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The Rockford Rocket Football Program, RRF, is a community based program in Rockford, Michigan, whose mission is to provide a safe and fun environment for learning and playing youth football.  The program is for kids aged 4-14, and participants do not have to be a Rockford resident to participate.  RRF is a member of the Northern Rockeet Football League, NRFL and the 2009 Mothersell Award Winner. We offer 2 programs:

  • Flag Football: This is a low key introduction to the game of football for kids aged 4 – 7 (as of 11/1 of the current year).  We divide the kids into 2 sub-groups so the kids will be playing with other kids that are roughly the same age.   The two sub-groups are for kids aged 4 & 5 and another aged 6 & 7.   There are just 4 games over a 5 week period.  League size and participation is dependant on coaching participation. The Flag Program continues to grow at 10-20% each year. Coaching participation is becoming a major impact on maintaining the program and limiting sign ups. Click on the ‘’FLAG FOOTBALL FAQ’  tab for more information.

  • Rocket Football: This is our tackle football program and kids aged 8 – 14 (as of 11/1 of the current year) are eligible to play.  Again, players are divided in separate sub-groups so each will be playing with others that are roughly the same age.   The age groups are 8 & 9, 10 & 11, and 12 to 14.  There are 7 games over a 7 week period.  Click on the ‘ROCKET FOOTBALL FAQ’  tab for more information.


RRF is member of the NRFL.  The NRFL is a non-profit organization established to promote the development and maintenance of a supervised, youth-based football program serving the many of the communities of Western/Mid Michigan.

NRFL Web Site

Kenny Chesney, "Boys of Fall" Video/Song

 
2013 Dates

Sign Up Dates

  • June 6, 2013 6-8 PM Rockford Fresman Center Computer Lab
  • June 27, 2013 6-8 PM Rockford Freshman Center Computer Lab
  • July 11, 2013 6-8 PM Rockford Freshman Center Computer Lab
  • August 1, 2013 6-8 PM Rockford Freshman Center Computer Lab

All new players must present Birth Certificate for age verification.

KEY DATES FOR COACHES AND PARENTS

Rocket Football

  • MANDATORY Rockford Rocket Draft and Safety Training for ALL Coaches August 6, 2013 6:30 - 9:00 NRMS Auditorium
  • Parent Meeting: Expectations, Program Details, Concussion Awareness August 7, 2013 7:00 PM NRMS Auditorium
  • 1st day of practice August 19, 2013
  • 1st day of Contact Practice August 26, 2013
  • 1st Game September 7, 2013
  • Last Game October 19, 2013


Flag Football*

  • Coaches meeting MANDATORY FOR HEAD COACHES August 5, 2013 7:00 PM NRMS Auditorium
  • 1st practice August 12, 2013
  • 1st Game August 17, 2013
  • Last Game on or before September 14, 2013