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HEADCHECK Partnership Renewed

By Supplied 06/20/2024, 7:15am PDT

CJFL and HEADCHECK Extend Partnership Ensuring Highest Standard of Concussion Management

The Canadian Junior Football League ('CJFL') and HEADCHECK Health Inc. ('HEADCHECK') are thrilled to announce the extension of their partnership. This collaboration, in place since 2021, has empowered all teams across the CJFL to uphold the highest standards of concussion management, thanks to the robust digital platform provided by HEADCHECK and invaluable insights from aggregate data trends. 

Concussions pose a serious risk, potentially leading to life-altering brain injuries. According to Boston University, over 500,000 concussions affect 3 million youth football players annually. The CJFL and HEADCHECK are working together to eliminate the mismanagement of concussions. Evidence-based protocols are the foundation of concussion safety, when followed.

"The information and data we now have from HEADCHECK is very valuable," said Jim Pankovich, CJFL Commissioner. "With it, we can take proactive steps to improve player safety and measure the results. The results speak for themselves; it's hard to argue that the CJFL isn't a safer league today than before we started working with HEADCHECK." 

"Overall, using HEADCHECK has made it easier for medical staff to provide the best athlete-centered care for concussion management," said Allison Frenette, PFC Executive Player Health Consultant

"The CJFL is dedicated to ensuring the highest standard of concussion management across their league," said Harrison Brown, CEO of HEADCHECK. "Collaborating with league administrators, team medical personnel, and Dr. Czarnota has been instrumental in making the league as safe as possible for the players."

To learn more about how the CJFL has been able to track yearly safety improvements with HEADCHECK, read this recent case study HERE.
 

CJFL National Signing Day

By Ryan Watters 05/29/2024, 10:30pm PDT

June 1, 2024 players can officially sign with a CJFL team

For some Saturday 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 they are essentially signing for their 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 they are a good fit for their team.  That said the bulk of the players ready to play in the CJFL will sign on Saturday.

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 2024 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.
 

CJFL Player to Watch

By Ryan Watters 04/11/2024, 8:15am PDT

Isaiah Edwards of the Langley Rams

The Langley Rams are excited about their team this upcoming season and receiver Isaiah Edwards is a big reason why.

He’ll enter this second and final season with the Rams and expectations are high after he caught 36 passes for 550 yards, a 15.3 yards per catch average and hauled in six touchdowns a year ago.

The 6’2, 190-pound receiver is a CJFL Player to Watch in 2024!

What is your strength?

My strength is catching everything, creating space on the field and making plays for my team.

What is your personal goal this upcoming season? 

My personal goal is to be an All Canadian. Obviously winning a national championship is the most important to all of us on the team, but I think I have upped my game a lot, so I am excited to show that.

What has been your favourite game to play in the CJFL?

I’ve only played one season, but it was our first game against Westshore last year, we were the underdogs and only lost by a touchdown which they scored at the end of the game.  We battled hard against the eventual Conference champs. 

Personally, what has been your favourite play so far in your CJFL career? 

In our first game of the season last year against Valley, we were losing in the fourth quarter.  Our offence drove the field and I caught a touchdown pass to bring us to within a point.

Edwards and the Rams open the season on Saturday July 20 on the road when they visit the Okanagan Sun.