The New York Jets welcomed more than 1,200 young football players during training camp at the Atlantic Health Jets Training Center in Florham Park, N.J. Twenty-one youth football teams from the tristate area received a first-time, exclusive look into practice as the Jets prepared for the regular season. New York Jets Training Camp was presented by Microsoft Surface and supported by MetLife, SAP, EMC, SNY, Toyota and Black Bear.
A day filled with football also came with a side of fun, as the Jets provided attendees with the chance to participate in Jets Fest, presented by Chase. Jets Fest, an interactive theme park for kids, features inflatable rides, slides and skills challenges.
As part of USA Football Month, the Jets continued their support of youth football participation. USA Football Month is an opportunity for the NFL to celebrate the 6,500 youth football leagues and more than 1 million youth football and high school players who are enrolled in Heads Up Football this season. Heads Up Football is a program endorsed by the NFL that educates young players on better, safer game play.
To conclude the team’s celebration of USA Football Month, the New York Jets will host the Philadelphia Eagles for their USA Football Youth Appreciation game at MetLife Stadium Thursday, Sept. 3.
Youth football leagues/teams in attendance:
Bellmore Braves, Bronx Steelers, Boonton Grayhawks
Brooklyn Black Knights, Coxsackie-Athens Football
Dover Pythons, East Hanover/Florham Park Falcons
Edison Shamrocks, Fairfield Giants, Mo Better Jaguars
Fairfield Giants, North Edison Shamrocks PeeWees
Pioneer Football League, North Edison Shamrocks
North Edison Shamrocks (Junior Pee Wee)
Plainfield Pop Warner Cardinals
Rockaway Jr. Knights, Knights
Rockaway Knights Township Rockets Pre-Clinic
South Plainfield Tigers (Pop Warner)
South River Knights, United Sports League
Wall Kill (Orange County Youth Football League)
West New York Recreation, West New York