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  • CRAVEN JAGUARS - WHERE OPPORTUNITIES BEGIN
  • 2015 SEASON STARTS JULY 27TH
  • 6 PM CREEKSIDE PARK
  • FOOTBALL, FUN AND FAMILY

 

REGULAR SEASON FOOTBALL PRACTICE began July 27th, 6 PM at CREEKSIDE Park.  

 

REGISTRATION for our 2015 Football & Cheer Season is complete.   The first game will be September 12th.  Stay tuned for details.  Schedules will not be available prior to the 9th of September.  If you have not registered for rainout for text and email communications,  please do so immediately to stay informed.   If you have questions or are having difficulty,  see one our Registration staff at the field or your team mom for help.  PLEASE DO NOT CALL THE COUNTY OR THE PRESIDENT FOR FIELD and PRACTICE UPDATES.

Parents please be sure to have your player bring a filled water bottle with name clearly marked and hydrate with water or Gatorade before practices. Players will need black football pants and non clear mouthpieces.   Head coaches and team moms on each team will advise on practice nights and locations going forward.     

New Bern Sporting Goods will again be on site next week at 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 .     A 2nd order is ongoing now.  If you want to get in on the spirit sale, be sure to go online and make your purchases soon.  

Registration has ended.  All teams at each division are at capacity.  Team certifications are near completion. We look forward to an exciting game season just around the corner!

 

EQUIPMENT DISTRIBUTION IS ONGOING.  IN ORDER FOR YOUR PLAYER TO RECEIVE EQUIPMENT, A PARENT OR GUARDIAN MUST BE PRESENT TO SIGN AND RECEIVE. Responsible parties will be held accountable for collection fees, court costs and all equipment costs incurred 30 days post season. ALL PARENTS  ARE REQUIRE TO RETURN  ALL ISSUED EQUIPMENT AT THE END OF OUR REGULAR SEASON.  IF POST SEASON TOURNAMENTS ARE APPROVED, EQUIPMENT MAY BE SIGNED OUT AGAIN FOR POST SEASON TEAMS, BUT WILL REQUIRE A DEPOSIT. DEPOSITS WILL BE RETURNED UPON RETURN OF EQUIPMENT AFTER POST SEASON.  ALL EXPENSES INCURRED BY CRAVEN JAGUAR STAFF TO SECURE THE RETURN OF ALL EQUIPMENT WILL BE AT THE EXPENSE OF PARENTS.  

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 ended 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 NC DMV card, please go ASAP.  Processing could take up to 3 or more weeks.  See below for specifics.

Additional information-The regular season began July 27th at Creekside Park Pavilion upfront and ends in November 2015.  Games are on Saturdays, beginning September 12th.  Home games are played at our home site, West Craven Park.  Schedules will be available second week of September.   Parents and volunteers please remember it is our privilege to utilize our Craven County parks and fields. Violaters will be warned and repeat offenders asked to leave. For the safety of all, please familiarize yourselves with and abide by all County Parks and Rec rules.   Smoking is permitted only in parking areas away from player participants.  Pets are allowed leased in parking areas only.  Encourage your player to use the restroom prior to practice.  Please use the restroom or port a potty facilities only.  Please drive slowly in the parking lot and watch for children crossing. Please park on the rocked areas of parking lots only.  Do not park on the grass. Questions or concerns should be directed to Tammy.  Parents are encouraged to observe practices.  For safety, it is imperative parents sit well off the practice field area. Please do not go on the practice field at any time unless directed to by Jaguar staff and coaches.  If a concern arises, please seek a staff member.  There is an enormous amount of people in a small area, including people from other sports.  We have to share the space and be good neighbors to be successful.  We apologize for any inconvenience, but Please avoid walking across practice fields.  It is a disruption to participants already practicing.  Use the walking path between or around fields to access. When driving in the parking lot, please drive slowly with caution.  Parents please monitor your young children.  

Reminder we have transitioned 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. If you do not register for rainedout you will not receive information. 

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

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 the Registration staff.  We need everyone to be successful!

If you are interested in coaching, contact Tammy ASAP.  Additional teams do require coaching staff  and volunteers to be successful.  If you can donate time, please be willing to assist.  Please be patient with our process.  

We will be kicking off our organizational fundraiser by the end of 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 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

CRAVEN JAGUAR CHEER CAMP

 

 

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.  

 https://cravenjaguar.itemorder.com/sale

Questions contact Jennifer DeCamp at:

jdecamp@nbsports.net

Interested in helping with cheer, contact Jennifer.

 

 

 

CRAVEN JAGUAR COACHES UPDATE

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.  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.   We thank you for all you do to help us complete our Craven Jaguar mission. 

 

www.cdc.gov/concussion/headsup/training

usafootball.com  

https://cravenjaguar.itemorder.com/

 

 

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

 

Bayboro                                

Mobile Unit                            

13451 Hwy 55                        

Bayboro, NC 28515                

252-745-4809                         

 

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!  

GO JAGUARS!

http://m.n-p-f-a.com/rankings/mid-atlantic/ 

 

 

 

 

SUPER BOWL GAMES / TOURNAMENT GAMES

 

 

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2014 CRAVEN JAGUARS SUPER BOWL WINNING TEAMS

 

DIV        WINNER            

AB         CRAVEN #1        COACH DESHAUN STEWART

             (2 YEARS IN A ROW)

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 

 

 

POST SEASON:

 

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

GO JAGUARS!!!

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

MISSION STATEMENT

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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

OBJECTIVE

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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

VISION

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

GOALS

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 4-15.

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

Games are usually played on Saturdays.

Age as of July 31st

DIVISION - AGE

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. 
FOOTBALL size
8U - K2
10U - TDJ or equivalent
12U - TDJ or TDY
15U - TDY or equivalent

                                                                                                                                                                                           

USER-FRIENDLY STATEMENT

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