Athletics & Activities

Jefferson Forest High School
Athletics Department

1 Cavalier Circle
Forest, VA  24551
434-525-2674

Athletic & Activities Director:
  Jedd Zaring  jzaring@bedford.k12.va.us

Athletic Secretary:  Katie Ogden  katie.ogden@bedford.k12.va.us

Athletic Trainer: Joey Lyons joseph.lyons@bedford.k12.va.us

For current JF rosters, game schedules, and results go to:
https://www.seminoledistrictva.org/

*** You can follow @JFHSsports on Twitter for updates on games, etc ***

SUMMER OUT-OF-SEASON CONDITIONING UPDATE:
Guidelines for summer pre-season and out-of-season conditioning will be released soon. 
**Please note that all athletes will still be required to have a current 2020-21 VHSL Physical before participating  (dated after May 1, 2020)

A copy of the form can be found at vhsl.org on the "Parents & Students" page:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/11gT7vW7HE3iNyXpOmPOaIXXYZP3QUA97/view


THE TRACK IN SABRE STADIUM IS OPEN TO THE COMMUNITY DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC. PLEASE COMPLY WITH THE REGULATIONS BELOW.

PLEASE NOTE: THE TURF FIELD INSIDE THE TRACK IS NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

We welcome community use of the Jefferson Forest track.  In order to maintain the facility in good condition into the future, please follow these conditions:

  • No community use during school hours or during school activities

  • No wheeled vehicles of any kind, including bicycles, strollers, skateboards, scooters, or wagons.

  • Soft soled running shoes or pyramid running spikes of a maximum of 1/8” only—No heeled shoes

  • No animals in the stadium or on the track

  • No food, drink, or gum on the track

  • Use the outside lanes whenever possible


ALL JEFFERSON FOREST ATHLETIC FACILITIES ARE CLOSED TO JF COACHES AND ATHLETES FOR TEAM PRACTICES/ACTIVITIES UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.



COVID-19 UPDATE 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 25, 2020
Contact: Mike McCall   mmccall@vhsl.org

VHSL FALL SCHEDULES FOR ATHLETICS AND ACTIVITIES DELAYED

 

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA. – THE VHSL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MET IN SPECIAL SESSION THURSDAY, JUNE 25 FOR THE PURPOSE OF DISCUSSING THE FY2021 BUDGET AND FALL SPORTS.  WITH THE COMMONWEALTH CURRENTLY IN PHASE II AND MOVING TO PHASE III IN THE REOPENING PROCESS ON JULY 1, VHSL STAFF DID NOT BRING FORTH ANY RECOMMENDATIONS FOR FALL ATHLETIC SCHEDULES. THE VHSL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE DID VOTE TO HOLD ADDITIONAL MEETINGS IN JULY AND AUGUST AS MORE INFORMATION BECOMES KNOWN.

 

“ALL OUR EFFORTS ARE WORKING TOWARDS ADVOCATING FOR THE OPENING OF SPORTS AND ACTIVITIES IN A SAFE AND REASONABLE WAY,” SAID VHSL EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR DR. JOHN W. “BILLY” HAUN.  “AS WE MOVE FORWARD, IT WOULD NOT BE REASONABLE TO RELEASE AT THIS TIME A FALL SCHEDULE OR CALENDAR UNTIL WE LEARN MORE ABOUT FUTURE PHASES.

 

“WE ARE COMMITTED TO GETTING THIS RIGHT AND GETTING OUR STUDENTS PARTICIPATING IN ACTIVITIES,” CONTINUED HAUN. “I THINK WE CAN MAKE A MUCH BETTER INFORMED DECISION ONCE WE HAVE MORE PARAMETERS AND POSSIBLE RESTRICTIONS.”

-VHSL-

2020-21 JF COACHING POSITIONS OPEN:


*Head Sideline Cheer Coach
*Head Competition Cheer Coach
*Head JV Volleyball Coach
*Assistant Volleyball Coach
*Head Boys B Team Basketball Coach

Qualified candidates should apply on the Bedford County Public Schools website: Human Resources page: Current Job Opportunities link
https://bedford.tedk12.com/hire/index.aspx


SUMMER ATHLETIC PHYSICALS

Although we are planning to offer discounted athletic physicals at Central Virginia Family Physicians in Forest this summer, unfortunately there is no current date set due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Please check back later.


2020 FALL SPORTS INFORMATION:


VOLLEYBALL

🏐Girls interested in playing Volleyball should email JF Head Varsity Coach Kristy Snow to be put on our program's email list:   Ksnow@bedford.k12.va.us
🏐JV and Varsity tryouts are currently scheduled to begin August 3rd, with B Team tryouts on August 5th-7th.  Date and times will be announced at a later date, depending on VHSL COVID-19 policy.  

FALL SPORTS PICTURES

Lifetouch Fall sports photos are currently scheduled to take place Saturday, August 8, 2020.  Order forms will be available through your coach.  Players should bring their order form and payment on the day of the photos. 


2020-21 General Athletics Information:
Contact the Head Coach (see below) for more information on pre-season and out-of-season practice dates and tryouts

For a comprehensive understanding of Virginia High School League eligibility requirements, please refer to https://www.vhsl.org/eligibility/
It is the responsibility of the student-athlete to make sure they are in compliance with all rules and regulations!


Participation requirements:
1.  BEFORE participating in any contest or practice, or pre-season conditioning, or out-of-season practice, the student-athlete must turn in a signed and completed current VHSL Athletic Participation/Parental Consent/Physical Exam Form (ALL 4 pages): a new form is required for each school year (May 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021).  This form can be found at https://drive.google.com/file/d/11gT7vW7HE3iNyXpOmPOaIXXYZP3QUA97/view
2.  A student-athlete must satisfactorily complete (pass) the equivalent of five (5) courses in which he/she was enrolled in the previous semester AND have continuous enrollment in five (5) classes for the school year.
3.  The student-athlete shall not have reached the age of 19 on or before the first day of August 1, 2020.
4.  The student-athlete should not be enrolled in school for more than ten (10) semesters -5 years- beginning with the 8th grade year.
5.  Student-athletes must submit a completed Parental Consent Verification Form, found on page 13 of the BCPS Athletic Requirements, Responsibilities, and Required Signatures 2020-2021 form distributed by the coach to team members.
Please note: all requirements apply to JF Activities and club team sports as well.

2020-21 TRYOUT DATES
 
2020 Fall Sports (Tentative tryout start date*)

*Competition Cheer (TBA*)
*Football & Basketball Sideline Cheer (TBA*)
*Cross-Country-Boys and Girls (August 3*)
*Football (July 30*)
*Golf-Boys and Girls (July 30*)
*Volleyball (August 3*)

2020-21 Winter Sports (Tryout start date)

*Basketball-Boys and Girls (Nov 9)
*Indoor Track-Boys and Girls (Nov 9)
*Swim & Dive-Boys and Girls (Nov 9)
*Wrestling (Nov 9)

2021 Spring Sports (Tryout start date)
*Baseball (Feb 22)
*Lacrosse-Boys and Girls (Feb 22)
*Soccer-Boys and Girls (Feb 22)
*Softball (Feb 22)
*Tennis-Boys and Girls (Feb 22) 
*Outdoor Track & Field-Boys and Girls (Feb 22)

ONLINE TICKET SALES

*Tickets to all JF Athletic contests can be purchased in advance online through GOFAN.CO.  Your ticket will be validated at the gate on your mobile phone.  This is also the way to purchase JF season ticket Sports Passes.
MHSAA offers digital ticketing for football playoffs – Mississippi ...

Use this link to the JF Sports GoFan page:
https://gofan.co/app/school/VA7532

*Credit and Debit cards are also accepted at our venue concession stands.

Gym Advertising
2020-21 Rate Card


Vinyl Banner
$600 one year
$1500 for 3 years
  -sponsor provides the banner
  -3' x 6' -Banners will be installed in the gym and will remain in place for one year

Digital Scoretable Ad
 $400 per sport/per season (volleyball; girls basketball; boys basketball)
$1000 for all three sports per year
  -12’ wide x 30” image area or three independent 4’ x 30” displays
  -sponsor provides digital art (logos, photo, etc) and text copy
  -8 second ad rotated from 1 hour before the game, throughout the game, and for at least 15 minutes after the game.
  -table also used for other school events (athlete signings, back-to-school day, etc)

Contact: Athletic Director Jedd Zaring jzaring@bedford.k12.va.us


2020-21 Cavalier Head Coaches
 

ATHLETICS:
Sideline Cheer - TBA
Competition Cheer - TBA
Cross Country - Colby DelBene:  colby.delbene@bedford.k12.va.us 
Football - Paul White:  paul.white@bedford.k12.va.us 
Golf - Garnet Manley:  suburban_homes@comcast.net
Volleyball - Kristy Snow; ksnow@bedford.k12.va.us
Boys Basketball - Jeff Monroe:  jeff.monroe@bedford.k12.va.us  
Girls Basketball - Jake Whitman: jwhitman@bedford.k12.va.us 
Wrestling - Allen Hackman:  allen.hackmann@bedford.k12.va.us 
Indoor Track & Field - Ryan Marano: ryan.marano@bedford.k12.va.us
Swimming & Diving - Marty Ponder: mponder@bedford.k12.va.us
Boys Soccer - Scott Zaring: szaring@bankofthejames.com 
Girls Soccer - Matt Newton: mattnewton18@gmail.com 
Softball - Gary Harris: gharrisco5@gmail.com 
Baseball - Ryan Gilleland: rgilleland@bedford.k12.va.us 
Boys Tennis - Tyler Johnson: tjohnston109@yahoo.com
Girls Tennis - Brady Taylor: brady.taylor@bedford.k12.va.us 
Outdoor Track & Field- Ryan Marano: ryan.marano@bedford.k12.va.us
Boys Lacrosse - Tyler Zinck: tyler.zinck@bedford.k12.va.us 
Girls Lacrosse - Maddie Koontz  madeline.koontz@bedford.k12.va.us


ACTIVITIES:
Band - David Webb: dwebb@bedford.k12.va.us 
Theater; Film Festival - Spence White: swhite@bedford.k12.va.us 
Scholastic Bowl - Kevin Canada  kcanada@bedford.k12.va.us 
Forensics - Bryan Munson: bryan.munson@bedford.k12.va.us 
Debate - Nathan Munson: nathan.munson@bedford.k12.va.us 
eSports - Nathan Munson: nathan.munson@bedford.k12.va.us
Robotics - Scott O'Neal:  scott.oneal@bedford.k12.va.us 

2020-21 JF Sports Passes

JF Sports Passes can be purchased for individual seasons (Fall, Winter, Spring) or for all three seasons. They are good for all regular season home sporting events during the 2019-20 school year, but do not include play-off or tournament games.  This pass will NOT be honored for away games at other high schools.
There are multiple levels and pricing options.  Sports Passes can lead to tremendous savings, especially if you have children involved in multiple sports.
Options for the 2020-21 school year:

Family Pass* (all-seasons)                                    $250

Family Pass* (one season)                                    $170

Individual (non-student) Pass (all-seasons)        $135

Individual (non-student) Pass (one season)         $75

Student (all-seasons)                                              $50

Lifetime Cavalier Gold Card (senior 64+)                  $60
-Gold Cards are only sold in the Athletic Secretary's office at JFHS; Gold Cards will be physical cards (not a mobile phone app) 

*Family Passes admit three to five (3-5) members of the same family

NOTE: a mobile phone will be needed to validate a JF Sports Pass at the gate.

HOW TO PURCHASE A JF SPORTS PASS

Except for Cavalier Gold Cards, all other passes are sold online GOFAN:  https://gofan.co/app/school/VA7532

-Please note: there will be a convenience fee added

For more information:
Contact Athletic Secretary Katie Ogden at
434-525-2674; katie.ogden@bedford.k12.va.us


Links:

VHSL Athletic Participation/Parental Consent/Physical Examination Form:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/11gT7vW7HE3iNyXpOmPOaIXXYZP3QUA97/view


VHSL Eligibility Requirements for Athletic Participation:
https://www.vhsl.org/eligibility/

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