What is developmental professional football?
It is 11 on 11 football played under N.F.L./PDFL rules. It is designed to
give high caliber athletes and coaches a platform to display and improve
their skills with some pursuing professional careers at the next level.
The Professional Developmental Football League vision.
The vision for the PDFL is to create a professional league based on integrity in everything we do. The league focus will be on giving former collegiate/professional athletes an avenue to continue to play competitive football with ultimate goal of getting an opportunity to be invited to an NFL training camp. The reality of making it in the NFL is that the percentage of those athletes in college or other professional leagues is very small. With that in mind we are developing a mentor program for the players that will focus on resume writing, interviewing, networking, etc. The league will also provide internships in the players degree area in order to help them find future employment.
The majority of players on PDFL teams, have college football backgrounds playing previously at the D1, D2, or D3 level
and have achieved their college degree. This ensures a higher level of professionalism, competition and dedication to the game. The PDFL teams also offer more to the community with the ability to advertise local businesses and attractions on televised games.
Who supports the Professional Developmental Football League?
The PDFL teams work in partnership with their communities. The teams use ticket sales, sponsor finances, private endowments and other contributions to finance the teams and League. In return the teams support the
community by donating to local charities not just with donations but personal time and events. The teams also sponsor events like the free community events and youth football/cheer camps. The teams also bring exposure and recognition to the community through televised games which feature commercials advertising local businesses and attractions.
The Professional Developmental Football League are open for new franchises for our 2013 season. Join the PDFL