Brandon Jr. Blackhawks: Welcome

Welcome to the Brandon Jr. Blackhawks Football and Cheer organization. This multi-championship organization was founded in 1991 and strives to provide the Brandon community with a competitive youth program that also focuses on developing skills, self-esteem, and academic excellence.

Brandon competes within the Northern Youth Football League (NYFL) which was founded in 2005 and is comprised of teams from Brandon, Clarkston, Lapeer, Lk. Orion, Oxford, Rochester, and Waterford.

Click here to visit our BJB Facebook page
 
Click here to visit the NYFL Facebook page 
 
Click here to visit the 2014 BJB Shutterfly Site
 
 
 
 
For recent games scores and league standings
please visit the NYFL Website 


Please take our survey.



2015 Season
1) Did you see our ad in the Citizen this year?
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2) Was the ad the reason that you came to registration?
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3) What do you expect to get from BJB this year?
  
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Helmet Sensor Fundraising

Safety is an important concern in youth football.  We are raising money for a device that goes on the helmet called Brain Sentry.  http://brainsentry.com/  This device will light up if a player has been hit hard or taken too many hits.  At this point we will know that we need to give that player immediate attention.  This will greatly improve player safety.   This cost of this device is $70 per helmet.   We currently have 62 players, which brings the cost to approximately $4300.  We also need to raise money to recondition our helmets every 2 years and purchase new should pads. 

Please visit the following link for more information:  http://www.gofundme.com/rzs24g



 

The next board meeting is May 6th at 7 PM, location Fire Station One.

Registration for JV football is now closed. Freshman football registration will remain open until we get 10 more or May 1st, whichever comes first. 

About the NYFL...
The focus being on community, the NYFL has the support of local school districts and/or governments and plays at some of the best facilities with five of the eight franchises playing on Field Turf. This is the same playing surface that the Detroit Lions and University of Michigan use. All facilities have concessions and proper amenities.
The league is divided into two divisions: Freshman and Junior Varsity. The Freshman athletes are 8 and 9 years old. The Junior Varsity athletes are 10 and 11 years old. Ages are based on September 1 of the current year. Please see rules for weight limits.

The season usually consists of 8 games that are played on a Saturday or Sunday.  There are no practices or games over the Labor Day weekend.  When possible, night games are added to increase playing experience and atmosphere. 

The NYFL is not a "centralized" league and each team conducts their own registration.  For more information about each team, click "NYFL Team Links" on the left information bar.

For league expansion and franchise information, send inquiries to northernyouthfootball@yahoo.com.

Academic All-American Program
It has become a NYFL tradition to recognize academic achievement.  At halftime of each divisional Super Bowl, student-athletes are recognized from each franchise. The recognition is to remind everyone that success on the field is secondary to what is achieved in the classroom. Each student had a B- average or better and in 2012 over one thousand Cheerleaders and Football players qualified.

Please sign our guestbook and let us know you stopped by...  



Player Registration Night

Player Registration night will be March 25th, 7-9 PM at the Middle School Cafeteria. Registration is open to all this year.  Returning players get first choice of their jersey numbers. $150 is due at registration, and the balance is due at the Parents meeting.

The cost structure for cheer/football this year is as follows:

1st Player: $250

2nd Player: $225

3rd Player: $200

Registration fee is not refundable afer April 22nd, because we will be ordering jerseys in the beginning of May. 

There is also a $150 refundable equipment/volunteer fee. This fee will be refunded when equipment is turned in AND all volunteer requirements have been met. The equipment fee is $50 for every child after the 1st signed up sibling.

The cost for mascot cheer $150.

Please bring a copy of your child's birth certificate to the registration night. If you have a current physical that is good thru November of this year, please bring that as well.  If you are a new player, please bring 3 choices of numbers for the football jersey.

Our organization is ran purely on volunteer support. Without your help, we could not have such a successful organization. Please consider it in your heart to volunteer as much as you can. We have many things that need to be done prior to the season starting and during the games. 

If you have any questions, please contact Matt Griffiths at juniorblackhawks@aol.com



Important Dates

BJB important dates to put on your calendar!

March 25th - Open Registration Night

April 12th - Cherry Hill Bowling Fund Raiser Event 3 PM

April 13th - NYFL Board Meetings

April 14th - BJB Board Meeting

April 29th - Parents Night and Jersey Sizing

May 4th - NYFL Board Meetings (Star Wars day!)

May 6th - BJB Board Meeting

June 1st - NYFL Board Meetings

June 3rd - BJB Board Meeting

June 6th - Pre-Season camp 

June 19th - Cherry Hill Bowling Fund Raiser Event 7 PM - Cosmic Bowling!!!!

July 27th - Preseason practices begin 6 PM Varsity field.

August 3rd - Start of Regular season practices

August 22nd - 1st Game of the season

Oct 24th - Mega Cheer

Oct 25th - Round 1

Oct 31st - Round 2

Nov 7th - Superbowl 

 

Stay tuned for more exciting events!