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2017 8th Grade Football

Janesville Youth Football is excited to announce that our program is expanding to include an 8th grade league for all 8th grade students in 2017 (public & parochial schools).  Over the last few years we have had an increased request from Janesville parents asking for a more competitive league that would allow their children more opportunity to play as well as prepare them for high school.  Along with our parent requests for this league we have received a tremendous amount of interest from area teams looking to add Janesville into their league.

About the League:

  • We will play a 8-10 games per season 
  • This league will only be open to students going into 8th grade
  • WIAA high school rules apply with the exception of a few rules pertaining to blitzing, and size of ball carrier (weight limit)
  • All games will vary in location from hosting at Janesville Youth Football Fields, to traveling to area cities (no overnights)
  • WIAA certified officials are mandatory for this league which will help ensure safety

We feel this league will give them the best advantage for preparation as they head into high school football. Your young athlete will be playing the level of competition they will see in high school.


JYF 8th grade football details

  • Cost will be $110 per athlete. No athlete will be turned down due to cost.
  • All equipment will be provided as well as uniforms. (exception cleats, mouthguards, etc.)
  • We have a number of extremely qualified coaches interested in coaching your children from former Division 1 athletes to former high school head coaches. .
  • There is no tryouts, this is not an all star team.  Everyone will receive playing time and everyone is encouraged to sign up.
  • Team (s) will broken up into school districts so your son will be playing with his classmates as he would at the middle school level.
  • As you can see by playing Milton this year that playing high level of competion is a proven program with the level of play they brought. This league is for any athlete that wants to advance their football skills and play at a high level to prep for high school.

I understand there will be questions/ concerns regarding this new league and I strongly encourage you to email Trever Brandenburg at with any questions.  Thanks again for your time and look forward to seeing this program continue to grow in the right direction.

Mission Statement

Janesville Youth Football is dedicated to helping today's youth and their families enjoy organized football.  The goal of Janesville Youth Football is to make the experience fun for the children and their families throughout the year. The program is designed not only to teach the youth players fundamentals about football, but to teach them about teamwork and goals which will aid in their future life experiences.


Trever Brandenburg


Phone: 608-290-4644

Jeremy Smalley

Commissioner of Flag Football

Phone: 608-290-0895

Tim Shaw

Commissioner of the 7th and 8th grade teams

Phone: 608 289 5780