for the spring of 2013 are
Under 8 Boys
Under 8 Girls
Under 10 Boys
Under 10 Girls
The Shootout In The West 2013 is scheduled for
April 13th and 14th. The tournament is a division 2/3 TSSA approved tournament.
Registration is be available on line at
If you have any questions e-mail:
The tournament will be open to girls
U-9 through U-19 and boys U-9 through U-14. The tournament fee for U-9 and U-10
will be $350, U-11 and U-12 will be $375, and U-13 through U-19 will be $450.
The entry deadline will be March 25, 2012. Teams can register here at "ONLINE
If you have any problems, please e-mail or call and we will be glad to assist.
@Westwood Recreation Center
Register on line
@ www.cityofjackson.net Download a registration form or find info on
wwwjacksonareawidesoccer.com or www.cityofjackson.net. Sign ups:
December 1 till 12:00
noon on January 15 for the Spring soccer season. Ages 4-18 (Must
be 4 by July 31, 2012.) Bring a
copy of child’s birth certificate if not on file.
You can only request one player (If you request more
that one player, your request will be thrown out.) The player you requested must
request your child on their form before they will be placed on the same team.
You can not request a coach. We will try to accommodate, but
our #1 priority will be to make the teams as equal as possible. Games start
March 9. All players will be required to buy a red and royal JAWS reversible
soccer shirt from Great American Sports. These shirts can be used season after
season. You will also need a ball, shin-guards and socks to cover the shin-
Mon–Fri 8:00 AM–5:00 PM Dec. 1
, Tuesday, January 15,
R/ $29 (TSSA fee $9, JAWS fee
$12, COJ fee $8)
child played in the JAWS/JRPD Fall 2011 Rec. League you will only pay $12.
NR/$41 (TSSA fee $9, JAWS fee
$12, COJ fee $20)
If your child played in the
JAWS/JRPD Fall 2011 Red. League you will only pay $24.
on January 15 there will be a $10.00 late fee and you will be put on a waiting
SOCCER PLAYER DEVELOPMENT
year olds-2:00 PM-3:00 PM, bring a #3 ball
years old and older, 2:00 PM-3:00 PM, bring a #5 ball
@North Park field #3
Players will need a thermos of water and shin guards, with players name and
phone # on them. You do not need to sign up. Coaches and parents are
encouraged to attend.
Feb. 17, 3:00 PM-4:00 PM
Free, Call 265-1855 for cancellations.
SOCCER COACHES CLINIC
DATE/TIME: Sat, February 9,
Wear comfortable clothes and shoes to
play in the gym.
LOCATION: Westwood Recreation
For Spring 2013
Player Team Assignments.
Please click on "Player Team Assignments"
to see what team you will be on for the fall 2012 recreational soccer.
Map of Practice Fields At North Park.
Map of Game Fields At North Park.
The Schedules for the fall of 2012 are
Under 8 Boys
Under 8 Girls
Under 10 Boys
Under 10 Girls
Under 12 Coed
On August 7, 2012 the Jackson City Council
recognized JAWS at their meeting with a plaque. In attendance were Susan, Bob,
Bobby, Alex and Pope.
Here is a copy of the press release.
The Board of Directors of the Jackson Area Wide Soccer Association (JAWS)
recently announced that it will commit to the City of Jackson up to $25,000 to
be used toward the renovation of the fields at Kate Campbell and other
maintenance and improvements to the City of Jackson soccer fields. This
commitment will be the first of an ongoing pledge to provide the City of Jackson
every three years of up to $25,000 for maintenance of soccer fields.
JAWS hopes that this pledge of up to $25,000 will help bring the fields at Kate Campbell Park back up to
standards, and provide a safe field of play; as well as providing additional
funding for maintenance over the next 3 years. JAWS understands the importance
of maintenance and has assisted the City of Jackson in the past with projects
directed solely toward field maintenance.
is JAWS’ hope that in the future, donations to the City of Jackson can be used
for the purpose of undertaking new projects (example: lights for North Park, New
Soccer Complex, etc.), developing new programs (example: soccer for South
Jackson, 3v3 tournament, etc.) and continuing to grow soccer in Jackson.
The 9th Anniversary of the Shootout
In The West was April 21st & 22nd of 2012. It was the best tournament yet.
Thanks to all of the volunteers that helped with the Shootout In The West.
Without you help, this tournament could not have happened.
Kelly Crane was the tournament director for 2012. If
you have any suggestions as to how to improve the tournament please let us know.
Her e-mail is:
2012 RECREATIONAL SOCCER:
This season your team
will have 5 or 6 Saturday games and 2 or 3 weekday evening games.
North Park Under 6 games
have not been decided on at this time.
up your child starting June 1 through
12:00 noon on July
10, 2012 at Westwood Recreation Center.
After 12:00 noon on Tuesday, July 10
there will be a $10.00 late fee and you will be put on a waiting list. Your
child must be at least 4 years old by
August 1, 2012.
Bring a copy of child’s birth certificate is not on file. Fee does not include
shirt or socks.
2012 Registration Form
Things you will
need to buy: You can purchase the
required red and royal reversible team shirt at Great American Sports. The shirt
will have the city logo on the front chest. You will need a pair of shin guards,
socks to cover the shin guards, age appropriate ball and a thermos of water. 4-7
year olds need a #3 ball. 8-11 year olds need a # 4 ball. 12 year olds and older
need a #5 ball.
Jackson City Residents: $29
Non Jackson City
If there are enough children and coaches that sign up wanting to have games at
Malesus Park, we will have an under 6, under 8 and under 10 age groups.
: Will be up to coaches. The coach
chooses the place and the time of the practice.
Clinic: All new coaches should
attend the Coaches clinic on Saturday, August, 11th from 9 A.M. to 11
A.M. at the Westwood Recreation Center. Instructor: Isaac Brooks
(Head Women’s coach for
Union University) Wear tennis shoes for playing in the gym.
the clinic you get your roster and equipment bag.
August 21 at North Park 3:00-4:00 PM on field #3.
Instructor: Isaac Brooks
( Head Women’s coach for Union University) Players are to bring their own ball,
thermos of water and shin guards. It is free. For cancellations
due to wet fields call #265-1855.
Team or Team group:
Starting August 13 go on line to find out the team or Under 6 team group your
child will be assigned to play on:
will be ready August 31, 2012. They can be downloaded
– September 8 at North Park. .
Regular season ends-
October 13. There might be a couple of rain out dates to be announced.
New Rules for U6
These rules have been changed
to teach and develop young
soccer players in a fun
DROP-OFFS on either field are allowed.
There needs to be a parent or guardian at the
field site at all times.
UNDER 6 BOYS & GIRLS
All rules conform to the FIFA laws of the game except as follows:
The 1st half of each session will be
instructional time with Isaac Brooks or assistant (if needed). This will be on
half of field 4A. Each week they will work on different parts of the game
(dribbling, passing, kicking, trapping the ball, etc). The 2nd half
of the session time the players will be divided up to play 3 v 3 games. There
will be coaches to ensure that all players get touches on the ball. The coaches
will need parent volunteers on each field to replace any out of bounds balls.
The coach will be looking for parent volunteers for each session. There will be
no assigned positions and no goalies. At this age the best way for children to
learn soccer is to kick the ball as many times as possible.
1. There are 4
fields of 3 v 3 for each game. Field size is 25 yds. x 20 yds. The center
circle radius is 4 yds.
2. The ball size is #3.
3. 3 v. 3. Boys and girls play on the same
group. Group rosters are a maximum of 24. Each group
needs a minimum of 2 players per field to start
a game. There are no goal keepers.
4. The referee or coach must briefly explain all
infractions to the offending player.
5. The coach should help the players.
6. Games are 3 rotations of 8 minutes each, with
2-minute breaks between quarter
7. On kickoffs if the ball goes directly into
the goal, a goal results.
8. Emphasize fun but do not keep score.
9. There are no offside offenses, but the
referee may warn for cherry picking.
10. All fouls result in a direct free kick. This
means the ball does not need to touch another player before scoring.
11. Opposing players must be at least 4 yards
from the ball during all re-starts (kick-ins, free kicks, goal kicks and corner
12. No throw-ins; instead use kick-ins. A
kick-in is a direct free kick, a goal may be scored on a kick-in.
13. Play goal kicks from in front of the goal
when the ball goes over the end line off the offense.
14. Corner kicks conform to FIFA.
15. There are no penalty kicks or display of
cards for misconduct.
Coaches will sign up for a practice field. There
will be 4 areas available on for Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evening practices.
Each coach will get 4 to 8 volunteer assistants for
each week day practice. There will be 4 different fun games used in practice
like Cat and Mouse, Red light Green light, etc. will be played. One or two
volunteers will assist each game. The players will rotate around to the
On game days the coach will get volunteers to
assist each 3 V 3 field to make sure all the players on their field get touches
on the ball. The volunteers will also help with substitution and if the ball
goes out of bounds.
Instructional Video For Dribbling
Instructional Video For Passing
Instructional Video For Shooting
Instructional Video For Turns
Instructional Video For
Please Note: All of these
instructional videos were recorded for the "Quicktime Player". Each video is
between 50 and 90 mbs, so depending on your down load speed they can take up to
2 to 3 minutes to load.
FINALLY ~ 501-C3
Jackson Area Wide Soccer has been working for the last three plus years to
achieve tax exempt 501-C3 status. As of 7/15/10, JAWS received the letter of
certification from the IRS granting this status. Thanks to everyone for the
hard work and dedication to finally achieving this tax exempt status.
The Hurricanes Under 10 (U10) boys soccer team, a member of
JAWS (Jackson Area Wide Soccer) won their division at the Columbia TN Kohl’s
America Cup Soccer Tournament November 3 & 4. The Hurricanes finished the
tournament a perfect 5-0, defeating other teams from across Tennessee on the way
to the championship.
Kohl’s sponsored the Columbia, TN soccer tournament held at
Cook Soccer Park. Teams from all recreational divisions were invited to send
teams. Teams from Jackson included the Hurricanes, TN Rush U10, and JSC Wolves