2014 President's Message

Welcome to the Raider Youth Football program. We are only a few short weeks away from kicking off the 2014 Season. Once again, I would like to thank the parents, community, sponsors, coaches and the RYF board for their efforts in making 2013 the success it was.

The 2013 season was memorable in many ways. A respectable showing Raider football once again took three teams to the playoffs with one reaching the championship game. Raider pride was evident as they did so with the poise and character we have all come to expect.

We never want to forget that this is only possible due to the many great leaders dedicated to our youth football players . Along the sidelines are also great volunteers, coaches, team parents, concession workers, parents who drive their sons and daughters to practice, prepare late dinners, and give their sons and daughters emotional support. Our goal is to give your child the opportunity to learn life social skills, a solid work ethic and love for the game of football in a safe and supportive environment.

The RYF board strives in its mission to make our program about the kids. We want to cultivate an environment that everyone believes is very special, something people want to be part of as players, volunteers, sponsors and fans. We are committed to providing an exceptional and rewarding experience for your sons and daughters. I challenge our student athletes to be strong role models by setting and achieving their goals in the classroom and in the community as well as on and off the field. Furthermore, I encourage our parents and community to get involved in our program for the 2014 season to continue to make this a successful program we can all enjoy and be proud of.

We continue to update our website as new information becomes available. Please use this valuable resource to answer any questions you may have regarding the upcoming season. Calendared activities leading up to practices and continuing through the post season are listed on our "Calendar of Events" page on our web site. If you are new to Raider Youth Football, please see the Registration page for additional information. On behalf of the RYF Football board, we thank you for your continued support.


Anthony Griffin

President, Raider Youth Football