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With the climate of today’s professional sports leagues changing like the seasons. It is paramount that a developmental system be in place for today’s aspiring professional athletes. The States Developmental Football League’s key principals are professional development on and off the field. Our athletes, cheer teams, and staff as a whole will have the opportunity to be prepared in such a way that once the regulation game is over, they will be able to go into over time confident in their business skill-sets. The balance between business principals and professional sports is what will set the S.D.F.L. apart from other leagues that have come and gone in the past. I believe in my heart, if we at the States Developmental Football League did not know the business, we could not teach the business! Our coaches and staff will have backgrounds in professional sports, business, finance, and life. We will teach from our testimonies, our highs and our lows, thus giving our athletes the chance that they weren’t given in the first place. A professional football career won’t last forever, but knowledge of business and survival skills can be passed down from generation to generation. We are a league of professional athletes, business people, and entrepreneurs with one common goal, the next level!  In business or the grid iron the S.D.F.L. will give you the proper tools to make your transition to the next level. Development is the key to all things S.D.F.L.

“Nothing Comes To Sleepers But Dreams”


Will there be fees associated with playing for the S.D.F.L.?

Yes there is a price to pay to be apart of the S.D.F.L.!  Each player will be required to pay $350.00 Per S.D.F.L. Season 

Fee Breakdown:

Tryout per player is $60.00 with online registration, and $60.00 cash the day of tryout. Remaining balance of the  $350.00 if you are chosen for Teams Arkansas, and Teams Texas to be paid before the season opener. 

 Your Fees Go Toward:

1Athlete enrollment in S.D.F.L. League And Player Development Programs. 

2. Game Film: 3 Angles 2 Tight 1 Wide Of Each Contest. 

3. League Wide Player Assessment Testing & Scouting.
”Every S.D.F.L. player will have a scouting report”  

4. End of season game highlights

5. Placement in the SDFLCasting program. 

6. Access to all S.D.F.L. incentive pay programs. 

7. Financial Planning Services. 

8. Player Insurance through the Amateur Athletic Association.

The S.D.F.L. is privately funded organization. There are fees associated with the league. In order to benefit, you have to buy in! 



Free Enterprise + Football = SDFL

Garrick Jones

A veteran of of three professional football leagues, Garrick Jones personifies the qualities of a battle tested leader on and off the field. These qualities are key components of a commissioner that will be able to lead by example while building a blue collar, salt of the earth organization.

Byron Clay

President & C.O.O.
Former professional football player, world class track athlete, marketing expert, licensed healthcare professional and business developer are just a few of the talents that are apart of Byron K. Clay’s arsenals. These qualities will be valued assets to the success of the President, while developing championship caliber teams for the state of Texas, and Arkansas.

Michael Tolds

Strength & Conditioning V.P.
Michael A. Tolds Sr. is the founder of Moodswing Fitness (MFS) Strength, Conditioning and Agility Training. Michael is a former USFL football player. Michael played for the Houston Gamblers from 1984 to 1985. Mr. Tolds has been training young men since 2002 in strength, conditioning and speed training. He has a love, passion and patience for training young men to be their best on and off the field.


Free Enterprise + Football = SDFL

Felipe Pereira

International Relations Manager
Felipe Pereira has been instrumental in exposing international players to the U.S. market, while facilitating opportunities abroad for U.S. teams and multiple organizations. Skills camps, scouting combines, and exposing players on a global platform is the ultimate goal moving forward!
Player Development

Spencer Conley

V.P. League Operations


Free Enterprise + Football = SDFL

Prince WIlliams

Team Arkansas Little Rock Chairman

Fred Perry

Canadian Expansion Head

Nidjah Dyer

SDFL Ambassador /
Business Procurement Specialist 


Free Enterprise + Football = SDFL

Obina McKinney

Team Texas Austin Chairman

James Robinson

Team Texas Houston Chairman

Kato Hitson

Born and raised in Valdosta Ga. He attended Valdosta High school winning 2 state, and 1 national title in 4 years. He went on to play at Georgia Military College and Murray State University. Mr. Hitson has spent time in the National Football League as well as the Canadian Football League. He is currently the owner of Pro Vision Sports Recruiting.


Free Enterprise + Football = SDFL

Hannah Underwood

Team NC Charlotte
General Manager

Rodney D. Barnes II

Team NC Raleigh
General Manager

Bernard Hutchins

Team TX Houston
General Manager


The S.D.F.L. provides high-quality professional developmental football during the summer/fall season while introducing on field development as well as business principals and practices for our athletes. The S.D.F.L. serves its local communities with pride and dedication, and strives to provide fans, family, and friends with a memorable game experience. The S.D.F.L. is led by Co Founders Commissioner Garrick Jones and President Byron Clay and is funded by private investors as well as an assortment of auxiliary revenue programs. For season tickets, more information and to interact with passionate football fans, please visit

The S.D.F.L. currently consists of the Teams Texas (Austin) (Houston), and Arkansas (Fort Smith) (Little Rock). The league intends to be an on assignment league that will concentrate it's efforts on a smaller number of athletes in order to better prepare them for the professional business of football.

We are a league of professional athletes, business people, and entrepreneurs with one common goal, the next level! In business or the grid iron the S.D.F.L. will give our staffs and athletes the proper tools to make that transition to the next level. Development is the key to all things S.D.F.L.