News and Announcements

2020 END OF SEASON

Posted by Cumberland Football Boosters, LLC at Nov 7, 2020 5:51AM PST
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Football Families,

Never in a million years did anyone expect a season like this. Prior to COVID the board thought our main focus this year would be on bringing high school football back to Greely and recruiting for our youth feeder programs to support that. Instead we entered a roller coaster ride and the focus quickly shifted to just surviving. I’d like to thank the board for all their work this year with making the hard choices and doubling up on or board meetings as information was coming in fast and our direction changing daily. I’d also like to thank the parents for their flexibility and understanding and the kids for their enthusiasm and commitment to football.

The final numbers are not in yet, but we will survive this financially. However, I am very concerned about the future of football if we do not have more participation, not only from registrations, but parent involvement. Our registration numbers were down nearly 50% this year and that includes both flag and tackle. Even if you ignore this season, our numbers have been reducing 10% every year over the last 4 years. This year the junior team (3-4) season ended early due to no coach and lack of kids. If we are unable to change this, I worry that high school may never come back to Greely and the entire program will eventually dissolve.

Participation also includes parent involvement. We can not have the same small group of parents carry the program every year. A number of board members have kids in high school or will be in high school next year, and they will be terming out. That will leave a huge whole in the program. The effects of which we will begin to see this coming year.

I ask all parents with young kids interested in football to step up and join the board. The commitment is minimal. A board meeting a month for 11 months and a few extra hours during the season. We also need coaches especially at the younger levels, both flag and tackle.

February we have our annual meeting where new board members are elected. Communication of this meeting will happen in January, but if you are interested now, please email us at info@greelyfootball.org and we can add you to our board communications.

One final announcement. We will be doing a fundraiser this November called GotSneakers, a shoe drive. Details will follow from our fundraising director, Mike Bianchi

Everyone have a safe holiday and we hope to see you next season.

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Football Families:

The school is going assist in raising some funds for all sports programs this year due to COVID. You can register at https://birdease.com/greelyathleticsgolftourney.

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JUNIORS (3-4) UPDATE

Posted by Cumberland Football Boosters, LLC at Sep 4, 2020 2:53AM PDT

Football Families,

It comes with great regret that we are not able have a Junior (3-4) tackle team this year. Due to low numbers, no coach and COVID, we are unable to proceed. We can however offer a flag option. Matt Soule our flag director is able to accept anyone who is willing to play. So your options are:

1. A full refund
2. Our flag program and a partial refund.
3. A donation to the program. (As you can imagine the program is going to take a hit this year in registrations and fundraising. No pressure, but wanted to put it out there)

Please email mailto:info@greelyfootball.org with your decision by 9/10/2020, otherwise you will default to option 1.

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2020 SEASON UPDATE

Posted by Cumberland Football Boosters, LLC at Aug 19, 2020 3:49PM PDT

As of today, the 2020 Greely Football season is still on, but numbers are down and the situation is fluid.

Here is a brief status of where we are. Your coach will communicate separately with further details, dates and times:

  • High School: Remote meetings have been in full swing since early July. The MPA has announced the season will begin 9/8 with first games held on 9/18. In person conditioning starts 8/24. Eequipment pickup is this Sunday.
  • GMS: Delayed to 9/21
  • Youth Senior: In person conditioning will start next week 8/24. Game schedules pending.
  • Youth Junior: Due to numbers and lack of a coach, we will either merge with another town or offer a flag option for this season. Decision to be made on 8/21. Please email us at info@greelyfootball.org if you can commit to coaching. You will be supported by the board and the rest of the coaches.
  • Flag2-6: Starting 8/24 at Twin Brooks Greely road side at 6pm. Schedule is pending, but we will be playing Falmouth, Yarmouth and possibly OOB.
  • FlagK-1: Starting 9/12 at 9am at Twin Brooks Greely Road side.

Our board has adopted a set of guidelines for play using recommendations from USA football. Please Read and then print, sign and email this COVID waiver to info@greelyfootball.org. You may also give it to the coach upon first practice. As mentioned, we are not an authoritative organization, so we expect that all parents and players take personal responsibility on following the guidelines so that we are allowed to have a season.

Our registration numbers are down across the board. Even though we know there is interest at the GMS and Senior level, it will not happen unless people register. Please REGISTER. We have the ability to immediately refund payments.

Please stay well and help support the program.

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2020 SEASON UPDATE

Posted by Cumberland Football Boosters, LLC at Aug 5, 2020 5:46PM PDT

Football Families:

As of today, the 2020 Greely Football season is still on, but numbers are down and the situation is fluid.

Here is a breif status of where we are:

  • High School: Remote meetings have been in full swing since early July. The MPA has announced the season will begin 9/8 with first games held on 9/18. Our AD director is working on the possibility of late August conditioning options.
  • GMS: Same as High School with the exception that we will be playing 8-man football this year. This was the plan prior to COVID.
  • Youth Senior: We are waiting on word from the MSL who is taking the lead from the MPA. More to come.
  • Youth Junior: Due to numbers, we will either merge with another town or offer a flag option for this season. Decision to be made on 8/18.
  • Flag: The Portland Flag League has decided to have internal games only, leaving our club to organize games with surrounding towns. We are working to pull together a timeline, but of all our program offerings, we plan to start earlier than the rest.

Our board is in the process of adopting a set of guidelines for play and will share as soon as possible. However, we are not an authoritative organization, so we expect that all parents and players take personal responsibility on following the guidelines so that we are allowed to have a season.

Our registration numbers are down across the board. Even though we know there is interest at the GMS and Senior level, it will not happen unless people register. Please REGISTER. We have the ability to immediately refund payments.

Please stay well and help support the program.