Welcome to the North Raleigh Bulldogs

Pee Wee Red (Head CoachTrevor Thomas) made it to the D1 Pee Wee National Championship game after winning both the quarter- and semi-final rounds in Disney. The team suffered its only loss for the 2016 season to the National Champion, but made all of us proud to be Bulldogs. In an even better honor, the D1 Pee Wee Red team was awarded the NATIONAL Sportsmanship Award by Pop Warner for their division in the SuperBowl. THAT is truly a testament to the quality of the team, the families, our coaches, and the NRAA program - we are SO PROUD!

Junior Varsity Black (Head Coach Jeff Clark) made a strong showing against a returning two-time national championship team. After a loss in the first round, the JV team left on a high note with a victory in the consolation bracket final game. Our devoted Pee Wee Cheer squad joined the Disney teams to keep the fans and spirit alive! We are proud of our Bulldogs.


The North Raleigh Athletic Association (NRAA) was founded in 1982 to provide football and cheer programs aligned with the national Pop Warner Little Scholars, Inc., organization's rules, policies, processes, and philosophies. Since that time we have grown to a 501(c)(3) organization of approximately 250 youth participants with active, committed parent and community volunteers. Our scholar athletes consistently experience success at the local, regional, and national championship levels, while maintaining high academic standards and active participation in community service.

The primary objective of the NRAA is to provide a safe, organized, and respectful environment for youth to learn and participate in football and cheer in accordance with Pop Warner philosophies. We are committed to the following ideals:

  • The physical safety and emotional well-being of our participants are our top priorities.
  • We emphasize and encourage academic excellence.
  • Good sportsmanship, courtesy, and honesty will prevail in every activity, every encounter, and every communication, both within the NRAA and outside the organization.
  • Success will be measured not only in the outcomes of our competitions, but in the development of our athletes’ physical, academic, and social skills as a foundation for lifelong achievement.

We are managed by an all-volunteer board of directors, as well as volunteer coaches and staff members who must meet training, certification, and background check requirements. Participants come from throughout North Raleigh, from nearly every public and private school in the area, as well as homeschooled students.

We are in the Pop Warner Mid-South Region and a part of the Consolidated Football Federation.

Please check our site first for information about our organization and programs. If you can’t find what you need, please contact us.

Jennifer Troch 2013 | North Raleigh Athletic Association | P.O. Box 98872 | Raleigh, NC 27624-8872