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 CONDITIONING GUIDELINES:

For details of the Bedford County Covid-19 Summer Athletics/Activities Health & Safety Plan, consult the complete document here (you may need to copy and paste the URL into your browser):

https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/2PACX-1vRWQZRh27CqNZ4Ud0Ij23o_8LfV2wP-gar3Qnwp_ttBI6teFjtEJKZVEB_wcPW2SRGNgFbuJxxyUy88/pub

SUMMER ATHLETIC PHYSICALS

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are unable to offer discounted athletic physicals at Central Virginia Family Physicians in Forest this summer.  Student-athletes can contact CVFP directly at 434-525-6964 to schedule an appointment, or their Primary Care Physician.
 
**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  
July 27, 2020

VHSL announces sports/activities plan for 2020-21

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The VHSL Executive Committee meeting in special session today voted (34-1-0) to move forward with Model 3 in its re-opening of sports and activities for the 2020-21 school year. Model 3 delays all VHSL sports and activities until December 14 and adopts the Condensed Interscholastic Plan.  This model leaves all sports in the season where they are currently aligned.

Model 3 – Condensed Interscholastic Plan.

  • Season 1 (Winter) December 14 – February 20 (First Contest Date – December 28)
    • basketball, gymnastics, indoor track, swim/dive, wrestling
  • Season 2 (Fall) February 15 – May 1 (First Contest Date – March 1)
    • cheer, cross country, field hockey, football, golf, volleyball
  • Season 3 (Spring) April 12 – June 26 (First Contest Date – April 26)
    • baseball, lacrosse, soccer, softball, tennis, track and field

“We all understand the physical and mental health benefits of getting our students back to a level of participation. The Condensed Interscholastic Plan Leaves open the opportunity to play all sports in all three seasons if Virginia moves beyond Phase III and/or Phase III guidelines are revised and High Risk Activities are allowed,” said VHSL Executive Director Dr. John W. “Billy” Haun.  “This plan also allows schools the opportunity to open the year and get school started and deal with issues such as schedules, academic plans, transportation, dealing with possible outbreaks of COVID in the school.

“The VHSL will continue to work closely with the best available information and directives provided by the Governor, the Virginia Department of Health (VDH), and the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE).” Haun said.

Mike McCall

Director of Communications

Virginia High School League

1642 State Farm Boulevard, Charlottesville, VA 22911

434-977-8475   Fax 434-977-5943

Email: mmccall@vhsl.org


2020-21 JF COACHING POSITIONS OPEN:


*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


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
 
FALL SPORTS PICTURES

Lifetouch Fall sports photos have been postponed. When a new date is selected, it will be posted here.
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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