The Jesuit Junior Marauders Football and Cheer program will register players and cheerleaders for the 2011 season on three dates, starting Sunday, program officials have announced.
The organization will also register players and cheerleaders on April 3 and
17, Scott Brownholtz, the program's president announced.
“We are definitely on track for our inaugural season,” Brownholtz said. “We’re excited to finally begin meeting our first group of kids!”
Registration will be held between 1 and 5 p.m. at the gymnasium, which can be accessed from Fair Oaks Boulevard or American River Drive.
Executive Vice President Brad Burgess said he believes that the growth of youth football has been an important factor in the success of the region’s teams.
“There is no question that the quality of football in the Sac region is higher,” Burgess said. “Teams from this area have won state bowl games the past two years.
The growth of youth football is definitely a reason.”
Jesuit won the Sac-Joaquin Section Division I football championship in 1995 and 2002.
The Junior Marauders organization formally launched Nov. 6. The group is the official youth tackle football and cheer program affiliated with Jesuit High School. They will compete this fall in the Sacramento Youth Football league.
“Being affiliated with Jesuit High School will be a key differentiating factor for our organization,” Brownholtz said. “People recognize Jesuit for its strong
football tradition, but even more for its institutional values. Those values will be core to our program.”
Brownholtz also cited as a differentiating factor the organization’s focus on the Parochial Athletic League, which serves the area’s catholic and private schools.
“Kids who attend catholic schools, or who want to go to Jesuit, have only had access to tackle football through programs affiliated with other high schools," he said. "We think it is important for kids who intend to go to Jesuit to have a youth program directly associated with the high school.”
Burgess stressed the importance of safety and skill development.
“We want to teach youngsters how to play the game safely, and develop their skills so that they are well positioned for success in high school,” he said.
About the Junior Marauders: The Jesuit Junior Marauders is a faith-based, athletic organization that actively develops young athletes from all backgrounds. More information is available at www.jesuitjrmarauders.com