Griswold Youth Football: We aren’t cancelling because of Covid
This article was published on: 08/8/20 11:29 PM by Mike Minarsky
According to Griswold Youth Football, it’s not COVID concerns that are cancelling the season, it’s the fact that Griswold Schools is not allowing them to use the field. But, don’t blame Griswold Public Schools. It’s not their fault either. Since COVID, everything has been on a month to month basis. Jamie Cassidy stated to SNSN that “We would play in a heartbeat if our hands weren’t tied.”
Fact is that since they follow CIAC guidelines, that’s what is making it impossible for Griswold Youth Football to have a season. “Logistically and financially it’s impossible for us to have a season” says Cassidy.
Griswold isn’t the only league that has cancelled it’s youth program for the 2020 season. Groton/Mystic, Killingly, Stonington, Westerly so far, expect more to follow.
Cassidy also said in a text conversation “As of the date we needed as a league to make a decision on the season the campus and facilities were closed and we have not been informed of a date of availability so we were not able to commit to our conference that we would be able to have a season and commit a field for use when those decisions were being made on a month to month basis. Schedules need to be created and it was too many moving parts to make it happen. Also the guidelines of the CIAC would prompt us to need more space which the facilities wouldn’t be able to accommodate including youth and high school sports and obviously high school takes priority. We have a great working relationship with the school and town for use of facilities. The guidelines are the main issue. They are too hard to adhere to as a youth league without our own facilities. We don’t want to point any fingers at the school or town by any means. We are so grateful for the use of the facilities in all our past seasons this year it’s just too much to workout.”
Jamie Cassidy will be a guest on the Main St Morning Show on SNSN Internet Radio this Monday morning at 9 AM to discuss all things Griswold Youth Football. Get the FREE app or you can listen directly on the web by clicking