Reserve your spot now for Spring Training with Ryan King of the Edmonton Eskimos! Peewee & Bantam level players (turning 11, 12, 13 or 14 in 2019) are welcome to sign up.
Space is limited & training starts in February so register early!
Our Atom Teams took the field at Commonwealth Stadium during as the Eskimos Half Time Show in 2018, our Peewee Team won the Tier 4 Championship, our Bantams are being featured at the Grey Cup Festival playing Flag Football and our Peewees & Bantams were invited to the CFL Grey Cup Camp where they'll train with CFL athletes, Coaches & maybe even get up close and personal to the Grey Cup!
We invest in our Coaches! We provide educational opportunities and funds to our Coaches. They've attended Glazier Coaching Clinics in Phoenix, and continue to develop their skills, just as we develop those of our Players.
We promote 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 FUN! Just look through our Gallery. It's fun to be a Raider!
January - Spring Training Online Registration Opens
February - Tackle Football Online Registration Opens
Mid-March - U16 Tryouts, Head Coaches for 2019 Tackle Season announced
Coaching Applications for the 2019 Season are now being accepted. Email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Head Coaches will be announced in March 2019
Spring Training Camp Registration will open in January & training will commence in February. Coached again by Edmonton Eskimo, Ryan King (with Guest Coach Calvin McCarty).
Tackle Football Registration opens in February 2019.
Interested in playing football in a female only league, or in playing Flag Football? Ask us about it 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!
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.
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 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.
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: