Registration for 2022 Season will open around June 1.

Flag Football Divisions
5 - 6 year olds
7 - 8 year olds
9 - 10 year olds
Practice locations and times are at the discretion of the head coach.
Games are expected to be played on Saturday mornings.
Game location for 2022 (TBD)

Tackle Football Divisions
3rd - 4th Grade
5th - 6th Grade
Practice locations and times are at the discretion of the head coach.
Home games are expected to be played at either Portage Northern Huskie Stadium or Portage Central McCamley Field.
Game times will vary throughout the day on Saturdays.

Important Upcoming Dates
August 15-18: Combine Assessment week for flag & tackle
August 22: Team practices begin
September 10: 1st game of 2022 season

In 2019, PRF’s flag program joined with the NFLFlag organization, which gave us new flag jerseys and flag belts. In 2020, PRF adopted the NFLFlag rule book with some exceptions and modifications in the interest of PRF. The flag format will include 5on5 format instead of the 8on8 format and reduced field sizes for more competitive play. The new set of rules are posted on the League Info/RulesFlag football will continue under the PRF rules and remain open to all youths in Portage and greater Kalamazoo area.

PRF 2021 tackle season was the inaugural season with the Kalamazoo Valley Rocket Football League (KVRFL). Due to continuing decline in tackle participation, the program was ready for a new direction in a league with games versus other area rocket programs. And what an exciting 2021 season! Teams experienced home games at our two Portage high school football fields along with games under the lights and at different venues. 2022 tackle season will continue under the same eligibility restrictions: resident in the Portage Public School district or attend a school within the city of Portage. We are working on bringing back a 7th week of games, similar to our old championship week, which would include games between the PRF teams at each division (stay tuned for more information). 

We look forward to another exciting football season for both flag and tackle participants.

About Portage Rocket Football

PRF offers youth flag football in two age divisions and tackle football in two grade divisions. Flag divisions are open to all Portage and greater Kalamazoo area youths. Tackle divisions must be either Portage residents or attend a Portage area school. 

    • 5-6 year olds flag football
    • 7-8 year olds flag football
    • 9-10 year olds flag football
    • 3rd/4th grade tackle football
    • 5th/6th grade tackle football

2nd graders: 8 years old on August 1st or weigh greater than 85 lbs with equipment can play tackle in 3rd/4th grade division.

PRF Board Meetings

Upcoming Board Meeting Dates

June 13
July 11
August 1 (pre coach's meeting)

Who can attend: Open to the public!
When: 2nd Monday of the month @ 7pm
Where: KRESA Administration Building Milham Rd. East of Lovers Lane.

If you have any questions or concerns to address with the board, please email at portagerocketfootball@gmail.com or contact one of the board members.