Step 1: Please read the following PRIOR to completing the registration form. Parent-Player Concussion info sheet must be signed by both parent and player. Bring the signed form to the combine assessment registration table. If you cannot attend the combine, it must be turned in by the first practice.
Step 2: Jersey size selection for Flag Division only. Click the following link to determine jersey size for Flag Division players only. If in the Tackle Division, select “N/A” for T-shirt size, as jersey sizes are already selected for the season.
Step 3: Pick the the appropriate form – Single Child or Multiple Child. This will take an average 1-2 min to complete (time varies depending on your computer and/or Internet service). Refer to the following link to specify jersey size for Flag Division only (Tackle Division will select N/A for jersey size).
Registration Fees (Late fee of $25 will be applied after July 1, 2019)
- Flag Division Fee: $80
- Tackle Division Fee : $145
$15 discount for each additional child
Note: You will receive an email once you have successfully paid.
What is the price of the uniforms or is it supplied with the registration?
The cost of registration covers the game jersey of the player 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.
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 (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 is provided and no other equipment is required though padded pants and mouth piece are highly encouraged.
What about information regarding practices, times, start, and how long?
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.
When are games played and how long?
All regular season games are played at Ramona Park with exception to a final championship week. Typically, 5th / 6th grade tackle games start at 9am followed by the 3rd / 4th grade tackle division starting 2 hours after that. Tackle games last approximately 2 hours and flag games are about 1 hour. Flag division games can start as early as 11am for the oldest age group, but depending on number of teams available in all divisions, flag games may start later.
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE
PRF is open to all youths (boys and girls) in the Greater Kalamazoo area and not specific to Portage Public Schools. Families from Kalamazoo, Vicksburg, Schoolcraft, Mattawan, Comstock, Parchment, Gull Lake, Climax, Scotts, and beyond have participated in Youth Tackle Football and Youth Flag Football at Portage Rocket Football.