Raiders

Team Captain--Trent Rose C/2LT

Assistant Team Captain--Rebecca Kobik C/2LT


SCHOOL YEAR 2018-2019 RAIDER TEAM CONCEPT

BOTTOM LINE: RAIDERS IS A VARSITY SPORT, BUT IT'S ALSO PART OF JROTC - BALANCE BETWEEN "DESIRE TO WIN" AND "CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT /LEADERSHIP AND TEAM BUILDING"

- REQUIRES COMMITMENT TO THE TEAM

- REQUIRES SACRIFICE, AND CADETS DECIDING WHAT THEIR PRIORITIES ARE

- REQUIRES COMMITMENT TO HIGHER LEVEL OF PHYSICAL FITNESS THAN YOU MAY BE USED TO, OR MAY HAVE EVER ACHIEVED

- IS A LONG TERM COMMITMENT TO YOUR PHYSICAL FITNESS IF YOU PLAN ON BEING ON RAIDERS FOR MULTIPLE SEASONS

- WE WILL ALWAYS PUT THE BEST TEAM POSSIBLE ON THE FIELD, FROM THE RANKS OF THE CADET MEMBERS OF THE TEAM

- RAIDERS IS GRITTY, FULL OF HARD-CHARGING CADETS WHO ARE VERY COMPETITIVE, WHO WANT TO WIN (WE HAVE A REPUTATION OF DOMINANCE!)

- IF YOU WANT TO BE PART OF THE TEAM, YOU HAVE TO PUT IN THE "SWEAT EQUITY"...MEANING, COME TO PRACTICE AND PT TESTS, BUT ALSO AND MORE IMPORTANTLY, WORK OUT HARD ON YOUR OWN!

- IF INVOLVED IN OTHER ACTIVITIES, IT IS THE INDIVIDUAL CADET'S PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY TO MAINTAIN AND INCREASE LEVEL OF PHYSICAL FITNESS ON YOUR OWN!

- WE MUST TREAT EACH OTHER WITH DIGNITY AND RESPECT - EVERYONE CONTRIBUTES IN SOME WAY, SHAPE OR FORM

- WE MUST UNDERSTAND THAT CADETS WILL HAVE VARYING LEVELS OF PHYSICAL FITNESS WHEN THEY FIRST JOIN THE TEAM

- WE MUST PUSH EACH OTHER - VERY VERY HARD - BUT IN A POSITIVE WAY

- WE WILL NOT TOLERATE RAIDER CADETS BERATING EACH OTHER OR THE TEAM.

FOR SY18-19'S RAIDERS...OUR TEAM GOAL IS TO WIN 1ST PLACE IN SOUTH JERSEY, AND 2ND PLACE OR HIGHER IN THE MASTER'S DIVISION OF THE 2ND BRIGADE RAIDER COMPETITION.

THIS WILL REQUIRE A SUSTAINED PERSONAL EFFORT AND INDIVIDUAL COMMITMENT TO PHYSICAL FITNESS OVER THE COURSE OF THE SUMMER, FALL, AND EARLY WINTER LEADING UP TO THE OFFICIAL START OF SY18-19 RAIDER TRAINING SEASON STARTING IN MID-FEBRUARY 2019.


1X MONTHLY DURING THE FALL, WE WILL EXECUTE AN ARMY PHYSICAL FITNESS TEST. ULTIMATELY, WHAT WILL DETERMINE IF YOU MAKE THE RAIDER TEAM OR NOT IS YOUR LEVEL OF PHYSICAL FITNESS.

- IF YOU CAN ONLY MAKE 2 PRACTICES A MONTH BUT ARE IN EXCELLENT PHYSICAL CONDITION (MEASURED BY YOUR PERFORMANCE ON CONDUCT OF A MONTHLY ARMY PHYSICAL FITNESS TEST STARTING IN SEPTEMBER OF 2018), YOU WILL MAKE THE TEAM.

- IF YOU MAKE ALMOST EVERY PRACTICE BUT CAN NOT PASS THE FINAL APFT WITH A MINIMUM SCORE, YOU WILL NOT MAKE THE TEAM.

- THE "SWEAT EQUITY" HERE IS IN THE AMOUNT OF TIME/YOUR DEDICATION TO INCREASING YOUR LEVEL OF PHYSICAL FITNESS THIS SPRING, OVER THE SUMMER AND NEXT FALL. 3. WHEN WE TRAIN IN THE WINTER (JAN-FEB 19) 1X WEEKLY, WE WILL FOCUS ON PHYSICAL FITNESS AND CORE SKILLS (SWISS SEAT TYING, KNOTS, WATER JUG CARRYING TECHNIQUES, BARREL LIFT TEAMWORK) AND ON PHYSICAL FITNESS. IT WILL BE VERY PHYSICALLY DEMANDING. 4. THERE WILL BE CUTS, BUT THEY WILL BE IN TERMS OF WHO WILL BE IN THE TOP 10. AS WE LEARNED THIS PAST YEAR, ULTIMATELY, YOUR STANDING ON THE TEAM IS DECIDED BY YOUR CARDIOVASCULAR FITNESS - MEANING, CAN YOU RUN LONG, AND CAN YOU RUN FAST! INVARIABLY, THE BEST RUNNERS WIND UP MAKING IT INTO THE TOP 10.

BOTH SSG MERRITT AND I ASK THAT EACH RAIDER TEAM MEMBER SHOW THIS MESSAGE TO THEIR PARENTS/GUARDIANS, SO THEY MAY ALSO REVIEW THIS CONCEPT/POLICY.

THIS IS HOW THE RAIDER TEAM WILL OPERATE GOING FORWARD. AS THE SAI, I WILL HOLD YOU ACCOUNTABLE TO IT. YOU, AS THE RAIDER TEAM, WILL HOLD THE CAPTAINS, SSG MERRITT AND I - AS YOUR LEADERS - ACCOUNTABLE TO IT.

BE READY TO TRAIN OUTSIDE, EVEN IN THE RAIN! BRING WATER TO EVERY PRACTICE! EAT RIGHT, GET ADEQUATE REST! KEEP YOUR ACADEMICS UP!