6 on 6 - Tackle Format
The U16 and U19 teams are coached by the same staff and practices are combined with both age groups. Practices typically occur two or three times per week, games on weekends.
The goal of our female midget program is to provide a safe, fun and team environment where our players can further their skills, their game knowledge and their fitness levels while playing in a much more competitive environment. Less time is spent on the fundamentals of the game and much more time is spent on the Playbook, reading the field and special teams. There is a 90% focus on being competitive at this level.
Our female midget program is the culmination of our Atom and Peewee, Bantam programs, but NEW players are always welcome! As there is less time spent on the fundamentals at this level, players are encouraged to join the Raiders Spring Training, to participate in other football training events (we can point you in the right direction) and to speak to the Coaches as additional training can be arranged - PLEASE keep in mind that our Coaches are volunteers.
All female midget players are provided equal training and developmental opportunity at practice. Game time is predicated on skill level, competitor, effort and attitude. The goal of our field staff, and of the Raiders Football Club is player safety at all times. If we believe that there is a chance a player could be injured - they will NOT play. If you are concerned about play time, you are invited to speak to the Coaches. If you are unhappy with the results, you are welcome to escalate your concerns.
NOTE: If there are not enough participants to field teams at both levels, U16 players may play at the U19 level. Should this happen, players will be contacted in advance to determine if they'd like to play up, or, if they would like a refund.