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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For the Spring Season, Jr Raiders is proud to offer

Girls Lacrosse for children in grades K-8

Track & Field for children in grades 2-8

7v7 CoEd Flag Football for children in grades 3-8


For the Fall Season, Jr Raiders is proud to offer

 Game Day Cheerleading for children in grades K-8

Competitive Cheerleading for children in grades 3-8

Flag Football for children in grades K-2

Tackle Football for children ages 8U-14U

Field Hockey for children in grades K-8


Information for each program can be found by clicking on the tabs on our homepage and under each heading below. Any questions can be sent to


Workbond- Please be aware the majority programs require a refundable work bond.  Each family will be responsible for a refundable work bond.  Please refer to each program's information about the work bond.

Refund Policy- Defined in each programs's registration

Medical Forms- Medical forms are required for each athlete and must be turned into your program director before the first day of practice. Forms are good for one year from the date of your child's last physical and must be completed by your physician. Please keep a copy as HJR does not keep forms from season to season.  The form can be found under documents on our home page. This is the only form that will be accepted.  All football players and cheerleaders in Grades 3-8 must also complete and submit required AYF forms.



Impact Baseline Testing

Jr Raiders Impact Baseline Testing for children ages 11 and older

By registering for this test, you will receive an email from our head trainer that will contain a code that will allow you to complete the IMPACT testing online


Base Cost: $10.00

Opened: 07/14/2022
Closes: 09/15/2022

2022 Fall Sports Refundable Volunteer Work Agreement (Work Bond)


In order to complete the work bond, each family wil be required to complete 4 hours of volunteer time.  

Workbond registration required.  Workbond must be paid within 7 days of registreing your child.  The system will automatically un-register your child if workbond is not paid. 

There will be no rollovers to next year.


Base Cost: $175.00

Opened: 03/01/2022

2022 Cheer Junior Coaches Registration

****This coaches registration is for Jr Coaches ONLY (under 18)****


The Hillsborough JR Raiders cheerleading program invites high schooler students who are interested in coaching cheerleading to sign up to be a Junior Coach. We take great pride in our Junior Coaching Staff as they play a vital role in the success of both our game day and competition cheerleading squads. Junior coaching allows high schooler students to share their own cheerleading knowledge with a variety of age groups and to learn new skills under head and assistant cheer coaches.


Junior coaching is a volunteer opportunity that can qualify for community service hours with the school, church, or other organizations. While we know schedules can be extremely busy in high school, signing up to be a Junior Coach comes with the understanding that this is a commitment and attendance at practices, football games, and other Jr. Raiders events are required as a member of the JR Raiders coaching staff.


Tentative Important Dates for the 2022 Cheer & Football Season:

  • August 8 @ 6-8 p.m. – First Day of Game Day Cheer Practice, all forms are due, Triangle Field
  • August 8-12*, 15-19, and 22-26 @ 6-8 p.m. – Game Day Cheer Practice at Triangle Field
  • TBD– First Tackle Football Game
  • August 29 @ 5:30 p.m. – Community Day, HHS
  • October TBD – Cheer Rally


Please review the Junior Coaches Expectations document for additional information 

Opened: 01/12/2019

2022 Fall Flag Football K - 2

This registration is for everyone interested in playing flag football entering K - 2nd grade in the upcoming school year. 

The season will kick off with camp beginning in the middle of August at the Triangle Field Football Complex.  Games will be on Saturdays or Sundays depending on the tackle football home games.  Our goal is to start the day with flag and follow it up with tackle football games.  The season will begin the first Saturday after Labor Day and an occasional week night game.  A weekly practice may be held during the season if practice space exists.

All players who are entering K will participate in the Rookie league. (Provided we have enough K kids AND coaches to have their own group).  This league will have more emphasis on practice learning the fundamentals, having fun and enjoying the game of football with their classmates.  Once the season starts, Saturday or Sunday mornings will consist of a short practice followed by a short game.  


Base Cost: $50.00

Opened: 03/01/2022

2022 Game Day Cheerleading K - 2

This registration is for everyone interested in Game Day Recreation and Pre-Competition cheerleading entering K through 2nd grade in the current school year.

Recreation cheerleaders practice between 4 and 5 days a week during the month of August. Games will be from September through October weekly on Saturday or Sundays. After registration there are some additional costs only for Cheerleading accessories such as warm up jackets, shoes and bows due before Summer practice begins. 

Uniform fittings are scheduled for TBD.  More information will be sent closer to that date.  Check out the Recreation Cheerleading Page for more information. 

For information regarding the Pre-Comp program click on the CHEER tab on our website and follow it to the PreComp page.


Base Cost: $50.00

Opened: 03/01/2022

2022 Tackle Football Ages 8u to 14u

Birth Certificate

  • Players must submit a copy of their Birth Certificate
  • You will be asked to upload a copy during the online registration process. If you are unable to upload a copy please bring a copy to the in person registration dates. 
  • If we have a copy of you Birth Certificate on file from last season you will not be prompted to upload it again.


  • Jerseys will be supplied to all football players this season


EMAIL: before registering to let us know what grade you are in.   We are full or don't have a team at every level so we want to make sure you can fit you.

Base Cost: $150.00

Opened: 03/01/2022

NOTE: This program is currently only accepting waitlisted registrations. Register for the current waitlist by clicking the Join Waitlist button below.

2022 Game Day Cheerleading Grades 3 - 8

2022 Cheerleading  Grades 3 - 8

The Game Day Cheerleading program focuses on the Game Day experience of leading the crowd in support of our tackle football team. 

  • Summer practices begin in the middle of August and run through the first week of September.​
  • Cheering for football teams close to their age group on either Saturday or Sunday​
  • Cheer Rally at the Hillsborough High School.

Check out the Recreation Cheerleading Page for uniform details and more information.

If you would like to participate in our Competitive Cheerleading program, please check out our Competition Cheer Page or you can email for more information.  Although these programs run independent of each other, girls may choose to participate in both.  

Base Cost: $150.00

Opened: 03/01/2022

2022 Competition Cheerleading Grades 3 - 8

2022 Competition Cheerleading  
Grades 3 - 8

Our Competitive Cheerleading program is perfect for athletes interested in taking cheerleading to the next level. Our competitive team has won numerous titles and awards throughout our 20+ year history, while emphasizing the importance of teamwork and sportsmanship.    There is significant additional financial commitments beyond the registration fee for this program, which includes uniforms, facility fees and choreography fees. Please email for a copy of our estimated costs and check out our Competition Cheer Page for details.

If you are looking to also participate in our GAME DAY program, please register for that program separately.

The below registration fee includes the cost of our pre-season team stunt and placement clinic and will be applied to the total cost of the program.  

Jr. Raiders will hold their competition team stunt and placement clinic at a local gym.  ALL cheerleaders wishing to be considered for the competition program should participate. 

Requiring ALL cheerleaders to participate in the evaluation process affords us the opportunity to see and consider all possible squad configurations before selecting the teams.  It will also allow us to see any new skills that have been gained by current competition cheerleaders since we last assessed their abilities.

Clinic Dates

Tuesday, May 24  -  6-8pm

Wednesday, May 25  - 6-8pm

Base Cost: $50.00

Opened: 03/23/2022

2022 Introduction to Girls Field Hockey Grades K-1

  • This program is open to girls in Kindergarten and First Grade
  • Field Hockey kick off will take place at the end of August.  (Final season dates to  be announced
  • Practices will be held on Sunday mornings through late October.
  • Practices will be led by Adult coaches with the assistance of High School age Junior Coaches.
  • A current Medical Form must be on file before first practice. 
  • Additional equipment required: field hockey stick, shin guards, soccer socks, and solid color mouth guard (NOT clear, green, or white).  Field hockey goggles are not required for this age group however your child may wear them if you choose.

Base Cost: $75.00

Opened: 03/31/2022

Junior Coaches Registration

This coaches registration is for Jr Coaches only (under 18)

Opened: 01/12/2018

HJR Coaches Registration

This registration is for anyone who wants to volunteer for any Jr Raiders sports program.
All coaches are required to register once. 
All Coaches must be attend a Rutgers S.A.F.T.E.Y. Clinic.  If you submitted a copy of your S.A.F.E.T.Y card in a previous season and your card is on file you will not be prompted for it again.   If we do not have your card on file you will be asked to upload a scanned copy Rutgers S.A.F.T.E.Y. Card.  If you are unable to scan your card, you need to submit a paper copy before completing the online registration. 

The coaches registration includes question that are necessary for to satisfy our insurance policy.  These include questions on residency, experience in youth organizations and convictions of any violent crimes.
If you are listed as ineligible to register, then click on your name and enter a birthday.  Only those over 18 may register as a Coach.  If you are under 18 please use the Jr Coaches Registration.




Opened: 01/01/2021