Photo courtesy of Crazy Bees Photography
The Valley Huskers are preparing for the 2022 CJFL season now that their spring camp is in the books.
The club had a very good showing of local and out of province talent during their camp, something head coach Bob Reist is pleased about. With the growing high school programs in the area the Huskers have high expectations for the upcoming season. They will open the campaign on July 23 with a historical game as they welcome the newly expanded Prince George Kodiaks for their inaugural game.
Coach Reist talks with Ryan Watters on the turf of Exhibition Stadium in Chilliwack.
Photo courtesy of Greg Sakaki - Nanamio Bulletin
The CJFL continues to grow across the country giving young people aged 17-22 a place to play football following high school.
Last season Emmarae Dale made history as the first female to suit up for a CJFL team as she cracked the Saskatoon Hilltops roster. This season Jordan Vearer is following in her footsteps as she tried to make the VI Raiders roster at the offensive line position.
She talks with Blake Roberts of the BC Conference as main camp nears.
For some Wednesday 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 on 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.
All three Conferences and 19 CJFL teams will participate on June 1st, signing players to their 2022 roster.
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.