JAA Compliance & Eligibility

All Student-Athletes must adhere to the compliance and eligibility guidelines of JAA and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).

Medical Clearance

 JAA student-athletes are required to complete a sports physical prior to participation in athletics. All physicals for this academic year must be completed after June 1st. All physicals must be signed by a Medical Doctor or Doctor of Orthopedics. Physicals completed by any other health care provider must be signed by their supervising physician. Physicals performed by a chiropractor, not signed by a physician or on a form other than the JAA intercollegiate athletic form will not be accepted. A new physical will be required at the cost of the student-athlete. Please use JAA physical form. Student-athletes are responsible for obtaining their own appointment for a sports physical.


JAA and the NCAA requires that all student-athletes show proof of health insurance (i.e., under a parent, employer, etc…) prior to participating in an intercollegiate athletic program. Provide a copy of health insurance card to JAA Administrations office by August 15, 2022.

Health History Questionnaire Forms

Please complete the Health History Questionnaire below. Please complete forms and return to the JAA Administration office prior to August 15, 2022.

NCAA Compliance

In addition, student-athletes must fill out all NCAA compliance forms prior to playing their first contest. The forms are listed below and must be printed and filled out prior to the compliance meetings. Those meetings will be led by JAA’s compliance officer. Fill out forms and email it to: admin@jacksonvilleathleticacademy.org. All Student-Athletes must read and adhere to the list of NCAA Banned Substances. NCAA Banned Substances can be viewed at: https://www.ncaa.org/ncaa-banned-substances.

Student-Athlete Statement

Hippa/Buckley Amendment

Admissions and Academic Standards

In order to compete in intercollegiate athletics, JAA student-athletes must be in good academic standing as defined by JAA to compete in intercollegiate athletics. These standards consist of the following:

  1. The Student-athlete must remain enrolled in 12 credit hours per semester.
  2. The Student-athlete must be making satisfactory academic progress.
  3. The Student-athlete must be in good academic standing.

Alcohol, Tobacco, and Drug Use

The JAA athletic department supports the understanding that alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use is detrimental to the student and can be a violation of team rules. Specifically: ALCOHOL consumption by a student-athlete under 21 years of age is illegal. The use of DRUGS (recreational or performance enhancing) is illegal. Any of these violations will warrant expulsion from JAA’s program.

JAA has the right to conduct random drug testing of any player(s) during the season.

Click here for more information on NCAA drug testing

Sports Wagering

The following individuals shall not knowingly participate in sports wagering activities or provide information to individuals involved in or associated with any type of sports wagering activities concerning intercollegiate, amateur, or professional athletics competition:

  • Staff members of an institution’s athletic department
  • Non-athletics department staff members who have responsibilities within or over the athletics department (e.g. chancellor or president, faculty athletics representative, individual to whom athletics reports)
  • Staff members of a conference office
  • Student-athletes

Jaa MISSION statement

JAA JUCO football program provides valuable life lessons for student-athletes such as: good sportsmanship, teamwork, loyalty, leadership, discipline, and perseverance, which often translate into becoming a better student and community leader.

Participation in JAA program allows junior college players a chance to play and compete in independent conference games.

JAA provides NCAA eligibility support and a disciplined football program that allows athletes who want to develop their on-the-field skills to get next level film and gain experience.

Contact JAA Athletic Department For Information ON ANY OF THESE TOPICS admin@jacksonvilleathleticacademy.org