The Hillsborough, NJ Jr Raiders offers organized youth activities in tackle football, flag football, cheerleading, track & field and girls lacrosse and field hockey.

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Hillsborough Jr Raiders Greater New Jersey AYF Delaware Division tackle football program is segmented into 3 divisions based on age.   These divisions are the 9U, 11U & Varsity.  Teams are selected based on position requirements and player skill levels.  Every effort is made to ensure balance among all teams at each level.  There are no tryouts - everyone plays. Teams are kept small allowing for greater child participation and a higher level of learning.

We provide the most on-the-field play-time opportunities in the Hillsborough area.  We have no restrictions nor do we discriminate when it comes to play-time or eligibility.  Whether it's your first year with us or you've been part of Jr Raiders for years, everyone is treated equally and fairly and earns their play-time through hard work, dedication and a desire to learn. 

Practice begins mid-August and games begin in September.   All practices are held at the Auten Road Intermediate School Athletic Fields.  Check our home page for schedules.


 

9-U

This division is for mostly 3rd and 4th graders.  The games consist of modified high school football rules adapted for our younger athletes.  Games will be comprised of (4) 10- minute quarters with a standard half-time. All Teams in this division will use a restricted playbook for both offense and defense.  This allows the coaches and players to focus on developing proper and safe tackle football skills.  The regular season includes home and away games and all teams are eligible for a post season tournament.  

*Beginning mid August they will practice Monday thru Friday evenings. Once school starts they will practice twice a week on Mondays and Wednesdays.  All home games for teams in this are division are Saturday's at the Hillsborough Football Complex.     Away games are played in various towns from surrounding counties.

 

11-U

This division is mostly for our 5th and 6th graders.  This level has an expanded offensive playbook.  We introduce special teams and a limited amount of blitzing on defense from standard formations. Standings are kept and there are post season playoffs. 

*Beginning mid August they will practice Monday thru Friday evenings. Once school starts they will practice twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays.   All home games for teams in this division are Saturday's at the Hillsborough Football Complex.  Away games are played in various towns from surrounding counties.

 

Varsity

This division is for our 7th and 8th graders.  This level mirrors as close as possible to High School rules.  There are more advanced plays and defenses and all special teams.  Regular season standings are held and there are post season playoffs.  

*Beginning mid August they will practice Monday thru Fridays evenings.  Once school starts they will practice twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  All home games for teams in this division are Saturday's at the Hillsborough Football Complex.   Away games are played in various towns from surrounding counties.


 
* All days and times for practices and games are subject to change.  Detailed schedules will be posted on our website when available.  Additional practices may be added at the discretion of the coaches.  Sunday is a rain date and will be used as necessary.