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Portage Rocket Football (PRF)

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 continue as last season, 2021, with the 5on5 format and reduced field sizes for more competitive play. Flag rules are posted on the League Info/RulesFlag football participation will 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. This coming 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. 

Tentative Dates for the 2024 PRF Season

Registration Opens: June 1 (late fee applied on August 1)

Flag Football Combine Assessment: August 12th & 15th @ Ramona Park from 6:00pm-7:30pm (check-in at 5:30pm)

(only attend one date for flag)

Tackle Football Combine Assessment: August 14th-15th @ Ramona Park 

from 6:00pm-7:45pm (check-in at 5:30pm)

(plan to attend both dates for tackle)

Teams Draft: August 17th

Practices Begin: August 19th

First Game: September 7th


Start shopping for any equipment needs ASAP, especially helmets (any color) and shoulder pads as recent years has experienced short supplies.


Flag Football Divisions
5 – 6 year olds
7 – 8 year olds
9 – 10 year olds

Practice locations and times are TBD by the head coach.
Games are expected to be played on Saturday mornings and mainly prior to 12pm.
Locations and times are TBD.

Tackle Football Divisions

3rd – 4th Grade
5th – 6th Grade

Practice locations and times are TBD by 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.

About Portage Rocket Football

PRF offers youth flag football in three 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

Who can attend: Open to the public @ 7pm!
When: 2nd Monday of the month unless indicated above
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.

Location of meetings has varied lately, if you have a need to attend and/or discuss anything with the board, please email prior to the meeting to find out any recent information on meeting place and date.

Upcoming Board Meeting Dates

February 12
March 11
April 8
May 13
June 10
July 8
August 5 (Coach's Meeting) Tentative