Semi-pro football players do not get paid. They are dedicated male and female amateurs who play because they enjoy the game. Some leagues charge players participation dues.
Semi-pro leagues have several competitive teams within a certain geographic region. Although no salaries are offered, people still have to try out for the teams. Prospective players must be at least 18 years old, and they must have health insurance. Tryouts are typically during the winter, while games are held between April and July. Some teams offer training camps to help players and candidates prepare for the season. Teams do not have their own facilities. They rent spaces, such as high school stadiums.