Needham Junior Football

The most fun  you’ll have in youth sports


Full size stadiums, breaking through a banner while music blares, cheerleaders and parents cheering them on, standing for the national anthem, PA announcers calling the game – Needham Junior Football is best experience you (and they’ll) have in youth sports. At NJF, we are dedicated to providing a safe and fun environment where kids can learn to love football and learn important life lessons at the same time.


Our program focuses on the following 3 guiding principles:

  • Safety – This comes above everything else. Top-of the line equipment. Limits on hitting in practice. Detailed concussion protocol, training and testing, plus EMT’s at every game.
  • Fun – Everything about our practice plans are geared to be fun and fast-paced, while the games are amazing. It won’t be hard to get them to practice or the games.
  • Fundamental improvement – Being fundamentally sound makes things safer, and as kids improve it is always more fun. We are focused on developing all kids into a cohesive unit that performs well in the fundamentals of the game. Positive team results follow.


When we focus on the above, it provides a great opportunity for our kids to learn the great lessons taught by football, while fielding a competitive team. They benefit from these long after their football days are behind them.

  • Teamwork
  • Perseverance
  • Organization
  • Focus
  • Discipline
  • Hard Work
  • Achievement


At the end of each season, we judge our success by the following measures:

  • Run a safe program
  • All kids have fun and improve
  • Coaches focused on player development
  • ALL kids get playing time during games (not just top athletes)
  • Develop kids into better people
  • On field performance of football fundamentals
  • Provide a feeder of football players to the high school