- CRAVEN JAGUARS YOUTH FOOTBALL - WHERE OPPORTUNITIES BEGIN
- 2019 SEASON STARTS 22 JULY, 6PM CREEKSIDE PARK
- UNITED YOUTH FOOTBALL & CHEER - EAST CAROLINA YOUTH FOOTBALL AND CHEER LEAGUE, INC.
- FOOTBALL, FUN & FAMILY
- STAY TUNED FOR 2019 REGISTRATION INFO COMING SOON
Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and Happy Holidays to YOU and YOURS!
Stay tuned for updates on 2019 Registration dates and information in early 2019!
Our East Carolina Youth Football League site links our Craven Jaguars Youth Football Association. Our League and Association is nationally affiliated with United Youth Football. Please follow our Craven Jaguars Facebook page for recent updates in and out of season. Stay tuned for additional updates.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR THE 2019 SEASON
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 to President, Treasurer or contact Registrar to arrange a 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 closer to start of 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 President.
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
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. If SS card is applied for to obtain ID, the process can take 6'8 weeks. Please do not delay on obtaining necessary documentation.
Congratulations Craven Jaguars 8U and 10U
2018 Super Bowl Winners
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 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.
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 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