Bennett Park Raiders Youth Football



Our annual Dick's Sporting Goods Shopping Day will be Saturday, July 23 from 10am - 2pm. Come out and enjoy great savings on all of your football related items!


The evaluation dates/times have been scheduled. All evaluations are in FULL PADS and will be held on the Bennett Park Turf Field. Please find your age group below for specific information.

  • K/1 - Thursday, July 21 from 6:30-8:00pm
  • 2nd Grade - Thursday, July 21 from 6:00-8:00pm
  • 3rd Grade - Tuesday, July 19 from 6:30-8:30pm
  • 4th Grade - NO EVALUATIONS
  • 5th Grade - Monday, July 18 from 6:30-8:30pm
  • 6th Grade -Thursday, July 14 from 6:30-8:30pm
  • 7/8th Grade - Wednesday, July 20 from 6:30-8:30pm

If you are still pending a football helmet or shoulder pads, please arrive 30 minutes PRIOR to your start time and a member of the board will be onsite to assist you.


Looking for a sports related camp for your kids this summer? Here is one that we recommend:

Raider Agility: We are hosting our own in house Speed and Agility Camp this year! Cost is FREE for each registered player and is open to boys and girls ages 5 and up!

  • Dates: July 25 - July 28
  • Times: 6:30pm - 8:30pm
  • Location: Bennett Park Turf Field

Bring your players out for a great workout prior to the beginning of the season! No contact, no pads, just footwork, speed drills, and conditioning!

Register online by clicking the "Register Now" link to your right!

Letter From the President

My name is Tony Failla, and I am very excited to lead our booster club for the next two years. What a great year we had at the park last year! Three Lanier Bowl Championships! Congrats again to Raiders Roberts (5th), Raiders Wheeler (6th), and Raiders Rollman (7/8th)!

Although we will remain at Bennett Park this fall, our board members have been working many hours planning our move to Lanierland Park on Jot Em Down Road. The park is being built on the site most of us remember as Concerts in the Country at Lanierland Music Park. We are fortunate to have received a personal invitation from our District 4 Commissioner, Cindy Mills, to call this new $10 million facility our home beginning with the 2017 season! We will have four new turf fields; allowing adequate practice space for both football and cheerleaders. If possible, please join us for the official groundbreaking ceremony scheduled for Friday, March 18th at 11:00am.

The state of youth football in our community is changing. You and your kids will likely hear rumors about everything from travel football to flag football being added to Bennett Park. I want you to know that our leadership team at Bennett Park is committed to protecting the solid foundation of recreation youth football in Forsyth County. Furthermore, we understand that there are other options available to our kids should they have the desire to play football at a higher level. Instead of having our kids search for those options elsewhere, we are currently exploring opportunities to offer those options within our park.

Please don't forget to register early to receive the discounted rate and secure your favorite jersey number before it is taken!

Tony Failla
Cell: 678-595-0994

2016 Important Dates

  • February 23 - April 16 - Online Registration - Early Bird Pricing $300
  • Saturday, April 16 - Football and Cheerleading Registration (In Person - Payment Only) - 9-1pm
  • April 17 - June 18 - Online Registration - Full Price $325
  • Saturday, May 14 - Football and Cheerleading Registration (In Person - Equipment Sizing/Handout 1) - 9-1pm
  • Saturday, June 25 - Football Registration (In Person - Equipment Sizing/Handout 2) - 9-1pm
  • Monday, July 18 - Thursday, July 21: TEAM EVALUATIONS - Emails pertaining to specific grades will be sent
  • Saturday, July 23 - Countywide Draft Day (Age groups with more than one team will have players determined on this day)
  • Monday, July 25 - Thursday, July 28: RAIDER AGILITY 6:30-8:30pm
  • Sunday, July 31 - Mandatory Coaches Certification and Clinic
  • Monday, August 1 - PRACTICE BEGINS
  • Saturday, August 13 - Bennett Park Picture Day: Dates/Times per team to be distributed at a later date
  • Saturday, August 13 - FCYFA Training Scrimmages (Teams and Location TBD)
  • Saturday, August 20 - COUNTY WIDE JAMBOREE at Fowler Park
  • Saturday, August 27 - First Games
  • Saturday, September 3 - No Games (Labor Day Weekend)
  • Saturday, October 1 - No Games (Fall Break) Games will be played on Saturday, September 24.
  • Sunday, November 13 - Cheer Bowl (Location To Be Determined)
  • Saturday, November 19 - Lanier Bowl (Location To Be Determined)

Check Back For Additional Dates/Times Periodically!

Congratulations 2015 Lanier Bowl Champions

  • 5th Grade - Raiders Roberts
  • 6th Grade - Raiders Wheeler
  • 7/8th Grade - Raiders Rollman