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2020 Marysville OHIO  Junior Football

Association

 Fall Football and Cheer information:

  

Please see the most up to date information on this year’s estimated timeline.  ***Note these are all estimated dates, these dates can change at any moment if current restrictions due to COVID-19 are enhanced or levels in Union County change.  We need your help in remaining FLEXIBLE this year as we move through this uncharted territory.
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Registration opens – Monday, July 20
Registration closes – Sunday, August 2
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Coaches – Player Draft Zoom (internal only) August 6 (no evaluations this year)
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Equipment handout: Week of August 10 (team-specific night and communicated by coach directly to you)
***player and one parent (guardian) will be allowed for pick up, social distancing while waiting and masks must be worn
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Practice begins for everyone: Week of August 17 (times, days and location TBD)
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First Game: Saturday, Sept 12
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Registration will be online this year – please click this link to register: https://forms.gle/JXMsoZWmpHrRYPJT9
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Below is a little more information for you to review prior to completing the online form and payment.
Cheer: Open to those entering Kindergarten through 6th grade.  Must be age 5 by June 30, 2020.  League Focus:  Promote teamwork, cooperation, and a mix of ages for each of the teams. Chants, dance moves, and cheer drills are taught with an emphasis on safety, physical education, and conditioning. This year, the uniform will consist of league provided team t-shirt, pom poms, and bow.  You will be responsible for a sneaker, choice of shorts/pants, water bottle, mask, and hand sanitizer. Practice will be during the week on multiple nights and at games on Saturdays. There will likely be travel to competitor fields, example destinations are Buckeye Valley schools, Sunbury or North Union. Each participant will be required to complete a health check prior to participating in practice.

Flag II: Open to 1st and 2nd grade for the 2020 – 2021 school year. League Focus for this group is a reinforced introduction to football.  Plays and position development as well as working on teamwork skills and rule knowledge.  The league provides jersey and flags.  You will be responsible for a mouthpiece, sneakers/cleats, water bottle, mask, and hand sanitizer.  Practice will be multiple nights and games could possibly be on a weeknight or Saturday.   There will likely be travel to competitor fields, example destinations are Buckeye Valley schools, Sunbury or North Union. Each participant will be required to complete a health check prior to participating in practice.

Instructional Tackle: Open to 3rd graders for the 2020 -2021 school year.  League Focus for this group is an introduction to tackle football.   This division begins to teach players the basics of tackling, blocking, formations, positions, and play calling. Strong emphasis on safety is the focus of this division as players are taught the correct techniques required for levels of contact for tackling and blocking. Build on teamwork skills and rule knowledge. League provides jersey, shoulder pads, a helmet with chin strap.  The equipment is returned at the end of the season and the jersey is yours to keep.   You will need to provide cleats, a mouthpiece, white football pants, water bottle, mask, and hand sanitizer.  Other possible equipment such as a face shield may potentially be required and at the cost to the parent. Practice will be multiple nights during the week and games on Saturday.  There will likely be travel to competitor fields, example destinations are Buckeye Valley schools, Sunbury or North Union. Each participant will be required to complete a health check prior to participating in practice.

Division I: Open to 4th and 5th graders for the 2020- 2021 school year.  League Focus for this group is a basic introduction to full-contact football.  Focus on teaching good techniques for blocking and tackling, more advanced learning of playbook, the teaching of positional specifics/techniques.  Build on teamwork skills and rule knowledge.  League provides jersey, shoulder pads, a helmet with chin strap.  The equipment is returned at the end of the season and the jersey is yours to keep.   You will need to provide cleats, a mouthpiece, white football pants, a water bottle, mask, and hand sanitizer.  Other possible equipment such as a face shield may potentially be required and at the cost to the parent. Practice will be multiple nights during the week and games on Saturday.  There will likely be travel to competitor fields, example destinations are Buckeye Valley schools, Sunbury or North Union. Each participant will be required to complete a health check prior to participating in practice.
Division II: Open to 6th graders for the 2020 – 2021 school year.  League Focus:  Instruction of more advanced concepts of full-contact football, advanced defensive and offensive formations and techniques.  Focus on advanced techniques for blocking and tackling, a more advanced teaching positional specifics/techniques, the highest level of teamwork skills, and rule knowledge.  Preparation for middle school football.  League provides jersey, shoulder pads, a helmet with chin strap.  The equipment is returned at the end of the season and the jersey is yours to keep.   You will need to provide cleats, a mouthpiece, white football pants, a water bottle, mask, and hand sanitizer.  Other possible equipment such as a face shield may potentially be required and at the cost to the parent. Practice will be multiple nights during the week and games on Saturday.  There will likely be travel to competitor fields, example destinations are Buckeye Valley schools, Sunbury or North Union. Each participant will be required to complete a health check prior to participating in practice.

 

Covid-19 information and Waiver

On March 11, 2020, COVID-19, a highly contagious disease that is spread through person-to-person contact was declared a worldwide pandemic by the World Health Organization and on March 13, 2020, U.S. President Donald Trump declared the COVID-19 outbreak a national emergency. Given the widespread outbreak and the possibility of COVID-19 being contracted, federal, state, and local governments, and federal and state health agencies, recommend social distancing and have, in many locations, prohibited or limited the congregation of groups of people. MJFA has put in place preventative measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Even with these measures, the Board cannot guarantee that its participants or other individuals, participating in recreational athletic or training and conditioning activities/games and using MJFA or other equipment will not become infected with COVID-19. Please see the waiver below, you are REQUIRED to read and reviewed prior to participation.   No child is permitted to participate in any practice or game until your coach has received your signed paperwork.

COVID-19-Waiver

***Each player will need to submit a health check prior to practicing.  We will also have temperature checks prior to games for all players, coaches, and officials.  If a player/coach has a fever over 100.4 they will not be able to participate in the game and would recommend they be checked by a doctor prior to returning to play.  If a positive COVID test result is received, the player, team, and coaches will be removed from play or practice for 14 days (or until released by a doctor).  If the player has been in contact with another team, they will also be released from practice and games for a minimum of 14 days.

**** Please note we will go by OHIO Governor guidelines, recommendations on return to contact, and play for youth sports.

 

Lindsay’s Law Information

Lindsay’s Law is about Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) in youth athletes. This law went into effect in 2017. SCA is the leading cause of death in student-athletes 19 years of age or younger. SCA occurs when the heart suddenly and unexpectedly stops beating. This cuts off blood flow to the brain and other vital organs. SCA is fatal if not treated immediately.

You are REQUIRED to read the Parent Information, and sign the Parent Signature page and give to your coach at your first practice.
No child is permitted to participate in any practice or game until your coach has received your signed paperwork.

lindays law parents info

lindsays law parents sign

 

Concussion in Youth Sports: Ohio’s Return-to-Play Law

Parents, please click

http://www.healthyohioprogram.org/~/media/HealthyOhio/ASSETS/Files/injury%20prevention/concussion/2Return%20to%20Play%20-%20What%20Parents-Guardians%20Need%20to%20Know%20-%20Youth%20Athletics2.ashx

Coaches, please click

http://www.nays.org/additional-training/preview/concussion-training.cfm

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THANK YOU- to our 2019 League Sponsors

Mile High Awards, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Creative Paints, Memorial Sports

Medicine, Buckeye Family Pizzeria, Ohio Dynasty, White Castle,

Old Stone Haus, Merchant Focus, Blankenship Construction,

Power Plus Excavating, Rural King, The U Bank, Dragon Lanes, Danbert Inc.,

Media Mark Photo and Snyder Chiropractic.   

Interested in becoming a sponsor -Click here for 2020 Package

  

Contact Information
Address: P.O. Box 822 Marysville Ohio 43040

Email: MJFAssoc@gmail.com