Division placement is determined by AGE as of August 1, NOT by grade, per NIFC guidelines.
Dates to Remember:
6.5 More Weeks til Football!
As the school year winds down and we begin our summer break, it’s a perfect time for the RRL Jr. Indians to announce some key organization changes, and update everyone on the Jr. Indian philosophy, policies and procedures.
Director of Football (formerly knowns as Athletic Director)
Marc Kuney has rejoined the RRL in the role of Director of Football for the Jr. Indians.
Marc and his family have been long-time supporters of the RRL and the Hononegah Indians. Marc coached football for 4 years with the Jr Indians before joining the Hononegah high school staff for 9 years where he coached football and basketball. Being a part of the Jr. Indians is a family affair for the Kuneys. Both of their children Ryan (football), Gabrielle (sideline, Xtreme Cheer & PPK) and Jamie who could always be found in the concession stand helping out. Marc is a certified IHSA official in basketball and volleyball. Over the past 15 years Marc has worked with several athletes from different sports on conditioning and skills to help prepare them for the college athletic careers.
Dennis Kentner, Director of Football Emeritis, will remain active in the organization as a consultant to the new leadership team.
Dennis started as head coach of the Flyweights in 2003 and was Coaching Coordinator for many years when the RRL had only 6 teams. He was instrumental in the move to the Stateline Jr. High Football Conference for the 7th and 8th grade teams – the only middle school program. He was also a founding father of the NIFC (Northern Illinois Football Conference) started in in 2006. Dennis continues to serve as Commissioner of the NIFC which has grown to over 16 organizations.
Adam Cross will continue as RRL Jr. Indians Coaching Coordinator
Adam is starting his 4th season as Coaching Coordinator and his 6th as a coach with the Jr. Indians. Adam is also the representative for the RRL for the NIFC. He started in the RRL program with his oldest son, as a practice coach, where he learned the ropes of coaching. Once his next son started in the program, he took on a role as an assistant Flyweight coach and has stayed with that team for the last 5 seasons. When asked to become Coaching Coordinator, Adam saw this as an opportunity to become more involved in an already great program. It was a great opportunity to reach out to every kid in the organization to ensure they were being taught the correct fundamentals, safety, and love for the sport of football. His roles include, selecting and mentoring all coaches at every level, ensure coaches are coaching and teaching fundamentals in a constructive way, dealing with grievances from referees, coaches, parents, and other organizations as well as relaying information from the NIFC to the RRL Board of Directors. When not working or coaching/coordinating (football, baseball and basketball), Adam enjoys spending time with his wife, Jaime, and 3 sons, Jackson, Colby and Elliot. He is also is a member of Roscoe UMC and New Life UMC. Adam also loves reading, movies and being outdoors.
Brian Peterson will join the RRL in the role of Jr. Indians Coaching Coordinator
Brian and his family have been members of the community since 2004; getting involved with RRL back in 2010 when their oldest son Brady started in the flyweight division and their daughter became a “Little Cubbie”. In 2005 Brian became an Assistant Coach and was privileged to be a part of that group of boys and coaches for the next 4 years which included a NIFC Championship in 2012. He has also been a volunteer with the NFL PPK program for the past 6 years and enjoyed watching many of the kids grow up and excel during that time. Brian and Tammy’s youngest son Alex just finished up his second year as a flyweight. Brian enjoyed watching him (from the sidelines) grow and learn how to be a good football player, but more importantly, how to be a great teammate and the hard work that goes into it. After a few years away from coaching, Brian is interested in being a coaching coordinator because he feels as though he can offer a perspective from having been on both sides of the ball, and ultimately, wants your experience with RRL to be as positive as it has been for he and his family.
Player Safety Coach
Lucas Limberg rejoins the RRL as Player Safety Coach
Lucas started his football career with the Rockton/Roscoe Lions and continued to be a key starter/contributor at Hononegah through 2011. Lucas was recruited to play
football and track at Olivet Nazarene University; graduating in 2016 with a Criminal Justice degree. His college career including starting 44 straight games at DB. In addition he was 2x all conference defensive back and played in DII All-Star game. Lucas continues to be active in the community, now serving as a police officer in Loves Park.
Board of Directors
Board interviews are being conducted April through June. New board member to be announced in July
The goal of the Roscoe Rockton Junior Indians is to provide an understanding of the game of football and Cheer, as well as encourage sportsmanship and character in the game and in life. Our mission is to teach everyone the fundamentals and rules in addition to the physical, mental, and emotional aspects of the game. We are committed to encouraging a balance of football, cheer, family, school and fun. Our goal is that each athlete will understand how football and cheer promote and develop positive life qualities such as team, respect, discipline, effort, perseverance and fitness.
The RRL Jr. Indian’s legal counsel has completed a full review of the organization’s policies and procedures.
The final policy manual will be completed prior to the beginning of the season and available online.
Key changes and clarifications will be shared with both coaches and family.
Focus areas include the definition, enforcement, corrective action of topics like
2017 Registration is NOW open!
General Registration = $40
Sideline and Lil Indians Cheer
All registration fees must be paid ONLINE at the time of registration via credit/debit card.
We have partnered with Blue Sombrero for our registration this season.
Please create an account for your player and then follow the registration guidelines.
Please contact us at email@example.com with any questions.
Who: ALL current, future and past RRL Jr Indians players, coaches and cheerleaders
Where: Meet at Hononegah Parking Lot
When: Saturday, June 17, 2017 11:30am. Pick up at Am Legion immediately following parade
Wear: RRL Jersey, t-shirt, hat...anything purple and gold
Why: Aside from games, this is the biggest exposure of RRL Jr Indians Football and Cheer! Let's represent and shoe the community just how strong the Jr Indians are!!
What to Bring: Candy to throw IF YOU WISH\
2017 Tackle Season will begin
Monday, July 31
Rockton Sports Complex
2017 Flag Season
Friday, August 18,
Hawes Park / Riverside Park
Jr. Indian PROUD