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

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WELCOME

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!!

2018 GRAA RED DOG SCHEDULE

 

2018 PRACTICES

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.

2018 GAMES

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.

Online Store

STAY WARM THIS WINTER WITH THE HOTTEST GEAR IN TOWN!!

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.

Thank you!

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GRAA / PRO FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME COMBINE

Ever wonder what your true 40yard dash time is and how it stacks up against your peers... or even better... ACROSS THE COUNTRY?  NOW is your chance to find out!!  

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!

 



RED DOG GEAR

ON SALE NOW!!! 

EQUIPMENT AND UNIFORM PICKUP

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!

Lets go Red Dogs!!

2018 COACHING STAFFS

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...


SAFETY FIRST

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:


GRAA FOOTBALL COMMITTEE

JD Eckhard

Football Commissioner and League Representative

Phone: (201) 841-5030

Joe Auborn

Football Consigelere and League Representative


Kristi Vigna

Apparel and Fundraising Co-Head

Cara Killen

Apparel and Fundraising Co-Head

NEED YOU!

Game Day Operations

Karima Ravenell

Red Dog PR / Social Media Liason


James Malik

FOOTBALL OPERATIONS

THERE IS NO "I" IN TEAM BUT THERE IS A "U" IN VOLUNTEER

BE PART OF THE TEAM and SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER FOR ONE OF THE MANY ACTIVITIES WE HAVE AVAILABLE DURING THE SEASON

  • The Dog House each Home Game
  • Team Photos (Coming Soon)
  • Fiesta Party - Parents Only
  • Chain Gang and Announcing

GRAA FOOTBALL NEEDS YOU!

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!