After much deliberation and delaying the season by more than a month, the Northern Elite Football League has officially decided to pull the plug on the 2020 season. This is a time & season of changes and challenges within the communities we share together as the NEFL.
Our thoughts and prayers are with George Floyds' family & friends. What America experienced on May 25th was unjust brutality that cost the life of a fellow American. Though the ensuing protests and riots come with mixed emotions, it is in our best interest as a league - with two teams based in St Paul & Minneapolis - to focus on our Communities. We all share a united commitment to our players, families, & communities in these unprecedented times.
The original delay from COVID-19 now seems like a blip in the radar, as states are slowly reopening. North Dakota Smart Restart and Stay Safe Minnesota also don't align, giving ND teams an unfair advantage of beginning practices sooner than in MN.
Here's the latest from Minnesota Department of Health -
The Northern Elite Football League strives to provide the best experiences & competition in the nation. We will be using the additional time during this extended offseason to continue to recruit the Best Teams in the nation. From teams as south as Kansas City to as east as Chicago, there is potential to collaborate and come together as one to continue to build a competitive league at the highest level. Teams that are interested in joining forces are encouraged to apply.
Together we will rebuild, renew, & find new ways to strengthen our collective futures together in our NEFL family. Thank you for your continued support, we look forward to a safe, healthy, and strong 2021 season!