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MISSION
To increase the popularity of soccer by building a program that will provide a rewarding and growthful experience for all players.

                                                          Its Soccer Time In West Tennessee



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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.

 

Fall 2014 Recreation Registration Form

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SPRING 2014 YOUTH

Tennessee Sports Concussion Law

This New Law Went Into Effect January 1, 2014

In April 2013, Tennessee became the 44th state to pass a sports concussion law designed to reduce youth sports concussions and increase awareness of traumatic brain injury. The legislation, Public Chapter 148, has three key components:

  1. To inform and educate coaches, youth athletes and their parents and require them to sign a concussion information form before competing.
  2. To require removal of a youth athlete who appears to have suffered a concussion from play or practice at the time of the suspected concussion.
  3. To require a youth athlete to be cleared by a licensed health care professional before returning to play or practice.

Both public and private school sports and recreational leagues for children under age 18 that require a fee are affected by the new law. The law covers all sports.

Parent Concussion Consent Form

For more information call 731-425-8378.

Concussion Form In Spanish

 

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 REGISTRATION FORM For Fall 2014 Soccer

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CALENDAR

July 8th End of Fall Registration

August 9th Coaches Clinic

August 22, 23 and 24th  - Referee Clinics

August 17 - Player Development

August 16, 23 and 30th Kirk Skills

August 29 game schedules ready

September 6th Fall Game begin

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The Spring 2014 Schedules:

Under 6

Under 8 Boys

Under 8 Girls         

Under 10 Boys 

Under 10 Girls

Under 12          

Under 16

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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.    

It 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.

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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: shootout@jacksonareawidesoccer.com

 



PLAYER DEVELOPMENT

Instructional Video For Dribbling

Instructional Video For Passing

Instructional Video For Shooting

Instructional Video For Turns

Instructional Video For Juggling

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.



 

 


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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.

Kids 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 Department.

   

"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 group.

"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."

Visit jacksonsun.com and share your thoughts.

- 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 U8. 

 








The 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 joelm@gcgraphics.com or Mark at mark.schatz@ge.com . The '97 Lady Flyers new web site is www.ladyflyers.com .

     

OPENING DAY MARCH 10TH ..JAWS 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.

 

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$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 not budgeted. 

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 pope@jacksonareawidesoccer.com.


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