Last updated : Sunday, 25 February 2024
GADYFL: The Greater Austin Disc & Yard Football League
The Greater Austin Disc & Yard Football League (GADYFL) is an amateur football league based in Austin, Texas. The league was founded in 2012 and currently has over 100 teams competing in a variety of divisions.
GADYFL games are played on a variety of fields throughout Austin, including Zilker Park, Roy G. Guerrero Park, and the University of Texas at Austin campus. The season runs from March to November, with playoffs held in December.
The GADYFL was founded in 2012 by a group of friends who wanted to create a more casual and fun alternative to traditional tackle football. The league quickly grew in popularity, and now has over 100 teams competing in a variety of divisions.
The GADYFL is committed to providing a safe and fun environment for all players. All players are required to wear helmets and pads, and the league has a strict policy against unnecessary roughness.
The GADYFL has a variety of divisions for players of all skill levels. The divisions are divided by gender, age, and experience level.
- Recreational Division: This division is for players of all skill levels who want to play for fun.
- Intermediate Division: This division is for players with some experience who want to play at a more competitive level.
- Competitive Division: This division is for the best players in the league who want to compete for a championship.
The GADYFL plays by a modified version of the NFL rules. The most notable difference is that players are not allowed to tackle each other. Instead, they must use their hands to strip the ball from the other player.
The GADYFL also has a few unique rules of its own. For example, there is no punting or field goal kicking. Instead, teams must score touchdowns or convert on fourth down to advance the ball.