The Junior Wildcats registration for the 2023 Fall Season is open. As a reminder, if you’re a rising 6th, 7th or 8th grader and live in the Dunwoody HS district, you’re eligible to play for one of the 3 grade based teams.
The first week of practice begins the last week of July. Practices take place on the field at Dunwoody HS on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 6 - 8pm, subject to change. The Junior Wildcats play 8 regular season games on Saturdays with home games played at Dunwoody HS, which was newly turfed for the 2021 season! We play in the GMSAA, the largest middle school feeder program in the country.
The registration fee is $275* and includes two jerseys per player, a helmet and shoulder pads.
*Discounts available upon request; please contact Jon LeDoyen to discuss Mobile 404-731-1540 Email firstname.lastname@example.org
For Junior Wildcats that would like to get in shape over the summer for the upcoming season, varsity HC Mike Nash has an open invite for Junior Wildcats to condition with the high school players. Conditioning begins June 5 at Dunwoody HS and goes from 9am-12pm on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. This is a great opportunity for our Junior players to get to know Coach Nash, his coaches and the high school players, but is not mandatory. You can email Coach Nash at email@example.com for more information as June approaches. We suggest that your son drink half his body weight in fluid ounces of water everyday during the summer and bring his own water to conditioning.
The 7th grade team defeated a physical River Ridge team 8 - 6 this past weekend (11/6/21) on the road to make it to this group of players 2nd consecutive championship game. They will face Centennial at Wheeler HS at 3pm this Saturday (11/13/21). If successful, it will be the 2nd championship for the 4 year old Junior Wildcat feeder program, which consists mostly of Peachtree Middle School students plus others who reside within the Dunwoody High School district.
A shout out to the 8th grade team who lost in the semi finals to a very tough Hiram team. It was the 8th grades second year in a row making it to the semi final game. Unfortunately, one of their best players was not available due to injury from the prior weekend. They finished a great season with an 8 - 2 record, which is the best record for that grade in the 4 seasons for the young program.
Go Junior Wildcats!!!
Dunwoody 7th beat River Ridge 8 - 6. Record 8 - 2.
Championship: @ Wheeler HS vs Centennial, Sat Nov 13 @ 3pm
Dunwoody 8th lost to Hiram 34 - 6. Record 8 - 2.
Go to www.gmsaa.com for more information on the schedule and opponents.
The 6th and 8th grade Junior Wildcats had a productive year. Both teams made the program's first playoff appearance in the competitive GMSAA. While both made it to the semis, the 6th grade team beat the previously undefeated Cedartown Bulldogs 21-6 to win the championship. Way to go Junior Wildcats!!!
The Dunwoody Junior Wildcat Football program is available for rising 6th – 8th-grade athletes living in the Dunwoody High School District who want to be a part of the Wildcat family sooner than later. Our focus is on the development and growth of football players who will ultimately play for the high school.
Varsity Head Coach Mike Nash and his staff will select the coaches for each grade and ensure they are teaching their principles to create consistency from 6th grade through 12th. Registration will cover shoulder pads, helmets, and game jerseys.
Come experience Wildcat Pride!
We will be using Team Snap for Communications again this season. Every player is expected to download the Team Snap App immediately. You can find the download links for your device here: https://www.teamsnap.com/mobile
Home of the Junior Wildcats
If you're an experienced football coach and would like to be a Head or Assistant Coach for one of the three teams, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
8th Grade - Mike Nemetz
6/7th Grade - Jon LeDoyen
By playing with the Junior Wildcats, your son will have the opportunity to tryout for the GMSAA’s post season teams that participate in the FBU National Championship series for 6th, 7th and 8th grade. Each grade based team is comprised of the best players across the GMSAA. The tournament starts in December at regional sites, including Atlanta, with 64 teams in each grade from around the country and concludes in January with the Final Four in Naples, FL. Many of the top college prospects in this year’s senior class participated in a FBU NC event. This is a great opportunity for players who might want to play football at the next level!