The Jr. Red Devils Flag Football Club has been in operation for almost 20 years to benefit its youth participants who are boys and girls in grades 2-12. Interested players have the opportunity to learn and enjoy the sport of football through instructional play and full participation at the Ridge High School turf (Lee) field on Monday and Wednesday nights from 6-9pm.
The first date, September 4, 2019, will be a practice and skills clinic from 6 pm - 8:15 pm.
Parents have always embraced this program because of our relaxed and inclusive approach to youth sports:
Every child will get equal playing time and be encouraged to play any position they want. We know young players dislike "practice" so we only have games and we teach during this time. The more fun they have, the more they will learn.
We are supporters of the Ridge Sports Foundation, PEC, The Katie King Foundation and Heartworks.
Our open format allows for children of all skill levels to enjoy the game of football. including regular Challenger games where children with special needs can buddy-up with a peer or high school football player.
Welcome to the Jr Red Devils Flag Football team. Below is some information about the upcoming season.
Registration is now open. Please complete the form under the Registration tab. In addition to credit card, online payment is now available via PayPal. You do not need to have a PayPal account to complete the online payment process. No work bond is required.
While we are based in Basking Ridge, NJ, players from surrounding towns are welcome and do participate in our program each year.
SEASON START: Skills/Drills on 9/4 with regular season beginning on 9/9
All games will be played on the Ridge Turf field on Mondays and Wednesdays. Times will differ on Mon and Wed to accommodate conflicts with religious studies. Updates to the schedule may happen and will be communicated via email blast and social media.
2nd, 3rd & 4th grades will play 1 hour games
5th & 6th grades will play 1 hour games
7th - 12th grades will play 1 hour games
As players enter the high school field area, there is a board posted which lists the team rosters for that night, the coaches, the field assignments and the jersey color (silver or green) for each team. Our jerseys are reversible, so your child’s team color may change each week. The team rosters change every week, so your child will play with different teammates every week throughout the season. If players arrive late, they will be placed on any team in order to even out the sides. To minimize confusion for your child, please arrive 15 minutes prior to your game.
The games last 60 minutes, including a five-minute halftime. Everyone plays every game. If you can't make a game, no problem, we will see you next time. With no team standings, or even team names, we have had good success in maintaining fair play and engaging games.
We will “flip flop” some of the times to accommodate CCD and other events
Uniforms consist of a shirt, flag belt, hat, and bag. Players MUST provide their own mouth guard.
Shoes can be sneakers or cleats - YOUR CHOICE.
You will receive an email regarding your uniform pickup dates.
Registration information, forms, and payment options are available under the Registration tab.
Special Events: (check the schedule for dates and times)
- Challenger Games
- Parents vs. Kids games
- Meet a former NFL player
- Pink Out!
- Jr Red Devils Football Night at Ridge Varsity Football Game
- Giants/Jets Giveaway Night
- Pizza Night
Here is where you will find everything needed to get started coaching the kids during the games. We will be adding information throughout the season.
Below are plays from Coach Tracy, sample plays, running plays, passing plays, grade appropriate rules and Skills/Drills.
The Jr. Red Devil Flag Football Board
A special thanks to Tony Cucinell, Tom Child, Raymond Abbiatici, Dave Githens, Joe Zubko, Rob Uhrig, Dan McCarthy and John Roth for their years of dedicated service to our program