Jersey Coast Academy is a non-profit Junior College (JUCO) level Athletic program located in Toms River, NJ. After completing a successful football season in 2012, JCA continues to build momentum moving forward into the 2013 season. When JCA’s academic and NJCAA accreditation is completed, JCA will be the 1st Junior College in the State of New Jersey!!! Until then, JCA’s athletes will be attending Community College to earn transferable college credits while participating in our football program.
JCA’s, "No student-athlete left behind" mission provides a second chance for student athletes, a unique opportunity to obtain an edge in college level sports. Too many top level athletes in NJ fall through the cracks in striving to obtain the best path for their future. Some discontinue their education missing the chance to grow and develop to their potential. Scholarship opportunities lost after high school, are now attainable. JCA is driven to support these athletes, not just on the field, but in the classroom as well as life itself. For more information please visit our website at www.jerseycoastacademy.org.
Chuck Morris has joined the team by filling a seat on the JCA board functioning as the director of training. He brings with him over 20 years of expertise and education, with a doctorate in exercise science. Chuck has had success training world class athletes and he has been ranked as one of the top sports and fitness practitioners in the nation. His proven sports performance training system that has helped pro-bowl and super bowl champions function at the highest level. This will be the foundation of the JCA sports training program. ChuckMorrisFitness.com
The JCA Jaguars football team faced much adversity last year, Hurricane Sandy ripped through in the middle of the 2012 season. JCA had to cancel a game, modify the game schedule and almost cancelled rest of the season. Practice fields had no power to light the fields…Coaches were not available….Players displaced from homes…then a foot of snow hit the week following the hurricane!!! However, they moved forward despite the adversity. JCA rescheduled a game with Globe Junior College (Brooklyn). One of the JCA coaches, Bob Cassidy coordinated the effort to help over 3000 victims displaced from Seaside, NJ to the local High Schools and was not available to coach. Another coach, Reggie Beard had family displaced and was not available, but the game resumed. This game had great meaning to the JCA Jaguars because it was being played as a benefit to fund the Manchester Youth Football team. This team of 8 and 9 year olds had a stellar, 10-0, undefeated 2012 season which advanced them to the national championships in Orlando, Florida. Unfortunately, these children and their families were badly affected by Hurricane Sandy. Trees on houses, power out for weeks, loss of jobs and income due to work stoppage. These “Mitey Mites” were the first football team to represent Manchester Youth Football in the 20 years of their existence and they were in jeopardy of not participating. These young athletes were devastated with the news. JCA Jaguars new that this hometown team was in trouble and regardless of challenging circumstances, the game had to be played so that they could donate all proceeds to help these kids get to Florida and play that championship game. Jersey Coast Academy empowers their student athletes by giving back to the community and helping others in need to develop their character through example.
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Please contact James Ruocchio at Jersey Coast Academy, 732-814-4473, firstname.lastname@example.org