Hello Junior Raider Families,
I hope this message finds you safe and healthy. On behalf of the Jr. Raider Board, we want to thank you for your continued support as we navigate through the impact of CV19.
On Sunday, May 17th our AJRF Board met virtually to continue planning for the 2020 season. Our top priority is to return to the field while ensuring the health, safety and wellbeing of our families, players and coaches. GMSAA is scheduled to meet in June to discuss a possible timeline and safety procedures of when we can get back to work. The in-depth, tireless work of this Board has given me a new level of confidence that given the green light, we can resume play safely.
Your coaches continue to meet virtually and have held several install sessions with the AHS football staff in order to prepare our coaching staff for this upcoming season. We have balanced our budget, created new rigor around our scholarship program and completed a full audit of our equipment needs to establish a short- and long-range plan to repair, upgrade and replenish. This season, our boys will enjoy newly reconditioned helmets and fresh new player packs.
Thank you to those families that have completed your online registration. The registration portal remains open and we are encouraged by the continued interest in our program. Many student athletes learn invaluable life lessons from the adversity they endure playing team sports. These experiences teach humility, discipline and the value of hard work. Now is the perfect time for our Raiders to display those qualities and characteristics.
Stay safe, enjoy this beautiful weather and we will be in touch very soon.
“Football is like life. It requires perseverance, self-denial, hard work, sacrifice, dedication and respect for authority” ~Vince Lombardi