Jackson Football

JFA Youth Updates

Youth Update 8/24/21

Parents & Legal Guardians:

 
Please see note below from our Youth Director – Glen Maurer.
 
Friday evening, September 3rd is Youth Night at the high school’s varsity football game vs. Boardman.

All JFA flag/tackle players 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, Padded Flag, Tackle B & 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 3rd, 2021.

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 B, Flag A, Padded Flag, Tackle B and Tackle 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.  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).

The high school game starts at 7:00.
 
Boardman Ticket Announcement: 
To purchase tickets for Friday night’s Football game vs Boardman: All tickets are online via gopolarbears.org 
Purchase tickets prior to coming to the game. All youth football players will get in free with their Jersey. All parents will need to purchase a ticket prior to coming to the game. 

Thanks & Go Bears

Youth Update 8/24/21

Youth Football Covid Update

 

  1. We follow the schools lead to determine if a student can practice or play youth football.  If they are not allowed to attend school they cannot participate in any football activities.  If they are cleared to attend school they can play football.
  2. We do not share information with our team.  There are HIPAA concerns with sharing information.  Coaches will deal directly with the affected family only. 
  3. Football and most sports are not considered a close contact activity.
    • We should be moving kids around and working in individual, group and team activates.
    • We are outside the entire time
    • Do not let kids congregate before and after practice

Youth Update 8/20/21

Please See Flag A & B League Practice Locations below.

Youth Update 8/15/21

This is a reminder that we will hold the Flag A and Padded Flag Combine tomorrow, Monday, August 16th at South Park.
 
We will execute the combine in waves. Please follow the schedule below according to grade level:
 
1st Grade: Check in at 5:45pm, Combine 6pm
2nd Grade: Check in at 6:20pm, Combine at 6:40pm
3rd Grade: Check in at 7pm, Combine at 7:20pm
 
Check in will be at the first base dugout on South Park Baseball Field #2.  See attached photo for location.
 
Once players have completed the evaluation, they are free to leave.
 
Shorts, T-shirt and Cleats are recommended attire. Padded Flag players, please bring helmets.
 
Padded League – If you did not pick up your equipment this weekend, we will make arrangements for you to pick it up at the combine.
 
Thank you.
 
Rob Hite

Youth Update 8/9/21

Dear Parents,

     Welcome to the Jackson Padded Flag Football League for 2021!  My name is Justen Stickley and I will be the commissioner of the league this year.  I have been a part of Jackson youth programs for the past several years, and spent most of my life in this community. The safety, development and success of our athletes in this league are our number one priority. 

     The Padded Flag League is for our 3rd graders interested in continuing their growth development. We stress FUN, Fundamentals and Basics to build a strong foundation for football participation in the future.  

I wanted to reach out with some key dates that highlight our 2021 Season.  Please mark your calendars accordingly:

Saturday, August 14th – Equipment handout. Football Shed Behind Varsity Baseball Field next to South Park Pavilion. Times are 10am-12pm.  Please arrive during your scheduled time slot indicated below:

10:00 – 10:30 – A – F

10:30 – 11:00 – G – L

11:00 – 11:30 – M – R

11:30 – 12:00 – S – Z

More information on equipment pickup including a location map may be found on our website below:

 

     Monday, August 16th – Padded Flag Combine, South Park Fields.  Padded Flag check in will be at 7pm with the combine to be run from 7:20 – 8pm. Please wear helmets and shorts for this event.

     Saturday, August 21st – 1st day of practice, 9:30am Wales/ Roby Field near the bus garage behind Jackson Middle School.  Moving forward practices will occur on Saturdays at 9:30am on Wales/Roby and on Thursdays at 6pm at Strausser Elementary.

 

     Monday, September 6th – First night of games. Games will be Monday Evenings at Fife Stadium.

Teams will be assigned in the coming weeks and your coach will reach out to you with an introduction and a field assignment in advance of the first practice on the16th.  

     In the meantime, please feel free to email, text or call with any questions you have about the league.

Thanks for participating in Jackson Padded Flag Football!

Justen Stickley

330-459-1769

Justen_stickley@yahoo.com

Youth Update 8/7/21

Flag Football Parents, 

We are excited for another fun season of Flag Football in Jackson.  Thank you for registering your child for our league this season.  Contained here are organizational notes as we prepare for the season.  Please read carefully and reach out with any questions.
 
Reminders:
All Games and Practices at Jackson South Park.  Field Assignments will be announced on Jacksonfootball.com
 
A League (1st and 2nd Grade):
  • 10 Teams
  • Scores and Standings Kept 
  • Combine evaluation will precede a draft to determine teams
  • Practices Monday, Games Saturday 11am
B League (Kindergarten only)
  • 4 Teams
  • Fun and Educational
  • Teams Assigned Randomly
  • Practices Wednesday, Games Saturday 9:30am
  • **We are searching for additional volunteers for Head Coaches in the B League. Please reach out to me at rjhite1@gmail.com if you would like to participate.  No experience required.**
Schedule:
  • Monday, August 16th: Flag A Combine – 6pm SEE DETAILS BELOW
  • Saturday, August 21th: Both Leagues first practice at South Park.  B League at 9:30, A League at 11am.  Field assignments will be announced.
  • Saturday, September 11th – Games Begin
Equipment:
  • The league provides Flags for practices and games.  
  • All Players MUST wear a mouthguard.  We will distribute mouthguards to players at the beginning of the season.  It is the player’s responsibility to bring a mouthguard to all practices and games.
  • Cleats are recommended, but not required
Flag A Combine Information:
We will execute the combine in waves. On Monday evening August 16, please follow the schedule below according to grade level
 
Grades
1st: Check in at 5:45pm, Combine 6pm
2nd Grade: Check in at 6:20pm, Combine at 6:40pm
 
*In the event of rain on Monday, we will reschedule the combine for Tuesday. If Monday is playable, there will be no Flag Football activity on Tuesday, August 17th**
 
Team Assignments:
After the combine, the A league will hold a draft where coaches will select players.  Coaches will communicate with their teams before the first team practice scheduled for Saturday, August 21st at 11am.
 
Teams for the B League will be assigned over the next several days and communicated to head coaches. Expect to hear from your coach in advance of the first practice scheduled for Saturday, August 21st at 9:30am.
 
If you have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out.
 
Thank you for your support of Jackson Football!

Rob Hite
513-543-2639

Youth Update 8/6/21

Youth Football Equipment Handout

Non Contact Padded Flag League – 3rd Grade

Saturday, August 14th

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

10:00 – 10:30 – A – F

10:30 – 11:00 – G – L

11:00 – 11:30 – M – R

11:30 – 12:00 – S – Z

Make up date for equipment on 8/16 at Combine

Equipment provided by JFA

– Helmet

– Shoulder Pads

Mouthpiece

– Jerseys will be handed out by your coach when teams are assigned

Equipment needed to be purchased

Football Cleats

Location – Shed next to pavilion behind varsity baseball field (See picture below)

Make-up Date will be 8/16 at Combine

* If you cannot make either of these dates we will get you equipment at your first week of practice

Wait List – We do have a record number of registrations for tackle football this year.  JFA’s goal is to let all kids play football.  Unfortunately we do have some equipment limitations.  We only have a certain number of helmets and new helmets are backordered until October.  We are also starting to exceed the number of kids allowed to play in our league rules with Green, Lake and NC.  At this time we are going to allow all B league players on the wait list to register and play.  An email will go out to all of you with instructions on how to register and pay.  We are still evaluating options for the A league and will have an answer by the end of the week.  All players should plan on attending the combine.  We apologize for this inconvenience, we had no way of predicting a 25% increase in players over the last 5 years.  We also cannot control the plastic/helmet shortage that all football helmet manufacturers are experiencing. 

Youth Update 7/26/21

Youth Football Equipment Handout

July 31st

10am-11am – 7th Grade

11am-12pm – 6th Grade

12pm-1pm – 5th Grade

1pm-2pm – 4th Grade

Equipment provided by JFA

– Helmet

– Shoulder Pads

– Game Pants

Mouthpiece

Practice and Game Jerseys will be handed out by your coach when teams are assigned

Equipment needed to be purchased

Practice Pants – We recommend black pants with pads sewn into them

Football Cleats

Location – Shed next to pavilion behind varsity baseball field (See picture below)

Make-up Date will be 8/1 from 4pm-6pm at the same location

* If you cannot make either of these dates we will get you equipment at your first week of practice

* 3rd Grade Padded Flag will be rescheduled for a later date due to the record number of registrations

Combine – Sunday, Monday and Tuesday 8/1-8/3

Check-in will begin around 5:30 PM.  Combine will go from 6pm-8pm

Location – Robert Fife Stadium (At the Middle School)

  • Come in the entrance between the Middle School and Sauder Elementary

Equipment

  1. Helmet
  2. Cleats
  3. Mouthpiece
  4. Water

Practice – Monday 8/9 – 6pm-8pm

  1. B League practices on grass fields between Middle School and Sauder Elementary
  2. A League practices on Wales/Roby fields behind Middle School and Bus Garage
  3. Week of 8/9 we will practice Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 6pm-8pm
  4. Week of 8/16 we will practice Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 6pm-8pm
  5. Week of 8/23 and the remainder of the season we will practice Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 6pm-8pm (or until it gets dark)

Wait List – We do have a record number of registrations for tackle football this year.  JFA’s goal is to let all kids play football.  Unfortunately we do have some equipment limitations.  We only have a certain number of helmets and new helmets are backordered until October.  We are also starting to exceed the number of kids allowed to play in our league rules with Green, Lake and NC.  At this time we are going to allow all B league players on the wait list to register and play.  An email will go out to all of you with instructions on how to register and pay.  We are still evaluating options for the A league and will have an answer by the end of the week.  All players should plan on attending the combine.  We apologize for this inconvenience, we had no way of predicting a 25% increase in players over the last 5 years.  We also cannot control the plastic/helmet shortage that all football helmet manufacturers are experiencing.