If you're interested in playing football, contact us for more details, to see if we can still get you in action, or to join one of the many Football Camps over the Winter!
September 5th - 2UNDR Fundraiser Kick-Off! Order forms will be sent out via Team Snap. Save a few dollars by ordering these high quality, uber-comfortable undies from our Club. These make great stocking stuffers. Order forms must be returned by the end of September. Delivery is expected for the end of October.
Thursday September 20th - PROTECT YOUR CHILD'S FUTURE. Join a former Grey Champion & learn how you can insure yourself against your child's injuries. It can be costly taking time off work to deal with sports injuries, playground accidents or just plain freak situations. There is coverage that will reimburse you for this!!! Join us in the General Purpose Room (#188) of the Jasper Place High School during practice to learn more.
Friday September 21st - SILENT AUCTION & PARENT PUB NIGHT. Tickets are available in the Clubhouse for $10 each. Each ticket is valid for $5 off your tab.
September 29th - MINOR FOOTBALL NIGHT @ the Eskimos Game! Raider players & coaches will each receive a FREE ticket to enjoy the Eskimos take on the Blue Bombers. Family & Friends are invited to attend (OUR ATOMS WILL BE FEATURED DURING HALF TIME). Tickets are available at the clubhouse at the discounted rate of $15. Tickets must be pre-purchased before Sept 22/18.
October 20th - Last Regular Season Game before Playoffs!
November 15th - Year End Banquet - Stay tuned for information on tickets.
Thank you to everyone that has stepped up to Volunteer their time and energy to contribute more than just their mandatory Eskimo's Booth. This Club couldn't do it without you!!!
Your Players (ages 10 & up) are welcome to attend and help you. They cannot operate the tills, but they can assist with sizing. Please sign each Volunteer up at the Clubhouse.
Looking for a way into the Grey Cup Game??? WE NEED VOLUNTEERS FOR THIS GAME!!!
Please feel free to sign up more than once! THANKS VOLUNTEERS.
Raider Spring Training 2018
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Luke Anders MacNeil (July 26, 1995 – July 5, 2017) was a player with the West Edmonton Raiders organization from 2003 to 2009. Luke was known for executing his position as Safety with passion, ferocity and skill. Luke was an “all in” player, but his dedication to his team and his teammates went far beyond the field, and resulted in friendships that lasted throughout his lifetime.
Luke loved every moment of the time he spent playing for the Raiders. In his memory, his family is sponsoring a player in need of assistance with the hopes that they will be able to find the same complete joy in playing the game as Luke did.
“Football doesn't build character, it reveals character.” – Marv Levy.
Luke’s true character: courageous, talented, brave, and fiercely loyal, was revealed on the Raiders’ field and we will be forever grateful to coaches, volunteers and teammates for giving him the opportunity and sharing the experience with him.
WHY KIDS QUIT SPORTS?
IT'S A PRETTY WELL KNOWN FACT THAT 70% OF CHILDREN QUIT YOUTH SPORTS BY THE AGE OF 13.
WHAT IS NOT AS WIDELY KNOWN IS THE REASONS WHY THEY QUIT. THE SCARY PART IS THAT MANY OF THE THINGS WELL-INTENTIONED PARENTS AND COACHES DO FOR THEIR ATHLETES ARE THINGS THEY BELIEVE ARE HELPING, BUT ARE SOME OF THE BIGGEST CONTRIBUTORS TO THE HIGH DROP OUT RATE!
THE NUMBER 1 REASON WHY THEY QUIT IS THAT IT STOPS BEING FUN!
WHAT KIDS WANT ARE:
1. RESPECT AND ENCOURAGEMENT
2. POSITIVE ROLE MODEL
3. CLEAR, CONSISTENT COMMUNICATION
4. KNOWLEDGE OF SPORT
Football Canada has developed a Long-Term Athletic Development standard for football called Football for Life. If you would like more information, please refer to the link attached below.
As one of the most popular sports among young boys in America, football has surpassed baseball as the nation’s leading sport. Football teaches discipline, teamwork and dedication, all of which are beneficial beyond the gridiron. But American football is also a great sport for health and fitness.
Here are the Top 10 from Health Fitness Revolution and author of the book ReSYNC Your Life Samir Becic: