Red Dogs Faithful,
We are all in this together...
Please know that our Coaches are putting together safety protocols and procedures to safely return to the field for the fall season. As we continue to monitor State and Local "reopening" recommendations; we need to be prepared for a return to "normalcy" in September.
The GRAA will not be accepting registration fees at this time but we need to know our enrollment numbers so that we can anticipate our programs safety needs.
We will have more information available soon with dates and protocols but if you have any questions please feel free to reach out!
Stay safe and I look forward to seeing you all again soon! From an approved social distance of course ;-) Thank you for your trust and support
Congrats to our 8th Grade Award Winners: Dylan O'Neil (Thompson Award), Frankie Renois (Coaches Award) and Danny Easter (Lopes Award)
THANK YOU 8TH GRADERS!! YOU WILL BE MISSED
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.
For our "Puppy Dogs," our future Red Dogs can participate in a Football Flag Clinic for Kindergarten through 2nd Grade. The clinic shall run for 6 consecutive weeks in the Fall, on Tuesday* evenings. (* subject to field availability) with a handful flag games on the weekends.
Red Dogs Visit GRHS Homecoming Game to support the Ridgers!!
All practices will be at George Washington Field which is on Baldwin Street, near Nicolos Bakery. Practices in August are 4 days per week. Starting after Labor Day, practices are in the evenings, 3 times per week, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and generally run from 5:30-6:00 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. Home Games are played at George Washington Field unless otherwise noted. Saturday games will normally start at 10:15 AM Junior Varsity games schedule TBD (pending 8/31 league meeting). Games are listed on each of the team pages.
You will find below, our 2017 selection of Gear & Clothing online in the TEAM STORE page. We have many new items that will help show our community spirit in support of our Red Dog Players!
New Items include – Performance ¼ zips for Men & Zip up Performance jackets w/a hood for Women- Perfect for cold games!! Performance T’s, Shorts, & MUCH MUCH MORE. Cool new artwork & designs on sweatshirts & clothing!
PLEASE REMEMBER – That the FOOTBALL GEAR PROGRAM is a FUNDRAISER & has supplied the team with state of the art helmets & equipment in the past. It has also helped keep the cost of our GRAA football program lower than other sports in town.
RED DOG GEAR is one of the most successful programs in the GRAA- Let’s continue to support our players & our community.
The GRAA is proud to announce that our program was chosen to be one of only 35 youth football programs across Northern NJ, Southern NY, PA and OH selected to participate in a NFL style combine for all those who register. The combine is sponsored and run by the Pro Football Hall of Fame Academy.
Other timed/measured drills you will perform are; broad jump, backpedaling, power-ball toss and shuttle run,. There will also be 15-30 minutes of position specific drills and competitions near the end of the event. The scores from the drills will be posted by the PFHOF in their national database; which is available to the Academy and for all NCAA coaches to access. As a result, High School students will also be included in this event.
Athletes in grades 2-11 are eligible to participate at Hurrell Field on Wednesday June 14th from 6pm-8:30pm!
Please join us as we showcase Glen Ridge athletes to our neighbors and the nation!
ON SALE NOW!!!
Football Gear pickup is scheduled for the week of August 17th. If you are unable to pick up your equipment, we will make arrangements at a mutually convenient time.
PLEASE MAKE SURE ALL UNIFORMS FIT BEFORE THE SEASON STARTS! PLEASE NOTIFY YOUR COACH ASAP IF YOU NEED REPLACEMENT GEAR!
7th & 8th Grade - David Manzo
5th & 6th Grade - James Vigna
3rd & 4th Grade - Jelal Kamil
1st & 2nd Grade Clinic - Joe Auborn
*Additional Coaches to be named...
We are proud to be using helmets manufactured by Xenith. And we thank all the parents and families who helped in 2011 and 2012 to raise the money to fund this important investment. 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, we encourage you to visit the following sites:
Football Commissioner and League Representative
Football Consigelere and League Representative
Apparel and Fundraising Co-Head
Apparel and Fundraising Co-Head
Game Day Operations
Red Dog PR / Social Media Liason
BE PART OF THE TEAM and SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER FOR ONE OF THE MANY ACTIVITIES WE HAVE AVAILABLE DURING THE SEASON
Click on the FUNDRAISING for Details:
- GAME DAY VOLUNTEERS – The Dog House, Chain Gang, Announcers - Volunteer to make our Home Games a Standout Success!!
- THE DOG HOUSE – Rated #1 in Zagats Sports Dining Survey!! Voted best breakfast sandwich in Glen Ridge!
- PEP RALLY - BE THERE!!!! Cheer! Volunteer! Get your Gear!
- RED DOG GEAR - Order Forms Available On-Line Soon! - don't forget to order!!
- PLAYER PHOTOS AND FOOTBALL CARDS – Priceless! Photo date to be announced!
- PROGRAMS, ROSTERS and ACTION PHOTOS
- OKTOBERFEST PARTY (for Adults) AND OTHER EVENTS WILL BE ANNOUNCED SOON!