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Saturday, September 10, 2016
Online registration for the upcoming 2016-2017 JYBA boys basketball season has started!  Registration is for all boys grades 1st through 6th.

Your registration needs to be completed on the website and your payment will be quickly and securely processed when you pay online.

Registration will remain open until October 22nd, 2016.  

A $10.00 per registration late fee will start to be applied if do not register by October 10th, 2016.

League Jersey (if not using prior years) Cost before 10/10/2016 Cost after 10/10/2016
Kindergarten Clinic N/A Sign-ups at end of December, league starts in 2017.
Little Netters - 1st & 2nd Grades $10.00 $60.00 $70.00
Rookie - 3rd Grade $10.00 $70.00 $80.00
Freshman - 4th Grade $10.00 $80.00 $90.00
Junior Varsity - 5th Grade $10.00 $80.00 $90.00
Varsity - 6th Grade $10.00 $80.00 $90.00

Player evaluations for Grades 3 - 6 will be towards the end of October, exact schedule will be announced once finalized.  Expect practices will start the last week of October.

Thursday, August 11, 2016
Dear Parents,

I wanted to make you aware of an excellent opportunity that’s been made available to our athletes at Jackson High School. We are again partnering with mCORE™ — Mobile Cardiac Overview and Risk Evaluation — to screen our athletes for the cardiac conditions and abnormalities which may put them at risk of Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA).  SCA Is The Number One Killer of Young Athletes.  SCA is the result of unsuspecting cardiological disease or abnormalities which cause the heart to stop without warning or symptoms. We hear about several student-athletes each year that are lost to this devastating tragedy, many of which could have been prevented with a simple examination like this.  SPACE IS LIMITED AND EXPECTED TO FILL QUICKLY.

Please watch the 4-minute video for more on SCA and mCORE.

Read a letter by Pam Bitsko, the mother of the Kent State football player who recently died from sudden cardiac arrest during his sleep.

This event is specifically for HIGH SCHOOL athletes

Screening Details
  • Dates:  Thursday, Sept. 8th and Friday, Sept. 9th
  • Time:  8:00am - 4:00pm
  • Location:  JHS – Distance Learning Lab
  • Screening for risk of life-threatening cardiac conditions, for athletes ages 14 - 22
  • Time Requirement: Approximately 10-12 minutes per athlete.
  • Each athlete will be given an EKG and Echo screening. These tests typically cost approximately $2000 in a clinical setting.
  • Cost is normally $75 but thanks to a generous gift from Bell Stores - the cost to you is now only $67!   (Please contact mCORE in financial hardship situations).  
  • You may use your Healthcare/Flex Care Accounts

PARENTS MUST PRE-REGISTER ONLINE FOR THE SCREENING BY VISITING:  For any questions, please call Bart Letcavits at 330-418-8199.

We strongly encourage all of our athletes to take part in this screening opportunity. If you have further questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us directly.


Terry Peterson
JHS Athletic Director
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Scramble includes 18 holes w/ cart, beverage and lunch, skins, 50/50 and prizes.  A portion of proceeds will go towards the Michael "BYGZ" Bessler Scholarship Fund.

Where: Elms Country Club

Date: Sunday, August 21, 2016

Times: 9:00 AM Shotgun Start - Registration starts at 8:00 AM

Cost: $65 per person or $260 per team

Details: Limited Availability - First 32 Paid Teams

Make checks payable to JYBA and mail to:

PO Box 36046
Canton, OH 44735

Checks must be received by 8/14/2016

For more information, contact Teal Harvey @ 330-324-6080

Hole Sponsor Details:

$75 to sponsor a hole which includes a sign displaying your sponsorship posted in front of one of the greens or tee.

For more information contact Scott Hawkins @ 330-806-8553.

Download the Hole
Sponsor Form


Saturday, May 21, 2016
Join us every Thursday morning from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM at North Park for some pick-up basketball!

League is for going to be 5th -8th graders during 2016/17 school year and will run from 6/23-7/21 on Thursday mornings from 10:00-11:30.

Pick-up games will be played each week.  Jackson coaches will be on hand to dived teams and monitor games.  In case of bad weather, make-up days will be on Friday’s. 

Cost is $25 for the five weeks or $5 per week (checks can be made payable to JYBA).  Players that pay the $25 fee up front will receive a t-shirt

Please fill out form below and return with payment on Thursday, June 23.

Any questions call Coach Harvey (school 330-830-8034 or cell 330-324-6080).