Game Balls

IWFLIndependent Women’s Football League
2000–Present

The IWFL was founded in 2000 and has affiliated teams from Canada and the United States playing a spring schedule. As with other women’s leagues, a number of teams switch between leagues yearly. IWFL games use the same rules as men’s leagues with three exceptions: the IWFL uses a smaller football, requires only one foot inbound on pass receptions has banned chop blocking to protect the knees of the athletes.

The IWFL used a Wilson junior-sized ball like the other women’s leagues until it switched to a new Nike “All-American-Girl” football in 2004. Its red, white, and blue panels makes it quite unique among official game balls.

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