Go Jaguars!!!



Cheerleaders meet near playground at 6:30 PM


REGISTRATION for our 2015 Football & Cheer Season is almost complete.  

For the first week of practice, players should wear t-shirt, shorts and cleats.  Be sure to bring a filled water bottle with name clearly marked and hydrate with water or Gatorade before practice.   Players will need black football pants and a mouthpiece starting the second and third week.  Practice for the first 2 weeks will be Monday-Friday, 6-8 PM.  Players will meet together initially and then break into age divisions for practice.  Parents please sign in your players daily.  Registration assistants will be documenting player attendance.  Please be sure to annotate if your player owns his own helmet and shoulder pads.  For players who have not registered or paid fees, parents must see Registration personnel at tables.  Players must obtain a physical by the end of July.  Player physicals will be offered one time only on July 29th for $10.  Location to be announced.  If you are interested in signing up for a physical from one of our medical volunteers, send an email to:  tbehrendt1@suddenlink.net by August 28th.  Player certifications will take place starting early August. Details to be announced at practice.  All paperwork must be in place. Attendance is mandatory at certification. Teams at each division will divide during week 2 & 3.  Head coaches on each team will advise on practice nights and locations going forward.     

New Bern Sporting Goods will be on site the first week of practice with equipment, pants, cleats, mouthpieces, etc for any interested parents.  Stop by and check out the team prices.  In addition, parent orders for spirit wear are online.  Check out the online store at:  https://cravenjaguar.itemorder.com/sale .  If you want to get in on the sale that returns by the end of August, be sure to go online and make your purchases soon.  

We have a parent order for Riddell Helmets and Equipment if you are interested in purchasing your players' equipment.  Order deadline is August 28th.  Please ask Registration personnel on the 27th if you are interested for details.  You will need to coordinate with our Riddell liaison, Coach Kestler by the end of practice on the 28th.   

Online registration has ended.  Teams at each division are near capacity. To ensure optimal play time and proper training, wait lists have been established for some divisions. If out of town or out of state and interested in registering for this season, please contact the registrar by email. If a spot is available, you will be asked to download forms from our website and mail documents (including a physical dated within the last year, not expiring during the season) with payment ASAP. 

Fall Football registration fee is $90 for the first football player, $75 for the second player from the same family and $60 for the third and subsequent players.  Registration fee is $60 per cheerleader.  Subsequent cheerleaders from the same family may register for $55.  Cheer registration ends on August 11th.  Questions contact Jennifer.  Early Bird registration ended July 1, 2015.  Early bird fees not paid in full by July 1st will be subject to the full fee.

Don't forget all players must have a DMV card to play starting with the first game!  No exceptions.  If you have not already obtained a DMV card, please go ASAP.  Processing could take up to 3 or more weeks.  See below for specifics.

Additional information-The regular season begins July 27th at Creekside Park Pavilion upfront and ends in November 2015.  Games are on Saturdays, beginning August 29th with all teams having a bye on Labor Day Weekend.  Home games are played at our home site, West Craven Park.  Schedules will be available about August 26th.   Parents and volunteers please remember it is our privilege to utilize our Craven County parks and fields.  For the safety of all, please familiarize yourselves with and abide by all County Parks and Rec rules.   Questions or concerns should be directed to Tammy.

We are transitioning to a RainedOut communication system this season.  Please be patient with the process.  Once you register your player, be sure to obtain information concerning registering for the RainedOut system.

For registration questions, email Dena, Loretta or Hermione at cravenjaguars@yahoo.com.

You may download the registration forms on our our registration link and bring completed forms with payment to practice at CREEKSIDE on the 27th.  If your player is placed on a wait list, you will be notified on July 28th during practice.  Decisions concerning development of additional teams will be announced by August 3rd.  Every effort will be made to provide all players a place to play. 

In the event that a team does not develop for your player, the Executive Board will try to locate another Association within a 20-25 mile radius to accommodate your player.   

Sponsorships are vital for a successful Season!  The Sponsorship Search for the 2015 Season is underway.  We need your help!  Anyone who is interested in assisting, knows of a company that may be interested or would like additional information, please contact Tammy, at tbehrendt1@suddenlink.net.  

If you are a parent who is interested in volunteering, please notify us at Registration on July 27th.  We need everyone to be successful!

If you are interested in coaching, contact Tammy ASAP.

We will be kicking off our organizational fundraiser in early August.  

WE need 100% participation to be successful!  If you are interested in helping to coordinate, please notify Registration personnel.


Craven Jaguars Board of Directors 








July 27th - July 30th, 6:30 - 8 pm

Please meet at Creekside Pavilion soccer fields.

Free to Registered Regular Season Cheerleaders.  $20 if registering for cheer camp only, ages 5-15 

Mandatory for ALL regular season registered cheerleaders. Last day to register and pay for regular season cheer August 11th.

Regular season cheerleaders are required to purchase: briefs and bow from the Craven Jaguar Team Apparel website at New Bern Sporting Goods.  


Questions contact Jennifer DeCamp at:


Interested in helping with cheer, contact Jennifer.





Coaches please go online to obtain your registration paperwork or if a new coach see Registrar on July 27th.  All paperwork, documentation for training and Checks must be turned in to Dena by July 27th.  

All documents are safeguarded as confidential and handled with care.   If you have questions or concerns, please contact Dena or Tammy.

All coaches are required to complete the USA Football online training course.  All coaches are also required to complete the free concussion training online course provided by the CDC.  In addition, all coaches are required to pass a national background check.  You may choose a local source.  Don't delay, this service may take several weeks to complete. You may go online to locate a source for faster processing.  Or you may use USA Football for background checks.   Be sure when you complete any course or check that you print a copy before leaving the site.  If not, you may not have a record of your recent training.   If your employment requires a clearance, contact Dena or Tammy for details concerning documentation.  Questions or concerns, contact Dena or Tammy.

The link below is for coaches apparel.  If you already have coaches apparel from previous years,  you are set.  If you do not have a coaches shirts, Online orders must be completed prior to July 31st to receive before the first game.  If you have trouble with the site or do not have access to a computer, contact or stop by New Bern Sporting Goods for in store online assistance.  NBSG will also be on site during the first week of practice.  Be sure to stop by and ask for assistance if needed.

Please take time to review the rules governing games and practices, especially those specific to your division of coaching on our League website.  In addition, please familiarize yourselves with the County Parks and Recreation rules and regulations for use of fields.  We represent the Craven Jaguars, Craven County,  CCAYFL and AYFL every time we step on the field.  Players and parents look at us as role models and for guidance. 







NC DMV Identification Cards

Our league has implemented a certification process that includes NC DMV ID cards. The Craven Jaguars requires all 15U, 12U,  10U, 8U & 6U players to obtain a NC DMV ID card for the 2015 Season. Military IDs are accepted.  IDs are not required to start the practice season on July 27th. There is a 2 week turn around for ID cards.  No player will be able to play in games without an ID card.  This process aids in ensuring proper uniformity with certification for all associations within our league. 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            


2           CRAVEN #1         COACH CHRIS WAGNER (3 YEARS IN A ROW)

 Official results can be found on the CCAYFL website.

 Congratulations to the Craven Jaguars 12U for qualifying for the 2014 Super Bowl 





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 4-15.

Season starts end of July and finishes by mid-November.

Games are usually played on Saturdays.

Age as of July 31st


Div AB, 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)   145 lbs

Div 4: 15U (12,13,14,15)   UNLIMITED

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


*AB Division Special Rule regarding a six year old player, any player six years old who weighs mor than 90 lbs, must move to Division 1.*


Any player that is over the weight limit for Divisions 
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!