FLAG FOOTBALL BREAKING NEWS!
The RRL Jr Indians would like to take this opportunity to announce that FLAG FOOTBALL will not be returning for the fall 2019 season.
RRL Junior Indians is looking at the potential of developing a revamped FLAG FOOTBALL program for the future. We are investigating with other members of local football conferences to determine the correct type of competition and skills building that align with our organization and its desire to get your youngsters ready to play tackle football.
If your youngster wants to play flag football for the 2019 season, please see the link below.
We thank you for the opportunity to coach, teach and guide your young players for the last 5 years and hope to see you again in a Jr Indians uniform in the future!
Come be a part of the longest running youth program in the area!
The Jr Indians are home to more than 8 League Champions in the last 4 years...no other local program can say that! We are also the only local program that only takes Hononegah families AND has a cheer program directly associated.
We are members of the NIFC (Northern Illinois Football Conference), and our league continues to grow each season. The NIFC has just welcomed Dekalb into the conference, bringing the league to 17 teams and counting.
We would be honored to have your family chose our family! Join the Jr Indians today!
General will close on June 1, 2019.
We would like to take this opportunity to tell you about the Big Change coming to 7th/8th grade Jr Indians football!
We heard your concerns about the quality of our last season, and after much research, thought, consideration and discussion, the RRL Jr Indians Board of Directors has elected to leave the NIFC and join the Rockford Public Schools 205 League at the 7th and 8th grade levels only.
By joining the RPS 205 league, we have guaranteed your player a fuller schedule, while avoiding the need to play our counterparts multiple times throughout the regular season. The RPS league usually has 7-8 teams each season per division. This will provide us a season of games against different opponents, and a season that is similar to the current NIC-10 schedule.
There are a few changes that need noted:
*Quarter Lengths -- The JV (7th grade division) will now play 7 minute quarters, while the Varsity (8th grade division) will play 8 minute quarters, as opposed to the 10 minute quarters played at the NIFC
*Academic Eligibility -- The eligibility requirements state that players must be passing 5/7 classes with a D or better at the end of the semester prior to the season start (ie...4th quarter that is just beginning). There will also be ongoing monitoring of academics with information provided by your schools Athletic Directors to the RRL designee once a week throughout the football season
*Rosters -- Rosters at the opposing schools may be comprised of combination teams. 6th grade may play with 7th grade at the JV level and 7th grade may play with 8th grade at the Varsity level. The Jr Indians anticipate having enough players to have a fully rostered 7th grade only (JV) team and 1 - 2 fully rostered 8th grade only (Varsity) teams.
*Game Rules -- There are a few minor rule changes to the flow of the game. We will provide each 7th/8th grade family with access to the RPS 205 Rule Book once we have gained our finalized copy.
We are very excited for the change! We realize as the season gets closer, there will be a learning curve in this inaugural season. We promise to work diligently to ensure your player, and your family, a fun and successful season.
If you are currently registered at the 7th & 8th grade level, and have decided that this is not an option you wish to participate in, you will be granted a FULL REFUND. If you have not currently registered, but do so after this email, and subsequently change your mind, the standard refund policy is in full effect.
If you have any questions, concerns, or thoughts, please do not hesitate to reach back out to us!
Thank you for your support during this time of change.
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