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MORE NEWS!!! RUN FOR YOUR JHL BOARD!!!

Hello,
JHL has four elected board positions open this year and need volunteers to run for these positions.

President: The President shall preside at all meetings of BFSA. He/She shall also be responsible for the overall administration of the Association and act as spokesperson concerning any internal or external problems/conflicts. The President is responsible for imposing and enforcing any disciplinary action voted on by the Board of Directors. The President is expected to work with the President of BYFA. The President cannot be a Head Coach or Coach for Football or Cheer. This is a two year term.

Vice President: The Vice President shall assist the President with his/her duties. In the absence or disability of the President, the Vice President shall perform the duties of the President. The Vice President shall also be responsible for media and website. The Vice President records the proceedings of all meetings, prepares the minutes and sends out the meeting notices (with a copy of the minutes from the previous meeting and a copy of the agenda) no later than two days prior to the meeting date. The Vice President will maintain all other records of the program, except financial records. This is a two year term. This year it will be a one year term as the current VP is stepping down.

Treasurer: The Treasurer collects and disperses all funds, prepares budgets, reports on the status of the funds and maintains all financial records. The Treasurer will work in conjunction with the President to ensure account accuracy. All monies collected will be counted and documented by the Treasurer with at least one other Board Member present. This is a two year term.

Team Parent/Member Liaison: The TPML is responsible for the scheduling of volunteer personnel for all home games and special events and will also make sure that league handouts make it to Team Parents for timely disbursement. The TPML is responsible for the collection of paperwork from each participant as well as the preparation of all certification books thru the Team Parent Network. The TPML is responsible for figuring the grade point average for all participants in BFSA as well as filing all necessary paperwork for scholastics at the State, Regional, and National level utilizing the Team Parent Network. The TPML will act on behalf of members to address any issues brought forth by the members or thru the Team Parent Network. The TPML will assist the members in every way possible to address the member’s issues and concerns. This is a one year term.

Please send in a short write up that can be distributed to the organization as to why you should be considered for the position. You should be prepared to be at the equipment hand in on Dec. 18th so members can ask questions if desired.

Dec. 11th is the deadline for notification of your interest in a Executive Board position.

All questions, concerns and notifications should be e-mailed to bedfordjhl_headcoach@yahoo.com

Thanks,

John Twite
BFSA President

NEWS!!!!!!

Equipment Hand in We will be handing in football equipment at Lurgio December 18th, Wednesday night 5:30 to 7:00.  You have to turn in your equipment that night.  If you do not hand in your equipment you will not be given your trophy and a special gift at the banquet.

Vote for BFSA Board It is also very important night because you will be voting for a new BFSA board.  The existing board will disband Dec. 31st.   We have to vote in a new board on December 18th.  You will vote when you hand in your equipment.

 

Football Banquet  We will have our football banquet Sunday, January 5th.  We will have more information about the banquet in the coming weeks.

We will have T-Shirts and Sweatshirts designed celebrating our championship.  You will have the ability to order them through a link hopefully in the next week.  The clothing will be handed out at the football banquet on Jan. 5th.

If you have any question or concern please feel free to contact John Twite or Elliot Benn.

Welcome to the JHL Bedford Bulldogs

The JHL Bedford Bulldogs are proud to be a member of the Northeast Junior High Football League.  The NJFL is the largest league in NH with 16 teams and two divisions.  We will field two teams - a Junior Varsity team,  and a Varsity team.

Many area towns we will face in high school field teams in this league. The other towns include Andover, Derry, Dover, Exeter, Haverhill MA, Lowell MA, Manchester, Oyster River, Portsmouth, Rochester, Sanborn, Timberlane, Tri-Town (Epping/Norwalk) and Winnacunnet.  The goal of this league is to provide a safe high quality football experience by teaching the techniques and fundamentals that will prepare a player for high school football. To  increase player knowledge and understanding of the rules, concepts and fundamental strategies of football so that players will be better prepared to participate in practices, scrimmages, games and better prepare them for future participation in football and other sports.

In JHL we develop two teams, the Junior Varsity which is comprised of primarily 7th graders (or 6th if eligible) and developing 8th graders. Here we focus on building a foundation for the development of technique and position strategy. Players will play both sides of the ball and will participate in the majority of the game. There will never be a minimum play requirement that sometimes limits the amount of plays a player gets. Our goal is to get all players in at least half of the game snaps.  Winning is extemely important but not at the expense of players not playing in the game. We will win or lose with the entire team on the field.

The Varsity team is comprised primarily of 8th graders or in some rare cases developed 7th graders. The Varsity philosophy holds true to the JV philosphy with additonal emphasis on preparation for high school football.  Playing time is determined based on work ethic in practice and games, skill level and determination. Like high school if you put in the effort and play at a high level you will play. That being said we rotate all players in and out of games to give everyone playing time. When it comes time for playoffs, the best will play and we will try to win.  On the Varsity team, each week 6-8 JV players will be selected as "swing" players and will dress as a varsity team member. There is a good chance one of those swing players will see playing time based on the game situation. Any JV player that is designated a swing player and plays in the varsity game is still eligible to play in the JV game. Varsity players who play in the varsity game are not eligible to play in the JV game.

The Bedford Bulldog JHL program has been very successful making it to the league/state championship the last 4 or 5 years with a State Championship being won this year, 2019. The JHL philosphy is a proven model that we hold in high regard and will continue to keep in place.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Elliot Benn at 708-945-3000 or at elliotbenn@gmail.com