The Hillsborough, NJ Jr Raiders offers organized youth activities in tackle football, flag football, cheerleading, track & field and girls lacrosse and field hockey.

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Hillsborough JR Raiders Tackle Football

Director: Shawn Abline

You don’t always get what you wish for, you get what you work for!

Join the Hillsborough Jr Raiders Tackle Football Program

Season – Fall

Hillsborough Jr Raiders is proud to participate in the NJAYF conference.  NJAYF is the largest football conference in New Jersey with over 40 programs throughout the state.   There are no tryouts & everyone plays. Teams are kept small allowing for greater child participation and a higher level of learning.

We provide the most on-the-field play-time opportunities in the Hillsborough area.  We have no restrictions nor do we discriminate when it comes to play-time or eligibility.  Whether it's your first year with us or you've been part of Jr Raiders for years, everyone is treated equally and fairly and earns their play-time through hard work, dedication, and a desire to learn. 

Our tackle football program is segmented into unlimited weight divisions based on age: 8u, 9u, 10u, 11u, 12u & 14u using an age cutoff of 7/31.  


Registration will be opening soon. Please stay tuned for more information. 

Work Bond (Grade) $175/family

Work Bond - refunded with 4  hours of work bond service during the season.



Practice begins in early August and games begin in late August.  Teams who are successful could be invited to participate in post-season play up including an opportunity to play for the AYF National Championship in Florida.


Coaching Opportunities: Parent volunteers interested in coaching are welcome and should contact any of the Directors. Please contact us at





Uniforms: Please read up on all of our equipment information.  


Medical Form - All players are required to have the AYF Registration Packet completed prior to the start of the season.  This packet includes a medical form, a copy of the birth certificate, and a copy of the report card.  All players must submit a new form each year.




READY TO JOIN?  Stay tuned registration opening shortly.