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After thoroughly vetting all options, the Bert Bell Conference has concluded that aligning ages more appropriately has a greater importance than capping weights at each level. We feel that every child should have the opportunity to play Football with their classmates. The new alignment also allows for players to grow at a natural pace without fear of needing to play "up" due to body type. Each level will still offer a Varsity and Junior Varsity structure. Birthdate is based on July 31st

Newly aligned AGE only Divisions:

• 7 yrs "Rookie Tackle" Division (Ages: 6, 7)
• 8/9 Division (Ages: 8 & 9)
• 10/11 Division (Ages: 10 & 11)
• 12/13 Division (Ages: 12 & 13)
• Flag Football will remain ages 5 and 6

Our NEW Rookie Tackle Division serves as a bridge-game between flag football and 11-player tackle – and is a part of USA Football’s adoption of the United States Olympic Committee’s American Development Model (ADM).


Rookie Tackle Football


This will be based on an idea from USA Football

7 on 7 tackle football played on a smaller field. The purpose is to introduce the tackle game to the younger players.


Welcome to Drexel Hill Raiders Football

We are a proud member of the Bert Bell Memorial Football Conference

Raiders Football is for all kids ages 5 through 13

Flag Football is 5-6

Rookie Tackle Football 6-7 

Tackle football is 8-13

All players will receive a game jersey!

All our coaches are trained and certified for USA Football's Heads Up Program

No refunds will be given for any sport after the first week of practice.
Payments MUST be made in full before participating.

The Bert Bell Memorial Football Conference has Territories. Children that are eligible to attend the following schools are in our territory: Aroninmink, Garretford, Highland Park, and Hillcrest. If you live outside this area, there are other teams available to you. Please check the Bert Bell Website to see the territories. Players outside our territory can play for the Raiders if circumstances warrant. A Waiver would have to be filled out and signed by the home team. Waivers can be downloaded HERE

Practice will start Monday August 2nd You will recieve an email in July with info


Each Tackle Player will need:
Black football pants
Black practice jersey
Pads for the pants
Mouth piece
Chin Strap
New Tackle players will need a copy of their Birth Certificate for our records and the ORIGINAL on ID Picture Day. If you do not have the an ORIGINAL then you cannot play!

Flag Players will need:
Mouth piece

Bert Bell requires a Doctor's note stating that your son or daughter is healthy enough to play football.

Our Heads Up Football/Heat Acclimation Camp will start Monday August 2nd 6:00-7:00 pm at Dermond Field. For ALL Tackle and Rookie players. Players will not wear equipment for the camp. Players will wear shorts, tshirt, cleats, mouthpiece, and bring water bottles for the Camp. All players must attend! Full equipment will start the following week.

Equipment will be given out on Friday August 6th 6:00-8:00. Team and Flag practice will begin Monday August 6th. Practice will be Monday thru Friday 6:00 - 8:00pm. until Labor Day weekend. After Labor Day weekend and for the rest of the season, practice will be Tue., Thur., Fri. 6:00 -8:00 pm.

Thank you

Tracey Sparrow 

Practice will be Monday thru Friday 6:00 - 8:00pm. until Labor Day weekend. After Labor Day weekend and for the rest of the season, practice will be Tue., Thur., Fri. 6:00 -8:00 pm. Games will usually be played on Saturdays however, some away games may be scheduled on a Sunday.



All fees will go to Drexel Hill Raiders A.A. to help cover the cost of pre-season clinics, uniforms, equipment, referee fees, etc.
 Refund Policy:  We are a non-profit organization and as such, 100% of our registration fees are used to support Drexel Hill Raiders A.A..  Due to the nature of our program, equipment and services need to be acquired prior to the start of the season, therefore we have established a set refund policy below:   
*  Cancelations prior to the first week of practice:  50% of your original fees will be refunded (50% for administrative).  Fees will be refunded directly to your credit card.

*  After the first week of practice, there will be no refunds for cancelations.

Any questions contact 
Tracey Sparrow