Bulletins

12/15/15

Enrollment for the 2016 Spring and Fall Football and Cheer Seasons is now OPEN!  Register online on the main page or call (714) 488-8888 or email info@bearsjrallamerican.com.  Register early and take advantage of your considerable discounts.

1/15/14

Enrollment for the 2014 Fall Football and Cheer Season is now OPEN!  Register online on the main page or call (714) 488-8888 or email info@bearsjrallamerican.com.  Register early and take advantage of your considerable discounts.

1/12/14

Enrollment for the 2014 Spring Football and Cheer Season is now OPEN!  Register online on the main page or call (714) 488-8888 or email info@bearsjrallamerican.com.

7/29/13

The Bears Family 2nd Annual Haircut a thon is Sunday, August 4 from 8:30 AM – 2
PM at A Fullerton Barber Shop, 319 N. Euclid St., Fullerton 92833 in the Stater
Bros. shopping center.  A $10 donation is requested (a regular haircut is $14)
with all proceed benefiting the Bears Family.  So BRING A PLAYER, TAKE A FAMILY
MEMBER AND FRIENDS.  School is starting soon so everyone could use a nice
haircut to begin the academic year.  Cheerleaders have fathers and brothers.
They should come and support their cheerleader.

7/22/13

The Bears Family 2013 Fall Football & Cheer Season(s) begins! Practices are at Richman Park and Richman Elementary School.

Go BEARS!

6/21/13

The Bears Family Parent Meeting for the 2013 Fall Cheer and Football Season(s) is Saturday, June 22 from 1 PM – 2 PM @ Pacific Drive Elementary School, 1501 W. Valencia Dr., Fullerton 92833.

6/20/13

The Bears Family is proud to congratulate Coach Stanley’s 2013 Spring Football team for their undefeated season. Great luck in the playoffs! #OCJAAFPride

5/5/13

The Bears Family is proud to announce Junior All American officials have voted us “Best Website” for the month of April. Congratulations Bears Family! #BestInShow
Go BEARS!

3/20/13

The Bears Family is proud to announce registration for Spring Football is nearly full and sold out once more.  There are only a few openings left.  Spring Cheer is still accepting registrations.
Don’t miss out on playing football and cheering in the spring!  Contact a Bears Family Staff member at 714-488-8888 to register.
Go BEARS!

2/6/13

Bears Family 2013 Registration Event @ Top Class Pizza, 1927 W. Malvern Ave., Fullerton 92833.

Wednesday, February 20 from 5 PM – 8 PM.

While supplies last folks.

1/30/13

Our Bears Family Cheer Program returns from JAMZ Nationals in Las Vegas champions again!  Two years in a row lady Bears have dominated!  Amazing run Bears Family! Congratulations ladies!  Champions once more.

1/16/13

Our Anthony Duran’s memorial service is Friday, January 18 at 11:30 AM.  Please join us as we lift up Anthony and try to comfort his family (Calvary Chapel, 14762 Jackson St., Midway City next to Westminster 92655). To Our Dearest Anthony, Do not be afraid, for I have redeemed you: I have called you by your name, you are mine. Should you pass through the sea, I will be there with you; or through rivers, they will not swallow you up. Should you walk through fire, you will not be scorched and the flames will not burn you… Do not be afraid, for I am with you. —Isaiah 43

8/6/12

Opening Day Picture Schedule:
Saturday, August 18
LOCATION: Sunny Hills High School, 1801 Warburton Way, Fullerton 92833
7:45 AM – Bears Family Group Picture (all teams, players, cheerleaders, family members, friends)
8 AM – Opening Day Ceremonies: Team & Player Introductions, Pep Rally, Awards Ceremony, Presentations
9 AM – Jr. Future League Division Black Team (Coach Stanley)
9:15 AM – Jr. Future League Division Orange Team (Coach Cobbs)
9:30 AM – Jr. Midget Division (Coach Caffrey)
10 AM – Jr. Pee Wee Division (Coach Shenault)
10:45 AM – Future League Division Black Team (Coach Russo)
11:15 AM – Clinic Division (Coach Lathrum)
11:45 AM – Pee Wee Division (Coach Evans)
12:15 PM – Future League Division Orange Team (Coach Duran)
12:45 PM – Midget Division (Coach Lux)

 

7/25/12

DONATE YOUR OLD SHOES

Donate any old shoe.  They don’t have to be in pairs.  They can be any size, shape or form.  Donate shoes and help the Bears Family.

All proceeds go towards the Bears Family Year End Banquet.
Please donate any and all shoes to your team manager or mom by August 1.
Go BEARS!

7/13/12

GET A HAIRCUT
SUPPORT THE BEARS
Donate $10 to A Fullerton Barber Shop, and you will receive a haircut just in time for the first day of practice. The weather is hot and muggy. A new haircut may be just what the doctor ordered for a fresh start to a new football and cheer season.
Haircuts are regularly $14, but for ONE DAY ONLY, A Fullerton Barber Shop is giving haircuts for $10 between the hours of 8:30 AM – 1:30 PM and ALL MONEYS RAISED GOES TO SUPPORT THE BEARS FAMILY!
Show team unity and come as a group, squad, family, or team. Show Bears support and come out and enjoy the company of your Bears Family folks and allow our children to benefit from your generosity and great kindness.
DATE: Sunday, July 15
WHERE: A Fullerton Barber Shop, 319 N. Euclid St., Fullerton 92832 (in the Stater Bros. shopping center)
WHEN: 8:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Go BEARS!

7/6/12

ANNOUNCING: Coach Evans invites all Pee Wee Division Bears Family members to 2218 Revere Ave., Fullerton 92831 on Saturday, July 7 @ 1:30 PM for his Team Meet & Greet and Parent Orientation.

6/5/12

ANNOUNCING: It is with great pleasure that the Bears Family announces Coach Dave Lux as the Head Coach for the Midget Division in 2012. Coach Lux returns in 2012 for his sixth season with the extended Bears Family. We thank the Lux family for their dedication to the Bears Family.

5/15/12

Bears Family Paperwork/Physical/Equipment Sizing/Uniform Fitting Date is Saturday, May 19.

LOCATION: 1546 Camden Pl., Fullerton 92833

This date is mandatory for those already registered for the 2012 Fall Football & Cheer season to attend.

Physicals will be performed by a sports physician for $20.

Schedule is below:

FOOTBALL: 5 & 6 year olds: 10 AM

FOOTBALL: 7 & 8 year olds: 10:30 AM

CHEER: 5, 6, 7, 8 year olds: 11 AM

FOOTBALL: Jr. Pee Wee Division (10 & 11 year olds): 11:30 PM

CHEER: 9, 10, 11 year olds: 12 PM

FOOTBALL: Pee Wee Division: 12:30 PM

FOOTBALL: Clinic Division (9 & 10 year olds): 1 PM

CHEER: 12, 13 year olds: 1:30 PM

FOOTBALL: Jr. Midget Division: 2 PM

5/3/12

The Bears Family Spring Football Picture Day is Sunday, May 6, 2012

LOCATION: Pacific Drive Elementary School

11 AM: Bears Family JC
11:30 AM: Bears Family Orange
12 PM: Bears Family Black
12:30 PM: Bears Family PW
1 PM: Bears Family JM

5/2/12

The Bears Family would like to congratulate Coach Eric Jones, Coach Eloy Duran, the Bears Family Jr. Clinic Staff and the entire amazingly inspiring Jr. Clinic division for their wonderful shutout win against the South Bay Packers.

5/1/12

The Bears Family would like to congratulate Coach Jeremy Coble, Coach Jim Duck and the Bears Family Jr. Midget division for their business as usual victory against the Fountain Valley Barons (18-4). With an undefeated 2-0 record in the 2012 Spring Football season, the Bears Family is well represented by our talented Jr. Midget Bears.

4/5/12

ANNOUNCING: It is with great pleasure that the Bears Family announces Coach Jon Caffrey will be coaching the Bears Family Jr. Midget division for the 2012 fall football season. Coach Caffrey was the very successful head coach of Whittier Christian High School and is the current head of the Sunny Hills football program. We thank the Caffrey family for their dedication to the Bears Family and their community and wish Coach Caffrey great luck in the 2012 fall season.

4/4/12

The Bears Family welcomes the Culver City Jr. Centaurs as the newest cheer and football chapter in Orange County Junior All American Football. Competition is fierce here. Finest in the country. Good luck in 2012!

#HoldTheRope

3/28/12

ANNOUNCING: 2012 Spring Football registration has closed.

Teams are full. Thank you Bears Family for your amazing support of Spring Football. The demand was overwhelming. Please register for the 2013 Spring Football season.

Go BEARS!

 

3/21/12

ANNOUNCING: 2012 Spring Football Uniform Pick Up

DATE: Saturday, April 14.

LOCATION: 1546 Camden Pl., Fullerton 92833

Please contact a Bears Family Staff member or your team’s coaching staff for more information.

3/7/12

ANNOUNCING: 2012 Spring Football Season Game 2, 3, 4, and 5 are all home games for the entire Bears Family.

3/6/12

ANNOUNCING: 2012 Spring Football Season Game 1 is an away game for the entire Bears Family. Location: Junipero Serra High School, 14830 S. Van Ness Ave., Gardena.

3/5/12

ANNOUNCING: 2012 Spring Football Season uniform fitting and enrollment tuition due date is Monday, March 12. Spring Football uniforms will be ordered Tuesday, March 13.

2/12/12

ANNOUNCING: FBU NFL Coaching Clinic

This Coaching Clinic is FREE for all Bears Family Staff members and Bears Family parents, who wish to attend and become better youth football coaches.
DATE: Saturday, February 25
TIME: 8 AM
LOCATION: Calabasas High School, 22855 W. Mulholland Hwy., Calabasas

Go BEARS!

#HoldTheRope

2/3/12

ANNOUNCING: The first of our FREE 2012 Bears Family football camps.

DATE: Saturday, March 24

This camp is available to all Bears Family members, their friends, and family who are 5th-8th grade. This camp will be hosted by La Habra High School Head Coach Frank Mazzotta and his staff. Coach Mazzotta’s program have been Freeway League Champions 9 out of the last 10 years. His teams have won CIF in 2002, 2003, 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010. This week Coach Mazzotta’s program had two players sign full Division I football scholarships to PAC-12 schools UCLA and Washington State. More information will follow. Please keep the date in mind for your calendaring purposes.

Go BEARS!

#HoldTheRope

2/2/12

ANNOUNCING: The Bears Family continues registration for the 2012 Spring football season. Contact a Bears Family Staff member to register or for more information.

2/1/12

ANNOUNCING: The Bears Family is excited to announce the Bears Family Jr. Clinic Cheerleaders won the 2nd Place honors and trophy at the JAMZ Nationals Cheer Competition.

The Bears Family is also excited to announce the Bears Family Pee Wee Cheerleaders won the 4th Place honors and trophy at the JAMZ Nationals Cheer Competition.

Amazing job ladies!

1/5/12

ANNOUNCING: The Bears Family is excited to announce its first Registration Event on Wednesday, January 18, 2012.

LOCATION: Top Class Pizza, 1927 W. Malvern Ave., Fullerton 92833

TIME: 5:30 PM – 8 PM

Come and enroll early to be a member of the spring or fall cheer or football Class of 2012 and receive a discount and gift for your early registration.

Go BEARS!

12/20/11

The Bears Family is proud to debut its 2012 Football & Cheer seasons trailer:

Enjoy folks.
Thank you to Mr. Richard McFarland and Mr. Rob Britton for their efforts.

 

12/15/11

ANNOUNCING: The Bears Family is excited to announce its first Electronics Recycling Event on Saturday, January 7, 2012.

LOCATION: Parks Jr. High School in Fullerton

TIME: 10 AM – 3 PM

 

12/10/11

ANNOUNCING: It is with great pleasure that the Bears Family announces Coach James Evans’ return for the 2012 football season. Coach Evans returns in 2012 for his third season with the Bears Family. We thank the Evans family for their dedication to the Bears Family.

10/30/11

ANNOUNCING: It is with great pleasure that the Bears Family announces Coach Fay Zabecki’s return for the 2012 cheer season. Coach Zabecki returns in 2012 for her second season with the Bears Family. We thank the Zabecki family for their dedication to the Bears Family.

10/29/11

ANNOUNCING: All Conference Game Selections for the Bears Family Clinic Division!Offensive Line: Blake Eckerd
Offensive Back: Jalen Hill
Defensive Line: Alan Moreno
Defensive Back: Roberto PerezCongratulations to the Eckerd, Hill, Moreno, and Perez families.Great luck at All Conference gentlemen in representing the Bears Family.Go BEARS!

10/28/11

ANNOUNCING: All Conference Game Selections for the Bears Family Jr. Clinic Division!

 

Offensive Line: Cooper Miller
Offensive Back: Leland Mangrum III
Defensive Line: Justin Bliss
Defensive Back: Kenneth Lathrum

Congratulations to the Miller, Mangrum, Bliss, and Lathrum families.

Great luck at All Conference gentlemen representing the Bears Family.

Go BEARS!

10/27/11

ANNOUNCING: It is with great pleasure that the Bears Family announces Coach William Russo’s return for the 2012 football season. Coach Russo returns in 2012 for his third season with the Bears Family. We thank the Russo family for their dedication to the Bears Family.

10/26/11

ANNOUNCING: Bears Family Year End Awards BanquetDate: Saturday, December 3
Location: Knott’s Berry Farm Resort Hotel
Admission: Players/cheerleaders FREE, Adults: $20, Children: $10, Children under 3 are FREEAdmission includes all you can eat food and drinks.This is our opportunity to really celebrate these cheerleaders and players so bring the entire family and invite friends and let’s really support our Bears Family and have a great time doing so.Please contact your Team Mom or Bears Family Staff member to RSVP.Go BEARS!

10/25/11

ANNOUNCING: All Conference Game Selections for the Bears Family Pee Wee Cheer Division!Cheer: Karissa Bryan
Cheer: Amanda Evans
Cheer: Lillie-Rei Vasquez
Cheer: Chloe ZabeckiCongratulations to the Bryan, Evans, Vasquez, and Zabecki families.Great luck at All Conference ladies in representing the Bears Family.Go BEARS!

10/24/11

ANNOUNCING: All Conference Game Selections for the Bears Family Clinic Cheer Division!Cheer: Sierra Fischer
Cheer: Roxana Recio
Cheer: Jocelyn Valdez
Cheer: Autymn WearyCongratulations to the Fischer, Recio, Valdez, and Weary families.Great luck at All Conference ladies in representing the Bears Family.Go BEARS!

10/23/11

ANNOUNCING: All Conference Game Selections for the Bears Family Jr. Clinic Cheer Division!Cheer: Kristen Collins
Cheer: Melissa Galvez
Cheer: Marlene Lemus
Cheer: Alena UhamakaCongratulations to the Collins, Galvez, Lemus, and Uhamaka families.Great luck at All Conference ladies in representing the Bears Family.Go BEARS!

10/22/11

ANNOUNCING: It is with great pleasure that the Bears Family announces Coach Kirk Lathrum as the Head Coach for the Clinic Division in 2012. Coach Lathrum returns in 2012 for his third season with the Bears Family. We thank the Lathrum family for their dedication to the Bears Family.

10/21/11

ANNOUNCING: Early registration for the 2012 spring and fall football and cheer season(s) is now OPEN!!!
ONLY valid if paid in full by Saturday, December 3.

Spring football discounted enrollment: $100 (Regularly $175)
Fall flag football discounted enrollment: $125 (Regularly $200)
Fall tackle football discounted enrollment: $250 (Regularly $500)
Fall cheer discounted enrollment: $250 (Regularly $500 +)

(base registration fees do not include fundraisers or additional equipment)

For more information contact Bears Family Staff @ info@fullertonbears.com or (714) 488-8888.

10/18/11

Congratulations! Bears Family cheerleaders:Bears Family Jr. Clinic Cheerleaders: 3rd PLACE
Bears Family Clinic Cheerleaders: 1st PLACE
Bears Family Pee Wee Cheerleaders: 2nd PLACEAMAZING JOB LADIES!Go BEARS!

10/5/11

 

TO YOU THE PARENTS it should be all about the desire to do what’s right for your kids by keeping a safe and sane place for our kids to play. You have the ability to make sure that the area around the game is always under control. You must have positive motivation for both teams on the field and cheer for all.

Read more in this week’s What’s New newsletter from OCJAAF.  Download the PDF here.

 

10/3/11

Bears Family Week 5 Game Schedules:WELCOME TO HOMECOMING WEEKHOME – Jr. Clinic Bears – BYE (no game)
Jr. Future League Bears 8 AM vs. Santa Fe Spring Ravens
Future League Bears 9:30 AM vs. Whittier Trojans
Clinic Bears 11 AM vs. Westminster Lions
Pee Wee Bears 1 PM vs. Placentia Steelers
Jr. Midget Bears 3 PM vs. South County PatriotsGo BEARS!

10/1/11

ALL BEARS FAMILY MEMBERS AND THEIR FRIENDS/FAMILY are hereby cordially invited to the first annual Bears Family Homecoming Spooktakular
PLEASE COME IN COSTUMES FOR THE BEST COSTUME CONTEST!
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8
6 PM TO 10 PM
Tickets are $ 7.00 per person now and $ 10.00 at the door
LOCATION:
The HAUNTED Boys and Girls Club of Fullerton
410 Richman Avenue
Fullerton, CA 92836
Please RSVP as soon as possible with your Team Mom.

9/30/11

Bears Family Week 4 Game Schedules:HOME – NO HOME GAMES
Pee Wee Bears – BYE (no game)
AWAY – Jr. Future League Bears 12 NOON @ Westminster Lions
Future League Bears 11:30 AM @ South Gate Aztecs
Jr. Clinic Bears 9 AM @ Mona Park Hurricanes
Clinic Bears 3 PM @ Inglewood Jets
Jr. Midget Bears 3 PM @ Fountain Valley BaronsGo BEARS!

9/23/11

Good sportsmanship is when teammates, opponents, coaches, and officials treat each other with respect. Kids learn the basics of sportsmanship from the adults in their lives, especially their parents and their coaches. Kids who see adults behaving in a sportsmanlike way gradually come to understand that the real winners in sports are those who know how to persevere and to behave with dignity whether they win or lose a game.

Read more in this week’s What’s New newsletter from OCJAAF.  Download the PDF HERE.

9/21/11

Bears Family Picture Day Coupon:

http://fullertonbears.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/mvpcoupon1.jpg

9/15/11

HOPE IS THE BELIEF IN WHAT IS POSSIBLE AND THE EXPECTATION OF THINGS TO COME.

We need to instill in our youth that HOPE is what will keep them moving in a forward direction. HOPE breeds character and this character will breed HOPE. In the end this HOPE will not disappoint you but will keep you strong. Use HOPE and imagination as weapons of survival and progress.

Read more in this week’s What’s New newsletter from OCJAAF.  Download the PDF HERE.

9/12/11

Bears Family Week 2 Game Schedules:HOME – Jr. Future League Bears – BYE (no game)
Future League Bears 11:30 AM vs. Fountain Valley Barons
Jr. Clinic Bears 1 PM vs. Mission Viejo Cowboys Blue

Clinic Bears 3 PM vs. South Gate Aztecs

AWAY – Pee Wee Bears 9 AM @ Irvine Chargers

Jr. Midget Bears 3 PM @ South Gate AztecsGo BEARS!

 

09/07/11

Bears Family Week 1 Game Schedules:HOME – Jr. Future League Bears 9:30 AM vs. Mission Viejo Cowboys
Pee Wee Bears 11 AM vs. Carson Colts
Jr. Midget Bears 1 PM vs. Placentia Steelers
AWAY – Future League Bears 9:30 AM @ Irvine Chargers
Jr. Clinic Bears 9 AM @ Cerritos Steelers
Clinic Bears 3 PM @ Carson ColtsBears Family remember 9/11Go BEARS!

08/30/11

UPDATE:  New Game schedules are in! Download the PDF here.

 

08/10/11

REMINDER: Bears Family Cookie Dough Fundraiser is due today.

Please turn in all fundraiser moneys to a Bears Family staff member or the Team Mom for your respective team.
Go BEARS!

08/07/11

ANNOUNCING Bears Family Snack Bar to Benefit Coach Kirk Lathrum’s Jr. Clinic Team: Wednesday, August 10.
Please support Coach Lathrum’s Jr. Clinic team and our Bears Family.
Go BEARS!

 

07/22/11

ENDORSES: Sunny Hills High School Full Contact Tackling 101 AcademyTeaching fundamental tackling in full gear. Great for the coming season for first year players and returners who can learn tackling in full pads.

Bears Family members receive a discounted rate. Only $35.

Saturday, July 30
8 AM-12 NOON

Players must have helmet, shoulder pads, 7 piece pad set.

Register with a B Family Staff member (714) 488-8888.

 

07/15/11

ANNOUNCING: FREE OAKLAND RAIDER MARCEL REECE FOOTBALL CAMP

Raider fullback Marcel Reece is inviting Bears Family members to his football camp for FREE.

Date: Saturday, July 23
Time: 9 AM-11:30 AM for 5-9 year olds

               12 NOON-2 PM for 10-13 year olds
Location: Hesperia High School in Hesperia

Campers receive shirt, lunch, and gift bag.

 

07/13/11

 

The Bears Family is proud to
ENDORSE: Win the Day Tackling 101 Academy

Teaching fundamental tackling. A great preparation for the coming season for first year players and returners who can learn the fundamentals of tackling. This is an opportunity for players and parents to get a head start to the coming tackle season, two days before the 2011 fall season begins.

Bears Family members receive a discounted rate. Only $35.

Saturday, July 23
8 AM-12 NOON

Register with a B Family Staff member (714) 488-8888.

07/11/11

FREE FOOTBALL CAMP: Old Spice Anthony Muñoz Football Camp

Hall of Famer and USC Trojan Muñoz is offering a free camp to all Bears Family members. First 200 come first serve.

July 30 & 31: 9 AM-12:30 PM @ Chaffey High School

Free shirt, autographs, photo, 7 hrs of instruction.

Register at: https://thriva.activenetwork.com/Reg4/(S(obzle255fwgy0l2cuupj4yi5))/Form.aspx?regkey=RpYOYPxE378wNjTYCkFkMw%3d%3d&qid=17674

07/08/11

Bears Family Member DeSean Jackson is offering a discounted $299 rate for our Bears Family Members to attend his July 16 football & speed camp @ Long Beach College’s Veterans Stadium.
The Bears Family should support DeSean Jackson, who was kind enough to be the featured guest at our annual football camp.

For more info: http://www.thegreencircle.com/Torrey%20Charles/Desean%20Jackson/FASTCamp.htm

07/05/11

ANNOUNCING: FREE SPEED & AGILITY CLINIC

Bears Family members are invited to attend a FREE speed & agility clinic on Thursday, July 7, 6 PM-7:30 PM.

For more information contact (714) 488-8888 or info@bearsjrallamerican.com

06/26/11

ANNOUNCING: Bears Family Fireworks Stand
Corner of Beach Blvd. & Orangethorpe Ave. in Buena Park

Fireworks are available for pre-sale now and to general public at noon, Friday, July 1.

Purchase fireworks, celebrate our national holiday, and donate to the Bears Family.

06/25/11

Spring Game Schedule week of July 4:

There are no practices or games this week in honor of our nation’s July 4th holiday.

Happy 4th of July Bears Family!

Go BEARS!

06/24/11

ANNOUNCING: Bears Family Poker Tournament

Benefit for the Bears Family Cheer program.
Wednesday, June 29.
$40 donation to the Bears Family.
Prizes and fun for all Bears Family fathers.

06/21/11

Spring Game Schedule Sunday, June 26:

CLINIC: 10 AM – Bears vs. SOGATE Aztecs/HB Oilers
PEE WEE (Team Orange): 11 AM – Bears vs. COMP Titans/SB Packers
PEE WEE (Team Black): 1 PM – Bears vs. HB Oilers/ING Jets
JR. MIDGET: 3 PM – Bears vs. MV Cowboys/BELL Broncos

(NOTE: Schedule is subject to change)

Location: Junipero Serra High School • 14830 S. Van Ness Ave., Gardena

Go BEARS!

06/20/11

Bears Cheer Program Parent Meeting
Thursday, June 23
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Agenda: Meet & Greet Cheer Coach, Practice Schedule, Cheer Camp, Tuition, etc.
Please contact the Bears Family Cheer Coordinator or your cheer coach for more information.

06/19/11

Honorary Bears Family member DeSean Jackson tweeted this yesterday and released the tweet on his website:

“DeseanJackson10: Giving back to the kids in Fullerton CA much love had great time!”

DeSean Jackson posted this photo:

http://lockerz.com/s/111903065

A big Bears Family thank you DeSean Jackson (recently voted 29th best player in the NFL by current players)!

06/18/11

The Bears Family would like to thank DeSean Jackson for coming out and supporting our Bears Family.
Thank yous to: Coach Jon Caffery @ SHHS, Xenith Helmets, OCJAAF sister chapters Bellflower, Cerritos, Compton, Huntington Beach, Long Beach, Mona Park, and Whittier for coming out in support, and Diamond Bar Pop Warner for being gracious guests.
And a BIG THANK YOU to all the Bears Family members who came out to enjoy the 2nd Annual Bears Family Football Camp.
Go BEARS!

 

06/17/11

Dear Bears Family Members,
Below are the newly approved minutes from the City of Fullerton’s Parks and Recreation Commission meeting where the Bears Junior All American Football & Cheer Family were officially approved as partner status with the city.
CITY OF FULLERTON
PARKS AND RECREATION COMMISSION
Meeting Minutes
Regular Meeting
City Council Chamber
Monday, May 9, 2011
6:30 p.m.
CALL TO ORDER
Chair Stanford called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m.
FLAG SALUTE
Commissioner San Roman led the flag salute.
ROLL CALL
Present: Scott Hayes, Barry Levinson, Kirk San Roman, Kathleen Shanfield (arrived at 6:32 p.m.), Scott Stanford, and Carl Van Gorden
Absent: None
Staff: Parks and Recreation Interim Director Wes Morgan; Parks and Recreation
Managers Grace Lowe, Alice Loya, Dannielle Mauk, and Judy Peterson; Parks
Project Manager Hugo Curiel; Building and Facilities Superintendent Lyman
Otley; and Landscape Superintendant Dennis Quinlivan.
PUBLIC COMMENTS
None
5. FULLERTON JUNIOR ALL-AMERICAN REQUEST FOR PARTNER STATUS
Interim Director Morgan introduced the agenda item and briefed the Commission on the Policy Regarding Parks and Recreation Commission-Recognized Youth Sports Organizations. Interim Director Morgan introduced Mr. Fred Jung with Fullerton Junior All-American Football, who in turn gave a brief overview of his organization and answered questions from the Commission.
Commissioner Shanfield asked where their organization was practicing and playing this current season. Mr. Jung stated that practices and home games were being held at Sunny Hills High School, permitted by the Fullerton Unified High School District. Commissioner Shanfield asked about injury rates and how weight limits are adopted. Mr. Jung answered that there was one serious injury being a broken wrist taking place during flag football. He noted that weight limits are reviewed and voted on yearly by the Fullerton Junior All-American Football council and chapters and take into account national data on weight to make those decisions. Commissioner Shanfield noted the value of youth sports and her concerns are about safety in contact sports.
Commissioner San Roman asked if there are any long-term agreements with Sunny
Hills High School for field use. Mr. Jung answered no. Commissioner Hayes asked for clarification on the request for partner status since they already have field usage at Sunny Hills High School. Mr. Jung stated that they would like Fullerton Junior All-American Football recognized as a partner group to legitimize
their organization, possibly provide storage and help alleviate storage costs, and
obtaining a field for their spring season. Interim Director Morgan noted that partner youth organization contact information is included in the Fullerton Connect brochure mailed to Fullerton residents three times a year.
Commissioner Hayes asked if partner status is not granted, would they accept an associate status with the City. Mr. Jung said partner status was applied for at this time and is the only status they would consider at this time.
Commissioner Van Gorden asked if Fullerton Junior All-American Football stores
equipment at Sunny Hills High School and if the Department provides storage space to other youth leagues. Mr. Jung stated that they are not storing their equipment at the school, but are renting space at a storage facility. Recreation Manager Lowe clarified that some concession stands have small space for storage and Lions Field has storage for football and softball equipment.
Chair Stanford asked Mr. Jung to describe the main differences between Fullerton Pop Warner football and Fullerton Junior All-American Football. Mr. Jung noted that Fullerton Junior All-American Football provides a spring season of non-contact flag football, with no weight limits on the children participating. Chair Stanford asked if Fullerton Junior All-American Football requests field space in the future, how they would recommend allocating those fields. Mr. Jung stated that their organization is not looking to displace any other youth organizations and some community members may be better served by other leagues. Fullerton Junior All-American Football would work with the City in the future, if more field space is requested.
Chair Stanford asked for clarification on the cost structure for children participating in Fullerton Junior All-American Football. Mr. Jung noted that participants pay $325 per season with early registration discounts available. He also noted that scholarships are available to those who cannot afford the price.
Commissioner San Roman asked how many Junior All-American Football organizations participate in the spring season and if other cities have both Pop Warner and Junior All-American Football organizations. Mr. Jung answered that the spring season participation is elective and varies each season. He noted several cities that have both Pop Warner and Junior All-American Football organizations.
Public Comment

The following members of the public spoke in support of Fullerton Junior All-American Football obtaining partner status with the City of Fullerton Parks and Recreation Department:
Angela Jones, Jeremy Coble, Don Woullard, Mandy Jung, Arthur Bravo, Jon
Manuele, and Vern Stewart.

The following members of the public spoke regarding Fullerton Junior All-American Football obtaining partner status with the City of Fullerton Parks and Recreation Department:
Mike Parrot and Jimbo Wright
Commissioner Levinson noted that Fullerton Junior All-American Football meets the policy criteria as it is written in his opinion and issues regarding lack of space or duplication of services are not clearly addressed in the policy. Interim Director Morgan said the policy may be revised in the future. Commissioner Shanfield agreed with Commissioner Levinson.
Commissioner Shanfield MADE A MOTION and Commissioner Van Gorden
SECONDED the motion to approve Fullerton Junior All-American Football’s application to become a partner with the City of Fullerton Parks and Recreation Department, meeting the requirements outlined in the Policy Regarding Parks and Recreation Commission-Recognized Youth Sports Organizations.
AYES: Levinson, San Roman, Stanford, Shanfield, Van Gorden
NOES: Hayes
ABSENT: None
The MOTION PASSED 5-1.
(Hayes was until 2011, the Vice President of Fullerton Pop Warner. And if he was a decent fellow, would have abstained based on obvious conflicts of interest.)
Full minutes are available for viewing at:

06/13/11

Spring Schedule Reminder: Sunday, June 19:

NO GAMES in honor of Father’s Day

“My father used to play with my brother and me in the yard. Mother would come out and say, “You’re tearing up the grass.”

“We’re not raising grass,” Dad would reply. “We’re raising boys.”
~ Harmon Killebrew

A Happy Father’s Day to all the fathers in the Bears Family.

06/07/11

ANNOUNCING: 2ND ANNUAL BEARS FOOTBALL CAMP

Head Coach Jon Caffery of the Sunny Hills High School football program is hosting the second annual free Bears football camp for all Bears Family members and friends.

Each Bears Family member will receive a FREE t-shirt.

The Bears Junior All American Football Camp is Saturday, June 18, 2011 from 8 AM – 12 Noon at Sunny Hills High School.

Special guest DeSean Jackson will be in attendance.

Location: Sunny Hills High School, 1801 Warburton Wy., Fullerton 92833

06/06/11

The Fullerton Bears Junior All American Football Family is pleased to announce Coach Jim Duck as the 2011 Clinic division Head Football Coach. After serving the Bears Family this year in spring football as a coach, Coach Duck returns to the Bears Family in the fall season to continue the tradition. Great luck Coach Duck. Thank you! The Bears Family would like to wish Head Coach Jim Duck and our Clinic division Bears all the best.

06/05/11

ANNOUNCING:  Free Football Camp for all Bears Family Members
Marcedes Lewis Football Camp 2011
FREE to all Bears Family members.
Saturday, June 18, 2011
8:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Location: Long Beach Poly High School Football Stadium, 1600 Atlantic Ave., Long Beach 90813
free lunch, free shirt
Contact info@fullertonbears.com for more info.

 

06/02/11

ANNOUNCING: FREE FOOTBALL CAMP FOR ALL BEARS

Head Coach Anthony White of the Buena Park High School football program is hosting a free football camp for all Bears Family members.

Each Bears Family member will receive a FREE t-shirt.

Coach White’s Football Camp is Saturday, June 18, 2011 from 8 AM – 12 Noon at Buena Park High School.

Location: Buena Park High School, 8833 Academy Dr., Buena Park 90621

05/25/11

Spring Game Schedule Sunday, June 5:

CLINIC Division: 9 AM – Bears vs. COMP Titans
PEE WEE Division (Orange): 11 AM – Bears vs. SBAY Packers
PEE WEE Division (Black): 1 PM – Bears vs. SOC Patriots

JR. MIDGET Division: 6 PM – Bears vs. MV Cowboys 2

Location: Sunny Hills High School • 1801 Warburton Way, Fullerton 92833

Go BEARS!

 

05/17/11

Spring Game Schedule Sunday, May 22:

CLINIC Division: 9 AM – Bears vs. BELLFLOWER Broncos
PEE WEE Division (Team 2): 11 AM – Bears vs. IRVINE Chargers
PEE WEE Division (Team 1): 1 PM – Bears vs. WHITTIER Trojans
JR. MIDGET Division: 4 PM – Bears vs. HUNTINGTON BEACH Oilers

Location: Sunny Hills High School • 1801 Warburton Way, Fullerton 92833

Go BEARS!

05/06/11

NEWS!! Bears Family Field Trip
Mark Sanchez Jets West Camp
Friday, May 6 @ Diablo Stadium, 25025 Christanta Dr., Mission Viejo; 11-12 PM
Bears Family in attendance can meet and greet with Sanchez, Dustin Keller, LaDainian Tomlinson, etc.

05/04/11

Spring Game Schedule Sunday, May 15:

CLINIC Division: 11 AM – Bears vs. MP Hurricanes
PEE WEE Division: 1 PM – Bears vs. CAR Colts
JR. MIDGET Division: 4 PM – Bears vs. MV Cowboys

Location: Junipero Serra High School • 14830 South Van Ness Avenue, Gardena, CA 90249
Please contact your spring football coach or info@fullertonbears.com for more information.

Go BEARS!

 

05/03/11

No Spring Games Sunday, May 8 in honor of Mother’s Day.

To All Bears Family Mothers:

“Mothers hold their child’s hand for a moment and their heart for a lifetime.”

Happy Mother’s Day.

05/01/11

First Spring Game Update:

CLINIC Division: Held Super Bowl Champion Bellflower to one score; Inglewood scoreless

PEE WEE Division: NO ONE SCORES ON THIS TEAM. Held both Inglewood and Huntington Beach scoreless. 5 + INTs.

JR. MIDGET Division: Held Super Bowl Bellflower to 14 and South County scoreless.
Go BEARS!

 

04/27/11

Bears Spring Football Game 1: Sunday, May 1
Location: Junipero Serra High School • 14830 South Van Ness Avenue, Gardena, CA 90249
Game Times: 9:30 AM, 2 PM
Please contact your spring football coach or info@fullertonbears.com for more information.

Go BEARS!

 

04/25/11

The Bears Family is pleased to announce the Bears Family Kickoff Fundraiser that is going on now.  Fundraisers are essential to function of youth sports and for those of you who still have outstanding player/cheerleader balance dues that remain unpaid, these fundraisers are an outstanding avenue for those tuition dues to be paid without sacrificing moneys that may not be readily available in these current economic difficulties.

Please note, if your player/cheerleader is a scholarship awardee or scholarship candidate: the fundraiser is mandatory.  It is a mandatory obligation that you as a parent agreed to as part of being awarded the Bears Family Scholarship.

Please contact a Bears Family Staff member @ (714) 488-8888 or email info@fullertonbears.com and arrange pick up of the fundraiser materials.

 

04/19/11

Bears Junior All American Football is pleased to announce its Spring Football schedule.  Please be advised that the schedule subject to change and times have yet to be confirmed.  All Bears Family teams will travel or be at home together in the Spring.

May 1:  Away
May 8:  Mother’s Day – No Games
May 15:  Away
May 22:  Home
May 29:  Memorial Day weekend – no games
June 5:  Home
June 12:  Home
June 19:  Father’s Day – no games
June 26:  Away
July 3:  Independence Day holiday weekend – no games
July 10:  Home
July 17:  Away

GO BEARS!

04/09/11

Bears Family members participating in Spring Football need to turn in their sizing information to their respective coach by Monday, April 11. Spring football uniforms will be ordered this week. Parents interested in participating in Spring Football need to contact (714) 488-8888 or email info@fullertonbears.com for information. Games begin May 1.

04/04/11

FREE football camp for Bears Family members:

Third Annual Kozak Football Camp for boys 8 to 11. April 4-7, 2011. Canyon High School in Santa Clarita. Lunch is provided. Contact (714) 488-8888 or email: info@fullertonbears.com for more information.

04/03/11

Pro Football Hall of Famer and former USC All-American Anthony Muñoz is hosting a football camp for players ages 7-14. Each camper receives shirt, autograph, and 7 hours of expert instruction.
FREE to all Bears Family members courtesy of Old Spice and Anthony Muñoz.
Location: Chaffey High School, Ontario, July 23-24, 9AM-12:30PM.
Please contact (714) 488-8888 or email info@fullertonbears.com for more information.

04/02/11

25% OFF COUPON at SPORTS AUTHORITY for all BEARS FAMILY MEMBERS.

The coupon is valid in stores from April 7, 2011 until April 13, 2011. Download the coupon by clicking on the coupon link. These savings are brought to Bears Family members courtesy of Bears Junior All American Football & Cheer and Orange County Junior All American Football sponsor Sports Authority.

Sports Authority 25% Off Coupon Link

04/01/11

Bears Family Field Trip
USC Trojans Spring Football Game
Saturday, April 23 @ Los Angeles Coliseum
Please join the Bears Family for a potluck lunch and get an opportunity to watch the Trojans. Bears players and cheerleaders enjoy free admission. USC players will sign autographs after the game. Please contact (714) 488-8888 or email info@…fullertonbears.com for more information or to RSVP.

03/31/11

USA Football Coaching School – Corona, CA

Date: Saturday May 14, 2011 – 8 AM – 1 PM

Location: Santiago High School, 1395 Foothill Parkway, Corona

Price: $30.00

03/30/11

USA Football Player Academy, Cost: $250, Location: Calvin Christian School, 2000 N. Broadway, Escondido, Dates: Jun 27-Jun 30, 8AM-4PM. Refer a Bear and the Bears Family receives a helmet for a scholarship player. Please contact (714) 488-8888 or email info@fullertonbears.com to attend and help a Bear in need.

03/29/11

FREE Coaching Clinic by Thurmond Moore for all Bears Family players courtesy of FBU. Sunday, April 3, 1-3 PM @ Gonzalez Sports Academy, 2390 Boswell Rd., Chula Vista. Contact (714) 488-8888 or email info@fullertonbears.com for more info or RSVP.

03/28/11

FREE Tackling Academy by Coach Thurmond Moore for all Bears Family players courtesy of FBU. Sunday, April 3, 3-5 PM @ Gonzalez Sports Academy, 2390 Boswell Rd., Chula Vista. The Tackling Academy focuses on safe technique and proper fundamentals to tackling.

03/27/11

FREE Win Forever Coaching Workshop for all Bears Family coaches. Friday, April 1 @ the Grammy Museum at LA LIVE. Free workshop with Seattle Seahawk head coach and former USC head coach Pete Carroll. 6-10 PM. Contact (714) 488-8888 or email info@fullertonbears.com to RSVP.

03/26/11

Through a generous endowment from the Bears Junior All American Football & Cheer Booster Club, the Bears Family is proud to announce limited scholarships will be available for players and cheerleaders from low income families. Please contact the Bears Family hotline (714) 488-8888 or email info@fullertonbears.com for more information.

03/25/11

‎2011 football and cheer enrollment for the fall season is filling up quickly. Spring football season registrations for ages 8-14 are nearly complete. There is still time to save on registration for the 2011 spring and fall seasons. Join us at Season Ticket Family Pizza, Monday, 3/28 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Season Ticket Family Pizza is at 6038 Ball Rd.

03/24/11

Servite High School Head Football Coach Troy Thomas is offering a FREE coaching clinic to all Bears Football Family members and coaches. Location: Servite High School, Anaheim. Date: July 9, 8AM – 9AM.

03/21/11

The Bears Junior All American Football Family is pleased to announce Coach William Russo as the 2011 Jr. Future League division Head Football Coach. After serving the Bears Family last year as a coach, Coach Russo returns to the Bears Family to continue the tradition. Great luck Coach Russo. Thank you! The Bears Family would like to wish Head Coach William Russo and our Jr. Future League Bears all the best.

03/16/11

Bears Junior All American Football players are invited to attend the Martin Bayless/La’Roi Glover Football Camp for FREE.

NFL players scheduled to appear include New Orleans Saints running back Reggie Bush, Philadelphia Eagle wide received DeSean Jackson, Oakland Raiders cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha, San Diego Chargers running back Darren Sproles, and New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees.

Location: San Diego High School, Balboa Stadium, San Diego, CA

Saturday, April 2nd
Session 1 from 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m., Grades 3-5
Session 2 from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m., Grades 6-8

Sunday, April 3rd
High School from 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m., Grades 9-12

Camp Hotline: 619-299-6646

03/05/11

The Fullerton Bears Junior All American Football Family is pleased to announce the coaches for the 2011 Jr. Midget Division. Please welcome Coach Danny Perez, Coach Eric Stanley, and Coach Chris Molina to the Bears Family to continue the tradition. Great luck coaches. Thank you! The Bears Family would like to wish you all the best.

03/02/11

Free Skills Camp for 7th-12th graders this Saturday at Buena Park High School, 8am-11am… We have had over 100 participants for the past 2 camps and coach all positions from OL/DL to QBs/WRs and everything in between. This week we have a special guest speaker, you do not want to miss!

For more information go to:
www.BPCoyotes.com

02/24/11

The Bears Football Family’s primary concern is the welfare of your player and cheerleader.
As a result, the Bears Football Family would like to provide some valuable information on sports concussions and inform you of our concussion prevention program.

A concussion is a brain injury that can occur in any sport.

Symptoms of a possible concussion as determined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention include, but are not limited to

• Appears dazed or stunned
• Is confused about assignment
• Forgets plays
• Is unsure of game, score, or opponent
• Moves clumsily
• Answers questions slowly
• Loses consciousness
• Shows behavior or personality changes
• Can’t recall events prior to hit
• Can’t recall events after hit
• Headache
• Nausea
• Balance problems or dizziness
• Double or fuzzy vision
• Sensitivity to light or noise
• Feeling sluggish
• Feeling foggy or groggy
• Concentration or memory problems
• Confusion
Although student athletes often feel pressure to play through the pain, it is important to remember that a concussion is a brain injury and that all concussions are serious.
Other important facts about concussions include that they:

• are caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head
• can occur even if the athlete doesn’t lose consciousness
• can happen in any sport
• may not cause symptoms until days or weeks after the injury
• can cause brain swelling, permanent brain damage, or even death, if an athlete has a second concussion before fully recovering from a first one

Concussion Management

If you think that an athlete has concussion, according to the CDC Heads Up: Concussion in High School Sports program, you should:
1. Seek medical attention right away. A health care professional will be able to decide how serious the concussion is and when it is safe for your teen to return to sports.

2. Keep your teen out of play. Concussions take time to heal. Don’t let your teen return to play until a health care professional says it’s OK. Athletes who return to play too soon, while the brain is still healing, risk a greater chance of having a second concussion. Second or later concussions can be very serious. They can cause permanent brain damage, affecting your teen for a lifetime.

3. Tell all of your teen’s coaches about any recent concussion. Coaches should know if your teen had a recent concussion in ANY sport. Your teen’s coaches may not know about a concussion your teen received in another sport or activity unless you tell them. Knowing about the concussion will allow the coach to keep your teen from activities that could result in another concussion.

4. Remind your teen: It’s better to miss one game than the whole season.

Concussion Facts

About 135,000 children between the ages of 5 and 18 are treated in emergency rooms each year for sports- or recreation-related concussions and other head injuries.

The Bears Family Concussion Awareness and Prevention Program

The Bears Family requires coaches to remove any player who shows signs of a concussion, and bars the player from competing again. Said player is not allowed back onto the practice field or game field that day and will remain so until cleared by a licensed health care professional trained in concussion evaluation and management.

Moreover, the Bears Family has adopted to limit excessive live hitting programs during the beginning of the season and during to not unduly expose our athletes to unwarranted risk. The Bears Family closely monitors its coaches and practices to make certain our athletes are properly supervised.

Lastly, the Bears Family considers insufficient or unsatisfactory equipment one of the primary reasons for concussions. In an effort to prevent such risks, Bears Junior All American Football reconditions and certifies its helmets and shoulder pads every year. While Pop Warner only requires it every other year, and other programs do not require it at all, our yearly reconditioning program is bylaw. Proper equipment fitting is also suspect. To prevent risk of concussions due to improper fitting, all of our equipment managers are factory trained to fit equipment and do so to industry responsible standards.

Our athletes and our Bears Family matters more than winning or monetary savings. We will not risk the health of your child.

02/01/11

‎2011 football and cheer enrollment is filling up quickly. There is still time to save $100 on registration for the 2011 season. Join us at Pepz Pizza Wednesday, 2/23 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Pepz Pizza is at 646 S. Brookhurst St.

01/27/11