Divisions:

​Division placement is determined by AGE as of August 1, NOT by grade, per NIFC guidelines.


  • Flyweight: ages 7/8
  • Lightweight: age 9
  • Middleweight: age 10
  • Heavyweight: age 11
  • 7th Grade
  • 8th Grade


Dates to Remember:

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  • February 10, 2017: Registration Opens
  • April 2, 2017:  Early Registration ENDS
  • April 9, 2017:  First Uniform Fitting
  • May 7, 2017:  2nd Uniform Fitting
  • May 31, 2017:  General Registration ENDS
  • May 31, 2017:  Final Uniform Fitting
  • June 26-29:  Hono Youth Football Camp
  • July 24-27:  Beloit Bucs Football Camp
  • July 11,13,19,21:  Rockton Rush Football Camp
  • July 17-21, 2017:  7th/8th Gr Jr Indians Camp
  • July 31, 2017: NIFC Practice begins
  • August 12, 2017:  Opening Day Celebration
  • August 18, 2017:  Flag Football begins
  • August 19, 2017: Games begin
  • ​October 28, 2017:  NIFC Championship Games

 

 

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.

 Organization Changes

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.

 Coaching Coordinators

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

 
Philosophy

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.

 
Procedures

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

  • annual draft process 
  • appropriate use of branding (i.e. use of the Jr. Indians logo; authorized vendors; approval process for custom apparel )
  • use of unauthorized equipment
  • code of conduct, expectations of all participants
  • use of social media
  • disciplinary process

  2017 Registration is NOW open!

   Tackle Football   

      CLOSED!!                                                                                                                                 

    

    Flag Football

   General Registration = $40

   Sideline  and Lil Indians Cheer

   CLOSED!!

  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 rrljrindians@gmail.com with any questions.





  OSD Parade

 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 

5-7pm

Rockton Sports Complex


2017 Flag Season

will begin

Friday, August 18, 

5-6:30pm

Hawes Park / Riverside Park


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Jr. Indian PROUD