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Center Jr. Cougars (CJC) is a non-profit, volunteer-run organization, designed to provide tackle football and cheerleading opportunities to Center USD youth ages 6 to 14. It is the goal of CJC to promote academic excellence, sportsmanship, fair play, and teamwork, as well as to provide training and experience for future Center High School Cougars.


CJC is a member of the Sacramento Youth Football League (SYF), a league that does not impose weight limits, which allows all student athletes the opportunity to play. To be a member of SYF, all teams must be affiliated with the local high school, and have written permission from the Varsity Head Coach. CJC is governed by the bylaws created by the Board, and the policies and procedures outlined in the SYF Rule Book.


As a Board we strive to provide quality experiences for young people, uphold the integrity of the Jr. Cougars program goals and maintain reasonable fees.  We strive to continue to build the Jr. Cougars program, work collaboratively with the high school football staff and cheer program and award student athletes who are pursuing higher education. 

CJC is operated entirely by volunteers. Board members, coaches, and instructors volunteer up to 500 or more hours during the year to ensure that the highest quality program can be offered to the student athletes of Center Unified School District.  We appreciate everyone who is helping us make this organization possible for the children of Antelope.

2014 Board

President Digol Jbeily djbeily@centerusd.org
Vice President Chantel Hoad  
Secretary Ipu Afoa ipuafoa@gmail.com
Treasurer Kristina Desgrange krdesgrange@centerusd.org
Business Manager Tanesha Jackson jrcougarmom@gmail.com
Football Coordinator Harvey Heard & Jeff Avitua heardsrus4@yahoo.com & jcavitua@aol.com
Assistant Cheer Coordinator Hope Haley hope.haley26@gmail.com
Parent Participation Director Janice Rickard jrcougarfootballmom@gmail.com


Center Jr. Cougars
7909 Walerga Road, Suite #112
PMB #1221
Antelope, CA 95843
(916) 759-7405
Facebook: Center Jr Cougars