09 Sept 2020
By: APDFL Staff Writer
Jacksonville, FL – Amateur to Professional Developmental Football League (APDFL) is starting its 2021 season on time and will play a complete 10 game schedule amid the COVID-19 pandemic. “It’s a good sign for developmental football as long as players, coaches and everybody else involved can follow the health and safety protocols established by the APDFL, the APDFL Players Association, teams, local governments, & health experts,” stated league Commissioner Bernard Hunt. “We have put together some guidelines that all teams will be required to follow for the 2021 season that are comparable to those presently taking place across the country at all levels of football,” Hunt added.
One incentive extended to all returning teams from the 2020 season will be no league fee in 2021. In conjunction, newly entering teams for the 2021 season will have a reduced league fee. “It’s a strong possibility that some teams across the league, and the country for that matter, will see a reduce in fan attendance due to this pandemic.” “We hope that’s not the case, as we feel team owners and spectators will greatly benefit from the COVID-19 guidelines put into place however, the possibility was enough for us to decide that the best plan of action would be to cover those associated expenses for all returning teams,” said Hunt.
APDFL has also considered a two division format for the 2021 season, Division-1 & Division-II. “It’s something that the board has discussed and we will continue to look into as we go into our league meetings over the next couple of weeks and have a chance to speak with team owners,” said Hunt.
APDFL is set to have its first owners meeting on Sunday September 20, 2020 at 2:00 pm(est) with the second owners meeting a week later on Sunday September 27, 2020. For more information on the APDFL, visit their official website at: www.TheAPDFL.net.