2020 Football & Cheerleading Update

Updated: Aug 3, 2020



COVID-19 Update

As medical experts, public health agencies, and government officials around the world work tirelessly to better understand and slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), our organization is continuing to work towards the 2020 football and cheerleading seasons.


The threat of COVID-19 has led to the temporary suspension of all major sports leagues across North America. The Wyoming Valley Junior Football Conference remains ready to move forward when the time comes. In the meantime, we will continue to register participants for the upcoming season - online only.

 

Flag Football, Tackle Football, & Cheerleading


FLAG FOOTBALL:

The 2020 flag football seasons start date has been pushed back to Sunday May 17th. The league will run through Sunday June 28th. We will continue to monitor the pandemic closely to determine if any other changes will need to be made to the 2020 season (cancellation of season, re-adjustment of start date, etc).


Online registrations are open until 5/3/20: REGISTER HERE

Learn more here

 

TACKLE FOOTBALL & CHEERLEADING:

The tackle football and cheerleading seasons are expected to start on time. First day of practice for football and cheerleading will be Monday July 6 at 6:00 pm.


CHEERLEADING:

Cheerleading Orientation & Rules Meeting:

Each cheerleading squad will have an orientation session to cover what is expected from all participants and parents. Orientation sessions consist of coaches meet and greet, Q&A, reading and acknowledgment of conference & league rules, and short practice.

- Wednesday 7/1 - 6:00 PM (14U & 11U squads)

- Thursday 7/2 - 6:00 PM (9U & 7U squads)


Cheerleading Practices:

- Begin Monday 7/6 - 6:00 pm

- Coaches will let you know at orientation what days of the week your team practices.


Online registrations are open until 8/1/20: REGISTER HERE

Learn more here

 

FOOTBALL:

Football Orientation & Equipment Distribution:

Each football team has a designated orientation and equipment handout date. Orientation sessions will consist of coaches meet and greet, Q&A, reading and acknowledgment of conference & league rules, and equipment distribution.

- Monday 6/29 - 6:00 PM (13U football)

- Tuesday 6/30 - 6:00 PM (11U football)

- Wednesday 7/1 - 6:00 PM (9U football)

- Thursday 7/2 - 6:00 PM (7U football)

- Friday 7/3 - 6:00 PM (make up date - all teams)


Football Practices:

- Begin Monday 7/6 - 6:00 pm

- Coaches will let you know at orientation what days of the week your team practices.

Online registrations are open until 8/1/20: REGISTER HERE

Learn more here

 

OFF SEASON WORKOUTS:

We are in the process of creating a virtual off-season workout program for our athletes. This will be made available via the ZOOM app. Continuous athletic progression is important during this time. More information will be released in the coming weeks.

 

2020 WVJFC Updates


2020 is off to an interesting start for all of us. The new year always brings new change and we are here to keep you informed along the way.


Here is a short list of changes so far in 2020:

At this time the number of teams competing in our conference has not changed from last season.


FOOTBALL

Weight classification for each age group has increased for the 2020 season

7U DIVISON:

- 5 and 6 year old's MAX WEIGHT 120 lbs

- 7 year old & ball carrier MAX WEIGHT 75 lbs

9U DIVISION:

- 7 and 8 year old's MAX WEIGHT 165 lbs

- 9 year old & ball carrier MAX WEIGHT 115 lbs

11U DIVISION:

- 9 and 10 year old's MAX WEIGHT 185 lbs

- 11 year old & ball carrier MAX WEIGHT 135 lbs

13U DIVISION:

- 11 and 12 year old's MAX WEIGHT 200 lbs

- 13 year old MAX WEIGHT 175 lbs

- Ball carrier MAX WEIGHT 140 lbs


7U FOOTBALL UPDATE:

7U football will now follow all standard PIAA rules for all league games. Games will now consist of 4 - 8 minute quarters. Each team will have 3 timeouts per half. The only exceptions to these rules are the modified special teams, punt rules, and A-gap blitz rule. EQUAL PLAY TIME FOR THIS DIVISION WILL BE MONITORED CLOSELY THIS SEASON!


11U FOOTBALL UPDATE:

Any 6th grade participant that is league age 12 may play in the 11U Division (tackle-to-tackle ONLY) - given that the organization rostering this player is unable to field a 13U team. Appropriate documentation is required to verify the athletes age and grade (due at time of book inspection).


TIE BREAKERS:

Beginning this year, end of season tie breakers will be determined as follows -

1. Overall Record,

2. Head to Head

3. Strength of Schedule

4. Draw from a Hat

 

CHEERLEADING

2020 WVJFC COMPETITIONS:

2020

- Hosted by the MountainTop Junior Comets

- Hosted by the Lake Lehman Junior Knights


FUTURE WVJFC COMPETITIONS:

2021

- Hosted by the South Wilkes Barre Mini Mohawks

- Hosted by the Pittston Junior Patriots

2022

- Hosted by the Berwick Youth Football Bulldogs

- Hosted by the Dallas Junior Mounts

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