Last updated : Thursday, 30 November 2023


Speedball is an amateur football league that was founded in the early 1950s at Fort Knox, Kentucky. The league is open to all military personnel and civilians, and it is played indoors on a hard surface.

Speedball is a fast-paced and exciting game that combines elements of American football, rugby, and basketball. The game is played with two teams of seven players each, and the object is to score more points than the other team by carrying the ball into the end zone or kicking it through the uprights.

Speedball action

Speedball is a physically demanding game, but it is also a lot of fun to play. The league is a great way to stay active and meet new people.


Speedball was invented by Roy E. Doyle, a high-ranking amateur competitor in recent years. Doyle was stationed at Fort Knox in the early 1950s, and he was looking for a way to stay active during the winter months. He came up with the idea of Speedball, which was a combination of American football, rugby, and basketball.

Speedball match

The first Speedball game was played in 1953, and the league quickly grew in popularity. Today, there are Speedball leagues all over the world, including in the United States, Canada, Europe, and Asia.


The rules of Speedball are similar to the rules of American football, but there are some key differences. The most significant difference is that the game is played indoors on a hard surface. This makes the game faster-paced and more physical.

Speedball teams

Another difference is that there is no punting in Speedball. Instead, teams must either run the ball or kick it through the uprights.

The game is played in two halves of 20 minutes each. The team with the most points at the end of the game wins.


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