Official GEJFA Announcement:
Representatives from the 18 clubs that form the Greater Eastside Junior Football Association (GEJFA) Council have been working hard this offseason to determine the best way to move forward with a Youth Football season during the current COVID-19 pandemic. One decision the Council made early-on was, based on each Club’s close alignment with their respective high school programs, GEJFA would only have a Fall 2020 season if our high school football teams also competed this Fall.
The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) announced on July 21, 2020 that there would not be a Fall 2020 high school football season. Instead, they have proposed a modified 2020-2021 Sports Season Calendar that would have high school football season begin February 22, 2021 and end May 9, 2021 (tentative). Based on this new WIAA directive and GEJFA’s commitment to the safety and well-being of all children, GEJFA has made the painful decision to cancel the Fall 2020 Youth Football season.
The GEJFA Council also voted to approve an exploration of a possible Spring 2021 season that would coincide with the WIAA’s high school football calendar. The first step will be to solicit feedback from GEJFA player parents via an online survey. Based upon survey feedback, the GEJFA Council will convene in October to make a decision on whether or not we can begin to plan for a possible Spring 2021 season. Expect to be contacted by your respective GEJFA Club with the survey link in August.
Shawn Hartline, President
Greater Eastside Junior Football Association