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.
Romona 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.
- 5-6 Division (flag)
- 7-8 Division
- 9-10 Division
- 11-12 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 at Dunham’s, Dick’s, or BJ Sports, or go on-line.
Do I need to buy his equipment or is it supplied?
For Tackle the equipment that is needed includes helmet, shoulder pads, thigh pads, knee pads, hip and tailbone pads, and cleats. Game Jersey and pants will be given to the player. The game pants 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 max of three days a week when school starts. The days will depend on the coach. The practices are typically 2 hours long.