What's New with Youth Football in Jackson Township Ohio...
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Who: All Jackson Tackle (both A and B leagues) participants are required to attend, unless excused.

When: Sunday, July 23 – Tuesday, July 25, 2017 (3 days) from 6-8 pm.  Check will begin at 5:30 pm.  (Note:  Rain date will be Wednesday, July 26)

Where: Wales and Roby Fields (just East of Jackson Middle School, between Bus Garage and Tennis Courts)

What: The combine is a 3-day camp that will be comprised of player evaluation, fundamentals and conditioning.  Players should wear t-shirts, shorts, spikes and bring their helmet. Please bring plenty of water.

Tackle A League (6th & 7th Graders):
  • Commissioner: Chris Macrides
  • Head Coaches: Matt Bessler (Gold), Eric Johnson (Purple)

Tackle B League (4th & 5th Graders):
  • Commissioner: Glen Maurer
  • Head Coaches: Donnie Childress (Gold), Jason Lahr (Purple), Chris Essig (White), James Groetz (Silver), Glen Maurer (Black)


One of our objectives is to ensure that all of our teams are competitive, whether competing in the Northern Ohio Youth Football Conference (A-League) or in-house (B-league).  We manage competitive balance through a draft, following our combine, where we evaluate our players over the course of 3 days at our combine.  With this, please know that rosters and assistant coaching assignments could change if it is in the best interest of our program and the overall experience of each and every one of our players.

What to Expect:

Following the combine, we will hold a draft on Thursday, July 27th for both the A and B leagues. With this, expect to receive an email from your son’s respective coach on Friday, July 28th. 


Practices for all tackle teams will begin on Monday, July 31st.  Details will be communicated from your respective coach.  Tackle A will practice 4 days a week (Monday - Thursday) until school starts.  Tackle B will only practice 3 days a week (days of the week TBD.)  Practices will be held during the evening.

Equipment Handout Make-Up Date:

For those that have not been fitted for their equipment, please report to our Equipment Shed (behind Jackson’s Varsity Baseball field on Fulton Road) on Saturday, July 22 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM.
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Tackle football equipment pass out is this Saturday, July 15 from 10AM - 2PM at the equipment shed located behind the high school, see yellow star on map below.
  • 10-11AM: 7th Graders
  • 11-12PM: 6th Graders
  • 12-1PM: 5th Graders
  • 1-2PM: 4th/3rd Graders

The whole process is as follows:

Check in where we will be taking height and weight to start. You will then receive a helmet, chin strap, shoulder pads, thigh and knee pads, and a mouth guard.  This whole process should only take a total of 5-10 minutes (depending on the line).

Please try to make this date (and time for your son's grade) because there might not be another official pass out date before the combine!  For conflicts or other questions, please contact equipment@jacksonfootball.com.

Thursday, July 6, 2017
Signups for the 2017 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.

Registration Deadlines:
  • NOW CLOSED - Cheerleading - Saturday, July 1, 2017
  • NOW CLOSED - Tackle Football - Wednesday, July 5, 2017
  • Flag Football - Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Be sure to sign-up before June 3rd to get early registration pricing discounts!

The following leagues and prices will be available for 2017:
  • Flag Football B League (K & 1st Grades) - $65.00 ($50.00 before 6/3/2017)
  • Flag Football A League (2nd & 3rd Grades) - $65.00 ($50.00 before 6/3/2017)
  • Tackle Football B League (4th & 5th Grades) - $175.00 ($150.00 before 6/3/2017)
  • Tackle Football A League (6th & 7th Grades) - $175.00 ($150.00 before 6/3/2017)
  • Cheerleading A (5th - 7th Grades) - $75.00 ($60.00 before 6/3/2017)
  • Cheerleading B (3rd & 4th Grades) -  $75.00 ($60.00 before 6/3/2017)
  • Cheerleading C (K - 2nd Grades) -  $75.00 ($60.00 before 6/3/2017)
    * Additional uniform fees will be incurred for cheerleading *

These leagues reflect the grade your son/daughter will be entering in the Fall of 2017.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017
This Friday, June 30th will be your final opportunity to have your daughter sized for a cheer uniform. If you choose not attend at least on of our sizing dates your daughter will not have a uniform for the upcoming 2017 season.

Our final uniform sizing day will take place at the Jackson Twp. hall this Friday 6/30/17 at 4:30pm until 7:00pm sharp. If you are out of town and unable to make the final sizing appointment, this measurement form can be fill out and email back to us

The deadline to turn in the uniform sizing form is 7/1/2017. However, please be aware that if you choose not to attend any of our sizing events the JYFA is not responsible for ill fitting uniforms.

Please note the JYFA Cheer program has a social media page on Facebook under Jackson Youth Cheer. We frequently post updates about the upcoming cheer season.

Monday, March 27, 2017
Date Time Event Location
March - April   Football and Cheerleading Coaching Application Window Online & In-Person Interviews
April - June (July for Flag Football)   Tackle, Flag & Cheerleading Registration Window Online
June 5 - 8 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Youth Football Camp Robert Fife Stadium
June 17 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM Cheerleading Uniform Sizing #1 Township Hall
June 30 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Cheerleading Uniform Sizing #2 Township Hall
July 23 - 25 (Rainout Make-up July 26) 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM Tackle Football Combine / Evaluations Wales-Roby (field behind bus garage by middle school)
July 31 - August 3 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Tackle Football 1st Week of Practice Wales-Roby/Strausser
August 1 5:45 PM Tackle Cheer Parent Meeting Sauder
August 1 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Tackle Cheer Practice Starts Sauder
August 14 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Flag Football Starts South Park
August 7 5:45 PM Flag Cheer Parent Meeting Sauder
August 7 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Flag Cheer Practice Starts Sauder
August 7 - 10 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Tackle Cheer Mandatory Practice Week Sauder
August 19 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM NOYFC Tackle Preview Day / Official Weigh-Ins Robert Fife Stadium (A League) / Green Ariss Park (B League)
August 26 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM Tackle Football Regular Season Games Begin TBD
September 8 6:00 PM JYFA Youth Night (JHS vs. Boardman) Robert Fife Statdium
October 14 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM Tackle Football Playoffs Begin (Week 8) TBD
October 28 12:00 AM - 6:00 PM Tackle Football Championship (Week 10) TBD

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