WJYAA football and cheerleading sign-ups

Staff report

The West Jefferson Youth Athletic Association (WJYAA) football and cheerleading sign-ups are underway.

Online sign-ups:

WJYAA is only conducting online sign-ups where you may pay with a credit card or option to mail a check.

In-person sign-ups: The last chance sign-ups in person will be conducted every Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to noon through July 1 at the Hurt/Battelle Memorial Library.

Some leagues with football or cheerleading divisions have limited slots available for players or participants. We will take sign-ups on a first come first serve basis for those leagues. Any excess will be placed on a waiting list.

Leagues where there are limited slots will be accepted in the order of the actual sign-up was accepted and fees were paid.

WJYAA is a member of the Midwest Youth Football League which participates with other local communities including London, Plain City and Hilliard.

Football: Practices should start around the end of July or beginning of August and games opening day will be at the end of August or beginning of September.

Draft or evaluations will take place around the second week of July. Specific dates will be announced on the website as the organizers make definite plans for the season.

We have some helmets, shoulder pads available and every player will get a jersey, socks and first mouth guard. Parent’s responsibility to purchase pants with pads (white), cleats and protective cup or if they want their own helmet.

Make sure you subscribe to our mass email system to be informed of all dates or details of football.

Football ages:

Flag: 5-6 years old by Aug. 1, 2017, $80

Instructional: 7-8 years old by Aug. 1, 2017, $105

Division I: 9-10 years old by Aug. 1, 2017, $105

Division II: 11-12 years old by Aug. 1, 2017, $105

Fore more information call Jarrett Bare at 614-395-5247.

Cheerleading: There will be a uniform fitting day by the middle of July. All participants who order a new uniform will be required to attend a uniform fitting. Those who do not purchase a uniform should make sure theirs fits properly. If you already have a uniform you will not need to purchase one.

If cheerleaders have sibling football players be sure to list that on the form. Otherwise cheer commissioner and organization leaders will draft teams so list all pertinent details on the sign-up form. These are drafted and if sibling football players don’t exist with cheerleader they may go to any team.

WJYAA will supply all cheerleaders with a turtleneck, bow/hair ribbon, spankies and socks.

Cheerleaders may purchase a team warm-up on their own for around $45 or other items for the annual pink event. Parents are encouraged to subscribe to WJYAA’s mass email system to be informed of all dates or details of football.

Cheerleading ages:

5-12 years old by Aug. 1, 2017

Fees: $75

Uniform cost: $75 (if needed)

For sign-up information call John Stanley at 614-940-9521, football call Jerry Fitzpatrick at 614-563-7734 or cheerleading call Cami Minton at 614-419-9540.

Football or cheer help wanted. Be sure to indicate on the registration form whether you wish to volunteer to coach, be a cheer commissioner, be an assistant coach, sponsor a team, work in the concession stand, or help in other areas or are interested in making another donation to the West Jefferson Youth Athletic Association. All donations are tax deductible. For more information contact John Stanley at 614-940-9521.

Staff report