Women's Spring Football League
|Sport||Women's American football|
|No. of teams||WSFL ?, W8FL ?|
|Most recent champion(s)||Memphis Dynasty (11-woman),
West Virginia Wildfire (8-woman)
The Women's Spring Football League (WSFL) is a full-contact Women's American football league that opened with exhibition play in 2010 and subsequently played its first regular season in 2011. It is the newest of three full-contact, 11-on-11 football leagues for women, along with the Independent Women's Football League and the Women's Football Alliance.
The WSFL played with 11-player and 8-player divisions from 2011 through 2013. In 2014, the league split into two leagues, with the 11-woman division retaining the WSFL name and the 8-woman division taking the name the Women's Eights Football League (W8FL). The W8FL will remain affiliated with the WSFL.
The Women's Spring Football League was founded in 2009. A few teams played an exhibition season under the WSFL banner in 2010, but no league champion was crowned.
In 2011, the WSFL played what it regards as its first official regular season. The Baltimore Burn finished the season with a 6-0 record against non-league foes and claimed the 2011 WSFL championship in the 11-woman division on the basis of regular season record. The Cape Fear Thunder, which had a 4-2-1 record, claimed the 2011 WSFL championship in the 8-woman division.
In 2012, the WSFL staged their first playoffs and held their first league championship game. In the 11-player division, the New Jersey Titans defeated the DFW Xtreme 67-6 to claim the 2012 WSFL championship. The West Virginia Wildfire captured the 2012 WSFL title in the 8-player division with a 5-2 record.
In 2013 the WSFL staged their second playoffs. In the 11-player division the Memphis Dynasty defeated the Arkansas Banshees, 32-12, to claim the championship. In the 8-player division the West Virginia Wildfire defeated the Binghamton Tiger Cats, 44-8, to claim the championship. In 2014 the WSFL staged its third playoffs in Erie, Pennsylvania. In the 11-player division the Memphis Dynasty defeated the Arkansas Banshees 34-12 to claim the championship. In the 8-player division the Cape Fear Thunder defeated the West Virginia Wildfire 34-26 to claim the championship.
Women's Spring Football League (WSFL)
- Baltimore Burn
- Buffalo Bullets
- Erie Illusion
- Keystone Assault
- New England Nightmare
- New York Knockout
- Pittsburgh Spartans
- Alabama Smashers
- Arkansas Banshees
- Atlanta Heartbreakers
- Charlotte Cardinals
- Dallas/Fort Worth Xtreme
- Houston Rebels
- Memphis Dynasty
Women's Eights Football League (W8FL)
2016 Expansion Teams
- Independent Women's Football League (IWFL)
- Women's Football Alliance (WFA)
- Women's Professional Football League (WPFL)
- National Women's Football Association (NWFA)
- Women's American Football League (WAFL)
- American Football Women's League (AWFL)
- Women's Football League (WFL)
- List of leagues of American football