What's New
Friday, October 7, 2016
It's time for football equipment turn in!
  • Who: ALL Tackle Football Players
  • What: Football Equipment, see list below
  • When: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM, see team date below
  • Where: Football Shed (where your equipment was fitted and received, see map here.
  • Why: We need the equipment back to recondition it or purchase new if equipment is no longer playable.
Tuesday October 11th:
  • Silver
  • White
  • Gold (if necessary, a new date will be announced for the Gold team pending any playoff wins)
Thursday October 13th:
  • Black
  • Purple
  • Anyone Left
Equipment to return:
  • Helmet ($150 fee if not returned)
  • Chin Strap ($20 fee if not returned)
  • Shoulder Pads ($120 fee if not returned)
  • Game Jersey ($75 fee if not returned)
  • Game Pants ($50 fee if not returned)
  • Practice Jersey ($35 fee if not returned)
  • Knee and Thigh Pads ($25 fee if not returned)
  • Belt ($10 fee if not returned)
Please try to make these two dates.
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Friday evening, September 23rd is Youth Night at the high school's varsity football game vs. Lake.

All JYFA flag/tackle players and cheerleaders get free admission to the game if they enter the stadium with their team as described below, or by wearing their uniforms.

Parents who wish to have their child walk out on the turf with their team (Flag B, Flag A, Flag Cheer, Cheer & Tackle B, Cheer & Tackle A) need to have their child in their jersey/uniform and inside the middle school NO LATER THAN 6:00 PM on Friday, September 23, 2016.

Drop your child off at the main west entrance (Sauder side) of the Middle School.  Teams will be lined up in the hallway to the left once you enter the school.  Working backwards from the far end of the hallway will be Flag Cheer C, Flag B, Flag A, Tackle/Cheer B, and Tackle/Cheer A.  Please find your child's team name taped to the wall so each team can be grouped together before they head out of the school to be introduced.

The youth teams will be announced at 6:30 and enter onto the field through the inflatable polar bear head at the west (Sauder) end of the stadium.  Following the introductions, parents can pick up their child from the team's coach behind the scoreboard on the east (bus garage/tennis courts) end of the stadium.  Please view the map below for more details on where to drop-off and pickup your child.  We will organize the teams inside the school and proceed out the back of the school, down under the bleachers and out through the bear head where each team will be announced as they parade down the field towards the scoreboard end-zone.

Individual players will not be announced (only the team names will be announced) but each team should have their team photo and player names printed in the game program for Friday night.
The high school game starts at 7:00.
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
We're using SignUp.com (the leading online SignUp and reminder tool) to organize our JYFA Volunteers.  Please sign-up and help in the concession stand this year!
Here's how it works in 3 easy steps:
1) Click this link to see our SignUp on SignUp.com: http://signup.com/go/wXEts8
2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.

3) Sign up! It's Easy - you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on SignUp.com.
Note: SignUp.com does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and I can sign you up manually.

Please sign up for JYFA on SignUp.com today!
Sunday, May 1, 2016
Movement Based Concussion Baseline Evaluation 

“It’s The Safe Thing To Do For Your Child”
Finally, there is a fun, 15 minute, technology driven, movement based 3D simulator that provides a snapshot for athletes as young as 8 years old. This objective information is an additional tool that may be used by medical or fitness professionals to compare your athletes performance before & after an injury or conditioning program. It also gives them a better understanding of when to return your athlete back to play from a concussion or injury safely.
This is a comprehensive baseline evaluation. Consisting of a global movement evaluation and cognitive/computerized baseline

How much does it cost?

Zero Out of Pocket Cost. Most insurances are covering the cost of baselines under the wellness provision of the Affordable Care Act

Where is the baseline evaluation conducted?

Jackson Middle School Gym

What are the Dates & Times of the Baseline Evaluations?

July 30th, 2016 (overflow date of July 31st...if needed.)

How do I schedule?

1. Complete the registration and consent forms linked below.  

2. Sign-up for a testing time slot here:  

For Questions, please contact Performance Evaluation Group at (855) 487-2937 or visit their website.

Download the Registration and Insurance Form

Download the Informed Consent Form

Download the Opt-Out Form
Monday, March 14, 2016

While football may not be at the top of your thought process in March, the JYFA wanted to extend a brief message to provide you a few key dates to keep in mind as you plan your summer and provide you a summary of our key initiatives as we approach the 2016 football season. 

By way of introduction, my name is Eric Johnson.  I have served on the JYFA board for the past 6 years, Commissioner for the past 4 years and am now serving as the President.  More importantly, I have had the pleasure of coaching in the JYFA for the past 10 years. 

The JYFA Board of Directors

Our board is in the midst of planning for another great season for our children.  I am pleased to announce that we have added 6 new members to our leadership team as we strive to better serve you, your children and our program.  They are:  Marc Davide, Damon Gallucci, Brad Scarbrough, Chris Macrides, Tim Arnold and Mike Dobina. (View JYFA board members here)

Player Safety is our Number One Priority

Unless our children are sitting on the couch playing X-box with their free time, injury is a possible outcome of any physical activity, including any sport, riding a bike, rip-stick and/or skateboard or simply playing on the playground or in the back yard.  As parents concerned for the well-being of your children, we want to stress that “Safety” is our first priority.  To put words into action, we have created a Director of Health and Safety as a new role on our board.  This role will be assumed by Damon Gallucci.  For those of you that do not know Damon, he is a Firefighter and Paramedic.  Damon’s professional experience and passion for making the game of football as safe as possible for our children will prove invaluable. 

In addition to our new position, you should know that our heightened emphasis on “Safety” doesn’t stop there.  We are working with Coach Budd (our High School Head Coach) to create and mandate teaching techniques for our coaches that will take “the head out of the game”, as well as continually upgrading not only our helmets, but all of our equipment.  Further, we will be holding a mandatory clinic for our coaches in early June to review proper fundamentals and all facets of safety protocol so that your children are in good hands each and every time they step onto the football field. 

Key Dates

While most specific dates are not set at this point, here are a few key dates and timelines (that may or may not be set) to assist you in your planning:
2016 Key Dates/Timelines Events
April Coaching Application Window Opens
May Player/Cheer/Flag Registration will Open

High School Players and JYFA Board Members will visit our elementary schools to talk about the 2016 season
June Mandatory Coaches Clinic to be held in early June
June 6th – 9th Jackson Youth Football Camp (registration at www.jacksonfootball.com)
July 17th – 20th Tackle Football Combine
Week of July 25th Tackle Practice Begins
Week of August 15th Cheer Begins

Flag Football Begins
October JYFA “Night at the Races” Fundraiser

Season will typically end in Mid-October

As a parent, it is safe to say that no youth program is perfect.  However, we can commit to you that we strive to be perfect in our effort to create a meaningful, enjoyable and safe environment for the children of the Jackson Youth Football Association.   

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