- CRAVEN JAGUARS YOUTH FOOTBALL & CHEER - WHERE OPPORTUNITIES BEGIN
- 2016 SEASON STARTS JULY 25TH, 6PM CREEKSIDE PARK
- UNITED YOUTH FOOTBALL AND CHEER - EAST CAROLINA YOUTH FOOTBALL AND CHEER LEAGUE, INC.
- FOOTBALL, FUN AND FAMILY
- REGISTRATION FOR 2016 IS OPEN - DEADLINE JULY 18th
REGISTRATION FOR THE 2016 FOOTBALL SEASON IS NOW OPEN
Registration forms may be downloaded from the Registration/Handout tab. Or Registration forms may be picked up and dropped off with payment at New Bern Sporting Goods. Deadline for Registration - July 18th. Returning and new players be sure to register early to ensure a spot on a team. Do not delay. A waiting list will be started for a possible second team once first team reaches capacity. Refunds will be given minus admin fee for teams that don't make. Registration for football is $90 and $65 for cheer. This includes rental of equipment and jerseys for season. For cheerleaders, rental of uniform parts and pompoms. In the event, a Cheer squad does not develop, Refunds will be assessed and issued by request. Equipment must be returned at the end of the season by deadline or replacement fees will be assessed. If anyone has any piece of outstanding equipment, registration will not be accepted until equipment returned or fee payed. Contact your coach, team mom or Registrar to make arrangements to turn in asap. Contact the Registrar or Co-Registrar by email for questions. Out of town players, please mail your application with payment post marked by July 15th to: PO Box 13448, New Bern, NC 28561. Recommend you register earlier to ensure a spot on a team. There will also be onsite Registration dates: Hibbetts in Twin Rivers Mall at 10am-1pm on June 4th & New Bern Sporting Goods off Trent Road at 10am-1pm on June 18th. In addition, regular season registration will be offered on camp nights, June 28th-29th, 630-730 pm. Look for an additional onsite registration date, location and date to be announced. There is a $10 early bird discount available for full price regular season Football Registration, 1 per family. Deadline for early bird regular season discount, first day of camp. To qualify for early bird registration fees must be paid in full before July 18th. Contact Registration for multi-sibling discount rate. Refunds for registration must be requested by email to Registrar and received by July 26th to be considered. This is a busy time of the season. If you do not get a response, email Registrar again and ask for a response. Approved refunds minus an administrator fee will be mailed 2-3 weeks after deadline or approval. All players are required to have a State ID to play. See instructions for DMV below for details.
CRAVEN JAGUARS FOOTBALL CAMP
The Craven Jaguars will host a football camp June 27th-June 29th, 6 PM at Creekside Park. Cost is $20. Multi sibling discounts available. Registration will be onsite. Forms will be available online for download soon. If your player is unsure about playing football, this is a perfect way to get his or her feet wet prior to the start of the season. In addition, Camp provides an opportunity to start conditioning for the summer heat.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR THE 2016 SEASON
Please fill out a volunteer form, drop off at NBSG and email President. If possible, scan form and email to President. New volunteers to Craven Jaguars are required to have a National Background check. You may use your own source or a link will be provided to you soon.
We cannot grow and be successful without YOU!
CALLING ALL COACHING STAFF, PAST AND PROSPECTIVE - If you are interested in coaching for the 2016 season save the date for April 27th, 6 PM at Creekside Park middle Pavilion. Similar requirements for the 2016 season and changes addressed at meeting. Requirements include: National Background Check (within 1 year of seasonal link will be available soon), USA Football Heads Up, CDC Free Concussion online training, all paperwork completed and turned by June 26th. Coaches are required to wear an identifiable Jaguar shirt and dark or khaki shorts or pants during games. 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 President with your possible preferences for coaching and up to date contact information. We need YOU! Please check out our mission statement and philosophy.
EAST CAROLINA YOUTH FOOTBALL AND CHEER LEAGUE, INC. is planning a League meeting for Coaches. Date TBA as soon as possible. All Coaches need to plan to attend. There may be an onsite Coaching training session in July. Date TBA.
ANYONE INTERESTED IN COACHING THIS SEASON THAT MISSED THE MEETING, PLEASE EMAIL TAMMY. Coaches will plan a camp planning and pre-season meet in June. Stay tuned for updates.
NC DMV Identification Cards
Our league has implemented a certification process that includes NC DMV ID cards. This season the League requires all 6U players to have a state ID card. The Craven Jaguars requires all divisions - 12U, 10U, 8U & 6U players to obtain a NC DMV ID card for the 2016 Season. Military IDs, other State IDS & Passports are accepted. Questions contact registration personel. 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. 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
13451 Hwy 55
Bayboro, NC 28515
Take the following documents and fees:
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.
SUPER BOWL GAMES / TOURNAMENT GAMES
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2015 CRAVEN JAGUARS SUPER BOWL WINNING TEAMS
AB CRAVEN #1 COACH REGINALD GRAY
(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.
POST SEASON 2015:
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
AB CRAVEN #1 COACH DESHAUN STEWART
2 CRAVEN #1 COACH CHRIS WAGNER
POST SEASON 2014:
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!
VALUES & VIRTUES
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).
DIVISION AND AGES
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
DIVISION - AGE
Div B, Bandits: 6 and under (4,5,6) 75 lbs
Div 1, Cadets: 8U (6,7,8) 100 lbs
Div 2, Jr. Pee Wee: 10U (8,9,10) 120 lbs
Div 3, Junior Midgets: 12U (10,11,12) 145 lbs
Div 4, Seniors: 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!
*Bandit Division 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!