Important Equipment News For 2013 Players
Over the years, the Raiders have purchased and been donated thousands of dollars in equipment – including brand new and refurbished helmets, new and 2nd-hand shoulder pads, tools for strongman workouts and blocking bags.
Previously, players were able to “rent” a helmet and shoulder pads from the Raiders for $80.00. Due to storage constraints, the Raiders are unable to offer equipment on a rental basis in 2013.
This means that: all players must supply thier own equipment to play for the Raiders starting for the 2013 season.
All Raiders equipment (Helmets/facemasks and Shoulder Pads) will, however, be available to purchase from the Club for you to own. Prices will be discounted and range on a per-item basis until stock runs out. Veteran players will have preference to purchase ‘Raiders equipment’, while rookie players will be encouraged to purchase new gear.
The NCAA specifies that all players must wear the following mandatory equipment:
- Shoulder Pads
- Lower Pads (7 piece set – 2xHip, 1xTailbone, 2xThighs, 2xKnees)
- Football Boots/Cleats (no metal studs)
- Mouthguard (must not be clear)