Dates to Remember:

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  • Jan 6, 2018:  The Passing Zone Clinic
  • February 9, 2018: Registration Opens
  • March 3-4, 2018:  RoRo Registration
  • ​March 24, 2018:  Passing Zone Clinic
  • March 31, 2018:  Early Registration ENDS
  • April 15, 2018:Football & Cheer Fitting 2-6pm
  • April 16, 2018:  Cheer Registration CLOSES
  • June 25-28, 2018:  Hono Youth Football Camp
  • July 1, 2018:  General Registration ENDS
  • TBD:  Final Uniform Fitting
  • July 5, 2018:  Uniforms Ordered
  • July 9-13, 2018:  Beloit Bucs Football Camp
  • TBD:  Rockton Rush Football Camp
  • July 23-27, 2018:  7th/8th Gr Jr Indians Camp
  • July 29, 2018:  Final Equip Pickup @ RSC 5:30-7:30
  • July 30, 2018: NIFC Practice begins
  • ​August 12, 2018:  Pre-Season Jamboree, NIU
  • August 12, 2018:  Opening Day Celebration
  • August 17, 2018:  Flag Football begins
  • August 18, 2018: Games begin
  • ​October 20, 2018:  NIFC Playoffs                   Fly -Heavy Seeds 1 & 4  @   TBD                          Fly - Heavy  Seeds 2 & 3 @ TBD                   7th & 8th Grade @TBD
  • October 27, 2018:  NIFC Championship Games 

 

 

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Proposed Legislation and the 2018 Jr Indians Season
UPDATE 3/7/2018:  

House bill 4341 which would ban tackle football for children 12 and under is going nowhere. While the bill initially had support to get it out of committee it has since failed to get support for a vote.

The CTE Prevention Act would forbid any child under the age of 12 from playing tackle football. The bill passed out of committee with Manley’s support out of concern for the safety of children. But Manley has since spoken with coaches and schools and has changed her mind, considering they are teaching the proper techniques for playing sports to avoid head injuries. State Rep. Carol Sente from Vernon Hills called the bill the “Dave Duerson Act.” Duerson who played for the Chicago Bears committed suicide in 2011 at the age of 50. He suffered from CTE – chronic traumatic encephalopathy which is a degenerative brain disease linked to head trauma. 


2/26/2018

We wanted to take a minute and address the concerns regarding the recent legislation proposed in the Illinois government that would ban tackle football for players under 12.  

The RRL Jr Indians have and always will continue to put the safety of our players first.  Key safety measures at the RRL include:

     *Annual evaluation / conditioning / and replacement of ALL RRL  issued equipment (esp helmets which follows Riddell's guidelines)
     *Required Heads Up training, certification and utilization for/by all coaches
     *Several of our coaches are firefighters and EMT's, trained in first-aid, and are present at every game and practice
     *On-staff Player Safety Coach
     *Coaches meetings include training and ongoing research & education on ways to prevent injury
     *Strict adherence to all safety protocols
     *Onsite medical personnel are requested for all games (in addition to EMT coaches)
     *Onsite defibrillator

Realizing that early registration is upon us, and not knowing the timeline of progression for this bill-- should the legislation be passed and put into effect for the immediate 2018 season, the RRL will refund any and all registration monies for effected players that have been paid in full for the 2018 season.

Please contact us with any questions you may have; otherwise, register here and we look forward to seeing you in 2018!

Thank you, 
RRL Jr Indians Board of Directors


Congratulations 2017 Champions!



   



                


 



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Jersey Numbers and Assignment

You must be registered and have made a minimum of one payment by Saturday, April 14 at 12:00pm in order to secure your previous years jersey number.  


Any returning player who has NOT signed up by this date and time will forfeit all rights to their number.  Available numbers will be granted on a First Come, First Serve basis at Equipment Fittings on April 15 and going forward.