The Ontario Conference is pleased to announce that they are moving forward with plans to have a 2021 season.
The Conference is encouraged by the discussions that their partners at the Ontario Football Alliance (OFA) have been having with the Provincial Government and will continue to take direction from them in planning for a season.
The health and safety of the players, coaches, training staff and volunteers is paramount. All plans will be based on local health recommendations and will be in line with all federal, provincial and municipal regulations.
Information regarding a season start date, schedule and training camps are all still being discussed and more information on these will be released at a later date.
The CJFL have announced a new partnership with software company HeadCheck Health, Inc. ('HeadCheck') that will equip all 18 teams with the HeadCheck Pro app and web system for optimizing concussion management.
Ryan Watters talks with HeadCheck Health CEO Harrison Brown about the partnership and what the program will do to help players and medical staff.
For some Tuesday June 1st is the biggest day of their young lives, as the CJFL presents its National Signing Day.
The day is earmarked every year on June 1st, the day in which players can finally sign with a CJFL club. When a player signs he is essentially signing for his entire junior football career as the player then becomes the property of that team.
So many considerations are made before signing with a CJFL club; location, team support, roster depth, coaching staff, scholarship program, etc all weighs in on a player’s decision.
National Signing Day is not only exciting for the players, but the coaches as well. Their ideas, hopes and hard work will finally come to fruition as they start to fill their roster spots.
Following National Signing Day coaches can continue to recruit and sign a player immediately if he’s a good fit for their team. That said the bulk of the players ready to play in the CJFL will sign June 1st.
Once players sign on the dotted line, coaches can begin developing their schemes and systems around their potential starters. They can also begin preparing for their Main Camp along with Week 1 of the regular season, still to be determined as restrictions from COVID-19 are ongoing.
All three Conferences and 18 CJFL teams will participate on June 1st, signing players to their 2021 roster including the newest franchise, the Quinte Skyhawks.
Fans can keep up to date with CJFL National Signing Day on social media with #CJFLSigningDay as teams will be posting once a player signs.