The CGJFL (Cedar Grove Junior Football League) has opened registration for the 2018 football season and put a strong focus on strengthening their message to the Panther community. Health, safety, tradition and fun are at the forefront of this program. Signing up before May 31st allows for “early-bird” discounts with additional benefits if signed up before the deadline on June 16th!

The league will kick off its season with a Combine held at Cedar Grove High School football field on June 16, 2018 from 9am to 12pm.  It will hold 6 different activities for all participants including skills and drills, host current CGHS Coaching Staff, and Panthers Football players past and present, including CGHS Alum, David Njoku of the Cleveland Browns. Cheerleaders will also have a chance to learn and practice with the CGHS Competition Cheerleading team. The day will conclude with giveaways and pizza. Participants must be registered in the CGJFL to participate.

“It is a great introduction to the CGJFL, our High School Program and gives our newer players and families a better idea on how strong our Panther Football community is.  We can help our players become comfortable with who they will be with during the season and it’s a great start to the summer.” said Anthony Bilotta, League Chairman.

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Due to safety concerns, many leagues are finding it hard to maintain numbers in current years. The CGJFL is actively taking additional safety precautions, and keeping health and safety at the forefront. By being part of the USA Football “Heads-up” Program, trained coaches will put a strong focus on teaching players how to play smart, and play safe.

Bilotta continued, “This year not only are we focused on safety for our players but we will also provide educational programs for concerned parents as well. Our relationships with the NY Jets allows us to have the opportunity to attend clinics and seminars giving our Panther community confidence that we are taking bigger steps to ensure our players play safe.”

The CGJFL will continue to support the long-standing history of the Cedar Grove High School football program, providing their Panther families the same community experience that they will experience at the high school level.  Rolling out this year’s campaign as “The Road to Tradition” gives newer families the understanding that this is a program focused on building blocks and foundation that eventually roll up to the high school program.

“After years of a successful junior program, we will continue to build and support the mission of the CGHS Football team lead by Coach Rob Gogerty.  But also to all give families and newer players the encouragement that at the junior level we focus on even more. Teamwork, character-building, daily exercise, and community experience are also at the forefront of our League.” says Bilotta.

For more information email: cgjrpanthers@gmail.com
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