Dear Southeast Raiders Football and Cheer Parents,
On behalf of the Southeast Raiders I would like to welcome you to the Southeast Raiders Football and Cheer Program. It is a pleasure to have you and your child as a part of the program and we truly hope you will be a positive supporter of the program.
I would encourage you to become an active member on one or more of our committees. Parent support is a driving force in our organization and the significance of your support cannot be overestimated.
I would also encourage you to get to know one another. It has been my experience that a good rapport among parents leads to a good rapport among players. A strong camaraderie among our athletes can only enhance our program chances for success. In the past, positive parent support for the Southeast Raiders has been exceptional; Raider shirts and paraphernalia, snacks, field maintenance, homecoming, the end of the year banquet, are some examples of ways to support. The special things parents do for the program mean a great deal to the athletes and coaches.
As proud parents of Southeast Raiders athletes, I hope you will represent the Raiders positively by sitting together at the games and not only cheer for your son or daughter, but for the sons and daughters of all the parents who are making the same commitment and sacrifice you are.
As President, I am aware that there are times when parents have concerns. If you have a concern regarding the program or if I can assist you in anyway, I encourage you to contact me. A parental concern raised to any coach or administrator will be referred back to the source for resolution. We can then schedule a time to meet and resolve the concern.
Please keep in mind football is a competitive sport and the emphasis does shift from participation to competition. Those players who abide by the rules, work hard, and put our team in the best situation to be successful will see the majority of the action. Obviously natural ability plays a major part in this selection. We do feel, as a staff, that since we are with our players every day in practice and have the opportunity to see them perform in games, we are in the best position to evaluate performance and effort. Regardless of how a player begins the season there is always the opportunity to compete for playing time throughout the football season.
Again welcome to the program, I look forward to seeing you at practice and at the football games.
Coach Lano – President
Coach Jake Mathews - Founder