WELCOME TO THE 2014 GFC Football Season!!
The Glory For Christ football league preseason practices start Monday, July 28th with teams practicing in helmets, t-shirts, shorts and cleats. First day of practice with pads will be Monday, August 4th. Boys in high school, ages 14 to 18, interested in playing football, can call 770-714-5775 for more information.
This is our 11th year of football and as usual there are changes that happen each year. After having a record 12 teams last season, we have 7 teams this year. Three teams went to play in a new league that begins their first year of football, 2 teams are playing in the league (GISA) where they play their other sports and one team joined a new league in the state (South Carolina) where they are located. Six of the seven teams return with one new team (Hearts Academy) joining us. There are three original teams that formed the league back in 2004 (East Atlanta, Georgia Force and North Georgia). Five of the seven teams are located on the north part of Atlanta (above I-20) which makes traveling on Friday’s easier that having to travel from the north Atlanta area to the south Atlanta area.
Previous GFC/GFL Champions
2013 Augusta Prep Cavaliers
2012 East Atlanta Mustangs
2011 Holy Spirit Prep Cougars
2010 North Georgia Falcons
2009 North Georgia Falcons
2008 Christian Heritage Lions
2007 NCC Crusaders
2006 Georgia Force
2005 Georgia Force
2004 North Georgia Falcons
As you can see from the list above, our league has been competitive each year with many different teams able to win a championship. You can click on each of the teams in the upper left toolbar to view their schedule, roster and contact information. We look forward to a great 2014 football season.
NCAA Eligibility for high school students looking to play College sports
Any high school students (public, private, Christian or Homeschool), looking to play a sport in college, must register and meet the eligibility requirements as approved by the NCAA prior to being able to participate. The information on acceptable requirements for GPA, SAT and/or ACT scores as well as the paperwork needed are found on the NCAA website. Below is the link to the website. If you have any interest at all, you need to register and get the information to them asap, especially if you are entering your senior year or are in your senior year of high school.
Division I Initial-Eligibility Changes – Class of 2016
The changes adopted by the Division I Board of Directors continue to use a student-athlete’s grades in high school core courses in combination with the student-athlete’s ACT or SAT score and core-course accumulation.
Prospective student-athletes who achieve the current minimum initial-eligibility standard on the test score-GPA sliding scale with at least a minimum 2.0 core-course GPA would continue to be eligible for athletically related financial aid during the first year of enrollment and practice during the first regular academic term of enrollment. Student-athletes serving this academic redshirt year would have to successfully complete nine semester or eight quarter hours during their first academic term to be eligible for practice during their second term.
For immediate access to competition, prospective student-athletes will be required to present at least a 2.3 GPA and an increased sliding-scale credential. Specifically, prospects need to earn about a half-point higher GPA for a given test score compared to the standard for aid and practice. For example, an SAT score of 1,000 would require a 2.5 high school core-course GPA for competition and a 2.0 high school core-course GPA for aid and practice.
Incoming student-athletes will be required to successfully complete 10 of the 16 total required core courses before the start of their senior year in high school. Seven of those 10 courses must be in English, math and science.