It's hard to believe, but Jackson Youth Football is just around the corner!
Tackle Football Player Evaluations:
Who needs to attend?
Any player who is moving up to the next league. This would include previous flag players moving up to play in the Tackle B League (typically players entering the 4th grade,) and Tackle B players moving up to the Tackle A League (typically players entering the 6th grade.) If the player is not moving up to the next league, they will automatically be placed on the same team as last year and DO NOT need to attend the evaluation.
Any player who did not play football in the Jackson Youth Football Association last year.
When is it?
Tuesday, July 10th and Tuesday July 17th. We will start at 6:00 PM and should be done by 8:00 PM.
You only need to attend one of the nights, and which date you attend is up to the player, but YOU MUST ATTEND one of the two dates if you meet the above criteria. Both Tackle A and B players will be evaluated both nights.
Where should we go?
If the weather is nice, player evaluations will be held outside at the South Fields (behind the High School, near the equipment shed.)
In the event of serve weather, evaluations will be inside the High School's Auxiliary Gyms 1 & 2.
What should we wear?
Shorts, tee-shirt, and football cleats if the weather is nice. If we are forced to move the evaluations inside the auxiliary gyms, bring a pair of tennis shoes.
What will we be doing?
Player evaluations allow the team coaches to get an idea of who they want to select in the player draft on July 19th.
Players will be timed running a 40 yard dash, weighed, measured for height, and asked to do basic football drills (throwing, catching, running, blocking)
Player Medical Physicals:
Medical physicals are NOT NEEDED to play in JYFA as the league is a youth league and not officially associated with Jackson Schools.
Conditioning is just around the corner and will start on Monday, July 23rd at 6:00 PM.
The first week of practice is for conditioning only and NO pads will be used.
All players will be contacted by their coach following the draft on July 19thg as to what team they are on, and where to report on July 23rd. All players much condition without pads for 4 days. Friday, July 27th is listed as a day of conditioning however, there will only be conditioning on that day if one of the previous 4 days of conditioning is cancelled due to the weather.