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Community Meeting - Monday, March 2 at 6:30

The Northern Junior Athletic Association will be holding a Community Meeting this Monday, March 2nd at 6:30PM at Mangum Elementary School.  For additional information, click here.

Weather Update - February 27

Walk Up Registration Cancelled for this week

  • Since DPS is closed today and (probably) for the rest of this week, we are cancelling walk-up registration.  We are sorry for the inconvenience, but we are at the mercy of the weather. 

Basketball 

  • For teams 9-10 and above, our Tournament was scheduled for the week of February 16 -  21.  Due to weather, we have had to push the tournament back, and we will now have to do the same for this week.  All games have been cancelled for the week for February 24 - 28. 
  • We will keep you posted on dates for the tournament, and will post updates as soon as we can. Please monitor our website, or stay in touch with your coach.  
Soccer 

  • DPS is closed Friday, February 27, 2015.  All NJAA events are cancelled.  Additionally, we are cancelling our soccer evaluation  scheduled for Saturday, February 28.  There is still snow on the ground, and it will be icy and muddy tomorrow morning.  We are sorry for the inconvenience.

Spring Soccer, 2015

Northern Junior Athletic Association is happy to announce the opening of registration for our spring soccer season, providing a fun and safe environment for children ages 4-18.

The NJAA Soccer program provides an opportunity for young people in our community to develop healthy life and team skills through participation in a variety of sport activities, including soccer, basketball and cheerleading. Our core values are teamwork, fairness and communication, and we work hard to nurture a positive environment for our participants.

Our youngest players (U4s and U6s) learn ball handling skills and improve coordination with fun games and activities in a relaxed environment. As the age divisions get older (U8, U10, U12, U14 and U18) practices become more structured with age appropriate drills focusing on field positioning, ball control, game strategy and scrimmages. The focus is participation, team building, sportsmanship and fun while kids learn the game of soccer in a cooperative environment. For those who remain a kid at heart, NJAA also sponsors an adult soccer league for anyone 25 years or older.

Games and practices are local and are designed to fit into family schedules – practices are typically on week day evenings, and games are on Saturdays.

NJAA provides an unbeatable value. Led by our dedicated volunteer coaches, players develop into strong, confident individuals that appreciate teamwork, commitment and pride in being a part of the NJAA family. If either you or your child is interested in participating this fall, please click the Online Registration menu item above. 

Important Dates for Soccer 

Date

Event

02/01/2015

Spring Soccer Online Reg Open

02/11//2015

Spring Soccer Walk-up Registration 

  • Wednesday evening, 6:30 – 8:00, Lucas Middle School

02/21/2015 (Saturday)

Cancelled due to weather

See below 

Spring Soccer Evaluations and Draft.  There will be walk-up registration available, with late registration fee. 

  • Little Feet - 1PM
  • U6 - 2PM
  • U8 - 3PM
  • U10 - U12 - 4PM
 2/26/2015

 Cancelled due to weather- Spring Soccer Walk-up Registration  (Wednesday evening, 6:30 – 8:00, Lucas Middle School)

 2/28/2015 
Mangum Elementary School 
 Spring Soccer Evaluations and Draft.  There will be walk-up registration available, with late registration fee. 
  • 10 AM - Little Feet & U6
  • 11AM - U8 
  • Noon - U10 - U12 
3/1/2015 3PM - Coaches Meeting 
 TBA (by coaches)  Spring Soccer Practice Begins the following week.  Coaches will contact families with details.

 

Cheerleading Event and Basketball Exhibition Game

Congratulations to our NJAA Cheerleaders!  They performed at the Duke vs. Miami game this Sunday, January 18 and were fantastic.  This is the second year for NJAA to be invited to perform, and it was even bigger and better this year. Our cheerleaders performed on the sidelines during the game, and then put on a full court show at the half.

Additionally, two of our 11-12 Boys teams competed on the court at Cameron.  The Heat (Coach Greene) and The Spurs (Coach Jones) played a short exhibition game after the cheerleaders performed.  

NJAA was able to sell over 200 tickets to the game, which in addition to being a lot of fun, is an annual fund-raiser for the organization.  

Thanks to everyone involved - Chris Hawkes (Treasurer) and Kelly Bidwell (Secretary and Cheer sponsor) worked very hard to put this event together.  Coach Greene and Coach Jones did a great job getting their teams fired up and ready to play.  And our kids did a wonderful job performing and competing.  As always, they help us put our best foot forward and make all of us proud.  

We look forward to doing this again next year.  

About NJAA

 Our Mission       

The purpose of NJAA is to offer planned, supervised athletic programs where children can be given the opportunity to participate in physical exercise and be instructed in the basic fundamentals of teamwork and good sportsmanship, and to provide children in the community with an active and successful sports program.     

Who we are 

NJAA is an all  volunteer organization. It is composed of a Board of Directors who work with our coaches, assistant coaches and additional volunteers.  The Association is a nonprofit corporation formed pursuant to the North Carolina Nonprofit Corporation Act, codified in Chapter 55A of the North Carolina General Statutes Act. 

Become a Referee

Interested in becoming a soccer official?  Contact Kurt Churchill at kudach@nc.rr.com. Clinic will be provided for new officials.  Must be 14 years old as of August 1, 2014.