The Skyline Youth Football Association (SYFA) has a relatively short history, but has grown from a long history of other systems. The Greater Eastside Junior Football Association (GEJFA) was formed in 1963 with the mission of providing an organized little league football program for kids ages 8-14 in Bellevue and Mercer Island.
The GEJFA systems today are aligned with the 3A and 4A Kingco High Schools - which are consistently two of the most competitive leagues in all of Washington High School sports. The GEJFA mission is very simple - Have fun first and worry about winning second! Success has been measured by the number of players in the system, and in turn the number of those players that return to play again.
The Redmond system joined GEJFA in 1977 - which at the time had 100 players on 5 teams. Between 1977 and 1992 the Redmond system grew tremendously (400 players with 5 sub-systems) and as a result split-off the Plateau geographic area which formed the Eastlake system. In 1998 they split-off the southern geographic area of the Plateau from the Eastlake organization and formed the Skyline Youth Football Association. Today the GEJFA consists of eighteen (18) different clubs from Liberty HS Patriots in Issaquah to the newest North Creek HS Jaquars in Bothell fielding over one hundred (100) teams.
• If a player registers and pays their registration fee – but does not get placed on a roster due to availability – the player will be issued a refund for the full registration fee paid.
• If a player quits before teams are drafted and formed, the player will receive a refund for all but $50.00 of the registration fee paid.
• If a player quits after teams have been formed, there will be no refunds issued.
• Refunds can be issued after teams have been formed - for extenuating circumstances such as relocation and/or season ending injuries – however these situations will be reviewed and ruled upon by the SYFA Board on a case-by-case basis.
• SYFA's refund policy is based upon our obligations for field reservations, equipment purchases and administrative costs such as insurance which are based on registration numbers.Select "Edit Content" from the Edit (Pencil Icon) Action Menu.
Our system By-Laws explain our system rules and policies. Please Refer to the documents section for the by Laws.
Recruiting Boundary Rules
Skyline Spartans Youth Football Association will field teams from the Sammamish Plateau area. The general boundaries shall coincide with the boundary as outlined by the Issaquah School District for Skyline High School.