The American Football Association is a national 501(c)(3) non-profit, tax exempt corporation in its 37th year of operation and is dedicated to the advancement of adult semi-pro/minor league football teams and leagues in the United States. Our slogan is Semi Pro & Proud:registered:. The AFA is a National Service Organization that does not impose or govern local issues. We are not affiliated with any other national semipro/ minor league organization The AFA was founded in 1980 by Ronald J. Real under the name Minor Professional Football Association (MPFA). It's main function was to conduct an annual post-season championship tournament for teams calling themselves minor league. The American Football Association remains committed to our mission to keep alive the memories of those who have played, coached, officiated and managed at our level of the game. Our ongoing objective is one of ensuring that semi-pro/minor league football participants are remembered forever by their fans, family, teammates and those who follow their football leadership in the future.
AFA CREED: If you can’t move a mountain . . . then move a grain of sand. If you can’t reach a million people . . . then touch a single hand. If you can’t impress them all . . . then impress only those who answer your call. Semi-Pro and Proud:registered: is what we are . . . that’s what makes the AFA the best by far. ~ Ron Real