INDIANAPOLIS – Colts rookie minicamp won’t be the only football played in the Circle City this weekend as The Spring League is set to kickoff its season.
For out-of-college football players not quite ready for the NFL, the TSL provides a path.
“We are filling a very critical void,” explains league Founder and CEO Brian Woods, “that middle ground between college and the NFL where players still need time to develop. They need extra repetitions, they need to remain relevant.”
The Spring League itself has remained relevant for half a decade, this weekend kicking off its fifth-straight season, longer than many pro football leagues played in the spring that have come before it.
“We’ve eliminated travel to a greater extent,” says Woods. “So we’ve been very effective at that, and that’s allowed us to ensure our sustainability over the years.”
Lucas Oil Stadium will host the regular season for the North Division of The Spring League. You can add the TSL to the long list of sports organizations glad to call Indianapolis home.
“Indy’s a great host,” adds Woods. “It’s a centralized location, and that’s really important to us. We’re excited to be in Indianapolis, and we’re hoping we can maybe make this a hub going forward.”
And further into the future, there’s a big target on the TSL’s radar.
“It’s no mystery that an official relationship with the National Football League would bode well for us long term,” Woods confirms.
But in the short term, the spring league will be an unofficial feeder system, with 100 players and counting eventually signing NFL contracts.
Thursday, May 6 Alphas vs. Aviators 7:00 PM FS1
Conquerors vs. Linemen 10:00 PM FS1
Friday, May 7 Sea Lions vs. Blues 9:30 PM FS1
Saturday, May 8 Generals vs. Jousters 3:00 PM FOX
Friday, May 14 Sea Lions vs. Generals 7:00 PM FS1
Blues vs. Jousters 10:00 PM FS1
Saturday, May 15 Conquerors vs. Alphas 3:00 PM FOX
Linemen vs. Aviators 7:00 PM FS2
Thursday, May 20 Aviators vs. Conquerors 7:00 PM FS1
Linemen vs. Alphas 10:00 PM FS1
Saturday, May 22 Generals vs. Blues 3:00 PM FOX
Jousters vs. Sea Lions 7:00 PM FS1
Thursday, May 27 Linemen vs. Conquerors 7:00 PM FS1
Aviators vs. Alphas 10:00 PM FS1
Saturday, May 29 Blues vs. Sea Lions 3:00 PM FOX
Jousters vs. Generals 9:00 PM FS1
Thursday, June 3 Alphas vs. Conquerors 7:00 PM FS1
Friday, June 4 Aviators vs. Linemen 8:00 PM FS1
Saturday, June 5 Generals vs. Sea Lions 3:00 PM FOX
Jousters vs. Blues 7:00 PM FS1
Friday, June 11 Blues vs. Generals 7:00 PM FS1
Sea Lions vs. Jousters 10:00 PM FS1
Saturday, June 12 Conquerors vs. Aviators 12:00 PM FOX
Alphas vs. Linemen 8:00 PM FS2
Saturday, June 19 TBD 3:00 PM FOX