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Raider 5/14
by posted 05/14/2021

Hello, Raider Nation - 

 

The regular season has ended and the Raiders currently sit in third place in the standings.  This week we will be playing in playoff seeding games, meaning these next two games will determine who we face next week in the first round of the playoffs...

 

This weekend's schedule...

 

FRIDAY 5/14

PRACTICE

Montessori School

5:15p - 6:30p

 

SATURDAY

WARM UPS:

330p: Middlebrook Upper

 

GAMES - Middlebrook Upper

430p: GAME 1 vs the Steelers.  This will likely be an exhibition game as the Steelers only have four players.  

5:00p: GAME 2 vs the Bills

5:30p - Celebrate our wins...

 

Hopefully, your Raider will be able to join us.

 

Also, next weekend is picture day, 340p on Saturday 5/22...  

 

Thank you.

The Raiders Coaching Staff

 


 
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5/15 - Question
by posted 05/11/2021

The Steelers have several player conflicts for the current game time on Saturday 5/15 @ 4:30p. As such they have asked if the Raiders would be willing to play our game versus them at 6p on Saturday night.

If the Raiders agree to this our schedule would be as follows:

4p - Practice/Warm-Ups

5p - Raider v Bills

5:30p - Break

6p - Raiders v Steelers

630p - END

The opinion of the coaches is that if this new schedule doesn't work for even one of our players, it's not right to do. The Raiders would be doing the Steelers a favor, which if we do not agree to results in a win for the Raiders via forfeit for the Steelers... T

he goal of your coaches is to provide the best possible playing experience for each player. If a schedule change impedes that in any way for any Raider parent or athlete, we will politely decline the offer to reschedule. That said, we would like to make a good faith effort to explore the schedule change and potentially agree to it.

This is not the coach's decision to make unilaterally, we would like feedback from our Raider parents on what works best for them. Please let us know your thoughts.

Best regards, The Raiders Coaching Staff.


 
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Raiders 5/7
by posted 05/07/2021

Greetings Raider Nation - 

 

First and foremost, thank you to Coach Capalbo for filling in during my absence.  

 

This is the final week of the regular season and we really need to win the next two games to avoid being the bottom seed in the playoffs.

 

That said, tonight we are going to extend practice to 7p in order to practice some additional defence.

 

The schedule for tonight and tomorrow are as follows:

 

Friday, May 7

Montessori School

PRACTICE: 515p - 7p

 

If your athlete is attending practice but not the game, please let us know.  We will design the practice accordingly.

 

Saturday, May 8

Middlebrook - Upper

Warm-Ups: 330p 

Game 1: 430p v Chargers

Game 2: 500p v Steelers

 

Thank you.

 

The Raiders Coaching Staff

 


 
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Raiders 4th Grade Flag Week 1
by posted 04/15/2021

Greetings, Raider Nation - 

 

Week One of the Spring Season is upon us.  Hopefully, all of our Raiders are excited to get to practice tomorrow and start playing games on Saturday.

 

Below please find some specifics for week 1:

 

PRACTICE:

Friday 4/16

5:00p - 630p

Montessori School

34 Whipple Rd, Wilton, CT 06897

 

NOTES:

 - All Raiders should have the following: Mask, cleats, water, and a good attitude.

 - The Raiders practice in the rain unless the town closes the fields.

 - Jerseys and flags will be distributed at the start of practice.  Your Raider will leave with the jersey, the coaches will keep the flags.

 

GAMES

Saturday 4/17

Middlebrook Upper

ARRIVE 330p 

GAME 1: 430p vs Bills

GAME 2: 500p vs Chargers

 

NOTES:

 - The Raiders will warm up and practice for an hour before the games.

 - All Raiders should have the following: Mask, cleats, water, and a good attitude.

 - NO snacks will be served at halftime or between games.

 

A text will be sent Saturday to the 4th-grade Raiders parents group.  This text message will be used for corresponding on game days and for parents to access the new online game clock and scoring system.  The app you can download for game info is called: Virtual Scoreboard

 

The coaches look forward to meeting your Raiders tomorrow at practice.

 

Please reach out with any questions or concerns.

 

Thank you.

 


 
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4th Grade Raiders - Practices and Games
by posted 04/03/2021

Hello, Raider Nation - 

 

As we gear up for the Spring Season, the coaching staff wanted to share some updates for the team and league.

 

Coaching Staff - Thank you to Coach Chris Capalbo for volunteering to Asst Coach in the wake of the passing of Coach Mark DuBrock.  The coaching staff has arranged for the Raiders' jerseys this season to feature an orange "MD" on the sleeve to honor Coach DuBrock.

 

Practices - The Raiders' flag practices will start Friday 4/16.  The first practice will start a bit earlier so we can get jerseys and flags to each player.  This will be changed on the website.  The start time will be 5pm.  Each practice after that will be starting at 5:15p and all practices will end at 6:30pm.

 

The coaches will be requiring the players to wear masks for practices.  Yes, we are outdoors, but the level we practice at does not allow for social distancing and we want to keep all of our athletes and families safe.

 

Please make sure your Raider brings the following: Water; cleats; mask.  Football gloves are optional, some kids love them...

 

Practices are currently scheduled to take place at the Montessori School.  This may change to the field at my home.  We have a large field that we can replicate our practice space on very easily.  

 

Games - Flag games will commence on  Saturday 4/17.  Games will be played at Middlebrook between 3-6pm.  We will send weekly emails and texts with game information.

 

Thank you all for allowing your athletes to participate with the Raiders this season.  Please reach out with any questions or concerns you may have.  If you have not already sent your mobile contact number to the coaches please do so we can build a team group text chain.

 

Thank you.

The Raiders Coaching Staff


 
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Coach Mark DuBrock
by posted 03/25/2021

Hello, All - 

 

As many of you may already know, Coach Mark DuBrock tragically passed Monday evening.

 

Our team has lost a great friend, mentor, and coach.  Coach DuBrock has been a part of the Wilton Youth Football community for a very long time with his children active in cheerleading, flag, and tackle.  Mark always brought a positive low-key attitude to practices and games.  He always took the time to teach the kids and encourage them to develop their skills.

 

Our hearts and sympathies go out to the entire DuBrock family while they deal with this tragic loss.  

 

As a tribute to Coach DuBrock, the Raiders will dedicate this season to him.  We are exploring options of getting Mark's initials adorned on our team jerseys for the season.

 

Rest in peace, Coach DuBrock.

 

Thank you.

Chris Kaiser


 
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The Raiders - 4th Grade Flag
by posted 03/08/2021

Greetings, All  - 

 

Welcome to Raider Nation.

 

The Raiders coaching staff is very excited for our Spring season and looks forward to welcoming your athletes to the team.

 

Here at the Raiders camp, we like to have fun while playing football.   The practices are structured so our players have fun while learning proper football skills at each position.  We also think winning is fun.  That is sometimes considered an unpopular statement, but it's true.  We play for the love of the game, part of that love is driven by the thrill of victory.  So yeah, we will have our fun, and hopefully, win some football games in the process.

 

The goal for each game is for each player to have the opportunity to touch the ball at least twice.  This could be a running play or targeting them with a pass.  There is a chance that not everyone will have even touches, it happens...

 

The Raiders are built on a few fundamental rules, we wanted to share them with you so our parents and players understand the expectations of playing on our team.

Respect - We respect our teammates and our opponents.  Putting down another player for any reason will not be tolerated.  Showing a lack of respect will impact a player's time on the field.  

Hard Work - All players have different athletic abilities and develop at a different pace.  We don't expect everyone to be at the same level, but we do expect everyone to give every drill and play their absolute best effort.  

Listening - The Raiders operate as a team.  No one person can command more attention than anyone else.  Not listening slows down the practice, causes mistakes in-game, and spoils other players' fun.  It's not fair, it's not cool, and it's not tolerated.  Players that choose to not listen or cause a distraction will have their playing time impacted.

 

Mark DuBrock, will be working on our coaching staff this season.  We are very fortunate to have Mark as he brings passion and a true love of football to our practices and games.

 

If your child has any issues that the Coaching Staff should be made aware of please let us know.  Physical limitations, learning disabilities, anything that will be helpful for us to better coach your athlete is useful information.

 

Below is some general information regarding the season...

 

PRACTICE: 

Friday 515p - 630p.  

Location: Middlebrook (this is subject to change based on field availability)

 

GAMES:

Games will be played on Saturdays starting on 4/17, likely at 1:30pm or 2:30pm

Times will vary based on schedules.

Locations will vary based on field availability.

 

We will be building a Raiders text chain for this season for quick and easy communications as needed.  Please email me the mobile number you would like included in this text group.  

 

Feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns.

 

Go Raiders.

The Raiders Coaching Staff


 
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