The J-Hawk Sports Association is an independent, non-profit youth sports organization located in Urbandale, Iowa. Volunteers in this association operate the J-Hawk Football League (Fall) and the J-Hawk Basketball League (Winter). There is no boundary restriction, both leagues are open to any participant regardless of address or city of residence. Both leagues are recreational in nature and league rules require all players play a minimum of 50% of each game.
The J-Hawk Sports Association is pleased to announce that all registration and scheduling is being handled by Urbandale Community Education. This new partnership will provide easier registration and better overall organization and communication to all those involved. To register for please go to the following website:
J-HAWK FOOTBALL LEAGUE
The J-Hawk Football League is open to all 1st through 6th grade children. The league is divided into 3 divisions: the 1/2nd grade division which is a pure 6 v. 6 flag league; and the 3/4th grade division and the 5/6th grade division which are tackle football divisions. Players in the 3/4th and 5/6th grade divisions are provided full pads by the league as part of registration.
1/2ND GRADE LEAGUE
Each team in the 1/2nd grade division plays a 7 game schedule. Games are played on Saturday mornings at Webster Elementary School. This division is limited to the first 240 registrants.
3/4TH GRADE LEAGUE
Each team in the 3/4th grade division plays a 7 game schedule, which includes 2 playoff games at the end of the season. All games are held from mid morning to mid afternoon on Saturdays at the Urbandale High School Stadium (Frerichs Field) which has a new, state of the art, artificial turf surface. The stadium concession is open and the scoreboard and Public Address system is used during all games. This division is limited to the first 210 registrants.
5/6TH GRADE LEAGUE
Each team in the 5/6th grade division plays a 7 game schedule, which includes 2 playoff games at the end of the season. All games are held from 12:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Sundays at the Urbandale High School Stadium (Frerichs Field) which has a new, state of the art, artificial turf surface. The stadium concession stand and the scoreboard and Public Address system is used during the games. This division is limited to the first 168 registrants.
Registration deadline for the J-Hawk Football League is August 1st, or at the point maximum numbers are reached in the league, whichever occurs first.
J-HAWK BASKETBALL LEAGUE
The J-Hawk Basketball League is open to all 2nd through 8th grade children. The league is divided into 5 divisions: the 2nd grade; 3rd grade; 4th/5th grade; 6th/7th grade; and 8th grade divisions.
2ND & 3RD GRADE LEAGUE
Participants in the 2nd and 3rd grade divisions are assigned to teams based primarily on neighborhood or school. 2nd graders are separated from 3rd graders in team assignments. Each team in these divisions is given two 1 hour practices followed by 7 practices/games against another team. All practices & games are held at Webster Elementary on Saturdays at one hour increments from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
4/5TH & 6/7TH GRADE LEAGUES
Teams in the 4th/5th and 6th/7th grade divisions play a 9 to 11 game schedule in addition to 1 scheduled practice per week. A season ending inter league double elimination tournament is also held in these divisions. The majority of games in the 4th/5th & 6/7th grade divisions are played on Sundays from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Urbandale High School North & South Gyms. Players in both divisions are placed on their teams via a draft between the coaches.
8TH GRADE GRADE LEAGUE
The 8th grade division is designed to compliment the 8th grade Middle School boys basketball program. Teams in the 8th grade division play an 8 to 10 game schedule ordinarily with games two times per week at either Webster Elementary, Urbandale Middle School or the Urbandale High School Gyms. The 8th grade division season runs from early November through end of December (with holiday breaks) and ends before the start of the 8th grade Urbandale Middle School boys basketball program on January 2nd.
Registration for all basketball divisions runs now through October 11th or at the point maximum numbers are reached in the league, whichever occurs first. The league is limited to 80 registrants in the 2nd grade division; 80 registrants in the 3rd grade division; 120 registrants in the 4th/5th grade division; 100 registrants in the 6th/7th grade division; and 40 registrants in the 8th grade division.