Dear Grant Youth Football Families,
Yesterday we received the official notice from Tualatin Valley Youth Football League on canceling the 2020 season. We are as saddened by this as everyone but also know that the health and safety of our players, coaches and entire community is the highest priority. Below is their official statement. As of today we have stopped registration and will be refunding anyone who has already registered.
Tualatin Valley Youth Football Families,
It is with much regret we inform you that Tualatin Valley Youth Football will not host a youth tackle season this fall. We held a Google meeting this Sunday, August 9th, after being informed of the OSAA decision to suspend regularly scheduled events and move forward with a structurally revised sports season. We determined that hosting a season as we have been planning is just not possible.
With the countless reasons we are prevented from starting this season: player health concerns related to COVID-19, insurance and liability concerns, safety equipment and field use issues, inability to have spectators, as well as the ever-changing State and local health guidelines there are too many unknowns at this time to proceed with planning a fall season.
In the near future, we will be sending out the process for refunds. We will also be sending out questionnaires regarding future plans we are working on to potentially host activities this spring (mirroring OSAA).
We are so disappointed that the kids are losing out on this opportunity to be on a team this fall, learning life lessons all while being physically active. As always, Tualatin Valley Youth Football League is dedicated to the physical and mental development and well-being of our youth athletes. We hope you understand the reasoning behind our decision. It did not come easy.
Tualatin Valley Executive Board
The Grant Youth Football Coaching Staff
Grant Youth Football (GYF), a safety first community program, prepares student athletes for the challenges and skills they need to participate in football. We support the athletes academically, and professionally to think with clarity, act with integrity, and serve with passion.
Grant Youth Football has a rich history as a one of the regions most successful youth football programs. GYF has been participating in youth football for 20 years and has sent over 1,000 student athletes through the high school. GYF is now a proud member of the Tualatin Valley Youth Football League.
The Tualatin Valley football league is a tackle based football program for 3rd through 8th grade youth in the Tualatin Valley and Portland metropolitan area in Oregon. With over 50 associations, the program now boasts over 6,500 players and 500+ volunteer coaches.
The TVYFL is a non-profit football club, whose goal is to provide safe and enjoyable athletic competition. Good sportsmanship, fun developing student athletes and individual growth are our main goals.
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