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RAVEN FAMILY VISITS
Greetings Raven Family!
Its football time again! On behalf of the Rainier Valley Football and Cheer Association, I would like to welcome you back for another exciting season of football. We appreciate your interest in our organization and hope you are as excited as we are about the upcoming 2015 RAVEN Football and Cheer season!
My name is Randall Morris and I am the President of the Rainier Ravens as well as the Head Coach of the 7th/8th Grade Green team and Ambassador for the State of Washington Heads Up Football Program. It is such a privilege to serve all who are a part of our organization. Many exciting changes have been made in the last few months. We are moving our Raven teams from the Nisqually Junior Football League to a brand new league that we can now call our own. We are now part of the NW Premier Junior Football and Cheer League. This league is comprised of 11 teams spanning from Seattle to Tacoma. We are very excited about the upcoming season as we will be competing against well organized and competitive teams. There will be 1st & 2nd grade teams, 3rd & 4th grade teams, 5th & 6th grade teams and 7th & 8th grade teams.
In the RAVEN Family we strive to produce respectful, successful young men and women, not just football players and cheerleaders. Our goal is to ensure our participants succeed off the field as well as on the field. Values such as Self-Esteem, Discipline, Respect, Academics, Integrity, Unity and Sportsmanship are instilled in our participants and expected from our parents to our Board Members. There are 2 more values that will impact our kids: player development and every child plays. Every Coach will be on the same page as to how the kids are being taught and coached the game of football. We will also make it a point that if your kid is on the team he will play.
The Rainier Ravens are entering their ninth season with the goal of being bigger and better than ever!!! Again, thank you for your trust and participation in the Rainier Valley Football and Cheer Association.
Open Board Positions
The Rainier Ravens are please to announce that we have the following board positions avaiable:
DEAN OF COACHES:
The Dean of Coaches supervises all head coaches and assistant coaches of RVFA teams, the Dean of Coaches, in conjunction with the Athletic Director, will call regular and special coaches meetings, the Dean of Coaches will serve as a mediator with coaching issues and assist the Athletic Director with the enforcement of the “Code of Conduct for Coaches”, required trainings and certification standards for all RVFA coaches, the Dean of Coaches shall assist the Athletic Director with the Coaches Selection Committee and process, the Dean of Coaches shall assist the Athletic Director with the implementation of the RVFA program objectives to all RVFA coaches, the Dean of Coaches shall assist the Athletic Director with the assessment of each coach throughout the current season and evaluate coaching performance based on the RVFA program objectives.
FUNDRAISING\ MARKETING COORDINATOR:
The Fundraising\Marketing Coordinator is responsible for coordinating all activities related to the management of donations, sponsorships and RVFA fundraisers for the organization, the Fundraising\Marketing Coordinator reports to the Vice-President of RVFA regarding all current or potential activities in this area, other duties are to be determined by Executive Board.
The Parent Coordinator shall serve as a liaison between the Board, the parents/guardians of RVFA participants and the coaches, the Parent Coordinator shall work under the direction of the Registration Coordinator when assisting with the collection of participation fees and other registration items, the Parent Coordinator shall work under the Concessions Manager for the coordination and maintenance of all volunteers for in the concession stand,the Parent Coordinator, in conjunction with each Head Coach, is responsible for identifying a Team Parent Representative for each team in RVFA., the Parent Coordinator shall inform and coordinate the Team Parent Representatives, the Parent Coordinator shall be responsible for submitting all relative paperworknecessary for participation with RVFA to the Registrar on parent volunteers, the Parent Coordinator shall coordinate with each Team Parent Rep and the Registrarregarding identification and reporting of any medical or behavioral issues that a RVFA participant may have to the Board. (i.e. asthma, contacts, learning disabilities).
It shall be the duty of each Trustee to fill in where needed, help withcertifications, rosters, etc., and other duties as assigned. The Trustees do not have a vote. Should a vacancy arise in another position on the Board, the Trustee filling that position will have that positions duties and vote of one.
If interested please contact Vorian Lewis at 206-715-8197 or VBL34@yahoo.com
2015 Raven Season
We are pleased to announce that registration is open for the 2015 season!!! Please look under the "Online Forms" for registration forms. Early registration fees are listed below. Registration fees will go up on August 1st and must be paid in full to receive any gear.
1 Football Player will be $150.00 (registration) + $50.00 refundable deposit (deposits will be refunded at the end of the season when all gear has been returned).
1 Cheerleader will be $200.00 (registration) + $50.00 refundable deposit (deposits will be refunded at the end of the season when all gear has been returned).
There will be a $25.00 discount per familiy member.
Divisions are based on grade. Registration will comfirm what grade your child will be going into for Fall 2015.
Rainier Valley Football Association otherwise known as R.V.F.A.,, R.V.F.A. is an organization created to give inner city kids a chance to play, learn and build up their self-esteem. This program strives to keep kids off the streets and out of trouble by instilling our youth with self-esteem, pride and respect for each other, family and the community they live in. R.V.F.A. will accomplish this goal by teaching youth about the importance of education, skills to positively solve problems, why team work is essential and taking responsibility for their own actions. R.V.F.A. has envolved into a full fledged organization, taking our kids back from the streets, teaching the fundamentals of football and cheerleading to kids from all walks of life. Currently our local public school district does not offer football to this age group (6-14yrs) due to budget constraints.
RAVENS EPP COMMUNITY TUTORING PROGRAM
If you would like your child to get extra support, please contact Sean Jenkins at (206)679-9426 to set up time and dates.
Our organization is run by parent volunteers, so please help us to provide the best possible football & cheer program to all the children. There are many ways to get involved, from coaching to helping on game days with field set up and take down to becoming a team MOM or DAD. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer for the 2014 season, please contact a board member for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org.