When rugby just doesn't cut it, women join the Women's Independent Football League, formed in 2000 with more than 1,600 women playing in 41 teams across the United States. They aren't just girls playing football; the Boise State Sixxes are athletes doing what they love. They have the heart and determination it takes to hit hard and score major yardage. Like any team, they practice the fundamentals, including full contact tackles. The team learns how to protect the ball, break away from the defense and fight for touchdowns like any fierce competitor.