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Friday, May 30, 2014

[Video] American Football : How bad you want it ?

Here is a motivational video for those who want to be successful with american football:

Participate on try-outs, do your best to get drafted, attend and get serious with training, prepare and discipline your body, and most important of all - Don't stop learning.

If you want to succeed, as bad as you want to breathe, then you'll be successful

Thursday, May 22, 2014

ABP Season 5 Draft rules

ABP DRAFT RULES (as agreed upon at the May 21st Captains Meeting) 
1. Champion team (Bandits) can add max of 6 new names from team recruitment
2. 2nd Placer (Juggernauts) can add max of 9 new names from team recruitment
3. 3rd Placer (Wolves) can add max of 12 new names from team recruitment
4. 4th Placer (Rebels) can add max of 15 new names from team recruitment
5. Expansion Team (Knights) can add unlimited new names from team recruitment
6. All non-ABP MEMBERS who were part of the National Team Pilipinas Aguilas officially or unofficially as player, coach, trainer or staff shall enter in the ABP Draft.
7. ABP Tryouts/Training Camp for newbies starts June 6 and ends July 19.
8. Aside from the team recruitments there will be a Draft from those entering the ABP Tryouts/Training Camp. ABP Draft Day is July 26.
9. Order of lottery pick is as follows:
  • 5th placer 
  • 4th placer 
  • 3rd placer 
  • 2nd placer 
  • 1st placer 
10. Multiple round robin until all teams end their picks.

ABP Official Season 5 Tryouts & Training Camp for Players and Referees

When : June 7 - July 19, 2014 (Saturdays) 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Where : U.P. Diliman Sunken Garden

Please prepare P500.00 for registration (with free ABP shirt).

Dont forget to bring water, cleats and extra clothes.

Check out this link to read the Draft rules

* To be able to participate on Season 5, players are required to attend an ABP-sanctioned activity

ArenaBall Philippines

Sunday, May 18, 2014

ABP recruiting players for season 5 (Sept 2014 - Feb 2015), try outs chedule and reminders

Date : Every Saturdays from July - Mid September
Time :  1pm - 5pm
Location : UP Sunken Garden
Requirements : Bring-in change of clothes, cleats is a must (although optional for new trainees), water

Things to remember :  The color is black and gray also START SAVING MONEY FOR YOUR GEAR AND JERSEY

Other notes : We usually meet at SM Hypermarket before we do a convoy to UP Sunken Garden. We train near the library.

Contact person : Andy Gomez ( 09399108650 / 09174493444 )

Date : Every Saturday
Time : 9am - 12nn
Location : Quezon City Memorial Circle Soccer Field
Requirements :
18 years old an above.

Things to remember : Bring extra shirt, rubber shoes, cleats (rubber shoes will do if you have no cleats), and water. We will provide the gears don't worry.

Other notes : 
PLEASE confirm if you are coming or not so we can get the head count of attendance.
For more info visit: Rebels Football - Reserve Players, Injured and Tryouts page

Contact person : Jay Laborte 09175500031 or Jell Caragan 09178261513 

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Japan dominated Philippines in 86 - 0 run for IFAF 2015 asian qualifier

This is the first time that Philippines organized a national team to compete on world tournament. It was somehow expected that Japan will win the game being the 3rd best team internationally and with Philippines just having 4 years of experience in officially creating leagues for tackle football. 

That said, our team should focus on training and learning to become better competitors in the world of tackle football.

Japan won by 86 - 0 score.

Source :

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

The Amazing Playground is planning to out American Tackle Football Jersey

Saw this post from their facebook page. And it looks like the jersey has some blessing from ATFAF or IFAF as they claim that its the National Team's Football jersey.

I wonder what does the lifestyle jersey look like?

Saturday, March 15, 2014

IFAF world qualifiers : Pilipinas Aguilas vs Japan on April 26, 2014

Pilipinas Aguilas will be facing the Team Japan on April 26, 2014 at their country for the Asian World Qualifiers, to ultimately battle their way to the International Federation of American Football (IFAF) World Championship. The worl championship will be on 2015 and the host countey will be Sweden.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

What is AFFP and how it started

We've covered before the difference between ABP and AFFP. We now know that the two leagues are created by different people. They have their own teams and they have their own leagues. But they both have the common goal of introducing and teaching and making the American Football mainstream here in the Philippines. Surely though, they both have their own unique reason as why they are a separate group.

Lets find out how AFFP started.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Rebels' American football team try out for ABP (ArenaBall Phils) Season 5 (2014)

The Rebels Football Team is having an Open Try-out (tackle/american football) on March 15, 2014 (Saturday) 1pm onwards at the Quirino Grandstand, Manila (in front of Manila Ocean Park entrance), 

For interested individuals just go to the scheduled meet up and don't forget to bring water, rubber shoes/ cleats shoes and extra shirt.

We dont have any information if there are required height or weight or body build for the aspiring members of Rebels.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

How is ABP, AFFP, GFL, ATFAP and AFDL different? Explanation of confusing terms

So many similar words

Okay. So we have ABP which stands for ArenaBall Philippines, we also have AFFP which stands for American Football Federation of the Philippines, another one is ATFAP which is American Tackle Football Association of the Philippines, GFL is Gridiron Football League Philippines, AFDL American Football Developmental League and NGLP National Gridiron League Pilipinas. There are so many groups related to american football in the Philippines and almost all are the same for the average filipino eyes. What sets each of these group and members apart?

Monday, February 24, 2014

Pilipinas Aguilas to compete on 2015 IFAF World Chanpionship

The Pilipinas Aguilas will be competing on the 2015 IFAF World Championship being hosted by Sweden. Philippines will be fighting against Japan on April 26, 2014 at Japan (no information unto which city in Japan the game will happen).
IFAF stands for International Federation of American Football
There are a total of 12 team that will be joining the preliminary round and will be divided into 4 groups.

Lets support our national team and stay tuned for more updates!

ABP (ArenaBall Philippines) League Teams

Im not sure but you've probably heard about Arena Ball Philippines? They're one of the leagues that popularized American Football, or Tackle Football, or Gridiron Football (what ever you call this sport) here in the Philippines. Anyways, ABP started with 4 teams but now they have 5.  Check out the post below to see the teams.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

American football in the Philippines

Way back in 2009 were the ArenaBall Philippines (ABP) introduce the first American Football (tackle football) league in the country. It started with only four participating teams, "The Bandits", "The Juggernauts", "The Wolves" and "The Rebels" (former "The Barracudas"). ABP Season 4 opened last September 21, 2013 introducing new expansion team "The Knights". ABP Season 4 ended February 15, 2014 with the reigning 4-time Champion "The Bandits".

ABP is under The American Tackle Football Association of the Philippines (ATFAP), a member of Philippine Olympic Committee (POC), and a member of the International Federation of American Football (IFAF).

photo credits to Jun Muyco and ArenaBall Phils

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Pilipinas Aguilas Team - teaser video

photo credits to Jun Muyco and ArenaBall Phils
Founded in 2013. The Philippines National American Football Team or Pilipinas Aguilas Tackle Football team was formed to compete in the international stage of American Football.  The entire Aguilas team is composed of 75 high performing players (combination of Team A and Team B). Some are from the different teams of ABP League (Bandits, Wolves, Rebels, Juggernauts and Knights) and some are not part of the league, who tried out and successfully got in.

Introducing Tackle Football Philippines

Tackle Football Philippines is a new blog dedicated to being the best resource and aggregator of information about American Football here in the Philippines. Tackle Football Philippines is founded February 2014 by two individuals who shares the same mission of promoting the sport in the country and the vision of becoming the primary resource of information with regards to American Football or Tackle Football. One of the individual is a player of one of the teams participating in ABP (Arenaball Philippines) and the other one is a techie guy who have experience in creating website and the nitty-gritty of running one.

American football is fairly new and becoming a trend sport here in the Philippines, thus we are committed to bringing the latest news, the best football product reviews, upcoming game schedules, and any information in between.