For the 2023 season, the South Gloucester Raiders is offering youth tackle football programs in the following age categories.
- U10 aged 8-9 years (born between January 1, 2014 and December 31, 2015)
- U12 aged 10-11 years (born between January 1, 2012 and December 31, 2013)
- U14 aged 12-13 years (born between January 1, 2010 and December 31, 2011)
- U16 aged 14-15 years (born between January 1, 2008 and December 31, 2009)
Please check here to check the club territory: NCAFA Territory Map
Tackle football starts mid July with player assessments. July is an opportunity for coaches to assess players' skills and strengths, and in some cases, introduce players to different positions.
Rosters are finalized by the beginning of August, just before the start of the regular NCAFA Season. In some cases, coaches may be required to release players to stay within the maximum number of players on a roster.
The regular season runs from mid-August until mid-October. Playoffs typically run until the first or second weekend of Novermber.
Players are required to supply their own cleats (no metal spikes), mouth guard, and personal water bottle.
Raiders will provide players with a helmet, shoulder pads, jerseys, and integrated tackle pants, which must be returned at the end of the season.
Games will usually be on weekends. The 2023 schedule can be found here: 2023 Schedule