XFL & IFL announce player personnel partnership

The XFL and the Indoor Football League (IFL) have announced a wide-ranging player personnel partnership.

The partnership provides the framework for transferring players between leagues and the opportunity for players released from XFL teams to be transferred to IFL squads. The two leagues will also work together in scheduling joint tryouts and sharing video and game films.

Doug Whaley, XFL SVP Player Personnel:

“Our partnership with the IFL is a win across the board. Not only will the League have access to a consistent pool of highly competitive players who are in game shape, but it will also provide the opportunity for some of our players to continue their development and extend their professional careers.”

Todd Tryon, Commissioner of the IFL:

“We are extremely excited to be working with the XFL. This partnership will allow a bigger opportunity for the players of the IFL. Our goal is to create a platform for our players to advance their career on and off the field and this is another step towards that.”

Up-to-date league, team and player information is now available from the XFL communications department at @XFL_PR.


The XFL’s ownership group, led by Dany Garcia, Dwayne Johnson, and Gerry Cardinale’s RedBird Capital Partners, is building a fan-first, fast-paced global professional football league with innovative rules and enhanced 360 game experience. The XFL will bring entertainment to world class football, with the goal of advancing the game of football and expanding player opportunities when it launches in February 2023.


The IFL is the premier indoor football league in the country. The league is currently in entering its 15th season of play, making it one of the longest-running professional football leagues, second only to the NFL. They bolster a national footprint featuring 14 teams from East Coast to the West Coast.

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