Adapted Football League

The Adapted Football League gives children and adults with more than 17 different types of disabilities the opportunity to participate in an organized and developmental sport that would otherwise be unavailable to them. The primary focus for each player includes 1) skill development, 2) social interaction, and 3) physical exercise. The league is organized into two divisions – one for able-bodied players and another for players using wheelchairs.

Established in 2011, the Adapted Football League, proudly supported by the Cleveland Browns Foundation, provides children with disabilities the opportunity to participate in an organized, competitive and developmental sport. It is the first competitive adapted football program in Ohio that enables school-aged children and young adults with physical and/or cognitive disabilities the opportunity to develop the skills necessary to play football competitively.

The 2015 season had the highest number of participants to date with more than 105 athletes and 100 volunteers. The program offers a foundation for success by focusing on skill development, socialization and physical activity. Those building blocks help prepare participants for achievement and growth now and in the future.

To cap its sixth successful season, the Cleveland Browns Foundation and Achievement Centers for Children hosted the Adapted Football League Friday Night Lights game and All-Star Game and Awards Banquet.

Click here to view a video recap of the Friday Night Lights Game.

Click here to view a video recap of the All-Star Game.

Click here to view the 2016 season Adapted Football League Athlete and Volunteer of the Week.

The Adapted Football League begins its 7th season beginning May, 2017. To learn more about registering to be an athlete or volunteering with the league, visit the Achievements Center for Children here.


Adapted Football League Coverage:

Browns QB Josh McCown makes heartfelt pledge to Adapted Football League
Cleveland Browns Foundation Adapted Football League wraps up successful 6th season
Adapted Youth Football All-Star Game
All smiles at Browns Adapted Football League skills session

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