PAX RIVER RAIDERS YOUTH FOOTBALL
League Summary for Upcoming Season Changes:
New weight rules per division enabling kids of the same age to play together.
The League - SMYAC
American (Sr.) and National (Jr.) Divisions
ALL age groups will be UNLIMITED WEIGHT!
All players will be required to have a MD state ID http://license.mva.maryland.gov/checklist/checklist.aspx , Military ID card or passport. These will be checked by the opposing coach, and any player not able to provide one WILL NOT BE ABLE TO PLAY.
Our season runs from August 1st to approximately November depending on whether a team qualifies for the SMYAC Classic (our playoffs). The top 4 teams in each weight division qualify for the SMYAC Classic. The following organizations participate in our youth football league:
1. Pax River Raiders, Prince Frederick Eagles, Huntingtown Hurricanes, Solomons Steelers, Dunkirk Warriors, Owings Outlaws, Beach Buccaneers, Mechanicsville Braves, Leonardtown Wildcats, La Plata Blue Knights, Lusby Lions, Waldorf Wildcats, St. Mary's Hawks, Hughsville Hurricanes
Divisions will be split into American and National Teams depending on number of participants. Tryouts are required for all American teams unless no National team is fielded for that division.
Our regular season is typically 10 games, followed by playoffs (for those teams that qualify). Playoffs begin Mid-Late November extending for 2 weeks.
Most games are played on Saturdays. However, teams may play weekday evening games in the event of inclement weather. In the case of game cancelations, PRR will notify the respective teams about rescheduling. Note—no games will be scheduled during Labor Day weekend.
Players will be evaluated by Head Coaches and staff during the initial days of practice to determine placement on American or National teams. However, not all weight divisions may have both Senior and Junior teams; it is dependent on the number of registered players.
Practices typically will run Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday nights from 6PM to 8PM. First night of practice will be held in shorts, T-shirts, cleats (tennis shoes for those that haven’t purchased cleats yet) and helmets (w/mouth piece) only. Your respective coaches will provide further guidance on wearing equipment later in the week.