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. Volunteers with the Craven Jaguars are required to have a National Background check. As a youth organization, all volunteers will be subject to background screening as deemed necessary. You may use your own source (provided all documentation submitted) or a link is provided to coaches and staff each season. 

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 first aid credentials and would be willing to help out while at practice or game 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 2018 season, please email the website with current contact information and top 3 coaching preferences. We need YOU! Stay tuned for updates for the 2018 season and dates for meetings.  Questions email website or Jag President. All coaches subject to National Background checks.



Mandatory Jaguars Coaches meeting, APRIL 26th & May 10th, 6:30 PM Back Pavilion Creekside Park. Next meeting scheduled for May 31st, 6:30 PM.  Please download a coaches application from the website, fill out and bring with you. Plan for additional training and informational meetings in May and June, dates TBA. Coaching assignments will be entertained, but not guaranteed at first meeting. There are many needs & spots to be filled. Attempts will be made to accommodate your requests, but cannot be guaranteed. A willingness to work with new & veteran faces and in previous & new positions are required to ensure the Jaguar mission is accomplished. The number of teams and staffing positions available is not certain until the first of August each and every season. What is certain, it takes a VILLAGE & all working together to be successful each season. Come out and join a professional group of staff and a successful organization. 

EAST CAROLINA YOUTH FOOTBALL LEAGUE scheduled our mandatory Coach meeting and training session for: June 17th, 4-7pm at JH Rose High School "LECTURE HALL". Please Park at the 'back' of the school. Enter in door nearest to police car. All potential Head Coaches and Assistant Head Coaches are required to attend or at least one assistant coach. All Coaches are encouraged to attend. 

Coaching requirements for the 2017 season released with similar coaching requirements as in the 2016 season. Requirements include: National Background Check (within 1 year of  game 1 of current season. Documentation from employer not accepted, unless a copy of National Background check can be supplied with employer endorsement. A more cost effective link is available for background checks: https://opportunities.averity.com/Index.aspx?iod=76600 . USA Football Heads Up Tackle Certification is required (if renewed through UYF affiliation cost will be $10 vs $25). Coaches use the Organization ID Link https://usafootball.com/dashboard?orgId=001C000001Q6c3eIAB or they can can visit https://usafootball.com/login to log in to an existing account or create a new account to properly associate with their organization to receive a discount on the Youth Tackle Coach Certification/Recertification. This allows us to track each coach’s certification status. For additional details check out League website. If continue to have concerns, email the Jaguar website. All paperwork and certifications must be completed and turned in to Registrar before July 20th.

Additional coaching information: 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 coaching interests 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 to July 20, 2017. 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 the Craven Jaguars not for a team. We always 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.

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 and the youth in our communities. 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. 







Regular season football practice kicked off July 24th at Creekside Side Park, Bach field, 6 pm. Please be sure to prepare for the heat. Start hydrating asap! If your player exhibits any signs of heat distress, please notify staff. Be sure to bring a filled water bottle clearly marked with player's name.  Wear tee, shorts and cleats or sneakers. Parents be sure to sign in your player nightly. Attendance is mandatory. If your player must be absent, please notify staff.  Please monitor weather, use good judgement and be available at all times in the event weather situations should digress. Bring all registration paperwork, including ID cards, physicals and report cards to Registration staff onsite. If you have not registered for rain out messages & need assistance, please ask staff. During practice, parents please remain on the sidelines at all times. Do not go on the practice field, unless invited or directed to do so by staff. If you observe any situation that warrants staff attention, please notify a staff member to assist immediately

Parents please help the Jags co-exist with the other sports and visitors at Creekside Park. No loud, obscene speech or conduct.  Please use the entrance/exit nearest Bach field and for everyone's safety drive slowly at all times. Please do not park on the grass. Please remove all trash at the end of practice. No smoking. Please visit Craven County Parks and Rec to review all Park rules. 

Players need mouthpieces and black football pants the second week of practice. New Bern Sporting Goods will be onsite during the first and second week if you are interested with football pants, mouth pieces, cleats and other equipment options and possibilities with team discounted prices available. Check it out! In addition, Craven Jags Spirit wear is on sale through the NBSG online store now! Deadline for first order is August 8th. Return and pickup before first game. Second order will open August 9th and end August 22nd. Hurry! Place your order today! Don't miss out!

Access online store at: https://cravenjaguars17.itemorder.com 




Registration Info remains available for information Purposes only. Look for updates for Registration for the 2018 season soon.

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 through July 20th. Players must obtain a current physical that does not expire during the season to participate. 

Deadline for Registration - July 20th. 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. There are no guarantees a second team will make. Refunds will be given minus admin fee for players waiting second teams that don't make. Please make requests to our Jaguar website by email by Aug 1st. Allow 2 weeks for processing. 

Registration for football is $90 and $55 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, a refund will be issued by request. Contact the Jag website email for details. Special partnership with local community agencies that support cheer may develop. Stay tuned for updates. Some teams may opt to purchase their own jersey to keep, especially for post season opportunities. Parents and teams must be in 100% agreement. Each team who opts to purchase jerseys will be responsible for handling.

Equipment must be returned at the end of each season by deadline or replacement fees are assessed. If anyone has any piece of outstanding equipment, registration will not be accepted until all equipment is returned or fee paid. Contact David Clark by email or the Jag website email to make arrangements to turn in asap. Contact the Jag website by email for additional questions.

Out of town players, please mail your application with payment post marked by July 8th to: PO Box 13448, New Bern, NC 28561. Recommendation - register earlier to ensure a spot on a team.  Do not mail applications after July 8th unless directed to do so by the Executive Board.

Onsite Registration dates: Hibbetts in Twin Rivers Mall at 10am-1pm on June 3rd & New Bern Sporting Goods off Trent Road at 10am-12pm on June 17th. In addition, regular season registration will be offered on camp nights, June 26th-27th, 630-730 pm. Camp registration now or onsite June 26th.

There is a $10 early bird discount available for full price regular season Football Registration. Deadline for early bird regular season discount June 19th. To qualify for early bird, registration fees must be paid in full.  One discount type per family. Same household multi-sibling discount is available after June 19th. Contact Jag website email for multi-sibling discount rate or additional questions concerning payment or registration. 

Refunds for registration must be requested by Jag Website email and received by Aug 1st to be considered. This is a busy time of the season. If you do not get a response, email again and ask for a response. Approved refunds minus an administrator fee will be available for pickup by appointment at the practice field or if out of town mailed 2-3 weeks after deadline or approval. 

All players are required to have a State ID to play in games. See instructions for DMV below for details.

In addition, players must submit a copy of their final report card for the 2017 school year to complete Registration.  Athletes are required to obtain a passing percentage on all courses and receive acceptable conduct marks. For questions or concerns, contact the Jaguar website email. Academic and behavior inclusion is designed to be an incentive for players to do their best, honor the player code of conduct or gain assistance through an action plan to get back on target. Accountability breeds excellence!






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. There is a 2 week turn around for ID cards.  This year DMV receipts have a picture and may be accepted until receipts expire. 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. If SS card is applied for to obtain ID, the process can take 6'8 weeks. Please do not delay on obtaining necessary documentation.


August 7, 2017

Please see links to join.


Congratulations Craven Jaguars 8U-Coach Gray- 2017 Super Bowl Winner


Congratulations Craven Jaguars 2016 Super Bowl winners!

6U Craven Black - Coach Endres

8U Craven - Coach Gray 

12U Craven - Coach Wagner


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!  








CONGRATULATIONS  Craven Jaguars 2016 FCS 10U Champions, Richmond, Va, December 2016

and 2016 FCS 7u champions, Richmond, VA December 2016 


CONGRATULATIONS  Craven Jaguars 8U  2016 Turkey Bowl Champions, Clayton, NC  

Go Jaguars!








DIV        WINNER            

AB         CRAVEN #1        COACH GRAY

2           CRAVEN #1         COACH WAGNER

3          CRAVEN #2         COACH LEE

 Official results can be found on the League website.


Congratulations to the Craven Jaguars 6U,  

"2015 National Prep Youth Football Association Champions"

Virginia, Dec 15 

Congratulations to the Craven Jaguars 8U, 10U & 12U for outstanding performances, 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 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 mission & objectives through organizing our dedicated volunteers, caring parents, and business associates & sponsors who wish to partner with our successful 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 or ability).

VI. When opportunities exist, to provide an opportunity for advanced level of play beyond the regular season where players with advanced football skills are challenged in post season play. 



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)   UNLIMITED

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 -
A, I or II 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
14 & 15U - TDY or equivalent



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