The GRAA runs a traveling Football program for residents in 3rd through 8th grades. Teams are split by grade (3rd-4th, 5th-6th, and 7th-8th). There are no try-outs or cuts. We participate in the Bergen County Junior Football League. In addition to varsity games, we play "JV" games at each level to ensure all participants receive significant playing time and skill development.
In addition, we are offering a Football Clinic for 1st and 2nd Graders, as we did in 2011. The clinic shall run for 6 consecutive weeks in the Fall, on Tuesday* evenings. (* subject to field availability)
This year, we are proud to introduce "NEW HELMETS" for all 3rd through 8th grade players. These helmets have been featured in the New York Times and CNN. They utilize the latest technological safety innovations to protect our kids. For information on these helmets, made by Xenith, we encourage you to visit the following sites:
All practices will be at George Washington Field which is on Baldwin Street, near Nicolos Bakery. Practices are in the evenings, 3 times per week, and generally run from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM. Please refer to the team page for more details on the practice schedule.
Each team shall compete in 8 Varsity games and 8 Junior Varsity games throughout the season. The following is our varsity schedule. Home Games are played at Hurrell Field unless otherwise noted. Saturday games will normally start at 8:45 AM beginning with the 5/6 grade team, followed by the 7/8 grade team and 3/4 grade team. Junior Varsity games are normally scheduled for Friday or Monday nights based on field availability. Since we do not have lights at our fields, most of our JV games will be away.
|Friday||September 14||Varsity @||Park Ridge|
|Saturday||September 22||Varsity Home||Emerson|
|Saturday **||September 29||Varsity Home||Midland Park|
|Saturday||October 6||Varsity @||Waldwick|
|Saturday||October 13||Varsity Home||HoHoKus/Saddle River|
|Saturday||October 20||Varsity @||Montvale|
|Saturday||October 27||Varsity Home||Norwood|
|Sunday||November 4||Varsity @||Bogota|
|** Carteret - but seniors will play at hurrell|
Football Gear pick has been completed!
PLEASE MAKE SURE ALL UNIFORMS FIT BEFORE THE SEASON STARTS! PLEASE NOTIFY YOUR COACH ASAP IF YOU NEED REPLACEMENT GEAR!
7th and 8th Grade Head Coach - Jim Grady
5th and 6th Grade Head Coach - Chris Kobylinski
3rd and 4th Grade Head Coach - Jim Vigna
1st and 2nd Grade Head Clinic Coach - Jim Lopes
BCJFL LEAGUE REP
Fundraising and Events
Game Day Operations
Head of Player Training and Development
Click on the FUNDRAISING for Details:
- GAME DAY VOLUNTEERS – Snack Shack, Chain Gang, Announcers - Volunteer to make our Home Games a Standout Success!! We need your support!
- SNACK SHACK – Rated #1 in Zagats Sports Dining Survey!! Voted best breakfast sandwich in Glen Ridge!
- PEP RALLY - Friday, September 21st BE THERE!!!! Cheer! Volunteer! Get your Gear!
- RED DOG GEAR - Order Forms Available September 18th - don't forget to order!!
- PLAYER PHOTOS AND FOOTBALL CARDS – Priceless! Photo date to be announced!
- PROGRAMS, ROSTERS and ACTION PHOTOS - (Coming Soon)
- CAR WASH – (Coming Soon)
- MORE EVENTS AND WAYS TO HELP COMING SOON!