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FAQ

What is the ERRAA?

The East Rockaway Raiders Athletic Association is a youth tackle football and cheerleading organization.   We are a tax-exempt Public Charity.  We are a 100% volunteer organization.  The Raiders have been helping support the youth in our community since 1970. We accept registrations from residents of the following towns:  East Rockaway, Lynbrook, Oceanside, Malverne,  Island Park, Hewlett, Woodmere, Lawrence and Valley Stream. How are the teams organized?The Raiders play in the Nassau County Youth Football League (NCYFL).  Players are assigned to divisions based on age and weight per NCYFL rules. Age is based on a players age as of November 30th of each season.    

 

How are the teams organized?

The Raiders play in the Nassau County Youth Football League (NCYFL).  Players are assigned to divisions based on age and weight per NCYFL rules. Age is based on a players age as of November 30th of each season.  

Age as of November 30th

AGE    WEIGHT

5/6       75 

7          85 

8          95 

9         105 

10        115 

11        125

12        140 

 

Weights are based on an official league weigh-in prior to the start of the season.

 

There are NO EXCEPTIONS to the above weight or age criteria.  Players are permitted to "play up" one age division only.

During the season, each player must make game weight in full equipment except helmet at the above weights +10 lbs.

 

If the player does not make game weight, he or she cannot play in that game.

When is registration?

Registration begins in January of each year and ends in June 15.  After June 15, we will accept players based on roster availability. 

 

How much is the registration fee?

5 & 6 yr olds $70:  7,8, 9, 10,& 11 yr olds $130 before March 1


After March 1, registration fee for 5&6 yr olds will be $90 and for 7,8, 9, 10, & 11yr olds will be $190

In addition to registration, there is also a $50 game jersey fee for all new players


For cheerleading the fee for registration is $75 before March 1 and $90 after.

          

Do you offer multi-player discounts?

Yes, for football a $20 discount for the first sibling and $40 for the second sibling. 

For cheerleading a $10 discount for each sibling.  

What is the refund policy?

No refunds are given after August 15th.  NO EXCEPTIONS.

Do I need to buy equipment?

We supply all football equipment with the exception of socks, cleats, cup and mouthpiece.  Each player will be issued a helmet, chinstrap (we recommend you buy a hard chinstrap), shoulder pads, integrated football pants. 

Additionally each player will receive practice and game uniforms.  All equipment must be returned at the end of the season. 

             

Players keep their game jersey and will use the same jersey from year to year.

For cheerleading, we supply al uniforms and pom-poms.  All must be returned at the end of the season.

What if my child has never played football before?

We welcome new players at all age levels.  Our coaches will help all players learn the game.

When does the season begin?

Practices will officially begin August 1.  League games begin in September and run through early-November.

Where and when are practices?
Practices are held at Bay Park in East Rockaway.  

 

Practice is held Monday and Wednesday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Where and when are games played?
The league season is 8 games -- 4 home and 4 away.  

 

Games are mostly played on Sundays, but some Friday night and Saturday games may also be scheduled.

8, 9, 10, 11 & 12 yr old teams can also qualify for playoffs.

The other towns in the NCYFL are Baldwin, Bellmore, Elmont, Farmingdale, Floral Park, Franklin Square, Garden City, Hempstead, Hicksville, Island Trees, Long Beach, Massapequa, Mineola, Seaford, and Uniondale.

How is playing time determined?
The 6 yr old division play a 1 hour game with two coaches on the field.  The 7 and 8 year olds divisions are considered instructional and do not have playoffs.  Coaches will do their best to get players equal playing time.  In the competitive divisions (9 through 12) all players will receive equal practice instruction.  Game playing time will be at the discretion of the coaching staff. 

Practice is where most instruction take place.  If your child does not attend practices, that will affect his or her playing time.  This is true at all levels.

What else will we need to do before the season?
All football players (new and returning) are required to submit a physician signed and stamped medical form before participating in any ERRAA activities.  This form and instructions for completion are available on our website.

New football players will be required to provide an original birth certificate that will be returned after the official weigh-in.

All parents/guardians will be required to sign a code of conduct acknowledgement form.

All football players must participate in the official league weigh-in prior to the season.  Any player not weighed in at this session will not be able to play football.  The weigh-in is typically one weeknight in late August.  

I am interested in coaching, who should I contact?
We are always looking for volunteers to coach.  Please indicate your interest to coach on the volunteer form that is in the handout section of the website.  

I would like to help in the organization.  What should I do?
There's plenty to do and we could use your help.  Please fill out the volunteer form that is in the handout section of the website.  This form is not only a coaching form but has several choices of things to help with.

We thank you in advance for volunteering!!

Please email any other questions to ASERRAIDERS@aol.com