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Jr Skyland Football Conference

Welcome to Jr Skyland Football!!

Our member programs are endorsed by and aligned to their High Schools

The Jr Skyland Football Conference (JSFC) is an unlimited weight, high-school aligned, intermediate level football league founded on the principles of being an extension of the local High School program.  We work in partnership our High School coaches and use the same techniques, terminology, schemes and concepts used by the High School programs so our players are best prepared for the next step in their football career.  For this reason, the JSFC requires that all players play on teams aligned to where their primary residence is.


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Kickoffs in Youth Football

 

As you may have recently read or seen, Pop Warner has eliminated kickoffs for their lower level teams under the age of 10 years old.  We congratulate them on catching up on this player safety consideration that
we here at Jr Skyland Football have had in place since our inception! 

Once again, Pop Warner is slow to react to the current state of youth football
and only do so when pushed.

Since our founding year, we have never had kick-offs for players on teams below 5th grade and in our max playtime Patriot division, we don't have kickoffs below 7th grade.   Teams start with the ball on the 35 yd line after scores as well as at the start of the game & 2nd half.  

Regardless of this move, Pop Warner is still tone-deaf and denies player safety concerns by standing by their Older/Lighter process. (Related Article)  This allows older, but lighter, players to play down at a lower level with younger kids.  Not only does it enable leagues and coaches to stack teams and manipulate rosters (see quote), even worse it puts player's safety as risk by having kids as much as 4 years different in age play together on the same field.    

Multiple studies by both the medical community as well as youth sports organizations, including USA Football, (Related Article) have shown that regardless of height and weight, the safest way to group players is by player age.   This puts kids with similar physical development, muscle/body maturity and  athletic ceiling together and creates a safe and level playing field.   

Age differential - not weight - is the biggest factor affecting unnecessary injuries.


by Webmaster posted 05/13/2016
Coached Corner Updated

 

5/17/2016: 2016 Rules Documents, change logs have been Updated.

 


by georgio vuolde posted 05/01/2016
Listen to the Championshop Game Broadcasts

Hillsborough vs. Hunterdon Central - Skyland Varsity Championship

http://www.spreaker.com/user/kingjamesradionetwork/jsc-skyland-varsity-title-hillsborough-v


Hillsborough vs. Watchung Hills - Skyland JV Championship

http://www.spreaker.com/user/kingjamesradionetwork/jsc-skyland-jv-title-hillsborough-vs-wat

 

Somerville-Branchburg vs. Phillipsburg - Patriot Championship:

http://www.spreaker.com/user/kingjamesradionetwork/jsc-patriot-red-title-somerville-branchb

 

 


by posted 12/07/2015
JSFC 2015 Playoffs


by georgio vuolde posted 11/16/2015
Peewee Year-end Tourney Bracket

 


by posted 11/06/2015
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