Welcome to the 2014 Season! The Southeast Texas Junior Football League is excited to welcome the Beaumont Warriors and Jasper to our family of associate members this year! As we continue into our third year as partners of USA Football we have fully embraced the Heads Up Football Program. STJFL coaches are trained and certified through the USA Football courses in many areas including concussion awareness and heat related injuries. Starting this season, Player Safety Coaches were appointed by the STJFL as well as each association that were all trained by USA Football to direct our safety initiatives. The adoption of these programs and commitment to safety has resulted in a reduction of our insurance rates for the third consecutive year at a time when most youth sports organizations are seeing increased premiums! We were honored by the invitation by USA Football and the NFL as one of the selected leagues in the nation allowing the STJFL to participate in the safety conference and the NFL Combine in Indianapolis this year!
We are also proud to begin the third season of the STJFL Summer Track program. This season we invested in an electronic timing system and more equipment to streamline the running events and also offer field events! Our summer track program has doubled in participation each year with both boys and girls ages 5 to 13! We are currently working on adding NFL Flag and 7-on-7 programs in the near future.
We appreciate the continued support from The Houston Texans who have committed to send their players and cheerleaders as well as TORO to our opening day again this year! We also appreciate Lamar University for allowing us to host our championship games in their stadium each year and for inviting our teams to scrimmage during halftime at some of their home games this season! We would also like to thank Academy Sports & Outdoors, Acadian Ambulance, Buffalo Wild Wings, and Shaffer Manufacturing for their continued support as our sponsors for the past few years! And we can't pass up the opportunity to recognize and thank the schools and Athletic Directors who allow us the use of their facilities and the chance to take part in building their future programs!