Eatonville Jr Cruiser Football: Welcome

Tuesday, November 12

**** GEAR TURN IN ****

Gear turn in will be this Sunday, November 17th at the equipment shed. Times are: 3rd/4th Team 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM and the 5th/6th Team 10:30 AM – NOON. Please wash all game and practice pants, girdles, and practice jersey’s prior to turn in. Helmets need to have the exterior washed with soap and water and the interiors wiped down thoroughly. Dirty gear WILL NOT be accepted. All gear MUST be turned in prior to our end of the season banquet on Friday, November 22nd. Gear WILL NOT be accepted at the banquet.

***Also, for the 5th/6th graders, make sure the original chin strap is with your helmet when you turn it in.

Monday, November 11


The All Stars will be practicing Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday this week from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm at Orting middle School field. The tentative games schedules are:


Saturday, Nov. 16th 

10:00 AM NJFL 3/4 All Stars vs Black Hills Jr Football All-Stars 3/4

12:00 PM NJFL 5/6 All Stars vs Black Hills Jr Football All-Stars 5/6  

Thursday, November 7


It’s almost that time again where we come together to celebrate another great EJCF season. This year’s banquet will be held at the Eatonville HS commons on Friday, November 22nd at 6:30 pm. Please follow the Evite link below to RSVP so we can get a head count of people. We are asking families to bring either a main dish, salad, or dessert to share for the potluck. We look forward to seeing all of you there! 

Wednesday, November 6


All right Cruiser fans, the game times and locations have been released for the EJCF’s championship games this weekend. The 3rd/4th grade team will be traveling to White River HS to take on the WR Wolverines at 2:00 pm on Saturday. The 5th/6th grade team will be traveling to Orting Middle School to also take on the WR Wolverines at 6:30 pm. Just a reminder, there will be an admission charge at each venue. Check here : for gate fees. Hope to see you all at both games to cheer on the boys!

Monday, November 4


As most of you have probably already heard, BOTH the 3rd/4th and 5th/6th teams have secured a spot in the NJFL Championship game with wins this past weekend. We are hoping we will hear today the time and location of those games. As soon as we hear, we will pass the info along.

With that being said, this week is a very important week for practice as both teams will be preparing to face teams they have played before. Which means the coaching staff will be implementing some new schemes and plays to help throw the opponent off. It will be very important to have all players at practices this week so they can learn this new stuff. Let’s have a great week of practice and an even better game this weekend!!

Tuesday, October 29


The league has released the revised playoff schedule. There have been some time changes. The 3/4 team will now play at 5:30 pm at White River HS and the 5/6 team will now play at 12:30 pm at Art Crate Stadium. We are hopeful that this is the final schedule with no more changes. If anything changes, we will be sure to let you know.

Tuesday, October 29

**** TRICK OR TREAT ****

The EJCF board and coaches would like to ask all parents, board members, and coaches to bring a bag of candy with them to practice this Thursday. After practice, the kids will then go around the fence and trick or treat for candy. Please contact Phil Johnson,, with any questions.

Thursday, October 17

**** HALLOWEEN ****

Halloween falls on a practice day this year. This is the Thursday before the first round of the playoffs, so this will be a very important week of practice. While we know everyone loves Halloween, we also all love football. With that said, we have decided we will end practice 30 minutes early this day so the kids will still have time to get out and go trick or treating.

Tuesday, October 8

**** GAME PHOTOS ****

Our team photographer, Jen Williams, has begun uploading pictures she has taken at our games this season. Check out the photos at EJCF’s photo site on Flickr here : 

Monday, October 7


The CWA/LC game that was rained out has been rescheduled for 10/26. Location and time is yet to be determined. We will let everyone know as soon as we know.

Saturday, September 28


Due to excessive water that has collected on the field at Charles Wright, they have cancelled our games this evening. The games will be rescheduled for a later date. We will keep you posted.


Wednesday, September 25
Just a reminder that this Saturday's games will be held at Charles Wright Academy in University Place. The address is 7723 Chambers Creek Rd W. Tacoma 98467. There is a $3 per car load admission fee. These will be evening games with the 3rd/4th grade game starting at 6:00 PM and the 5th/6th grade team starting at 7:30 PM.  Each team needs to be at the field and ready for warmups no later than 1 hour before game time.

Thursday, September 19
Team pictures will take place on Sunday, October 6th at the Eatonville HS football field. More details to come. 

Thursday, September 12



We need volunteers to run the chains this Saturday for the 5th/6th grade game at Cougar Mountain Jr. High. We also need volunteers for concessions at our next home game on September 21st. Please see the ladies under the blue pop up today during practice if you're interested in helping out.

Wednesday, September 4



Come support the EHS football team this Friday night as they open the season against their longtime rivals, the Orting Cardinals. Game time 7:00 pm. Wear your game jerseys to school that day and to the game to show your Cruiser pride!!

Wednesday, August 28
 The league has released our schedules. Click on the "Schedules" section to the left to check them out. You can also view them in the "Calendar" section as well.

Tuesday, August 27
Cick on the coupon below and take it in to any Sport's Authority now until September 15th and receive 15% of your entire purchase. Sport's Authority will also donate 5% of your purchase to USA Football. Save money and help out a great cause!


Wednesday, July 31
There may have been some confusion and miscommunication in regards to our practice schedule. Our first practice will be August 1st. There will be no practice on Friday August 2nd. We will then be practicing Monday – Thursday until school starts. Once school starts, we will cut back to only practicing Tuesday – Thursday. Practice time will be the same as previous years, 5:30 – 7:30 pm.
Sorry for any confusion this may have caused.  

Friday, August 2
 As part of the national USA Football Program and a member team of the Nisqually Junior Football League, the Eatonville Junior Cruisers have adopted the Heads-Up Football training program to enhance player safety and reduce the potential for injury. It is a process of tackling that ensures the player uses a “heads up” approach to reduce the potential for injury to the head, neck, and back. This is the same technique that the NFL has adopted and it is being implemented in youth leagues nationwide. All of our coaches have been certified to train this new tackling technique and your kids will be thoroughly trained to use this method to ensure their safety.  Please take a moment to watch this quick video for an overview of the Heads Up program. 

Sunday, August 25
I wanted to thank everyone for making the weigh-in a success. We had nearly all of our Players, we were ahead of schedule, and all of our players made it through weigh-in without any problems. A big thank you to Kim Johnson, Cheryl Taylor, and Dena LaClef for organizing all the information! In fact, the League Registrar complemented us on how organized we were! Well done! As you know, we have made concussion awareness a priority this season. This past Friday, we inspected each and every helmet, tightened face masks, replaced leaking air bladders and valves, and then dipped each helmet in an anti-bacterial cleaner to kill germs. Each helmet was rinsed, cleaned and air-dried for 48 hours. The Heavy Team will be receiving new helmets on Monday and coaches will be re-issuing the helmets to the Light Team. Some of the Light Team players may receive a different helmet if our Coaches determine that their initial-issued helmet is uncomfortable or doesn't seem to fit properly. I don't know yet if we will have enough money in our budget to purchase new helmets for the Light Team, but I can assure you that each of the older helmets is serviceable and safe based on our inspection regimen. We should be receiving our game pants and socks this week and I expect to see our jerseys right after Labor Day. Don't worry: We will be ready for our September 7th opener! I expect the League to publish the official game schedule this week and as soon as it is made available to me, I will ask our Webmaster to put it on our website and link it onto our Facebook page. We will also print a few copies for those folks who don't have web access. I m sure you will all agree that our players are looking great in practice and are working hard. Please feel free to contact any Board member if you have questions or concerns. Once again, thank you for helping make EJCF a great experience for the Players.
This is where the tradition begins! Go Cruisers!  
Phil Johnson - EJCF President 

Friday, May 10
2013 - 2014 Coaches



Eatonville Jr Cruisers Football is pleased to announce our coaching staff for the upcoming 2013 – 2014 season.

5th/6th Grade Heavy Team

Skip Smith

Mike Swick

Brandon Jumper

Salo Laki 

Jason James


3rd/4th Grade Light Team

Jason Derosier

Bobby Lucht

Mike Taylor

Rich Meyer 

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