What's New with Youth Football in Jackson Township Ohio...
Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Signups for the 2019 youth football 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:
  • Tackle Football - Saturday, July 6, 2019
  • Flag Football - Thursday, August 1, 2019

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

The following leagues and prices will be available for 2019:
  • Flag Football B League (K & 1st Grades) - $75.00 ($60.00 before 6/3/2019)
  • Flag Football A League (2nd & 3rd Grades) - $75.00 ($60.00 before 6/3/2019)
  • Tackle Football B League (4th & 5th Grades) - $185.00 ($160.00 before 6/3/2019)
  • Tackle Football A League (6th & 7th Grades) - $185.00 ($160.00 before 6/3/2019)

These leagues reflect the grade your child will be entering in the Fall of 2019.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019
2019 JYFA Update 
We are pleased to announce that Green has joined our league, the NSYFL (Northern Stark Youth Football League).  Green will be another partner in the multi-community league that is aligned with our fundamental purpose to create a meaningful and enjoyable experience for our children.   With four teams we will now be able to provide more diverse competition and still be able to control the competitive balance in the league.  The following will be the league’s format for 2019.

2019 Tackle B League (4th and 5th graders)
The Tackle B league format will remain the same this year.  We will likely have 4-5 teams with 17-22 players per team.  With Lake, North Canton and Green we are planning on having a total of 12-14 teams with 2 divisions.  The season will consist of the following:
Regular Season: 6 weeks, with each team playing one game per week.
Playoffs: 2 weeks of playoffs, culminating with a league Championship


2019 Tackle A League (6th and 7th graders)
The Tackle A format will continue with the JV/Varsity format.  We are going to make some changes to the rules to help provide a more positive experience for both the families and the players.  We are also going implement some new rules to ensure a competitive balance and that kids are playing a safe amount of football. 
Under this format, our Tackle A league will likely have 2 teams with 30-35 players per team.  With Lake, North Canton and Green we are planning on having a total of 8 teams.  The season will consist of the following:
Regular Season: 6 weeks, with each team playing a JV and Varsity game.
Playoffs: 2 weeks of playoffs, culminating with a league Championship (JV and Varsity)

Flag A (2nd and 3rd Graders) / Flag B (K and 1st Graders)
Both Flag A and B will remain in-house.  Flab B will be the same as last year, an instructional fun league.  We will again keep score and standings in Flag A.  This change received positive feedback last year and was a success.  We will have an evaluation period, and coaches will draft their teams.  We are really excited to have the High School Varsity Players officiate the games again this year. The season will consist of the following;
Regular Season: 5 weeks
Playoffs:  2 weeks of playoffs, culminating with a league Championship

JYFA and Cheer have separated to provide more individual focus on each sport.  JYFA will continue to support and coordinate with cheer to provide a great experience for the youth cheerleaders.  For more information on youth cheer, go to their Facebook Page, Jackson Youth Cheerleading.

JYFA continues to make safety our top priority.  We have purchased 140 brand new helmets over the last 3 years.  We get every helmet that is over 1 year old reconditioned and certified every year.  We have also purchased new shoulder pads and pants.  JYFA will continue to use the funds raised each year to invest in the safest equipment available.

Important Dates
5/1 – Registration Opens
6/3 – Deadline for Registration Discount
6/3-6/6 - Youth Camp
7/28-7/31 – Tackle Combine
8/5 – Tackle Practice Starts
8/12-8/13 – Flag A Combine
8/19 – Flag Practice Starts


The registration window for Flag and Tackle Football is now open.  Please register no later than June 3, 2019 to take advantage of the discount window.
Glen Maurer, JYFA President
Monday, April 29, 2019
Camp Days: June 3rd-6th, 2019
Time: 10 am - 12 pm
Location: Robert Fife Stadium, 7355 Mudbrook St NW, Massillon, OH 44646
Contact: Coach Larry Baker (330) 327-0906 or jhsfbyouthcamp@gmail.com

Each camper must have a separate form submitted.



Monday, April 29, 2019

2019 Jackson Football Golf Event

Saturday, July 13, 2019 @ Elms Country Club Start 1pm

Here you will find links to pay and sign up for the golf outing as well as pay & register for sponsorship. Please read below for more information.

Once you make your payment, you will be taken to a registration form where your team (or sponsorship) information will be collected.


When: Saturday, July 13, 2019

Gun start @ 1pm

Location: Elms Country Club



Monday, April 8, 2019
2019 JYFA Coaching Application

The Jackson Youth Football Association is seeking tackle and flag coaches for the 2019 season. 

The deadline to submit a coaching application for Tackle football is May 15th.
The deadline to submit a coaching application for Flag football is June 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 head coaching positions may be required to participate in an interview in late May-early June before final assignments are made.

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

For 2019, the JYFA board is committed to providing our coaches improved resources and tools prior to and throughout the season.  For tackle football coaches, we are asking for qualified coaching candidates who can demonstrate the following credentials and/or qualities: 

Qualities of Good Coaches
  • Excellent role model,
  • Strong communication skills
  • Caring and empathetic,
  • Fair, ethical and unselfish,
  • Positive and energetic,
  • Organized, reliable and committed,
  • Commitment to player safety,
  • Embraces the spirit of youth sports
Other Requirements/Commitment
  • Prior playing and/or coaching experience (mandatory for head coaching candidates only),
  • Follow the rules established by the league,
  • 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 every 3 years.  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/clinics, 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, 2019 (for tackle coaches) and June 15, 2019 for flag.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Glen Mauer (JYFA President) 330.806.7322 or Rob Hite (Flag Commissioner) 513.543.2639.

We thank you in advance for your willingness to make a difference in the lives of our children!