ABOUT PJC

Updated Wednesday March 15, 2017 by Plainfield Jr Cats.

2017 brings us to the 45th year of  Plainfield Jr. Cats Tackle Football and Cheer!! 

PJC is a non-profit competitive and developmental youth tackle football and cheer program that was created in 1972 as a feeder program to local high schools.  This remains the foundation to our program today!  The board members and coaches work closely with area high school coaches throughout the year to create a program that sets our players and cheerleaders up for success as they reach high school level sports.  PJC is also proud to be the Plainfield Park District’s only Affiliated football program.

 

ABOUT PJC PROGRAMS

PJC is the only league that offers both In-house and Travel tackle football and cheer in the area.   Our season begins in July with Football Boot Camp & Evaluations and Cheer Camp. Football games and Cheer competitions will begin in August and run through October.  Other mini camps and clinics are offered prior to the season beginning and are not mandatory, but encouraged to build skills.  We encourage everyone to register early in the year to ensure they receive communications about  everything we offer.

Most of our In-house football games are played at Four Season’s Park located at 22500 Lockport St. near downtown Plainfield. This location has two fields, a central tower, a great concession stand, picnic tables, bleachers and our on-site storage facility.  In-House practices are held at local middle schools or at Four Seasons Park.

Our Travel football league typically travels for half of its games during the season. The remainder of our games are played at our home fields at Four Seasons Park. Our Travel League practices at Four Seasons West which is located an 1/8 of a mile west of Four Seasons Park on Lockport Street.

Our Cheer program is second to none when it comes to commitment in training and preparing kids to Cheer at the next level. We offer both Travel and In-House Cheer. The Cheerleaders are taught by current High School, Competitive, and former Cheerleaders.  Travel cheer will follow the travel football schedule.

As times are changing, the high standards of PJC are not!  All of our football coaches are trained and certified by USA Football and are certified in The Heads Up Program. Our goal is to provide the safest environment possible to teach kids fundamental football and develop them to be as competitive as they wish.  Our coaches attend training seminars given by some of the most reputable coaches in the country.  All coaches and board members are required to complete a background check every year, no exceptions.

Plainfield Jr. Cats is proud to be part of the Midwest Youth "Big 12" Football Conference​ (MYFC)  Other leagues in the MYFC, and who our travel teams will be playing, include: Central Youth Football League, DeKalb Youth Football League, Kaneland Youth Football League, Oswego Youth Tackle Football, Plano Youth Tackle Football, St. Raphael's Football and Yorkville Youth Tackle Football.

 

PJC MISSION STATEMENT:

PJC is committed to providing a positive and nurturing environment for youth Kindergarten thru 8th grade, that will teach lifelong lessons through competition and encouragement.

We believe instilling in all our youth, the importance of scholastic achievement, self esteem, persistence, teamwork and that anything is possible through hard work.

Building these character traits will serve our youth both on and off the field and throughout their lives as productive and responsible leaders in their community.

2016 PJC Handbook.pdf