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One Week Away!
by posted 07/22/2019

Our first practice in one week from today (July 29th).  We still need some more football players, expecially 8-9 year olds, please invite your friends to join us!  Equipment/uniforms will be distributed during the first week or 2 of practices.  Remember to bring copy of birth certificates and recent picture on the first day.

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Cruise night/ Alden car show
by posted 07/18/2019

Hello everyone, We have some upcoming events that would need some extra hands if anyone is available to help out that would be awesome. Cruise night 7/24 & 7/31 the stand is open to any participants including parents who are willing to come up an help out with any two of these events. It raises money for AJFC, it does not go towards hours for volunteering since we need help during the season as well. Kids who may need hours for school we can sign off on them for you. July 28th is the Alden car show. Its a huge fundraiser for us. Again anyone willing to help out that day would be awesome. Start at 7am usually goes to 7pm. Even if it is a couple hours anything helps. Anyone interested in helping out please contact me asap i need to know if we are canceling this do to lack of hands. These events gets us involved in our community and allows us to promote AJFC. Please consider helping out. Thank you all!!
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Cruise night/ Alden car show
by posted 07/18/2019

Hello everyone, We have some upcoming events that would need some extra hands if anyone is available to help out that would be awesome. Cruise night 7/24 & 7/31 the stand is open to any participants including parents who are willing to come up an help out with any two of these events. It raises money for AJFC, it does not go towards hours for volunteering since we need help during the season as well. Kids who may need hours for school we can sign off on them for you. July 28th is the Alden car show. Its a huge fundraiser for us. Again anyone willing to help out that day would be awesome. Start at 7am usually goes to 7pm. Even if it is a couple hours anything helps. Anyone interested in helping out please contact me asap i need to know if we are canceling this do to lack of hands. These events gets us involved in our community and allows us to promote AJFC. Please consider helping out. Thank you all!!
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Varsity team
by posted 07/13/2019

AJFC is in process of a Varsity team. If anyone who wasnt sure about signing up do to lack of kids now is the time. We have 8 players as of now. LETS BRING IT BACK!!! ITS FREE!!!
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19 days!!
by posted 07/10/2019

19 more days until we start our season! Please consider helping AJFC this weekend at the carnival. Don't forget to order your AJFC from Squadlocker so you can cheer on your team with pride! See our website to link an discount code.
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3 WEEKS AWAY
by posted 07/08/2019

We hope everyone had a safe and enjoyable 4th of July! We are just 21 days from our first practice! Please consider signing up to work during the carnival. Events like the carnival, cruise nights and the car show, are what fund the Free Registration this year. You can contact with which days and hours you are available. It can be 1 hour or all day or anything in between. Please help us to help you!
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27 Days!
by posted 07/02/2019

27 Days until practice begins! Please remember to bring water to practices and to drink plenty of water before coming to practices! We still need more kids to sign up! Share with your friends!
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28 Days!
by posted 07/01/2019

First practice is 28 days away!!!

Equipment needed.  

Football- cleats, practice jersey, protective cup and mouth guards.

Cheer- Spanx to wear under skirt and cheer sneakers (more information to follow).

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29 days!
by posted 06/30/2019

Our first practice is 29 days away!  

What to bring? 

Bring a friend!  Bring Water! Bring copy of birth certificate and recent picture, if still needed.

 

What to wear?

Wear loose fitting shorts and t-shirt and sneakers or cleats.

 

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The Countdown Begins!
by posted 06/29/2019

One month from today is our first practice!  There will be a brief meeting at 6:00 pm then the participants will go with their coaches to their practice area.  Parents are asked to stay to hand in birth certificates and pictures, to sign up for concession stand and post season events and to pick up the fundraiser.

We need more participants, especially 6-9 year old boys.  Please ask your friends to join us!  

Please consider ways you can help AJFC grow. We need more coaches and board members.  AJFC will be celebrating 50 years in 2020.  Let's all think like our charter members and grow the game!

More information about opening day will be provided as we do our countdown.

If anyone has any questions or concerns please contact ajfc_bulldogs@yahoo.com.  

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WELCOME TO THE NEW AND IMPROVED AJFC!
by posted 06/25/2019

We are waiving all fees this season!  Yes, it is FREE!!! NO DOWN PAYMENT REQUIRED!!!!

Many things have changed since last season.  We have many new board members with fresh ideas and eagerness to fulfill our mission.  We are looking for more parents to help carry us into the future.

MANDATORY FUNDRAISERS

DAILY NUMBER LOTTERY TICKETS= Each participant MUST sell 15 daily number lottery tickets.    They can resell tickets and turn in ticket   Each ticket is a $10 donation to AJFC.  You can get your tickets at any of our open registrations or on the first day of practice. 

GOLD CARDS- Each participant is expected to sell 10 Gold Cards, more information to follow.

MANDATORY VOLUNTEERING:  Each family is expected to volunteer minimum of SIX hours in the concession stand during games and/or at NOFA post season events as required by the League.  AJFC Board Members are working hard raising money and servicing our community.  Please see our website for other preseason events that we could use some volunteers.  Student Volunteers can earn hours too.    

FAMILY EVENTS:  We are hoping to be able to hold a Spirit Night, if some parents can help volunteer. We are invited to be recognized at a Varsity Game on the new field.  And bringing back some old traditions between the cheerleaders and football players.

 

MANDATORY EQUIPMENT: AJFC provides most required equipment and uniforms. 

Footwear: Each participant is responsible to purchase own footwear.  Football cleats or specific   cheer shoe, as determined by the Cheerleading Coordinator.

Undergarments:  Football players required to provide own protective cup/Jill.  Cheerleaders         need to purchase own spanx for under their skirts.

Mouth guards:  Football players must also purchase their own mouthguards.

Jersey:  Game Jerseys are provided to players.  Players may also purchase their jersey for $50*   based on last season actual cost, price subject to change.  Please contact Wayne Lavis, if with size needed, if you will need a jersey this year.  Player must provide own practice jersey/t-shirt.

 

SHARE WITH YOUR FRIENDS!

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Welcome to AJFC
by posted 05/24/2019

Welcome to the 2019 Season!  This is our 49th year as Alden Junior Football & Cheerleading Association, so we have a long history to build upon. The best part about AJFC is the kids. Seeing the park come to life on the first night of practice is second only to the first game day. It is always exciting to see the kids in their uniforms. All of us remember the first time our child put on their uniform. The thrill of being part of a team beams from the smile that spreads across their face. Much more important than scoreboards and judges, are the memories our kids make each season.

 

As some of you know, this is a non-profit organization operated by the parents and overseen by an elected Board of Directors (parents like yourself.)  All Directors, Commissioners, Coordinators, and Coaches volunteer their time and no one receives any salary. All of AJFC’s funds are committed to providing a quality experience for our football and cheerleading participants. The Board meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 8:00 pm, at the Whistle Stop Inn. PLEASE NOTE THE AUGUST MEETING WILL BE AT THE COMMUNITY CENTER AT THE FRONT OF THE PARK IMMEDIATELY AFTER PRACTICE.  These meetings are always open to the public and we welcome and encourage participation. Please remember that we are all volunteers, and if there is something that you think could be improved then we encourage to talk to one of the board members or coaches.  You can find contact information for each our Board of directors and their committee assignment on our website.  Emails can besent to ajfcbulldogs@yahoo.com, please allow a few days for a response as we are all volunteers.  You may also call/text the President, Football Commissioner and Cheerleading Coordinator for more urgent matters.

 

Running a football and cheerleading program is very costly. We receive no funding from the Federal, State, Town or Village governments. Registration fees provide only a small part of the funds required to finance the program. Fundraisers and the concession stand at home games provide the additional operational funds. Home games require a lot of work from our team of parents. Volunteer opportunities are available in the concession stand, setting up and cleaning up the fields and helping with various tasks during the games.  There are also many volunteer opportunities throughout the year.  Your participation models the importance of civic duty and shows your dedication to the participants.  You can contact your Team Mom/ Manager to volunteer.

 

Every Coach for AJFC is NYCSA certified   They all have passed a background check.  All football coaches are also trained in Heads Up technique.  Player safety is our primary objective.  At least one coach on each team is CPR certified.

 

Most practices are open, and you are encouraged to observe your child. Some practices may be closed so that the participants can prepare for their game or competition without distractions.

We appreciate your cooperation with respecting the coach’s decision to close a practice.

 

It is very important that each athlete try to make all practices and arrive on time.  These sessions are needed for conditioning to prevent injuries and to make certain that your child is receiving proper training and instruction as they participate in the ultimate team sports of football and cheerleading. Coaches are available to talk with you before or after practices regarding questions or concerns.  We ask that everyone refrain from talking to the coaches about the game for at least 24 hours after the game unless it is an urgent matter of safety.  If a parent/guardian has concerns about their child or coaching activities, they should first address the issue with the head coach, and then to either the Football Commissioner or Cheerleading Coordinator.

 

Parents are encouraged to contact their child’s team mom/manager for “off field” activities such as volunteering, fundraisers, banquet, etc.

 

As a Board we hope that you and your child take an active role in AJFC. We are all here for the children, and as an added bonus:  new, long-standing friendships have been known to start on our football fields.

 

Sincerely,       

 

AJFC Board of Directors

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REMINDER REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!
by posted 05/14/2019

ONLINE REGISTRATION NOW OPEN! 

IN HONOR OF OUR VILLAGE’S 150 YEAR ANNIVERSARY. AJFC WILL REFUND EACH PARTICIPANT’S REGISTRATION FEE UP TO $150*.   

*Each participant must fully participate in the mandatory fundraiser and meet their minimum volunteer hours and abide by all applicable AJFC and NOFA rules to be eligible for the refund.

REGISTRATION:  Visit our website to register.  If your child played in the past, please verify personal information is current.   Recent picture and TWO (2) copies of each participant’s birth certificate are required prior to the participant’s first practice session.  Contact executive board member if you need any assistance with registration requirements.

PAYMENT:  Cost is $150 per participant*, with a maximum fee of $400* per family.  Online payment via the website with a credit or debit card is expected at the time of registration.  Participants will be placed on our wait list until payment is made.  Uniforms and equipment will not be issued to any participant on the wait list.  
Contact bulldogs_storm@yahoo.com if you need assistance with Registration.  

*Refund of registration fee at the end of the season if meet all requirements.

AGE DIVISIONS: 

MINI (6-7)                Must turn 6 before December  1st.  Cannot turn 8 before

December 1st.

BEGINNER (8-9):      Must turn 8 before December 1st.  Cannot turn 10 before December 1st.

JV (10-11):              Must turn 10 before December 1st.  Cannot turn 12 before December 1st.

VARSITY (12-13):     Must turn 12 before December 1st.  Cannot turn 14 before December 1st.  

MANDATORY FUNDRAISER:  Each participant is required to sell 15 Daily Numbers Raffle Tickets.  Contact ajfc_bulldogs@yahoo.com if there are any problems or concerns regarding the mandatory fundraiser.

VOLUNTEER HOURS:  Each family is required to volunteer a minimum of FOUR (4) HOURS in the concession stand or at the post season football games at an away field or at Cheer Zone at GCC.  Everyone who volunteers a total of 10 hours in the concession stand will receive an AJFC T-Shirt.  Anyone who works 3 or more hours in a row in the concession stand will receive a free meal deal.

The concession stand will be open during the summer for the weekly Wednesday concerts if there is also a car show that evening.  We will also be open for the Alden Car Show in July.  Working at those events will help you to earn a free t shirt and the meal deal applies at those events as well.  More details of dates and times will be provided soon.

CODE OF CONDUCT:  By registering a participant, the participant and parents/guardians are agreeing to abide by AJFC’s By Laws and Policy and Procedures which can be found on our website under documents. 

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AJFC BULLDOG FAN GEAR
by posted 03/17/2019

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A portion of all sales comes back to our organization.

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