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Screech Our Mascot

Screech joined the Jr Blackhawks in 2017 and was immediately a hit with everyone including the opposing teams!

He brings a positive attitude to every game and even causes some mischief every so often just to keep things entertaining.

Be on the lookout on game day as you never know if he will be circulating in the stands, be on the sideline throwing his own flag on the Ref's or cheering with the cheerleaders. 

JV Football

Will Conway

JV Head Football Coach is Will Conway, he is also an assistant coach on our Freshmen staff.  Will is new to our community and comes to us with a great deal of athletic and coaching experience.  Will and his family have dedicated themselves to our program in a big way so far this year.  When they were looking at the Brandon community to call their home they attended one of our Varsity games last year, purchased their Brandon gear and decided to stay!  He and his family are excited to be Blackhawks and have already given so much back to our organization.  Welcome to the team!  

Sam Johnson

Sam Johnson is our assistant JV Coach this season.  Sam is extremely athletic and passionate about youth sports.  He is familiar with our coaching staff and is looking forward to bringing his love for football to the field.  

Ryan Hannon

We are welcoming Ryan to our organization and welcoming him home from his time away as he has been serving in the United States Army!  Ryan has a great deal of sport knowledge, passion and is looking forward to working with our athletes.  Ryan also has had medical training during his time in the US Army and takes the safety of our players very seriously.  We are so excited that he is choosing our organization to give back to the community.  Thank you for your service, Ryan!

Freshman Football

Julieanna Sherrod

Freshman Head Football Coach is Julieanna Sherrod.  Julieanna's oldest son was a BJB football player for 3 years and she dedicated herself to coaching, volunteering and anything else that was needed.  Now her youngest son will be starting flag football with BJB and she is looking forward to volunteering her time to our program again.  Julieanna comes to our organization with a great deal of sports background and coaching.  Julieanna is also a paramedic/firefighter who puts the safety of our athletes first!  We look forward to her energy and excitement on the field again this year.  

Dylan Lavery

Dylan is our Freshmen Assistant coach this season!  He has a younger brother in the program and is looking forward to sharing this experience with him.  Dylan grew up playing football and has wanted to stay involved with the sport after high school.  He is a hard working young man who has a fire burning for young athletes learning a new sport.  He is excited to help the young football players fall in love with the game.  

JV CHEER

Amber Traub

Amber Traub is our JV Head Coach for the 2019 Season.  She has coached for Brandon High School Cheer Program in past years.  Ambers cheer teams have received high rankings in all competitions.  Amber's daughter Ava Traub is on our Mascot Cheer Team.  

Lydia Bolinger & Olivia Hanson

Lydia and Olivia are our JV assistant coaches this season!  These ladies are BHS cheerleaders who have been a part of our youth program for several years.  Both of these ladies were once BJB Cheerleaders and now are continuing to give back and volunteer their time to coach.  They both bring a lot of excitement to our staff.

Flag Football

Steve Hicks

Steve is not only the VP of our organization he is our Flag football head coach this season.  Steve plays a vital role in our organization and has given so much of his time to our success.  He has had children in our program and this year is his youngest sons last year in BJB.  We are looking forward to kicking off our 1st Flag season with Steve as our head coach.  

Assistant Flag Coach 5/6- Kyle Earl

Kyle is joining our program for his first year as his son is joining our flag football team!  Kyle has a few things he is extremely passionate about in life.. His sons, his wife, the beach, Disney and Football!  We are so excited to have him and his family joining us this year.  Kyle is light hearted, fun and I see a lot of laughter in the future for our kiddo's.  

Assistant Flag Coach 7/8 - Joel Newsom

Hi Everyone my name is Joel I am looking forward to assisting the flag football team this year. I am a Brandon High School graduate. I have been coaching football for many years. Previously I assistant coached the JV team for 2 years and then to high-school Freshmen team. My children are joining the program this year Mascot Cheer & Flag Football. I am excited for my family to rejoin the BJB organization and give back by coaching. Looking forward to a successful season and getting these little athletes excited about sports!

FRESHMAN CHEER

Marianne Sherrod

Marianne Sherrod is our Freshman Head Cheer Coach for the 2020 season.  Marianne was a Brandon graduate as well as a competitive cheerleader.  She also volunteered many years as a BJB coach while in high school and after.  She has coached several cheer teams at the Brandon Middle School and High School level in years past.  Once her children entered into the BJB program she dedicated herself to our board and helping in any way she could.  Marianne is currently our BJB board president and looking forward to a successful and fun season for our athletes.  

Jacqueline Schell

Jacqueline is our Freshman assistant cheer coach!  She was a young BJB cheerleader for several years, moved to BMS cheer and now BHS cheer.  She is the big sister to a BJB cheerleader and a BJB football player.  Jacqueline has always volunteered within our program in any area that is in need.  She is well known for her infectious smile and laughter!  Making sure the team has fun is her number 1 goal and she is looking for a repeat victory for the team this year at our competition! 

Chloe Schiller

Chloe is an assistant coach on our Freshman team this season.  She has been a Varsity cheerleader at BHS for the last 3 years and bring a ton of excitement and talent to our coaching staff.  She has a positive attitude and is ready to bring home another win for our Freshmen team this year!  Chloe is passionate about tumbling and stunting as well as making sure each cheerleader is practicing safety techniques.  

Madilynn Waatti

Madilynn is an assistant freshman coach this season and is looking forward to bringing her love of cheer to the field.  She is the big sister to a BJB cheerleader and wants to ensure all of the children have fun.  She is sweet and brings a tender loving touch to our coaching staff.  All of the kiddo's that meet her instantly get attached to her kindness.  

Mascot Cheer

Jasmine Newsom

Jasmine is our new head coach for our mascot/flag cheer teams!  

Here is a little note from Coach Newsom.

Hi Everyone I'm Jasmine the New Mascot Cheer Head Coach! I started my cheer career in Lake Orion where I cheered in High School. I started coaching in Brandon (BJB) in 2004 when my nieces started the program. I coached for 5 years and at every level! We were successful at bringing home some mega cheer championships! This is also where I met my now husband Joel. I have also coached an All Star Cheer team in Oxford & helped at the middle school & high school level. Now that my kids are old enough to be in the program, I decided its time to give back to the program that we love so much! Excited for a fun filled Cheer Season!

Abbi Mccombs

Abbi is our 5/6 flag cheer assistant coach this season!  She is super fun, bubbly and full of energy.  Abbi has been a part of our BJB program for several years and always steps up to help when she can.  She has cheered at BMS and is now moving up to BHS!  We are so excited to have her getting our little ones excited about cheerleading and keeping them focused.  She has a great deal of experience with the young kiddo's and they absolutely love her!

Reese Compau

Reese is our 7/8 Flag Cheer assistant Coach this season!  She has been a part of our cheer program and has continued on to BMS and now BHS.  She is a kind, sweet young woman who adores coaching the young athletes.  She brings a gentle touch and sweet heart to our program.  She is a fan favorite with our little cheerleaders!  


Coach Training

HEADS UP Youth Concussion Training

Coaches and Parents: Changing the Culture of Concussion Starts With You!

By taking this free, online course and using what you learn, you will be well positioned to improve the culture of concussion. Your actions can help create a safe environment for young athletes so that they can stay healthy, active, and thrive - both on and off the playing field.

Once you complete the training and quiz, you can print out a certificate, making it easy to show your league or school you are ready for the season.

What Will I Learn in This Training?

This course will help you:

  • Understand a concussion and the potential consequences of this injury,
  • Recognize concussion signs and symptoms and how to respond,
  • Learn about steps for returning to activity (play and school) after a concussion, and
  • Focus on prevention and preparedness to help keep athletes safe season-to-season.

University of Michigan Concussion Quiz

The University of Michigan is one of only a handful of comprehensive programs in the country dedicated to the neurological concerns of athletes. By drawing on the resources in the health system as well as the rich athletic tradition of a historic NCAA program, we specialize in the treatment and prevention of neurological sports injuries, as well as the management of primary neurological diseases that affect athletic performance.

Volunteer Criminal Record Check

The Brandon Jr Blackhawks in congruence with NYFL policy is required to secure criminal history information as part of its screening process for all volunteer coaches to maintain athlete safety while participating in the Brandon Jr Blackhawks, anyone convicted of a felony or misdemeanor criminal sexual offence will not be permitted to volunteer.

CRC

Coaching Resources


STAY CONNECTED TO YOUR TEAM

Keep connected to your team. Quickly check schedules and team updates, plus message other members on your team and receive heads-up from athletes about practice. Enjoy unlimited access to scores & stats, photo/video sharing, and more.


ESSENTIAL COACH HOW-TO'S

Accessing TeamCenter

Easily add and edit athlete info, manage schedules, and message team members

Messaging Your Team in TeamCenter

Send a message to an individual member, selected members, or the entire team directly from TeamCenter or from the SportsEngine mobile app

Basic Team Management

Perform basic tasks using the Team Page Team Management functionality

Add Contacts to Receive Team Messages

Add additional email addresses to a non-member's profile in order to be able to include all athletes in team communications

Managing RSVPs

Manage RSVPs for each athlete within your team’s TeamCenter or within the SportsEngine mobile app

Sending RSVPs for Existing Games or Events

Do you import your game schedules from a third party scheduler or create them manually on your team page? This article explains how to add RSVPs to those games and events after they are imported.

More Helpful Coach Links

Review help articles about how coaches interact with TeamCenter and the SportsEngine mobile app

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