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.

Browns Give Back is a proud supporter of the Adapted Football League, which serves over 120 athletes each year. Check out highlights from the League’s seventh season, as the Browns hosted Friday Night Lights and All-Star Games.

Learn more about Athlete and Volunteer of the Week for the 2017 Adapted Football League season!

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.

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