2020 Season Update

UpdatedSaturday August 1, 2020 bySAYFL Board.

Greetings SAYFL Families and Fans!

Back to school and athletics are finally upon us! As a parent, I share your relief and anxiety in sending kids back to school, but we will manage through it! This kicks off our weekly email updates, but as always – Like us on Facebook so you get the latest info real time, and bookmark http://www.sayfl.org to stay up to date between emails.

Our 2020 Season Mantra is “Stay Fluid and Agile!” as this season holds many unknowns and to give our players the most football and cheer activity, we will have to be flexible. Our first priority is athlete safety, the second is to create and deliver the opportunities to learn new skills and foster love for the sports! Every decision we make this season will be to achieve our priorities. I have attached some additional reading for you this time - our COVID-19 plan for you to review, season schedule, player drop off and pickup, stadium map, and refund policy. We have tried to think of everything – but if you have a question, please send us an email or message on FB and we will get you an answer ASAP!

SPIRIT WEAR is available to order! We have gear for Football and Cheer this season! Order online and pickup your order at practice – we will email you when the gear is here!! The online store closes August 13th.
If for any reason we have to cancel the season before the online store closes, we will refund and cancel your order, so order with confidence! We have a GREAT Selection!

TELL YOUR FRIENDS! If you know anyone that’s been holding off on registering for Football or Cheer, please, let them know we have a plan to protect your investment and you can register with confidence. Please share that we will take walk up Football and Cheer registrations each day of the combine if you have a friend that missed out, but the last day for early registration discount is Tuesday August 11th. If finances are a barrier – we have the Goodman Scholarship and some very generous Alumni that have offered to sponsor some players!
We will NEVER deny an athlete the chance to participate due to family finances!

COMBINE AGENDA August 12-14th at Bulleit Stadium (FOOTBALL AND CHEER): Please, ONLY ONE (1) Parent/Guardian May Accompany Players to check in on Night 1 Enter at Stadium Entrance All Nights. Please arrive on time and insure your player is picked up on time - Players picked up late will be given espresso and a dozen kittens. Our league is a start on time – end on time organization, so you won’t be stuck waiting on your player to get to dinner, EVER!

Players need to bring their own water bottle, arrive in practice clothes and tennis shoes. They will be issued a combine jersey that they need to bring back with them every night.

Wednesday 6 – 8PM, FOOT BALL AND CHEER - Stadium Please check in at the registration table on  arrival to the stadium, we will be setup on the left side of the stadium near the equipment building. Once your athlete is checked in, Cheerleaders will be sent to the track to cheer orientation, Football Players will move to the weight station. Every player must be weighed. They will then be given a combine jersey and will  be sent to a Combine station. All players must be picked up by 8PM. (we know it's a late evening week and want to respect your time).

Thursday 6 – 8PM, FOOTBALL ONLY - Stadium Please check in at the Registration Table on arrival to the stadium (same location). Once your athlete is checked in they will report to the combine stations. Your player may be released to leave early this night due to less administrative work needed with the players on this night, so please plan to arrive around 7:30pm.

Friday - 6 – 8PM, FOOTBALL ONLY - Stadium Please check in at the Registration Table on arrival to the stadium (same location). Once your athlete is checked in they will report to their Assigned Team and meet their coach. Your player may be released to leave early this night, so please plan to arrive around 7:30pm.


Special Notes Regarding the COVID Health Guidelines: See our updated COVID-19 protocols section for updates.


SAYFL will be following USA Football and IHSAA guidance for all season activities. If special social distancing guidelines are enacted for fans attending games, the Board will review prior to the start of the season.  We will keep you updated as we get closer to the combine. We ask for and appreciate your cooperation in advance.

In the event of a season cancelation by the board – all registrations will be eligible for a full refund up until the first season game. We will offer a prorated refund plan that will be announced before the combine. Any refunds will be subject to return of all equipment and account in good standing. No other refunds will be issued after day 1 of the combine – no exceptions.

We are looking forward to having everyone together in a couple weeks! Enjoy the rest of your summer, keep those athletes active and we will see you all very soon!

In Service, Your Seymour Area Youth Football League

Tara Johnson, President                               

Brad Boas, Vice President and Director of Business Development

Jason Storey, Co- Director of League 

Jason Mellencamp, Co-Director of League             

Tyler Thias, Director of Equipment          

Drew Royalty, Director of Player Safety

Amanda Hoene, Director of Communications

Kevin Applegate, Director of Coaches

JD Roberts, Board Advisor

Doug Prather, Games Announcer, Board Advisor                      

Julie Rueger, Director of Cheer

Gwen Newkirk, Director of Cheer Equipment