The Mid-Continental Football League or MCFL is a semi-professional football league that started in 1991. It is part of the American Football Association, which is the national organization of non-professional teams and leagues all over the country. It operates under the supervision of an executive committee, which consists of people from different teams within the league.
The players consist of volunteers and unpaid athletes. They also have a Board of Directors, which consist of General Managers representing each team. These board members also represent a vote for each of the teams. Regular MCFL seasons last for nine weeks. During this time, every team plays for eight weeks and rests for one. After the end of a season, eight teams prepare for the Championships.
The Championships are held at the home stadium of whichever team has the highest remaining seed at the end of the playoffs. Every Spring, after the championships, the best players from every team meet and participate in the MCFL All-Star game. These chosen players are divided into two teams: Red vs. Blue. This practice, however, is no longer done, since 2006. Instead, the best players in the league play against the best players from the Football League Alliance.
This MCFL started in 1991, with the Cleveland Falcons, the Wyandot Chiefs, the Shenango Valley Blasters, and the Dayton Steelers being the first four teams. The first season was won by the Cleveland Falcons. In 2007, twelve teams participated in the league: four teams each from Kentucky and Michigan, three from Ohio, and one from Indiana. In 2008, the Cleveland Lions took a pass and the Central Kentucky Studs were allowed to participate in the league.
They were later renamed as the Chargers, and were the sole team to be admitted for the 2008 season. After a year, however, they folded. The West Michigan Force, the Hardin County Wolverines, and the Kentucky/Ohio Xtreme left MCFL to join the United States Football Alliance.
Why Are Sports Important in the Community?
Sports and physical activities are important because they encourage people to be healthier, more competitive, and more sociable. As much as possible, children should be encouraged to participate in sports at such a young age. This way, they can grow up to be better individuals who exhibit camaraderie, sportsmanship, honesty, and other good values.
According to researchers, aside from improved physical health, sports can also contribute to youth development, including higher self-esteem, improved academics, more involvement in volunteer work, better psychosocial, and fewer behavioral problems. The 5 C’s associated with sports, namely competence, connections, confidence, caring, and character, are all critical components of positive youth development.
Physical activity has a positive impact in every community. It promotes teamwork and friendship, allowing members to get closer with one another. It creates equal opportunities for both men and women. It also helps reduce the risks of major diseases caused by lack of exercise and physical activity. Keep in mind that individuals who work together win, whether against football defenses, or issues surrounding modern society.