepower throughout the tourney and this not only for the Championship but it’s also a must-see matchup.

Tune in LIVE Sunday 8/23 @ 8PM ET for the Championship on ELEVEN SPORTS, available in the US via DirecTV (623), For the Fans (FTF) through www.ftfnext.com or on Facebook via www.facebook.com/A7FLTV!

Thank you for believing in the A7FL!

American 7s Football® Partners with Sports Social Media Giant WAVE.tv

4 months ago

A7FL® No-Helmets No-Pads Championship on Sunday August 16

BOCA RATON – The American 7s Football League (A7FL), pioneering no-helmets, no-pads, full-contact tackle football, and WAVE.tv, the sports media company for today’s fan, today announced a content partnership that will bring the league’s highlights to all WAVE.tv platforms. As the first football league to return to play in 2020, the A7FL is poised to crown a new champion in the 2020 A7FL Back in Motion Tournament presented by Salus® on August 16 when the league’s two undefeated teams, the NJ Hawks and the Patterson U, collide at 8 PM ET. 

All the action from the A7FL’s current season as well as past and future highlights and digital content will be distributed across WAVE.tv’s portfolio of media brands, with an emphasis on WAVE.tv’s football media brands “JUKES” and “HARDCOUNT”. WAVE.tv will work with A7FL to create exciting custom programming for its Gen Z and Millennial audience of modern sports fans. The WAVE.tv network reaches 250 million viewers and receives 3.2 billion views monthly across it’s portfolio, on platforms including TikTok, Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube.

“This is another huge distribution partnership for the league,” commented A7FL CEO Sener Korkusuz, “Our new relationship with WAVE.tv will allow us to connect our hard-hitting league and amazing athletes with hungry sports fans being the first and only football league back to live action.”

“No pads, full contact and full of excitement! We’re pleased to bring A7FL to the WAVE.tv network. This is a wonderful add on to our football programming that our young sports fans will love,” said Greg Bobolo, SVP of Strategy and Digital Partnerships, WAVE.tv. “The A7FL is already seeing a very strong average viewership of over 400,000 per segment across our network. It reiterates the fact that there are great moments in sports across every fandom, from the NFL to A7FL and those backyard moments.”

The 2020 A7FL Back in Motion Tournament presented by Salus® began play on July 26 with a 4-team 4-week tournament broadcast LIVE from Yogi Berra Stadium in Montclair, NJ, by ELEVEN Sports and For the Fans (FTF) Network, with additional live digital distribution via Facebook Watch and Twitch. After 3 rounds of play, the New Jersey Hawks and the Paterson U will face off on Sunday, August 8 at 8:00 PM ET for the league’s first ever tournament championship. As part of the tournament, all athletes and other league personnel have been tested repeatedly for COVID-19 as part of the league’s stringent return to play protocol, and brought together into a COVID-19 free “biosphere” made possible by the Salus app. 

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WATCH FINAL FOUR LIVE - A7FL 2020 Back in Motion Tournament Presented by Salus

4 months ago

Football is back! A7FL Final Four Begins Sunday August 9th @ 6:30PM ET with Paterson U vs BIC!

The Paterson U (2-0) has blown out both of their opponents in the tourney, including a 47-14 win over BIC (0-2) last week.  But this rematch gives BIC a chance for rapid redemption and so, determined to step up to meet the U’s daunting force, they’ve regrouped and retooled.

One thing is certain: this will be a much different game than last week with a revitalized BIC squad looking to catapult their way past a dominant U team. Both veteran clubs know that a win in their Final Four matchup puts them in the Championship, This game has the makings of a surprise classic and fans won’t want to miss the fireworks!

@ 9PM ET Watch Hawks take on the Renegades!

The Renegades defense somehow found a way last week to contain Hawks’ living legend Corey “CP3” Price, holding him to just 29 yards on the ground. Unfortunately for them, current tournament rushing leader Michael “Sweetness” Liberti picked up the slack and rushed for 88 yards. The Renegades’ own Bash brothers, Malik “Predator” Brown and Dondre “Clowney 2.0” Haynes, and 2nd and 3rd in tackles in the tourney, respectively, and they’ll need to add even more to their impressive totals if the Renegades want to shut down the Hawks 2-headed rushing attack.

For the Hawks, CP3 looks to bounce back from an uncharacteristic off game last week where he threw two picks, something that he looks to avoid this week against a Renegades team led by The Iceman,  who is always eager to get back on the field. Look for Khaleel “MambaStackzz” Greene to play a big role again in this rematch as that veteran presence CP3 can look to especially when out of the pocket or under pressure.

With the stakes raised and playoff intensity, this clash has all the elements to be even more exciting than last week’s game.  The teams are evenly matched and while the Renegades are out for revenge, the Hawks hope to just keep on rolling all the way to the Championship. In the win or go home Final Four, this pairing is a must-see!

A7FL 2020 Back In Motion: The Tournament Presented by Salus features 4 veteran New Jersey teams — the Hawks, B.I.C., Renegades, and Paterson U —  facing off at Montclair New Jersey’s Yogi Berra Stadium. The season features back-to-back games on three consecutive Sundays beginning July 26 and culminating with a championship game on August 16. In collaboration with the New Jersey Jackals and the All American Baseball Challenge, each week features a double header of minor league baseball followed by two games of televised A7FL football.

Tune in to ELEVEN SPORTS, available in the US via DirecTV (623), Fios (597), and U-verse (1665), or For the Fans (FTF) through www.ftfnext.com which can be seen in more than 60 million households in the US & Canada with over another 10 million+ homes worldwide.  You can also catch games LIVE on Facebook via www.facebook.com/A7FLTV.

The weekly schedule includes (all games ET):

Sunday, August 9: 6:30 PM, U vs BIC, 9:00 PM, Hawks vs Renegades

Sunday, August 16: 8:00 PM, CHAMPIONSHIP

WATCH LIVE - A7FL 2020 Back In Motion Tournament Presented by Salus

4 months ago

A7FL Football is Back! Week 2 begins Sunday August 2nd!  All in all, in Week 1's action, we saw some trick plays, a Renegades team that will only improve, and a dominant Paterson U squad that is legitimately stacked. Next Sunday, Patterson will take their offensive machine to face the BIC, who bring a tough defense and something to prove after a difficult loss in Week 1.  Meanwhile, the Renegades will look to regroup as they face Week 1 upset winners the Hawks. A7FL football is back!

@ 6:30PM ET, Watch undefeated Hawks take on the up and coming Renegades who still have something to prove and @ 9:00 PM ET perennial fan favorites BIC take on the undefeated U!

A7FL 2020 Back In Motion: The Tournament Presented by Salus features 4 veteran New Jersey teams — the Hawks, B.I.C., Renegades, and Paterson U —  facing off at Montclair New Jersey’s Yogi Berra Stadium. The season will feature back-to-back games on three consecutive Sundays beginning July 26 and culminating with a championship game on August 16. In collaboration with the New Jersey Jackals and the All American Baseball Challenge, each week features a double header of minor league baseball followed by two games of televised A7FL football.

Tune in to ELEVEN SPORTS, available in the US via DirecTV (623), Fios (597), and U-verse (1665), or For the Fans (FTF) through www.ftfnext.com which can be seen in more than 60 million households in the US & Canada with over another 10 million+ homes worldwide.  You can also catch games LIVE on Facebook via www.facebook.com/A7FLTV.

The weekly schedule includes (all games ET):

Sunday, August 2: 6:30 PM, NJ Hawks vs NJ Renegades, 9:00 PM, The U vs BIC

Sunday, August 9: 6:30 PM, #1 vs #4, 9:00 PM, #2 vs #3

Sunday, August 16: 8:00 PM, CHAMPIONSHIP

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4 months ago

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A7FL in the News & Around the Web

4 months ago


Thank you for believing in the A7FL!  We wanted to share some exciting mentions that we’ve gotten in the past week!

First, A7FL is the first football league back in action and on television through our partnership with ELEVEN Sports network and Yogi Berra Stadium, home of the New Jersey Jackals - minor league baseball.  NorthJersey.com reporter David Zimmer wrote a story about the return of American 7s Football to the garden state. In the piece, Zimmer discusses the A7FL and our partnership with Covid testing partner that is enabling our 4 week - A7FL 2020 Back In Motion Tournament Presented by Salus to take place. Read it here!

Second, on popular sports podcast PigSkinNut, reporter Josh Davis looks into the A7FL being the first football league to return to play, our Covid testing protocol, and expansion plans for the future! Check it out here.

As we continue to grow, we hope to see more A7FL mentions around the web as more sports fans catch a glimpse of us. Stay tuned for more exciting updates next week!


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THE WAIT IS OVER - A7FL 2020 Back In Motion Tournament Presented by Salus

4 months ago

A7FL 2020 Back In Motion: The Tournament Presented by Salus features 4 veteran New Jersey teams — the Hawks, B.I.C., Renegades, and Paterson U —  facing off at Montclair New Jersey’s Yogi Berra Stadium. The season will feature back-to-back games on three consecutive Sundays beginning July 26 and culminating with a championship game on August 16. In collaboration with the New Jersey Jackals and the All American Baseball Challenge, each week features a double header of minor league baseball followed by two games of televised A7FL football.

Tune in to ELEVEN SPORTS, available in the US via DirecTV (623), Fios (597), and U-verse (1665), or For the Fans (FTF) through www.ftfnext.com which can be seen in more than 60 million households in the US & Canada with over another 10 million+ homes worldwide.  You can also catch games LIVE on Facebook via www.facebook.com/A7FLTV.

The weekly schedule includes (all games ET):

Sunday, July 26: 6:30 PM, The U vs Renegades, 9:00 PM, BIC vs Hawks

Sunday, August 2: 6:30 PM, NJ Hawks vs NJ Renegades, 9:00 PM, The U vs BIC

Sunday, August 9: 6:30 PM, #1 vs #4, 9:00 PM, #2 vs #3

Sunday, August 16: 8:00 PM, CHAMPIONSHIP

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4 months ago

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Football Is Back! A7FL 2020 Back In Motion Tournament Presented by Salus

4 months ago

First Football League to Return Airs LIVE July 26 on ELEVEN Sports/FTF

The American 7s Football League® (A7FL), pioneering no-helmets, no-pads, full-contact tackle football, today announced its 2020 season will launch on July 26 with The A7FL 2020 Back in Motion Tournament Presented by Salus.  The league’s 2020 season consists of a 4-team 4-week tournament from Yogi Berra Stadium in Montclair, NJ, to be broadcast LIVE by ELEVEN Sports and For the Fans (FTF) Network, with additional live digital distribution via Facebook Watch and Twitch.

“We are incredibly proud to be the first American football league back in action,” said A7FL CEO Sener Korkusuz. “Our players are ready to showcase their talents and we’re so happy to be able to give fans the football they love -- especially after such an extended live sports drought.”

A7FL 2020 Back In Motion: The Tournament Presented by Salus features 4 veteran New Jersey teams -- the Hawks, B.I.C., Renegades, and Paterson U --  facing off at Montclair New Jersey’s Yogi Berra Stadium. The season will feature back-to-back games on three consecutive Sundays beginning July 26 and culminating with a championship game on August 16. In collaboration with the New Jersey Jackals and the All American Baseball Challenge, each week features a double header of minor league baseball followed by two games of A7FL football.

The weekly schedule includes (all games ET):

Sunday, July 26: 6:30 PM, The U vs Renegades, 9:00 PM, BIC vs Hawks

Sunday, August 2: 6:30 PM, The U vs NJ BIC, 9:00 PM, Hawks vs Renegades

Sunday, August 9: 6:30 PM, BIC vs Renegades, 9:00 PM, The U vs Hawks

Sunday, August 16: 8:00 PM, CHAMPIONSHIP #1 vs #2 

The 2020 A7FL tournament is presented by Salus, a mobile solution designed to safely bring back mass gathering sports, entertainment, the workplace, and education. At the heart of the Salus platform are the Salus Mobile Customer, Employee, Tester, and Monitor apps that stores and timestamps on-the-spot test results and ensures only COVID-19 negative fans, athletes and staff are able to enter an arena, stadium or other venue, via a time-sensitive QR access code.  “We’re thrilled that the A7FL has utilized Salus to help be the first football league back in action, during the current pandemic, “ said Ric Cavieres, President of Salus’ parent company OZ, a digital innovation company. “This is just one application of our revolutionary technology but as a football fan myself, it’s great to be able to help safely bring back live sports.”

This season’s LIVE broadcasts extend a relationship with Eleven Sports Networks / For the Fans that began with A7FL’s 2017 Championship and continued with this year’s weekly series A7FL In Motion. ELEVEN SPORTS is available in the US via DirecTV (623), Fios (597), and U-verse (1665).  FTF can be seen in more than 60 million households in the US & Canada with over another 10 million+ homes worldwide.

“ELEVEN SPORTS / For The Fans (FTF) is excited to be the home for 2020’s return of American Football,” said ELEVEN SPORTS Managing Director, Anthony Bailey. “The A7FL 2020 Back in Motion Tournament is a true celebration of the return of sports in the US , and ELEVEN SPORTS / FTF is looking forward to showcasing the exciting action that the A7FL offers.

Big Announcement Coming! A7FL 2020 Season

5 months ago

COVID-19 has caused terrible disruption and tragedy for our society while also highlighting Americans' love of live sports - the athletes, coaches, communities, and, of course, fans.

Since A7FL’s 2020 season starter was postponed back in April we've been working hard to find a way to return to play this year. While we are still putting the final pieces together, we want you to know that our teams and athletes are hungry to get back in action and we have a robust COVID-testing protocol that has enabled us to secure partners for production, distribution and testing. Finally, we have several potential venues in states that are at various stages of allowing sports to return.

Today, we are proud to announce to our StartEngine community and investors that the A7FL plans to be the first football league to return to play in 2020! The A7FL 2020 Tournament will span 4-weeks and is scheduled to start on July 26. And so while there is still a lot of work to be done, we hope to make a formal announcement later this week and begin playing LIVE A7FL FOOTBALL within 2 weeks.

Thank you for your support and for believing in the A7FL and stay tuned for the schedule with game times and where to watch on TV and digital!


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A7FL Surpasses 200 Investors!

5 months ago

Thank you to all of our investors for your support and believing in American 7s Football!

We hit a new milestone this week — our 200th investor! We’re thrilled for the support especially since the pandemic forced us to postpone our 2020 season (note: we plan to make an announcement regarding our return to play in the very near future). 

Our next funding target will be to reach (and then exceed) $200,000. So thanks again to all our investors so far and if you haven't already decided to become an A7FL owner, we hope to welcome you as one of our investors very soon! Either way, please keep sharing our campaign page with sports lovers or anyone who wants to get in on the ground floor to help build a new (safer) football league.

We appreciate your believing in the A7FL!

A7FL® Advisory Board Adds Anthony Bailey, Managing Director of ASER Media US/Eleven Sports and For The Fans (FTF)

5 months ago

The American 7s Football League® (A7FL), pioneering no-helmets, no-pads, full-contact tackle football, today announced the addition of sports media executive Anthony Bailey to the league’s advisory board. Bailey currently serves as the Managing Director of Aser Media US/Eleven Sports and For the Fans (FTF) and has held numerous senior positions across the sports media industry, notably as Vice President of Emerging Technologies for ESPN, where he won 4 Emmy awards.

Bailey will primarily focus efforts on audience growth, partnerships, and exploring new platforms to maximize viewership. “This is another exciting step in the right direction for American 7s Football,” says A7FL CEO Sener Korkusuz, “Anthony’s media experience and broad overview of the sports industry will help us expand our audience and turbocharge the league’s growth.”

“I’m thrilled to add Anthony to our team,” says A7FL President Ryan DePaul, “Working with him on our new series “A7FL in Motion” and planning for our return to live play, I’ve seen his commitment to helping the league connect with more fans than ever before.”

Bailey joins UFC co-founder David Isaacs and MLB executive Ken Lehner in his new Advisory Board position. “Anthony has a lot to contribute to our league-wide expansion efforts,” remarks Board Chairman Isaacs, “He brings unique sports expertise and vision and we’re thrilled to add him to our growing cadre of senior advisors. Welcome!”

“The A7FL is uniquely positioned to embrace technologies that help connect communities, promoting and protecting football for fans and athletes.  I am excited to join such a growing league”, says Anthony Bailey.

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6 months ago

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A7FL: We Did It! Our Campaign Passed $100K (Thank You!) And Extended for 60 Days

6 months ago

We hit a new milestone this week with more than $100,000 in investment from 150+ investors! Thank you to all of our investors for your support and believing in American 7s Football! We've also extended our StartEngine investment campaign so more investors can get in on the action and own a piece of the American 7s Football League. 

We’ve set our next funding target at $200,000. Please share our campaign page with anyone that loves sports or who would like to help build a safer football league. If you haven't already decided to become an A7FL owner, we hope to welcome you as one of our league owners soon!

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When Deion Sanders Wants A Team, You Know It's PRIME TIME!

6 months ago

This past weekend, the A7FL went viral again with over 1M views and caught the eye of NFL great Deion Sanders who voiced his interest in owning an A7FL team. See the original post here on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/tv/CAS0d7MH3Iz/?igshid=s0z2uc1ixssg (via HighlightsWave).

We are working hard to process all the division/team ownership inquiries we have been receiving from across the country and are extremely excited about the outlook for A7FL expansion to new territories going into 2021.

Stay tuned for new A7FL teams in your area as we work with interested team owners to bring new divisions online for next Spring.

Thank you for believing in the A7FL!

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7 months ago

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American 7s Football League Partners With Eleven Sports to Launch New Weekly TV Series, A7FL in Motion

7 months ago

Premier Set for Sunday, May 10, 2020, at 1 p.m. EDT on FTF - "For the Fans" Network

WOBURN, Ma., May 5, 2020 (Newswire.com) - The American 7s Football League, one of the most exciting new leagues in all of sports, has partnered with FTF – “for the Fans” to create A7FL In Motion. The original series is a creative collaboration featuring an encore of action-packed games from the A7FL’s vault (over five seasons combined) with all new analysis and player interviews.  Launching on Sunday May 10 at 1 PM EDT, Eleven Sports will begin airing weekly broadcasts of A7FL In Motion on FTFNext, with re-airings available on Eleven Sports Network, on cable and satellite via DirecTV (Channel 623), Fios (Channel 597), and U-verse (Channel 1665). 

The schedule of historic games for A7FL In Motion  includes:

  • May 10 at 1 PM EDT: Pennsylvania Immortalz vs Union City Chiefs (2017 A7FL Championship)

  • May 17 at 1 PM EDT: Pennsylvania Immortalz vs Baltimore Vikings (2018 A7FL Final Four)

  • May 24 at 1 PM EDT: Baltimore Gators vs Baltimore Vikings (2018 A7FL Championship)

  • May 31 at 1 PM EDT: New Jersey BIC vs New Jersey Savage (2019 A7FL Week 3)

  • June 7 at 1 PM EDT: New Jersey Renegades vs New Jersey Savage (2019 A7FL Week 5)

  • June 14: Baltimore Vikings vs New Jersey BIC (2019 A7FL Week 5)

A7FL In Motion extends a partnership which began in 2017. While this year’s season has been delayed due to COVID-19, the A7FL will resume its broadcasting relationship with FTF/Eleven Sports once the 2020 schedule comes into focus.  “Last season we reached millions of new fans with ELEVEN Sports,” said A7FL CEO Sener Korkusuz, “and we’re thrilled to build on our relationship to bring the hard-hitting entertainment of American 7s Football to even more sports fans across the country.”

The A7FL is American tackle football with a unique format (7-on-7 without helmets or pads) that combines fast-paced excitement for the fans with added safety for players. As planning for its sixth season continues, the league boasts 20 teams from New Jersey to San Diego and a large fan base across social media.

In addition to its FTF/Eleven Sports broadcasts, the A7FL is also providing weekly programming of A7FL In Motion broadcasts every Sunday night during the postponed regular season on the A7FL Facebook page (www.facebook.com/A7FLTV) and Twitch Channel (www.twitch.tv/A7FL).  “The more exposure our athletes get, the better,” said  A7FL President Ryan DePaul. “These guys love football. It's 100% passion, that’s what makes our game so exciting to watch.”

FTF – For the Fans salutes the drivers of the sports industry - the passionate, rabid fans seeking a new sports experience along with exceptional coverage.  With content partnerships across professional and college rugby; international and college lacrosse; e-sports, basketball, hockey and the world of unique sport and content, FTF is “Alternative Sports.  Alternative Programming.”

“FTF is consistently looking for original programming that stages events beyond the traditional sports landscape,” said David Gross, President, FTF/Eleven Sports.  “A7FL In Motion provides FTF viewers more than a recap of past games.  The added analysis and reaction from the players and coaches who played in the game offers new perspective and access to a deep archive of engaging content.”

FTF is available across multiple digital platforms including:  Samsung, Vizio, DistroTV, Xumo, Twitch, ZingoTV and Pluto.  FTF can be seen in more than 60 million households in the US & Canada with over another 10 million+ homes worldwide.

There is also a customized OTT app  in your local app store.  “FTFNext” is available across multiple stores including: Roku, Chromecast, Amazon Fire, AppleTV, Xbox One, iOS and Android.


THANK YOU FOR BELIEVING IN THE A7FL!

A7FL's First 100 Investors!

7 months ago

We hit a new milestone this week — our 100th investor! With 27 days to go, our campaign's supporters have ranged from die-hard sports fans to career investors who love football.

Our next funding target will be to reach (and then exceed) $100,000. So thanks to all our investors so far and please keep sharing with anyone that loves sports or who would like to be part of building a safer football league. If you haven't already decided to become an A7FL owner, we hope to welcome you as one of our investors soon!

Thank you for believing in the A7FL!

Annual Report Filing Requirements

7 months ago

Notice to our investors: We will be unable to meet our April 29, 2020, annual report filing requirements for securities sold pursuant to Regulation CF due to our 2020 football season being postponed and resulting staffing limitations. Accordingly, we intend to rely on the temporary relief being provided by the Securities and Exchange Commission. We will continue to use our best efforts to comply with our ongoing reporting obligations.

 

Notice of Funds Disbursement

7 months ago

[The following is an automated notice from the StartEngine team].

Hello!

As you might know, American 7s Football League (A7FL) has exceeded its minimum funding goal. When a company reaches its minimum on StartEngine, it's about to begin withdrawing funds. If you invested in American 7s Football League (A7FL) be on the lookout for an email that describes more about the disbursement process.


This campaign will continue to accept investments until its indicated closing date.


Thanks for funding the future.

-StartEngine

2020 A7FL Season Update

8 months ago

In accordance with CDC guidance to postpone events involving more than 50 people and various state and local restrictions, the American 7s Football League has postponed the start of it’s 6th season. While we remain hopeful that we will be able to play our 2020 schedule in full, we continue to prioritize the safety of our fans, players, employees and partners and will coordinate next steps with public health authorities as well as other sports organizations and business partners.

"The crisis caused by COVID-19 has caused terrible personal and economic damage to our country," said A7FL CEO Sener Korkusuz. Korkusuz continued, "despite all the obstacles, the A7FL remains poised and focused on playing our 2020 season and we are evaluating all options, from pushing back the start of the season for several weeks or months to resuming competition in the Fall.  In the interim, we’ve started production on a new TV series with one of our partners (details to be released shortly) that will focus on the development of the A7FL, its amazing players and greatest games." 

Thank you for believing in the A7FL!

Notice of Funds Disbursement

8 months ago

[The following is an automated notice from the StartEngine team].

Hello!

As you might know, American 7s Football League (A7FL) has exceeded its minimum funding goal. When a company reaches its minimum on StartEngine, it's about to begin withdrawing funds. If you invested in American 7s Football League (A7FL) be on the lookout for an email that describes more about the disbursement process.


This campaign will continue to accept investments until its indicated closing date.


Thanks for funding the future.

-StartEngine

Notice of Funds Disbursement

8 months ago

[The following is an automated notice from the StartEngine team].

Hello!

As you might know, American 7s Football League (A7FL) has exceeded its minimum funding goal. When a company reaches its minimum on StartEngine, it's about to begin withdrawing funds. If you invested in American 7s Football League (A7FL) be on the lookout for an email that describes more about the disbursement process.


This campaign will continue to accept investments until its indicated closing date.


Thanks for funding the future.

-StartEngine

A7FL Regional Expansion Opportunities

8 months ago

Dear supporters!  We’ve received numerous inquiries from investors interested in expanding A7FL in their regions.  With our newest division in California, we've developed a strategic ownership program to support A7FL expansion going into 2021.  We are happy to speak to those interested that have a passion for football and the requisite financial and operational capability to manage new local A7FL divisions in their markets.

If you are interested, please reach out to info@a7fl.com or visit https://www.a7fl.com/owners for further information. Thank you for believing in the A7FL!

Notice of Funds Disbursement

8 months ago

[The following is an automated notice from the StartEngine team].

Hello!

As you might know, American 7s Football League (A7FL) has exceeded its minimum funding goal. When a company reaches its minimum on StartEngine, it's about to begin withdrawing funds. If you invested in American 7s Football League (A7FL) be on the lookout for an email that describes more about the disbursement process.


This campaign will continue to accept investments until its indicated closing date.


Thanks for funding the future.

-StartEngine

A7FL® Adds Veteran Baseball Executive Ken Lehner to Advisory Board, Looks to Expand Minor League Baseball Partnerships

9 months ago


The American 7s Football League® today announced a key addition to the league’s advisory board: Ken Lehner, a sports industry veteran with an impressive array of experience in professional athletics. Lehner joins A7FL leadership with insight gained from a variety of notable positions with teams including the Florida Marlins, the Miami Dolphins, the Carolina Hurricanes, and the Tampa Bay Lightning. 

“As an accomplished leader in sports branding, broadcasting, and marketing, Ken will be an invaluable resource for the A7FL,” said Ultimate Fighting Championship® Co-Founder David Isaacs, Head of the A7FL’s Advisory Board.  “In the near term, he’ll help expand our relationships with Minor League Baseball teams and stadiums as we introduce our no helmets no pads game to a wider audience.”

Lehner has significant experience in Minor League Baseball, having recently served as President for the Atlantic League’s High Point Rockers and the Can-Am League’s Rockland Boulders. “We are extremely excited about our new connection with Ken,” said A7FL Co-Founder and CEO Sener Korkusuz, “His addition will make an immediate impact as the A7FL launches our 2020 season and continues to expand across the country.”

“I’m thrilled that Ken Lehner has joined our advisory team,” says A7FL Co-Founder and President Ryan DePaul, “His extensive background in all aspects of professional sports will help make our vision for the A7FL become a reality.” 

Lehner became familiar with the league in 2017 while serving as president for the Rockland Boulders, when the A7FL held their championship game at Palisades Credit Union Park, the team’s home venue. “After watching the A7FL live, I was immediately hooked by the action, physicality and speed,” says Lehner, “I see the parallels between independent baseball and the A7FL, as both sports offer opportunities for players to grow and extend their careers on the diamond and on the gridiron.  I want to be a part of that because I believe in change for the better.  Sports will continue to evolve and as a result the A7FL is the future of football in America."

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Thank you for believing in the A7FL! Please keep sharing about our campaign with friends, sports fans, and investors. If you haven't already decided to become an A7FL league owner, during the next day of our campaign you will receive special early bird perks, including bonus shares, so we hope to welcome you verys soon as one of our league owners!  Visit www.startengine.com/a7fl to learn more.

1 Day Left for Super Early Bird Bonus!

9 months ago

Thank you for believing in the A7FL!  We hit a new milestone this week with our 30th investor! Thanks to all our investors so far and please keep sharing with anyone that loves football.  If you haven't already decided to become an A7FL league owner - during the next day of our campaign, you will receive special super early bird perks, including bonus shares so we hope to welcome you as one of our league owners soon! Visit www.startengine.com/a7fl to learn more.

American 7s Football League (A7FL) Minimum Funding Goal Reached!

9 months ago

Thank you to all of our friends, family and other super early bird investors for helping us reach our minimum funding goal over our campaigns opening weekend!  We're grateful for your support and have an amazing season of smash-mouth American 7s Football coming up. Follow us here or stay tuned to www.a7fl.com for more updates, and join us for opening day throw-off on April 19th (more details coming soon) .

Thank you for believing in the A7FL!

-
Sener Korkusuz, CEO
A7FL


PS: If you haven't already decided to become an A7FL league owner - during the next 3 days of our campaign, you will receive special super early bird perks, including bonus shares so we hope to welcome you as one of our league owners soon! Visit www.startengine.com/a7fl to learn more.

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