One of the special teams in the JROTC program at our school is the Raider team. This team is by far the hardest team to be a part of. It combines physical and mental activities that are all designed to improve the individuals and the team as a whole. We compete in many challenges that are designed to test our bodies to the limit. These challenges include: the Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT), executing the one-rope bridge, the 3K team run, the Land Navigation course, and our knowledge in first aid.
Raider team practices two days a week. They are very long and strenuous but they prepare us for the rough competitions in the future. We practice various activities that we will be tested on at competitions. Every practice, as a whole, we run about two miles, and we do our practice APFT. We also quiz one another and practice first aid. We practice hard because we believe that it will help prepare us for our upcoming competitions: 2nd Brigade Competition at Slippery Rock University and 4th Brigade Competition at Northern Garrett High School.
All Cadets are required to complete the APFT or Army Physical Fitness Test. The test includes:
- Push ups (two minutes)
- Sit ups (two minutes)
- Two mile run