Rider Club Football was established in 2010 to build a long term, self-sustaining football program that feeds into Roosevelt High School by providing 1st to 7th graders with a safe and encouraging environment to learn the great game of football. Players are encouraged to maintain their academic performance as well become leaders on their teams, in their schools and in their community.
Rider Club Football’s purpose is:
- To teach young people the fundamentals of football, develop their skills and impart positive individual and team values.
- To provide a well-organized program with well-trained coaches that delivers a fun, safe and positive experience that kids and families in the Roosevelt community want to be part of.
- To provide the resources to appropriately serve the needs of players regardless of race, color, creed or national origin.
RCF aims to provide elementary and middle school youth an opportunity to develop and practice discipline, respect, sportsmanship and confidence, along with age-appropriate football skills and the values associated with being part of a team.
Rider Club Football is a member of the Mid Iowa Youth Football League for grades 5-7
Rider Club Football provides Flag Football in partnership with Des Moines Parks and Recreation
Rider Club Football requires that all coaches are annually trained in USA Football technique for player safety.
The organization is operated exclusively by volunteer coaches, coordinators and directors. If you have questions, please contact us at
2018 Board of Directors
Adam Claypool - President – Coaches Committee Chair
Aaron Pearce - Secretary – Fundraising Committee Chair
Terry Bormann - Treasurer – Finance Committee Chair
Sean O’Brien - Director – Player Safety Coach / Rider Club Representative
Chris Williams - Director – Marketing & Communications Committee Chair
David King - Director
John Spinks - Director
Pylar Eaton - Director
Erik Link - TRHS Head Coach, Coaches Committee
Tom Gruening - Past TRHS Head Coach, Coaches Committee