Registration Instructions (read all steps and forms prior to registering)
FLAG DIVISION: Click the following link to determine sizing for FLAG game jerseys and shorts.
TACKLE DIVISION: Click the following link to determine sizing for TACKLE game jerseys. NOTE: Youth X-Large is not available, please select “adult small”, if your child sizes to the youth x-large jersey.
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 are due upon registering on-line. We are no longer accepting payments at the combine assessment. (please do not register unless you are prepared to pay on-line. If payment is not completed, your child’s registration information will be deleted and you will be required to reregister with payment in order to participate. Your child cannot participate in PRF activities without payment including the combine assessment.)
- Flag Division Fee: $95
- Tackle Division Fee : $185
The cost of registration covers the game jersey only, in which players will keep at the end of the season. 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, shorts, socks and flag 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 involves 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 facilities for both flag and tackle. So please stay tuned for further information. Tackle football will include games at home and away again this season. Flag games will be about 1 hour and tackle football games will be about 1.5 hours. Starting times for games are yet to be determined but can be all hours of the day from 9am to 6pm starting times as some games are meant to be under the lights. Flag division games may start as early as 8am thru noon. 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.