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.
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
- 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
- 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