The Nashville Storm is a semi-professional/minor league outdoor football team entering our 11th season of play and our 1st season of play in the National Football Association (after playing our first 10 years of play in the NAFL and PSFL). We are an amateur rather than a professional football organization, although we feature numerous players who have played football professionally in the past or who will play football professionally in the future. Playing football for the Nashville Storm, therefore, has usefulness for players seeking both professional and collegiate opportunities.
Over its’ first 9 years, the Nashville Storm was consistently a championship-contending football program in the sprawling, coast-to-coast NAFL before joining the South’s toughest football league, the Premier South Football League in January of 2011. The Nashville Storm has compiled an aggregate 124-20 record in its’ first 10 years of play; the Storm has won the NAFL Southern Conference Championship in 2003, 2004, 2006, 2009, and 2010 , earning berths in each of those years in the “Final Four” of the NAFL’s National Playoffs. In 2006, the Nashville Storm, after winning the NAFL Southern Conference Championship, became the first visiting team to ever win an NAFL1 Semifinal or “Final Four” playoff game by traveling 825 miles to Voorhies, NJ and upsetting the 1 seeded and undefeated South Jersey Lynx 27-24. This victory put the Storm in the NAFL National Championship Game at Disneyworld for the first time, where the Storm lost an epic struggle with the Dallas Diesel 24-19, a game that was in doubt up until the final play.
In 2009, the Nashville Storm again went on the road in the NAFL “Final Four”, this time to take on the consensus #1 ranked team in America, the Central Penn Piranha, in Mechanicsburg, PA. On Halloween night of 2009, the Nashville Storm pulled off the “Miracle In Mechanicsburg”, coming back from a 31-9 deficit with 10 minutes to play to take the game to OT at 31-31, and then winning the game 37-31 in OT. This victory put the Nashville Storm in the NAFL National Championship Game in Miami, FL, the Storm’s 2nd appearance in an NAFL National Championship Game. Once again however, the Storm lost a cliffhanger to the St Paul Pioneers, with the final score being 23-21 on a Pioneer FG at the final horn.
IN 2010, THE NASHVILLE STORM FINISHED 15-0 IN THEIR LAST SEASON IN THE NAFL AND MADE IT TO THEIR 3RD NAFL NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME----- AND THIS TIME, THE NASHVILLE STORM WON THE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP IN MYRTLE BEACH, SC WITH A 41-20 VICTORY OVER THE BELLINGHAM (WA) BULLDOGS.
IN 2011, THE NASHVILLE STORM, NOW IN THE PSFL, WON THE PSFL CHAMPIONSHIP IN THEIR FIRST YEAR IN THE LEAGUE BY DEFEATING THE PRICHARD FALCONS IN MOBILE, AL 35-16 ON AUGUST 20, 2011. THEN, ON OCTOBER 8, 2011, THE NASHVILLE STORM WON THE SEMIPROBCS NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP BY DEFEATING THE GMFL CHAMPION WARREN COUNTY CYCLONES 18-13 IN WARRENTON, MO.
2 - To tirelessly promote the abilities of Nashville Storm players so that those who seek either professional or collegiate opportunities have the best possible chance to realize their goals.
3 - To provide the football fans of the Nashville and Middle Tennessee area with the opportunity to enjoy football played by outstanding adult athletes at a price lower than an evening at the movies.
4 - To bring National Championships home annually to the greatest fans on the planet (the fans in Nashville/Middle Tennessee) as we did in 2010 and 2011.