top of page

The Spruce Creek High School ARMY JROTC Raider Team is a competitive Athletic Team that commands a high level of athleticism, physical strength and stamina, as well as extreme mental acuity. The Raider Team is JROTC’s Varsity sport. Joining the team requires total commitment and dedication to ensure success.

All Raider competitions within the state compete within three distinct categories of competing Raider Teams.

  • They are Male Teams = 10 Males competing at all times plus up to two additional male team members that can be freely substituted at the discretion of the team captain; NOTE (Females can be on male teams, they must compete as if they were a male and not as a female).

  • Female Teams - 10 Females competing at all times plus up to two additional female team members that can be freely substituted at the discretion of the team captain.

  • Mixed Teams = 10 members competing at all times, four of whom must be females plus up to two additional team members that can be freely substituted at the discretion of the team captain as long as at least 4 females compete in each event.

During after school practices Raider Team members learn and train on events such as:

  1.  Team Run: 10 Raiders will complete a 5km (3.107 miles) Team Run over unimproved terrain in the shortest time. On the command “GO”, the Raider Team will complete the course. Time Stops when the LAST Raider has crossed the finish line.

  2. Kettlebell Relay: Raiders will carry 4-6 x 30-pound Kettle Bells 50m (164.04 feet) in the shortest time! Time Starts on the command “GO”, one Raider will carry 1 or 2 Kettle Bells 50m from Line A to Line B and then repeat the process until complete. The NEXT Raider will be behind the “Ready Line” and not start movement until TAGGED. Once complete, Raiders will sit behind the Ready Line. Time Stops when the LAST Raider has placed the LAST Kettle Bell across Line A or B.

  3. Cross Country Rescue: 10 Raiders will negotiate a 1.0-mile course. Three members will carry a weighted rucksack (30 lbs. for ALL teams) and all 10 will negotiate a low crawl hazard (approximately 40 ft. by 10 ft.) and carry a weighted litter (80 lbs.) 

  4. One-Rope Bridge:  The Bridge Site is a 60-foot span with an 8-foot Danger Area Buffer marked with Red Paint. A timed event in which all Cadets are required to construct a one-rope bridge, while wearing a Swiss Rappel Seat and cross all Cadets across the danger area.

  5. Tire Flip: All 10 team members participate, five Cadets in each direction. 10 Raiders will flip a monster tire 100m (246 feet) in the shortest time! On the command “GO”, five Raiders will flip the tire 50m (123 feet) to another team of five Raiders who will flip the tire back 50m (123 feet). The ENTIRE tire MUST pass the mid-point LINE before it is flipped back. Time Stops when the ENTIRE tire is past the end line.   

 

The Raider Team teaches high school students how to work together as a team, promotes physical fitness and provides mentally/ physically challenging tasks that develop all members in becoming a better leader in the classroom and in the community. 

Raider Team Instructional Videos:

+ Swiss Seat Tutorial- "Knot of the Week" Swiss Seat":

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ssmYruwGTzM

 

+ Rope Bridge- "JROTC Rope Bridge Instruction:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IuNzL092kFA

bottom of page