Go Jaguars!!!

  • 2016 REGISTRATION CLOSES SOON - 1st Game Sep 10th


CONGRATULATIONS  Craven Jaguars 2016 FCS 10U Champions

Richmond, Virginia

December 2016 

Go Jaguars!


CONGRATULATIONS  Craven Jaguars 8U  2016 Turkey Bowl Champions

Turkey Bowl, Clayton, NC  

Go Jaguars!



Congratulations Craven Jaguars for the 2016 Super Bowl wins!

6U Craven Black - Coach Brian Endres

8U Craven - Coach Reginald Gray 

12U Craven - Coach Chris Wagner

Great job players and coaches! Way to go Jaguars!   Several teams (7U, 8U, 10U, 12U) will now travel to postseason tournaments and Holiday Bowls, including the Clayton Civitan Turkey Bowl, NC and Florence, South Carolina.  On behalf of the Craven Jaguars, we would like to thank all those who have contributed to a successful regular season and made postseason possible for many players to continue at the advanced level of play. Without your support, it would not be possible to continue our mission. Thank you!

Our wish for you and yours, is a very merry, prosperous and fruitful holiday season and New Year!




Please download a volunteer form from this site and fill out. Please attach a note explaining what you are interested in and why you would be a good fit for the Craven Jaguars. You may email forms on the website or contact to arrange drop-off. New volunteers to Craven Jaguars are required to have a National Background check. All volunteers are subjuct to background screening at Board discretion. In 2017, all volunteers will be subject to background screening. You may use your own source or a link can be provided to you upon request. 

IT TAKES A VILLAGE! We need YOU! We cannot grow and be successful without YOU!  

In addition, if you are CPR/EMT certified or a member of the Health care community with current credentials and would be willing to help out while at the field in the event of an emergency, please email the website.







CALLING ALL COACHING STAFF, PAST AND PROSPECTIVE - If you are interested in coaching for the 2017 season please email the website with current contact information. Stay tuned for information for 2017 mandatory coaches training and a mandatory startup meeting by April. Date to be announced. Plan for additional training and informational meetings in May and June, dates TBA. 2017 Forms will be available by April.

EAST CAROLINA YOUTH FOOTBALL LEAGUE will plan a mandatory Coach meeting and training session also during the pre-season. All Head Coaches are required to attend and at least one assistant coach. All Coaches are encouraged to attend. 

Coaching requirements for the 2017 season will be released soon. It will be similar coaching requirements as in the 2016 season. Requirements for the 2016 included: National Background Check (within 1 year of  game 1 of current season. We cannot accept documentation from employer unless a copy of National Background check can be supplied with employer endorsement and stamp. A more cost effective link is available each season through League in June (if you have not already completed) for background checks. USA Football Heads Up Certification is required (if renewed through UYF affiliation cost will be $12 vs $25). Coaches need a code to receive discount. Contact Registrar or website for details. Finally, the CDC Free Concussion online training is required, and all paperwork must be completed and turned in by July 20th. New to the League this season is a Player Safety Representative.

Coaches are required to wear an identifiable Jaguar colored shirt and dark or khaki shorts or pants during games and a League approved badge in plain view.  If you are interested in returning to the Craven Jaguar football coaching staff and have not already done so or you are a new prospective coach, please email the website with your potential preferences for coaching and up to date contact information. All Coaches need to download Coaches application forms and Coaches Code of Conduct form, complete and drop off at New Bern Sporting Goods prior toJuly 1, 2016. We need YOU to make our program successful!  Please check out our mission statement and philosophy.

Please be aware of the Registration deadline each season. Coaches should contact and encourage returning players not to wait until the last minute to register to ensure a spot on a team. Please remember to recruit for yhe Jaguars not for a team. We anticipate 2 teams per division each season, but a waiting list will be started once one team reaches max capacity of 22. If a second team doesn't make...it could mean some players will be encouraged to seek out sister organizations in the area to play football this season. Encourage players to register early! Players must obtain a current physical that does not expire during the season.

EAST CAROLINA YOUTH FOOTBALL LEAGUE, INC. plans a mandatory League meeting each season for Coaches. 

ANYONE INTERESTED IN COACHING THIS SEASON THAT MISSED THE first 3 meetings, PLEASE EMAIL website ASAP.  Coaches if you have any requests not previously communicated or annotated on the sign up form, please send those also asap to be considered. Please keep in mind, the assignments that best support the Jaguar mission and the needs of players/staff will be established. Some coach groups meet in small groups throughout the season and year. We encourage and support all coaches working together and sharing information to support the Jaguar mission. Coaches and Board will vote each season on whether to have the Jaguar Summer Camp. Stay tuned for updates. 

Coaches if any of you have outstanding equipment from your teams or outstanding field equipment from last season, please turn in immediately. You will not be approved until this is taken care of. Players who have not turned in equipment will not get a spot on the list until equipment has been turned in. 





NC DMV Identification Cards

Our league has implemented a certification process that includes NC DMV ID cards. This season the League requires all players to have a state ID card. The Craven Jaguars have required all divisions - 12U, 10U, 8U & 6U players to obtain a NC DMV ID card since 2013. Military IDs, other State IDS, Passports & other Government issued forms of ID are accepted.  Questions please contact registration personnel. IDs are not required to start the practice season on July 25th. There is a 2 week turn around for ID cards.  This year DMV receipts have a picture and may be accepted. No player will be able to play in games without an ID card or valid receipt.  This process aids in ensuring proper uniformity with certification for all associations within our league and ID cards last for 8 years. Another advantage of using ID cards is the safety factor. Should a child ever get lost, all the identifying information on the ID card can be in any police car & Amber alert system in America in less than 2 minutes!

To obtain an ID card, you can set up an appointment or drop by one of the below locations.

New Bern                             Kinston                                   Havelock

2106 Neuse Blvd.                 2214 W. Vernon Ave               300 Miller Road

DMV Building                     DMV Building                        Old Library Building

New Bern, NC 28560           Kinston, NC 28501                 Havelock, NC 28532

252-514-4734                       252-526-4432                          252-44406425



Mobile Unit                            

13451 Hwy 55                        

Bayboro, NC 28515                



Take the following documents and fees:

$10 cash
Certified Copy of Birth Certificate
Original Social Security Card
Report Card or Bank Statement with child's name and address
(If you don’t have last item, DMV will charge $2 more and let you sign affidavit for address)

Parents don’t have to be present, players can go with any adult to DMV with required documentation to obtain ID, in groups of up to 6.  The ID is good for 8 years.


CONGRATULATIONS CRAVEN JAGUARS on your nomination for 2014 Organization of the year and

for the 6U nomination for 2014 Team of the Year by Mid-Atlantic NPFA!  














DIV        WINNER            


             (3 YEARS IN A ROW)

2           CRAVEN #1         COACH CHRIS WAGNER 

             (4 YEARS IN A ROW)

3          CRAVEN #2         COACH DAVID LEE

 Official results can be found on the CCAYFL website.



Congratulations to the Craven Jaguars 6U,  

"2015 National Prep Youth Football Association Champions"

Virginia, Dec 15 

        (Last 3 years)


Congratulations to the Craven Jaguars 8U, 10U & 12U for their outstanding performance at the 2015 Mid Atlantic National Championship.  




 2014 Super Bowl Winners

  DIV        WINNER            


    2           CRAVEN #1         COACH CHRIS WAGNER 




Congratulations to the Craven Jaguars 12U for their outstanding performance at the 2014 Civitan Turkey Bowl in Clayton, NC, Nov 2014 


Congratulations to the Craven Jaguars 6U,  

"2014 National Prep Youth Football Association Champions"

Virginia, Dec 14




Congratulations to the Craven Jaguars 10U for their outstanding performance at the National Prep Youth Football Association Virginia, Dec 14







Our organization strives to make every effort to ensure that any child with the desire to participate gets the opportunity to play, without regard to weight, race, economic status, prior experience, or athletic ability!



We are committed to promoting & instilling Honesty, Loyalty, Integrity, Teamwork, Discipline, Sportsmanship, Respect, Leadership, Trust, and Commitment in our young participants. We believe these values and virtues are important to their growth and to becoming productive members of our community and society.



We will instill in our youth the challenge of competition, the joy of victory, the reality of defeat, the importance of commitment, and the spirit of community. The Craven Jaguars emphasize the importance of academic achievement among athletes and aim to recognize those with exemplary athletic performance while achieving academic success; and by doing so, prepare our young athletes for the challenges of high school and collegiate environments.



Achieve our objectives through organizing our dedicated volunteers, caring parents, and business associates who wish to partner with our superb youth sports programs.



I. To provide a wholesome competitiveness within the scope of our rules and regulations while cultivating values intrinsic to football and preparing players for life.
II. To teach the proper techniques and fundamentals of football while instilling a knowledge and appreciation for the game.
III. To provide a responsible football program that stimulates community interest for football where players develop athletic skill and character through hard work, courage, dedication and perseverance.
IV. To promote good sportsmanship, teamwork, highest morale, physical standards, a strong work ethic, and the importance of academic achievement.
V. To make Youth Football ALL-INCLUSIVE by not excluding participants based on superficial factors (such as weight).



We are a non-profit, youth football association located in Craven County - New Bern, Bridgeton, James City, Pollocksville, Havelock areas. We offer a competitive and structured youth football league for kids ages 4-13.

Regular Practice Season starts end of July, Game in late August, and finishes by mid-November.

Games are usually played on Saturdays.

Age as of July 31st


Div A, Anklebiters: 6 and under (4,5,6)  75 lbs


Div 1: 8U (6,7,8)  100 lbs


Div 2: 10U (8,9,10)   120 lbs

Div 3
: 12U (10,11,12)   155 lbs

Div 4: 15U (12,13,14,15)   UNLIMITED *No teams are designated at this level*

No child will be turned away due to weight or athletic ability!

Teams do reach capacity. To ensure a spot on a team, be sure to register early!


*6U Division A - Special Recommendations regarding a six year old player - any player six years old who is highly skilled and/or weighs more than 90 lbs, consider move to Division 1.*


Any player that is over the weight limit for all Divisions -
B, I, II or III must play as a lineman eligible player (LE).  On offense LEs, can only play center, tackle or guard. On defense LEs, can only play nose tackle or defensive tackle.  All LE players must have the approved League approved LE sticker on the back of their helmet. They must have the following Call numbers on their jersey:  50-79, 90-99 or 00.  LE players can kick extra points, field goals, punts and kick-offs.  They can participate in special teams.   Any time an LE comes in possession of the ball, the play is whistled dead at the place of recovery. 
8U - K2
10U - TDJ or equivalent
12U - TDJ or TDY
15U - TDY or equivalent



We want to be the most user-friendly youth sports organization
in Eastern North Carolina. We need your help!