Junior Eagles Athletics

SouthLake Christian Academy founded the Junior Eagles sports ministry in 2005 with the purpose of providing Lake Norman's youth with programs that teach players the fundamentals of team sports while incorporating Christian principles. The Junior Eagles leagues are open to all families in the Lake Norman area. Junior Eagles currently administers JEFA (Jr. Eagle Football Association) in the fall, JEMA (Jr. Eagle Mat Association) in the winter, and JEBA (Jr. Eagle Basketball Association) in the spring.

Junior Eagle Authentics: Christian life principles are taught in each Junior Eagles practice and game:

  • Character
  • Teamwork
  • Scholarship
  • Heart & Hustle
  • Leadership


Junior Eagles Football Association was formed in 2005 to teach young men the skills necessary to play the game of football and to grow into godly young men. The league is open to SouthLake Christian students and non-students alike.

The league operates from July through the end of October, culminating in a championship under the lights. Players practice two nights per week and play most games on Saturdays on our turf field. Players are matched up against others of similar size in our Lightweight and Heavyweight divisions.

In addition to regular league play, JEFA operates a summer camp in June. To register for the JEFA summer camp, click here.

About JEFA

League Rules, Policies & Regulations

Contact Us


Eric Reel, JEFA Administrator
ereel@southlakechristian.org (for questions on registration, forms, physicals, and payment)


JEFA League Registration

Click here to register your football player


The Junior Eagle Basketball Association (JEBA) is a Spring Basketball League open to the Lake Norman community, for students Kindergarten through fifth grade. JEBA consist of a seven game season with practice once a week.

Practices will be held on Mondays from 6:15-7:15 pm for Kindergarten through 1st grade, Tuesdays 6:15-7:15 pm for 2nd through 3rd grade and on Thursdays from 6:15-7:15 pm for 4th and 5th grade.

Games will be played on Saturday mornings, 9 am K-1st grade, 10 am 2nd-3rd grade, 11 am 4th -5th grade. Practices are led by the SouthLake Christian Academy Varsity Basketball coaching staff and officiated by North Carolina certified referees.

Saturday game dates: 3/23, 4/6, 4/13, 4/20, 4/27, 5/4, 5/11

Player evaluations:

Monday, March 4, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm (K-1st grade)

Tuesday March 5, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm (2nd -3rd grade)

Thursday, March 7, 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm (4th-5th grade)

Registration fee:
$100 SLCA Students
$125 Non SLCA Students

Click here to register


Forms necessary for Junior Eagles