The Minor Football League (MFL) has 16 franchises throughout the United States. The MFL also boasts 16 franchises throughout the continent of Africa. The franchises are divided into two conferences, the National Minor Football League conference and the Minor Football League conference. There are four teams in each division. The MFL season occurs during the summer running from the first week of June through the first week in August. The league runs on a 10-game schedule. Training camp begins for the teams in April as well as the league combine. Tryouts are held throughout the month of March.