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Jeff Copler

Head Coach

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Michael Dusso

Assistant Coach


About the Raiders/Mission Statement

Dear Neighbors,

I am the head coach for the Rochester Raiders Adapted Floor Hockey team. This team is a co-ed team (boys and girls) in grades 7-12 for kids with PHYSICAL impairments. If you know of any students that could benefit from this program please feel free to give them my contact information and/or contact the Century High School athletic office (507-328-5140).

Also be sure to check our promotional video on the link above!

Thanks so much,

Jeff Copler
Rochester Raiders AFH Coach


The mission for Adapted Athletics is to provide youth with disabilities the same opportunity as other students to enjoy the benefits of a quality high school sports program.

Interscholastic sports are the most competitive of all sports programs at the high school level and are the only sports sanctioned by the Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL). Adapted Athletics are interscholastic sports that are just as competitive as football, hockey or any other high school varsity sport. Adapted Athletics emerged and developed to this point over the last 20 years with considerable input from many sources including coaches, educators, former players and high school league officials. In fact, it was the players themselves that wanted an opportunity to play in a sports program that was "just like the programs offered to their classmates".
The goal of the program has always been to provide sports experiences for high school athletes with disabilities in the same manner that they have been provided for non-disabled athletes. The organization wanted to provide interscholastic sports opportunities where none previously existed. This has been achieved in the state of Minnesota. Minnesota is the first state where adapted sports have been officially sanctioned by a state high school league.

Update from Coach


Rooming assignments were sent via email.


Bus times have been finalized for Friday. 

11:45 load at Dakota

Noon leave from Dakota

12:30 bus arrives at JM

Bus will depart after the send off to go to the hotel for check in.

Also, after tonight's spirited practice, the players are somewhat full of themselves and are challenging the parents to come scrimmage at our final practice Thursday night.   So at 6:00 we'll have a short parents vs players scrimmage.  The only ask from the coaches is not to injure any of the Raiders.  Oddly enough, the players said they would not commit the same courtesy to the parents.  

Just a quick reminder if the coaches could get everyone's help after practice to get the borders moved to the corner of gym 3 so the movers can pick them up Friday morning.




Monday - practice/scrimmage vs Raiders alumni

Tuesday - media night/practice.  KIMT & Post Bulletin.  

Raiders Parents Night - Mr Pizza in the cafeteria after practice. Need a family to pickup pizzas at 6:30. I will also provide cake.

Wednesday -  practice/scrimmage vs alumni

Thursday - final practice

Help get all our borders moved to gym 1 into the corner by door 16 so they can be taken to the State Tournament on Friday Morning.

Friday - Raiders vs Anoka at 5PM in gym A.  The Raiders are the home team, and should sit on the left side of the scorers table as you look onto the floor.  At the state tournament the home team wears white jerseys, but as always we bring both jerseys. 

Tickets for the state tournament can only be purchased online, and will not be sold at the door.  You can purchase your tickets here.

State tournament programs are no longer printed and will be available online later this week at  State tournament apparel will be on sale Friday night and Saturday.  PRO TIP.  Popular sizes sell out very quickly, so it's highly suggested to get your apparel Friday night.  After the game, the coaches would like to watch some of the 6:30 games and do a little scouting.  I would estimate the team would get back to the hotel about 6:30 or 7.  The Raiders have the meeting room reserved at the hotel Friday evening so our plan is to eat dinner in the meeting room upon our return to the hotel. 

Saturday - Game time depends on our Friday Night game - 9am if we lose or 10:30am when we win. (See bracket link at the top of this webpage.)      Hint.  Win Friday night and everyone sleeps in on Saturday morning.  After our final game on Saturday, the bus will leave Bloomington Jefferson about 45 minutes after game completion and return to Dakota.

Monday - March 20

Equipment turn in starting at 5.  Also, our borders will need to be put back into our storage room.  The borders are scheduled to be dropped off at Dakota after 4:00.  

Tuesday - March 21

End of season banquet at Stone Barn.  6:30


It's the most exciting week of the year!