The goal of Portage Rocket Football (P.R.F.) is to provide the opportunity for the youth in Southwestern Michigan to have a positive, enjoyable and fulfilling experience. The program will teach the ideals of good sportsmanship, respect and teamwork and provide each child with the opportunity to develop the full potential of their playing skills. These objectives will be achieved through continuous upgrades and improvements in the program. Fundamentals of the game are the most important concept for these children, and winning will not be put ahead of this concept.
Ramona Park, Portage MI. Every Saturday starting after Labor Day.
P.R.F. currently has the following age groups. Age is defined as the players age on the August 1st prior to the season. Grade is determined by grade the youth is entering in the fall season.
- 5-6 Year Old Division (flag)
- 7-8 Year Old Division (flag)
- 3rd / 4th Grade Division
- 5th / 6th Grade Division
What is the price of the uniforms or is it supplied with the registration?
The cost of registration covers the game uniform of the player only. All equipment will need to be purchased by you. For flag there is no additional equipment. You can purchase the equipment locally at Dunham’s, Dick’s, or BJ Sports, or on-line.
Do I need to buy his equipment or is it supplied?
For tackle division, the required equipment that you must provide includes a helmet, mouthpiece, shoulder pads, thigh pads, knee pads, hip and tailbone pads. Game Jersey and game pants will be provided for game days. The game pants are not to be used for practice and must be returned at the end of the season. This is one way of keeping our cost low. Your equipment should last your child for at least two years unless they have a major growth spurt.
What day are practices? How long are practices?
Practices can be up to four days a week before school starts and a maximum of three days a week when school starts for tackle division. The days will depend on the coach. Practices are typically 1.5 – 2 hours long.