skip navigation

Champions are made in the offseason... Will YOU be ready?



Through the commitment of our dedicated coaching staff, preparation for the 2017 Glen Ridge Red Dog youth football season is well underway.  2017 promises to be another great season of development, hard work, camaraderie, and most importantly FUN!  Last year was a great season with the 3/4 grade team repeating as undefeated BCJFL Super Bowl Champs and the 5/6 grade team once again qualified for the playoffs.  This year our 2015 champs are reunited for what can make for another magical run.  The momentum that we have in the lower grades has reinvigorated our program, as exemplified by the almost 60 kids who participated in our combine on Wednesday.  With continued success we expect our numbers will continue to grow.  A major disappointment from last season was our low turnout for the 7/8 grade team which forced our boys to play in Montclair last season.  As we expressed last August, this was an unfortunate one year occurrence.  Thanks to your commitment, patience and support, we are proud to announce that 7/8 grade football is back and our program will be whole again!! 

We’ve discussed our commitment to the program, now we ask you...  Are you committed?! Committed to helping us make up for last year?!  Committed to sending our 8th graders off on a high note?! Committed to the Red Dog Family as we are to your Family?!

Glen Ridge football does a great job of fundraising, which allows us to purchase the best and most safe equipment available as well as keep your registration fees well below the GRAA average.  Thus, from a budgetary and planning perspective, we need to confirm how many players will be playing football this year.  You will not be charged a fee at this time, registration will open in July, we are simply asking for a headcount as we prepare for the upcoming season.  We are going to give everyone until Monday June 26  to complete this registration, so we ask your immediate attention to this if your child plans on playing football this season.

In addition to registration, there will be an annual GRAA meeting this Thursday June 22nd at 8pm in the High School LGI room.  If anyone has any questions or would like to discuss the upcoming season, please attend the meeting or see me afterwards.  Once the preliminary registration window closes we will schedule a meeting for all 7/8 grade football families.

Have a great summer!

Red Dog Football Coaches

David Manzo

Head Coach

Dennis Dowd

Head Coach

The sport is irrelevant, it's the message that everyone must hear!

Recent 7th/8th Grade Seniors News

No news currently found.

The Registration "7th/8th Grade Seniors" is not currently available.