Alpharetta Jr Raider Football

2017 Registration is Now Open

The 2017 Alpharetta Jr. Raider Football season is here!

Registration is now open for the 2017 Alpharetta Junior Raider football season.  Take advantage of the early registration discount and register before April 30th for only $500!  After May 1st the fee will be the regular $525.

Registration fees are utilized to provide Equipment, League Dues, Referee Fees, Insurance, Game Day Operations, Game Day Film, On Site EMT Personnel plus rental and maintenance fees for use of the Alpharetta High School practice fields and stadium.

In our on-going commitment to enhancing player safety, Jr Raider Football is excited to announce that we are purchasing new Xenith Football helmets for the 2017 Fall Season.  Xenith helmets feature patented technologies designed to provide a superior, custom fit with no pumps needed, and to help minimize the sudden movement of the head during impact.

Registration for your rising 6th, 7th, and 8th grader is simple and easy. Click on this link to be routed to the Registration Page website.

Hardship Scholarships:  Scholarships are available for this football season.  If you believe you are eligible please email our AJRF Treasurer Tim Packard at

Your registration will include Spring Football starting April 24th , as well as participation in the 2017 Fall Football Season.

Please subscribe to our calendar and get the latest event updated right to your calendar!

We look forward to a great 2017 season and hope you join us for the journey!

Go Raiders!

New to Football?

Alpharetta Junior Raider Football is excited to announce a Spring Football option for players who are new to football.

This option allows players who have never participated in football to participate in spring football practice at a reduced cost to see if they like the sport before committing a full season.  Players will pay $250 to participate in spring football practice.  If they decided to continue on to fall football, you will be charged an additional $275 for the fall portion of the season.  The $525 total equals the registration fee for returning Junior Raider football players.

AJRF Spring Football practice starts on April 24th at Alpharetta High School.  Practices will be held 4 nights a week for two hours.  No practice will start earlier than 6:30 pm or extend beyond 9:00 pm.

Program Details:

  1. The $250 Spring Football fee will need to be paid with a credit card.
  2. Player will pick up equipment during one of three available slots.  (4/17, 4/20 or 4/23)  Equipment deposit required.
  3. Written notice must be provided to Melanie Moye (AJRF Registrar) by May 31st if the player does not want to continue to fall football.
  4. If written notice is not received, family’s credit card will be charged the remaining $275 registration fee.
  5. Equipment would need to be turned in by May 31st to receive equipment deposit check.

If you are interested in more information, please complete the form below and Melanie Moye, AJRF Registrar, will contact you.

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Jr Raider Football Names Scott Kersey as 6th Grade Football Coach

The Alpharetta Jr. Raider football program is pleased to announce Scott Kersey as the 6th grade head coach. Coach Kersey has been involved in coaching youth sports in the Alpharetta area for the past eight years. He has coached numerous football teams at AYFA/NAFL and baseball teams at AYBA. During his coaching tenure, he has coached teams to numerous championships. Additionally, the Kersey family has been a pillar in the Alpharetta community for the past 10 years.

Coach Kersey’s coaching philosophy centers around identifying each player’s strengths and weaknesses. Tailoring his coaching plan to enhance individual strengths and improve individual weaknesses, he improves the overall quality of the team. Each and every team practice will be designed to meet the unique needs of individual players and the team as a whole. Ensuring that each player improves and contributes to the team inspires a life long love for the game. Coach Kersey believes this is the best way to keep each player engaged and motivated to play his very best.

Jr Raider Football Welcomes Back Chris Mixon as 7th Grade Football Coach

The Alpharetta Jr. Raiders are happy to announce the return of Chris Mixon as the head coach for the 2017 7th grade Jr. Raider football team.

Coach Mixon is in his eighth year of coaching youth football having coached in the AYFA program since 2009, and the 6th grade Junior Raider Head Coach for the 2016 season. His football background as a player ended in high school, but his coaching experience includes football, lacrosse and basketball.

As a head football coach, he has coached in three championship games with one undefeated season. Coach Mixon measures success in seeing young athletes make good choices in life, not just on the field.

Welcome back Coach Mixon!

Jr Raider Football Names Rusty Reed as 8th Grade Football Coach

The Alpharetta Jr. Raiders are pleased to announce Rusty Reed as the head coach for the 2017 8th grade Jr. Raider football team. Rusty is a pillar of the Alpharetta community. He is a long standing youth football coach / administrator in North Fulton County and he recently served as Athletic Director at AYFA (NAFL) for three years.

Rusty comes to the Jr. Raider program with a tremendous football background both as a player and as a coach. Rusty signed with Ole Miss in 1983 as a quarterback and was part of the Ole Miss Rebels’ 1983 Independence Bowl team that ended the 12 year bowl drought in Oxford (1971 Peach Bowl).

Rusty’s coaching philosophy centers on the belief that football is the ultimate team game and is the best sport for teaching life lessons and developing young men of character. His two most recent teams achieved outstanding success under Rusty’s leadership. In 2015 he coached the 6th grade D1 North Atlanta Saints, which captured the 2015 North Metro Football League Championship with an 11-1 record and a final #8 ranking in the Born To Compete Final Georgia Rankings. In 2016 he coached the 2016 Blessed Trinity 7th grade team that completed a perfect season at 10-0 record, an AAAA State Championship and an overall #2 Born To Compete ranking in the state of Georgia.

Rusty is currently in senior management at ESPN, primarily negotiating college football bowl entitlements and managing the ESPN Events brand. In his role, he represents ESPN’s owned and operated NCAA properties (13 bowl games, 3 Labor Day Kickoff Classics and 10 NCAA Basketball Tournaments).

Rusty is a member and has attended North Point Community Church for 18 years where he has served in several capacities. Rusty is married to the former Rebecca Balentine of Florence, Alabama. They have four children (Jacques 23, Dakota, 21, William, 13 and Eli, 10).

Alpharetta Junior Raider Football, Inc. Mission Statement

Alpharetta Junior Raider Football, Inc. is a non-profit organization created to develop and prepare middle school
athletes for high school football.  It is a volunteer organization comprised of parents and community members who govern
and organize the program.  The program is dedicated to fielding competitive teams and preparing its athletes to excel
at the high school level.  The organization actively supports and partners with the Alpharetta High School football program.