Are you ready for some football? The Rockford Youth Football Association is very excited about our next season of play. Listed below is all of the information you need to know, Go Rockets!
Participation in RAAA tackle football is grades 3rd – 6th. Cost to participate is $75.00 as well as a $25.00 Jersey fee. The Jerseys are multi-year, which means they can be used as long as they fit as they are yours to keep. A separate deposit check of $150.00 made out to RAAA is also required when picking up equipment. (Deposit check destroyed upon return of equipment.)
Practices are Tuesday/Thursdays 6:00 – 7:30pm; 3rd grade players play only against each other in house, meaning not against any other communities. They do suit up but have limited contact in a very controlled setting. 4th grade players will progress by playing other 4th grade teams in controlled scrimmages when available. 5th and 6th grade players are divided equally and combined into teams and will play games against other communities. Games are played on Saturday mornings.
Practices will take place at the Middle School Fields to begin each season, as we get into September we will move practices to the high school complex which are often referred to as Stadium (turf) and Fields #5 and #6 (Grass fields) behind the Stadium.
Our official season will begin August 18th and continue thru October 15th*, practicing every Tues / Thurs with the exception of no practice SEPT 1st. Youth night is at half time of last home varsity game and equipment turn in on October 17th (6:00 – 7:30). Deadline to register is August 30th. A $25.00 late fee will be assessed to all registrants beginning on August 31st.