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Our programs have individual tabs. To visit each page, click on the sport. There is also a registration selection on each page for anything that is open. 

Welcome to West Jefferson Youth Athletic Association Inc., ("WJYAA"). We want this to be a great experience for your child (or children) and you.

Our mission statement is to teach WJYAA boys and girls in a fun and competitive atmosphere that encourages skill development, sportsmanship, camaraderie and learning how to win and lose with the team.

Below is a little more detail to let you know what is expected of your youth athlete and what you can expect of the coaches.

Our Goals for the Kids:

  1. Seed a passion for all of our players in the respective sports or events. Hopefully, this will be the start of a lifetime of playing the game of sports.
  2. Compete, learn something about themselves and grow as athletes and people. Learn the skills of each sport and fundamentals. Have fun!


Expectations we have of the Coaches:

  1. 100% commitment and respect for your kids as individuals and for the team.
  2. Positive attitudes and constant encouragement.
  3. Follow our rules. 
  4. An appropriate level of challenging the kids to work hard, which will result in positive results on the field or court. There is a delicate balance between pushing too hard and not pushing hard enough at the young ages respectively each level is different. If you think we're pushing too much, or not enough,  just let us know. Structured practices with an appropriate mix of repetition to instill each sport instinct and new drills/routines to avoid boredom and learn new aspects of the game.


Expectations we have of the kids:

  1. Great attitudes! This is CRITICAL in each sport because each game drives surges and momentum. Think about it in all the games. If you think about the score in all games to much, you will likely be defeated. We want the kids to stay calm, dig in and work through it. Similarly, when we make a  run on other teams, we want the kids not to be complacent but continue to work hard. If one kid gets down and is negative, it can quickly bring everyone down.
  2. Work as a TEAM: The games we play are for you to have fun when you work as a team. That means EVERYONE plays unselfishly, plays tough defense, hustles, etc... Attend practices and be on time for games (30 minutes before a game or 15 minutes practices). 
  3. Listen and Learn: We hope and expect all kids that want to play, hustle and have fun. Everyone needs to understand their part and execute. They are accountable to each other and to the coaches. In order to succeed, EVERYONE must listen, learn and execute.
  4. Show great sportsmanship ... Win or Lose.