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FEMALE MIDGET (BORN IN 2002/2003/2004) STARTS IN MARCH

Reserve your spot now for the inaugural season of Female 6 on 6 football.  Email us for details, or to register! 

Don't forget to join us for the Female Mini-Camp March 2nd 10am-noon at Foote Field & March 8th 7:30-9pm.  Meet our Coaches & register in person during these camps.

 

SPRING TRAINING CAMP IS FULL!

Registrations will no longer be accepted online.

Really disappointed that you can't attend? Email us to see if we squeeze!

WHY BE A RAIDER?

FUN:

Atom Teams took the field at Commonwealth Stadium during as the Eskimos Half Time Show in 2018

Peewees won the Tier 4 Championship

Bantams were featured at the Grey Cup Festival in Flag Football

Peewees & Bantams were invited to the CFL Grey Cup Camp where they trained with CFL athletes, Coaches & got close and personal to the Grey Cup!

COACHING DEVELOPMENT:

We provide educational opportunities and funds to our Coaches.  They've attended Glazier Coaching Clinics in Phoenix, local clinics & continue to develop their skills, just as we develop those of our Players.

PLAYER DEVELOPMENT:

Although we want to win, we believe that it's more important for our Players to EARN their game time.   In our organization, we reward attendance, work ethic and attitude.  With a focus on those attributes, improvement, skill and winning will happen.

It's amazing to be a Raider!

Hayden McMullan 2018

Atom Rookie Hayden McMullan & the Raiders on overcoming challenges.


Peewee, 2017

COACHES WANTED!

Coaching Applications for the 2019 Season are now being accepted until February 28th, 2019.

Email to edmontonraiders@gmail.com. 

Head Coaches will be announced in March 2019

BECOME A RAIDER!

Spring Training Camp Registration is NOW OPEN.  Training begins February 7th.  Coached again by Edmonton Eskimo, Ryan King (with Guest Coach Calvin McCarty).

Tackle Football Registration opens online by March 1st, 2019.

Interested in playing Female Midget 6 on 6 Football?  Ask us about joining the team at edmontonraiders.com

Ask us about the Winter Football Camps that are available in Edmonton, or contact us for more details on being a Raider!

TIER 4 CDMFA CHAMPIONS

Congratulations to our Peewee team that secured the Tier 4 CDMFA Championship  with a 34-0 win over the Stony Plain Bombers in the semi-finals and a 26-0 win over the Wetaskiwin Warriors in the finals.

Peewee Tier 4 Champions 2018

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Raider Spring Training 2018

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Luke MacNeil Memorial Scholarship

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.

Long-Term Athletic Development

WHY DO KIDS QUIT SPORTS?

70% of children quit youth sport by the age of 13. 

What is not as widely known is the reason why they quit.  The scary part is that many of the things well-intentioned parents and coaches do for their athletes are thing they believe are helping, but in reality, they 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.

http://www.footballcanada.com

http://footballcanada.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Football-09-ENG-LTAD-Normal-Res1.pdf

 

 

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WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF PLAYING FOOTBALL?

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:

  • Better work ethic: Even though teams play only one game weekly, they practice five days a week. That means that as long as you make a commitment to put in the hard work during the week, the success and results will show on game day. Instilling this kind of work ethic helps players improve their skill level and learn the plays.
  • Stress relief: Adrenaline rushes from playing football help with stress release, so players are more calm and less prone to depression and aggressive behavior in life outside the field.
  • Overall workout: The intensity and range of movements involved in the game, including kicks, twists,turns and throws, provide better overall exercise, according to a series of studies. The sustained, stop-start nature of the game helps to build long-term fitness and burn fat, as it mimics interval training.
  • Mental health: Football is great at helping to maintain a healthy level of endorphins and can make moods more stable. People suffering from symptoms of depression and anxiety can often use exercise to help alleviate symptoms and naturally lift dark moods. Football also promotes social integration, which also adds its own feel-good factor.
  • Teamwork: Selflessness, cooperation and teamwork are what most youth football coaches emphasize to bring their teams together, so they can function and play together efficiently and effectively as a group. These lessons carry over into daily life at school, work or with friends.
  • Cardio: Football at any level requires a great deal of running, jumping and quick changes of direction. The game is an excellent form of aerobic and anaerobic exercise.
  • Interval training: Football combines periods of slow and fast movement with added bouts of sprinting. This makes the heart work at different paces and not just at a constant elevated level. This mimics interval training, which is a more effective way of controlling body fat and increasing overall fitness.
  • It’s an enjoyable activity: With the excitement of the game itself, people sometimes don’t even notice that they are also getting a good workout. This will stop them from getting bored and giving up, which is what most sedentary people give as their main excuse for not exercising.
  • Cardiovascular health: Since football always keeps you active and moving, this adds great benefits to engage your cardiovascular system, increased longevity, as well as reduced susceptibility to heart disease, osteoporosis, diabetes and other chronic disease.
  • Increased bone density and mass: Football players are usually required to have a high protein and carbohydrate diet because the sport is so vigorous and requires them to be strong. The strength training exercises help with increased mass and bone density, which reduces the risk of bone and joint related diseases as you get older.
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