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TJYFB Registration 2015 – ALMOST HERE

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Registration for the 2015 TJ Youth Football Season is right around the corner!  Make sure to mark your calendar’s and take advantage of the EARLY BIRD special – starting April 1, 2015 until April 15, 2015 for the LOW price of $80 per child!!!!

***REMEMBER***

All registration will be done online and please follow the below link to register.  For returning players, please use the same username and password as last year.  For new players joining the league, please make sure to select the REGISTER button and fill out the information accordingly.

°Registration Link° –>  TJYFB REGISTRATION 2015

 

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Safety – TJYFB Organization’s NUMBER ONE Concern

The game of football can be rough.  All of the big hits, twisting body parts and strains on the body.  However, with all of the top-of-the line equipment TJYFB provides to the kids as well as teaching the safest most important way to play the game, our organization strives on safety.

DID YOU KNOW?  That in the WHOLE TJYFB league (every age group) in the 2014 season, we did not have ONE concussion?  That…is…impressive!  That is one strong statement we stand by as an organization that all of the other competing organizations could not attest to.

Plain and simple…we take safety VERY seriously and we want the kids to learn the game of football, play with safety in mind and more importantly, have fun.

Here is a very informational video on tackling.  So important, that even one of the NFL’s top teams, The Seattle Seahawks practice this as well.  Please take a moment to check it out.  This video takes away tackling with the helmet and promotes safe and effective shoulder tackling while always keeping your head up.

TJYFB Accepts Parkway Youth Football League Invite

The TJYFB Board of Directors voted early in January to accept an invitation to join the Parkway Youth Football League and begin competition in the conference in the 2015 football year.

A source told TJSPN (Thomas Jefferson Sports Programming Network) that the Thomas Jefferson Jaguars Youth Football Organization made its official move to the PYFL as of January 2015.

“We have an enormous number of respect for the PYFL area,” said Don Schmidt. “Our fans there are huge and heretofore it was rare that we would ever have an opportunity for our teams to compete in this organization and reconnect with those fans and supporters. Now the fact that we can compete with these other great teams of the PYFL, (means) a greater presence from a recruiting perspective, connecting with more of our parents, fans and kids.”

This will be an extremely exciting time for the TJYFB organization and we hope to see more parents and kids get involved in this great tradition of football in the Thomas Jefferson School District Area.

TJYFB Board Meeting Minutes – March 9, 2015

TJYFB

Meeting Minutes

March 9, 2015

Opening

The regular meeting of the TJYFB was called to order at 7:00pm on 3/9/2015 in Elliot’s by Jen Volomino.

Present

Don Schmidt

Jen Volomino

Shelly Vickers

Jen Janusek

Cory Diethorn

**no parent attendance

Open Issues

 

Practice Field

  • Don Schmidt, Jen Volomino and Jen Janusek attended the recent Jefferson Hills Borough Agenda Meeting to officially inform the borough that TJYFB is looking for a practice field for the future.
  • Beedle Park is a possibility – but it will not be available until Spring 2016.
  • The JHB Board feels that they can work with us and help us find a field.
  • We informed them that TJYFB is the only sports league in the school district that has to pay for our own field maintenance.

 

Fundraising ideas

  • Cash Bash
  • Golf outing
  • Open to other ideas

Committees have been formed:

  • Fundraising – Jen Volomino, Don Schmidt
  • Concession – Shelly Vickers, Lisa Florian, Jess Salaman
  • Apparel – Jen Janusek, Dana Turk, Rob Karcher

 

2015 Season

  • Summer camp will begin on 7/27/15
  • Road signs for registration will be posted this month
  • Flyers will be prepared and delivered to schools this month
  • Registration will begin April 1st
    • April 1-15th – $80
    • April 16-30 – $100
    • May 1-15 – $125 **Any registration after April 30th will not guarantee a shirt with the player’s name on it. Those orders must be placed by April 30th.
  • Discussed obtaining a square card for credit card purchases. Further research will need to be done to verify costs involved.
  • Discussed volunteer hours – especially at the concession stand.
    • There will be more hours involved with the home games – two of the teams will have varsity and JV games. More parents will need to be available for the concession stand for home games.
    • Changes to types of activities for volunteer hours will be distributed at a later date.

 

 

New Business

TJ Youth Cheerleader Board of Directors

  • Several members of the TJYCA Board of Directors met with us regarding changes to their organization and better communication between them and TJYFB. The link to their website will be posted on the TJYFB website.

 

 

Discussed TJ Youth Football night at a TJ High School football game

  • Don Schmidt will look into this and report back to the board

 

Website

  • The new and improved website is active! Look for further updates to the TJYFB Facebook page and an Instagram page!

 

 

Agenda for Next Meeting

Begin registration for 2015 season, decide on fundraisers, and begin to seek sponsors/donations for the new season.

Adjournment

Meeting was adjourned at 8:50pm by Jen Volomino. The next general meeting will be at 7pm on TBD, in Elliot’s.

Minutes submitted by:     Jennifer Janusek

Approved by:                   TJYFB Board

TJYFB Board Meeting Minutes – February 17, 2015

TJYFB

Meeting Minutes

February 17, 2015

Opening

The regular meeting of the TJYFB was called to order at 7:00pm on 2/17/2015 in Elliot’s by Jen Volomino.

Present

Jen Volomino

Shelly Vickers

Jen Janusek

**no parent attendance

Open Issues

Fundraising ideas

  • Open to ideas
  • Chipotle Day?
  • Hoagies

Committees

  • Fundraising – open
  • Concession – open
  • Apparel – several offers

New Business

Guest Speaker – Glen Schrieber of Olde Country Specialties

Glen spoke about fundraising ideas for next season.  He gave his opinions and experience on which types of fundraisers generate the most profit for organizations.

  • Calendar tickets – high price, high prize amount, low profit
  • Numerous options with lottery tickets

 

Practice Field

  • Jen Volomino contacted the owner, waiting for response about the availability of the field for the 2015 season.
  • Jefferson Hills Borough Council Meeting – March 9th
    • Planning to have representation from TJYFB Board to discuss future planning for TJYFB field

 

Registration

  • Online registration to begin in March
  • Dick’s Sporting Goods Day – TBD
  • Flyers to WJHSD schools – TBD

 

 

Agenda for Next Meeting

Begin registration for 2015 season, decide on fundraisers, and begin to seek sponsors/donations for the new season.

Adjournment

Meeting was adjourned at 8:15pm by Jen Volomino. The next general meeting will be at 7pm on TBD, in Elliot’s.

Minutes submitted by:     Jennifer Janusek

Approved by:                   TJYFB Board

TJYFB Board Meeting Minutes – January 13, 2015

Opening

The regular meeting of the TJYFB was called to order at 7:20pm on 1/13/2015 in Elliot’s BBQ & Steakhouse located at 611 Old Clairton Rd, Pleasant Hills, PA by Don Schmidt.

Present

Don Schmidt

Jen Volomino

Shelly Vickers

Jen Janusek

Cory Diethorn

Paul Volomino

 

Open Issues

Joining new league, ideas for the 2015 season

New Business

Ideas for 2015 Football Season

  • Handout from Don
  • Fundraisers
    • Hoagie
    • Chipotle
    • Chick Fil A
    • Five Below
  • Forming Committees
    • Fundraising
    • Concessions
    • Apparel
  • Sibling Discount
  • Buyout, no fundraisers for those who prefer a buyout
  • Discussed TJ’s prices compared to other leagues
    • TJ is in lower average ($130 compared to $200)
  • Early Registration (online through Blue Sombrero)
  • Discussed insurance
    • TJ purchases additional player insurance, which most teams do not do
  • New Website – coordinated by Cory Diethorn
  • Publicity
    • South Hills Record
    • New Website will promote new league
  • Volunteer Hours – same as last year
    • 12 hours per player
    • 6 hours for coaches/wives
  • Person must be at least 16 years old to work in concession stand
  • Someone is needed to run the clock for home games
  • National Anthem must be played for all home games
  • Team Sponsors
    • New website will have link for sponsors’ websites
  • Parent Meetings
    • To introduce the Board
    • Review By-Laws
    • Discuss parental conduct at games & practices
    • Mandatory
  • Coaches for 2015 Season
    • Background checks (red light/green light)
    • Coaching clinics
    • Steelers coaching clinic – $10 for lunch

 

New League

  • Paul discussed the new league – Parkway Youth Football League (pyflpa.com) – the former South Suburban Youth Football League
  • There are currently 13-14 teams in this league
  • Possibility of two conferences in 2015
  • We will join the league with no probation and have full rights.
  • The G-28 is disbanding, which may mean that more team could join the Parkway league soon.
  • The new league will be divided into 4 age groups:
    • 6/7 year olds
    • 8/9 year olds
    • 10/11 year olds
    • 12 year olds
  • Each team will have a varsity and junior varsity, except the 6/7 year old team

 

2014 Expenses

Total                                             $12,721.31

 

 

Agenda for Next Meeting

Discuss 2015 season further, decide on fundraisers for the season and begin to seek sponsors/donations for the new season.

Adjournment

Meeting was adjourned at 8:58pm by Don Schmidt. The next general meeting will be at 7pm on TBD, in Elliot’s.

Minutes submitted by:     Jennifer Janusek

Approved by:                   TJYFB Board

TJYFB January Board Meeting

Please join us on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 for our first board meeting of the New Year.  We will be discussing the upcoming 2015 TJ Youth Football season and discuss the changes that will be occurring.

We strongly encourage everyone to join us to assure we have an extremely strong and successful season.

Hope to see you there!

Go Jaguars!