Registration Instructions

Parent-Player Concussion info sheet must be read and understood by both parent (or guardian) and player(s). 

Click the following link to determine sizing for flag game jerseys and shorts for Flag Football divisions. Tackle divisions will N/A both sections in the registration form. 

Fill out the fields in the form at the bottom of this page. It will take a couple minutes to complete (time varies depending on your computer and/or Internet service).

Registration Fees (pay on-line now or else it is due at combine assessment. Your child cannot participate in PRF activities without payment)

  • Flag Division Fee: $85
  • Tackle Division Fee : $150
Late fee of $25 will be applied on August 1st. 
If you opt to pay at the combine assessment check-in this season, just exit the PayPal screen. Your child cannot participate in PRF activities without payment. Paypal account creation is NOT required.
 
Note: You will receive an email once you have successfully paid on-line.

Common Questions

The cost of registration covers the game jersey only. The rest of the registration covers all other operations of the game including field rentals, referees, trainers, game pants, and other equipment/gear for coach’s practices.

  • For tackle division, the required equipment that you must provide includes a helmet, mouthpiece, shoulder pads, thigh pads, knee pads, hip and tailbone pads (snap in), and cleats. 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. Your equipment should last your child for at least two years unless they have a major growth spurt. You can purchase the equipment locally at Dunham’s, Dick’s, or BJ Sports, or on-line. For flag divisions, game jersey and belts will be provided; mouthpiece will be required. Padded pants are highly encouraged.  

Practices begin the week after the combine/assessment day, typically 3rd week in August. Missing these first couple of weeks of practice is critical to player conditioning and involve a lot of football instructions. If at all possible, try to wrap up family trips prior to the combine/assessment dates. 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 and times will depend on the coach. Practices are typically 1.5 – 2 hours long and can start anywhere from 5:30pm to 7:00pm depending on coach and time of the season.

PRF is working closely with Portage Public Schools to use the high school and middle school facilities this year for flag and tackle. So please stay tuned for further information. Tackle football will include games at home and away starting this season. Home game might be on high school fields while flag is tentatively at West Middle School facility. Flag games will be about 1 hour and tackle football games will be about 1.5-2 hours. Starting times for games are yet to be determined but typically for PRF home games, the older tackle division may be starting about 9am followed by younger tackle games starting about 11am. Flag division games may start as early as 9am for the oldest age group followed by the next two age divisions. Actual times will depend on number of teams in each age division.

PRF NFL Flag is open to all Portage and greater Kalamazoo area youths. Tackle residency restriction will apply starting this year: Resident within the Portage Public School district or attend a school inside the Portage Public school district.

Our registration has closed for 2021. Please email portagerocketfootball@gmail.com.