The Ankeny Junior Football (AJF) Program is dedicated to the promotion of Citizenship, Sportsmanship and Teamwork. It is the goal of AJF to offer all participants a positive environment in which to learn and develop the skills associated with the game of

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Postseason Tournament
AJF Brent Helmkamp Memorial Tournament

The 2015 AJF Brent Helmkamp Memorial Tournament is a youth tackle football tournament for 4th through 7th grade football teams from Ankeny and throughout the area. The tournament will be held on Saturday, October 24th and Sunday, October 25th at the Prairie Ridge Youth Sports Complex in Ankeny (18th Street between Ash and State Streets). The tournament is open to 12 teams in each division. 

The divisions are as follows:
            4th Grade Tackle
            5th Grade Tackle
            6th Grade Tackle
            7th Grade Tackle

Teams will play a minimum of two games with the possibility of three for the winner’s bracket teams. The final tournament pairings will be set and communicated out the evening of Tuesday, October 20th.  AJF reserves the right to change format based on the number of entries per age group.   
The tournament will follow high school rules with a few modifications designed for player safety. A list of rules for each Division is available through the Tournament Director and also posted on our website at Tournament games will be officiated by a crew of four officials. Two members of each crew will be licensed IHSAA officials.

Registration and payment will be done online this year and going forward. Please visit our website and click the Postseason Tournament tab and scroll down to Register Online. Click Register for your grade/level. You will then be prompted to create a "member account." Please do so to complete the Registration Form and payment. If you have any difficulties with the registration process, please see below for contact information.
The entry fee is $325 per team. Registrations will be accepted until 10/16 to secure a spot in the tournament. No “reserved” spots without payment will be honored. A gate fee will be charged for all parents and fans. Tournament passes will be sold at a discount. Awards will be given to each member (up to 24) of the top two teams of each division. 
For additional information, please contact:
Chad Trimble – Tournament Director (515) 554-9511
Note - If tournament is canceled due to bad weather, each team will be refunded $200.

by posted 09/17/2015
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