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Monday, May 9, 2016
Signups for the 2016 youth football and cheerleading season have begun!

Payment must be made online using a credit card, e-check, or a PayPal account at the time of registration.

Be sure to sign-up before June 17th to get early registration pricing discounts!

The following leagues and prices will be available for 2016:
  • Flag Football B League (K & 1st Grades) - $65.00 ($50.00 before 6/17/2016)
  • Flag Football A League (2nd & 3rd Grades) - $65.00 ($50.00 before 6/17/2016)
     
  • Tackle Football B League (4th & 5th Grades) - $175.00 ($150.00 before 6/17/2016)
  • Tackle Football A League (6th & 7th Grades) - $175.00 ($150.00 before 6/17/2016)
     
  • Cheerleading A (5th - 7th Grades) - $75.00 ($60.00 before 6/17/2016)
  • Cheerleading B (3rd & 4th Grades) -  $75.00 ($60.00 before 6/17/2016)
  • Cheerleading C (K - 2nd Grades) -  $75.00 ($60.00 before 6/17/2016)
    * Additional uniform fees may be incurred for cheerleading *

These leagues reflect the grade your son/daughter will be entering in the Fall of 2016.


Thursday, March 31, 2016
The Jackson Youth Football Association is seeking tackle, flag, and cheerleading coaches for the 2016 season. 

The deadline to submit a coaching application for TACKLE football is May 15th.
 
It is our objective to create a meaningful and rewarding experience for our players.  Applications for coaching positions will be reviewed by the Board and qualified candidates for tackle head coaching positions will be required to participate in an interview in May before final assignments are made.

Flag and cheerleading coaches are needed and we request you fill out the application so we learn of your interest in helping.  

For tackle football coaches, we are asking for qualified coaching candidates who can demonstrate the following credentials and/or qualities: 
  • Prior playing and/or coaching experience (mandatory for head coaching candidates only),
  • Inspire a positive and productive learning environment for all players,
  • Serve as a positive role model for our children,
  • Put the best interests of the children above his own,
  • Communicate well with players, parents, other coaches, the league commissioner and the JYFA board,
  • Willing to make the necessary time commitment (Note:  a typical week would entail 3 practices per week with games on Saturday and one weekday.),  
  • Follow the rules established by the league, especially those associated with playing time for all players,
  • Demonstrate a commitment to the safety of all players,
  • In accordance with Ohio law, each coach must obtain and submit the player concussion certification as provided through an on-line program offered by the National Federation of State High School Associations and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.    The on-line tutorial, which is mandatory for all coaches, will take less than one-hour of your time,
  • Provide authorization to the league to complete a background check,
  • Attend mandatory coaches meetings, as established by the league commissioner and/or JYFA board of directors,
  • Attend player evaluations and draft.
 
If you feel you are qualified, enjoy working with children and love the game of football, please complete an on-line application by clicking on the following link no later than May 15, 2016 (for tackle coaches, cheer and flag coaches are welcome to submit applications through the end of June.)

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the league commissioner.
 


We thank you in advance for your willingness to make a difference in the lives of our children. 
Monday, March 14, 2016
Introduction

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.   
Monday, January 25, 2016
NOTE:  The youth football camp is run by the High School / Mama Bears program and not JYFA.  It is 100% separate from the 2016 JYFA League Registration, please direct questions via email to llb2jc@bearworks.jackson.sparcc.org or by phone at (330) 327-0906.

Dates: Monday, June 6, 2016 through Thursday June 9, 2016
 
Time: 10 am to Noon
 
Location: Robert Fife Stadium (on the turf)
 
Who: Any Boy or Girl K – 7 (in the fall)
 
Cost: $50 preregistration, due by June 3rd ($60 if you register at the camp)
 
Each child will receive a T- Shirt, instruction will be provided by varsity coaching staff and players, players will be taught fundamentals and participate in competitions.
 
All participants will be divided by age groups in order to receive the  best instruction possible.
 
 

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