Five-year-old Joseph Westphal, front right,
participates in the Sunday afternoon soccer clinic held by Lambuth men's soccer
coach Paul Conway through the Jackson Parks and Recreation.
the fall of 2013.
Under 8 Boys
Under 8 Girls
Under 10 Boys
Under 10 Girls
Malesus Under 7
Malesus Under 10
North Park Practice Fields
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:
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.
Thanks Wendy Isom and The Jackson Sun for
this article about recreational soccer in Jackson.
Kick It At Clinic
| Jackson Sun
Article Published March 3, 2008
Sunday afternoon in North Park kids participated in a soccer
clinic held by Lambuth mens soccer coach Paul Conway through the
Jackson Parks and Recreation while their parents enjoyed a
beautiful afternoon in the warm weather.
Young soccer players made the
most of Sunday's spring-like weather.
About 80 children participated in a free soccer player development
clinic at North Park sponsored by the Jackson Recreation and Parks
"Its gorgeous, beautiful, ideal," mom Andrea Drummond said as she
enjoyed temperatures in the upper 70s.
Drummond was watching from the sidelines as her 8-year-old daughter,
Kayley, performed drills in one of the soccer clinics taught by Paul
Conway, Lambuth's head men's soccer coach.
"Just touch it with the sole of your feet," Conway said while
demonstrating soccer's proper foot handling techniques.
"Run the dribble nice and easy," he said from the field.
Laura Kinzer brought her 7-year-old son, Samuel, to join the fun. But
it wasn't that easy to convince Samuel to kick the ball around with the
"Sam went to the free clinic last year. I'm not sure why he's not
wanting to play today," Kinzer said.
Samuel opted to stand on the sidelines Sunday and watch instead.
Drummond, a mother of three, said this is the third year she's had a
child in the soccer clinic.
In addition to giving kids the opportunity to improve their skills on
the soccer field, coaches have the chance to watch players and kick
their coaching up a notch, Drummond said.
"I've seen improvement in coaching and learning drills and learning
how to have fun as well," Drummond said.
"It seems as though they do a lot of drills that would be helpful for
a beginner," said Mirasol Fitzgerald, who had a son and a daughter in
the clinic on Sunday.
Drummond said she likes how Conway teaches the children to stay in
control while they are on the field.
"Control the ball. Control yourself, that's what Conway tells the
kids a lot," she said. "He's just got a gift with the kids. Look how
obedient they are."
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- Wendy Isom, 425-9782
JACKSON HURRICANES WIN KOHL’S CUP
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
SHOOTOUT IN THE WEST 2009 will be
April 17th, 18th, & 19th, 2009. Hope
everyone will make their plans to attend this event.
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 $, U-11 and U-12 will be $, and U-13 through U-19 will be $. The
entry deadline will be March 28, 2009.
Starting in the fall of
2007, there will be a select Lady Flyers U-11 team. The team will be coached by
Joel Maners and Mark Schwatz. Try outs will be May 20th at 2 P.M. at North Park. For more information regarding the U11 Select Lady
Flyers' team please contact Joel at
email@example.com or Mark at
firstname.lastname@example.org . The '97 Lady Flyers new web site is
OPENING DAY MARCH 10TH
could not have ordered a more perfect day for the opening of spring soccer. It
was fantastic. Thanks to everyone, especially Susan and her staff, that worked
so hard to have everything ready for this day. Also a special thanks needs to go
out to Tony Black and Jim Jacobs, the fields have never looked this good before
on opening weekend. They looked absolutely GREAT !!! Thanks to everyone for a
great opening Saturday.
$10,000 DONATION TO THE CITY OF JACKSON
Jackson Area Wide Soccer presented a $10,000 donation to the City of Jackson
on Saturday September 9, 2006 at the opening day ceremony of fall recreational
soccer. This donation will go toward the purchase of new goals for refurbishing
Murray Field to put back into service 6 full size practice fields. The remainder
of the donation will be utilized to sod the baseball fields at North Park where
the clay is on the fields, so as to provide more playable surfaces as well as
safer playing fields. This $10,000 donation brings the total to $50,000 that the
Jackson Area Wide Soccer has been able to give to the City of Jackson to assist
in the development of facilities, programs and anything else required that is
JACKSON AREA WIDE SOCCER
JAWS is in the process of
setting up a "Parent/Coaches Focus Group". This group would meet on a
regular basis and at least quarterly report to the JAWS board of directors their
concerns, suggestions, proposals, and ideas. It is JAWS goal to promote and
establish the best
possible lines of communications so as to continue to grow soccer. If you would
be interested in serving on this new focus group, please e-mail me at
Spring 2011 JAWS Soccer Schedules
Messages From Susan
Shootout In The West Soccer Tournament