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2022 Pax River Raiders Cheer

PRR Cheerleading Season begins Aug 1st to approximately the end of November. The total number of games cheered for will be based on the Football Teams/Divisions, typically there are 10 Regular Season Games, and any addition games will include Pre Season Games, Playoffs, Super Bowls and any addition State Playoffs that are the discretion of the Cheer Team Coach.

Cheer Squad Divisions

Cheerleaders are placed on squads based on their birth year and level of skill, to allow us to balance squads with an adequate number of cheerleaders and ensure proper instruction and coaching. All decisions on placement will be decided by the Cheer Director based on squad availability/capacity.

Cheer squads are based upon the cheerleader’s age and experience in sideline cheer. Starting this season, the Raiders will be holding tryouts for one Raiders Competition Cheer Squad. Tryouts and registration will be in addition to the sideline cheer and details will be announced in the summer.

When registering please indicate which squad your cheerleader(s) would like to participate on. Registration is first come first serve, register early to ensure a spot. Once a division is full, it is up to the discretion of the Cheer Director to place cheerleaders in divisions outside of their age range.

  • Tiny Explosions
  • Mini Energizers
  • Youth Extremes
  • Junior Enforcers


Official practices start the first week of August and occur 3-4 days per week depending on the coaching staff. You will be contacted by your players coach at least two weeks before the 1st practice.

Game Schedules

The Regular Season typically begins August 27th; Cheer Schedules will be produced once the Football Season Schedule is available.

For questions pertaining to Pax River Raiders Cheer please contact

Cheer Director

Base Cost: $185.00

Opened: 02/22/2022
Closes: 09/10/2022

Open to: Boys & Girls
born between: 08/01/2007 and 08/01/2017

2022 Pax River Raiders Fall Tackle Football


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.


The Raiders will provide: Helmet, Shoulder Pads, Game Pants, Jersey (you keep).

You will need to purchase: Compression Girdle, knee pads, cleats, mouth piece, chin strap, practice Jersey and game socks.

Base Cost: $210.00

Opened: 02/21/2022
Closes: 08/01/2022

Open to: Boys & Girls
born between: 08/01/2006 and 08/01/2017

In Grades: K to 8 for 2021-22 School year

2022 Volunteer Application

Pax River Raiders Coach’s Mission and Application


It is the purpose of the Pax River Raiders Youth Football and Cheering Association (PRR) to encourage the healthy growth and development of our youth as they learn the fundamentals of tackle football and stunt cheering. It shall be the purpose of all PRR coaches to foster the highest standards of citizenship in the community by all members of the program. They shall provide a safe and positive environment to encourage the growth and development of each student athlete to the best of their ability. They must always reinforce the positive aspects of athletic participation such as having fun, building camaraderie, teamwork, and sportsmanship.


Please Read All Terms and Conditions Carefully

The Pax River Raiders Youth Football and Cheering Association will not discriminate against any person(s) seeking the opportunity to volunteer and participate in any capacity on the basis of race, creed, color, natural origin, marital status, gender, sexual orientation, or disability.


Purpose: This form allows the PRR Board to follow a regimented process for the review and selection of volunteers to fill Head Coach and Assistant Coach positions within PRR for the upcoming 2015 Season. Having prior coaching or volunteer experience at any level is not a requirement for application with PRR. Prior to any individual being appointed as a PRR Coach they must submit a completed application, agree to a background check/investigation and interview with the PRR Board.


Privacy Policy: St. Mary’s County Parks and Recreation collects information from coaching applicants for the purposes of determining eligibility and suitability and to conduct background investigations necessary to insure the safety of our participants, we will not disclose applicant information to any third party in the event an applicant is not eligible to participate in our programs.


Instructions: Please fill out ALL information requested. No person shall be considered for any position within the PRR coaching staff until a completed application is submitted and approved by the PRR Board. Also, by volunteering you agree to follow all rules and regulations as set forth by PRR and understand that failure to comply with all rules can result in termination as a volunteer coach. All applications are subject to review and approval by the PRR Board.


Inquiries: Please direct all inquiries about this application to the PRR Board at paxriverraiders@gmail.com

Opened: 03/05/2022
Closes: 10/01/2022

Open to: Men & Women