Divisions:

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

 

  • Flyweight: 2-3 grade OR ages 7/8
    • weight 100 lbs / 107 lbs petitioned
  • Lightweight: 4th Grade OR age 9
    • ​weight 125 lbs / 135 lbs petitioned
  • Middleweight: 5th grade OR age 10
    • ​weight 135 lbs / 145 petitioned
  • Heavyweight: 6th grade OR age 11
    • weight 165 lbs / 175 petitioned
  • 7th Grade:
    • No age or weight restrictions
  • 8th Grade
    • ​No age or weight restrictions


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 30, 2017:  Final Equip Pickup @ RSC 5:30-7:30
  • July 31, 2017: NIFC Practice begins
  • August 13, 2017:  Opening Day Celebration
  • August 18, 2017:  Flag Football begins
  • August 19, 2017: Games begin
  • ​October 21, 2017:  NIFC Playoffs                   Fly -Heavy Seeds 1 & 4  @ DuPec                 Fly - Heavy  Seeds 2 & 3 at Genoa                7th & 8th Grade at RSC
  • October 28, 2017:  NIFC Championship Games Fly - Heavy at Rockton Sports Complex       7th and 8th Grade at Hampshire
  • July 30, 2018:  NIFC Practice Begins
  • August 12, 2018 (tent):  Opening Day
  • August 18, 2018:  NIFC Games begin

 

 

RRL Jr. Indians Football & Cheer – Code of Conduct

In promoting the ethics, safety, and spirit of youth football, RRL Jr. Indians Football & Cheer has adopted this Code of Conduct. This Code of Conduct is binding upon all its participants: Board Members, Coaches, Players, Cheerleaders, Parents, Volunteers and Spectators. Violations of this Code of Conduct will result in disciplinary action against any offender

Unsportsmanlike Conduct

Unsportsmanlike conduct shall include the following: fighting, verbal abuse, bullying of a team member or dissent toward an official or opponent, racial or ethnic slurs, inappropriate comments or actions that may be construed as sexual harassment, profanity, obscene gestures, flagrant and violent fouls, taunting, “trash talk”, baiting, cheating, throwing or abusing equipment, physical intimidation or abuse of an official or opponent, and unauthorized leaving of a team bench area.

Board Members & Coaches

Will show the proper respect to all and be held to the highest standards of moral conduct and character both on and off the field.

Will not at any time push, shove, punch, kick, fight or be guilty of physical contact as an Aggressor upon any official, player, cheerleader, coach or spectator

Will not verbally abuse or threaten any official, coach, player or others.

Will not harass or bait any official, player, coach, cheerleader, spectator or other(s).

Will not consume alcohol or illegal narcotics in front of players/cheerleaders during practices, games or team sponsored events or be present during practices, games, team-sponsored events under the influence of alcohol or illegal narcotics. This rule applies any time a coach or board member is representing Roscoe-Rockton Jr. Indians Football & Cheer.

Will show the same respect that is due to all participants, including: other coaches, players, cheerleaders, spectators and league officials.

Will not act in any way that is detrimental to themselves, their team or Roscoe-Rockton Jr. Indians Football & Cheer.

Will inform the Board of Directors of any rule violation by other Board Members, coaches, players, cheerleaders, managers, spectators or other(s). Board Member(s) will document any observed violation along with date and time of the incident.

In all dealings with team personnel – including coaches, other coaches, players, cheerleaders, spectators – Board Members and Coaches will show the same respect that is due all participants of this organization.


Football Players and Cheerleaders

Will show the proper respect to all and be held to the highest standards of moral conduct and character both on and off the field.

Will stay in the team-designated area(s), unless excused to leave, by a coach, parent or guardian.

Will not at any time push, shove, punch, kick, fight, bully or be guilty of physical contact as an aggressor upon any official, board member, coach, player, cheerleader, spectator, or other(s).

Will not verbally abuse or threaten any official, board member, coach, player, cheerleader, spectator, or other(s).

Will not harass, bait or be guilty of objectionable demonstration or dissent at any Official’s or Coach’s decision. 

Will not refuse to abide by an official’s or coach’s decision.

Will not disobey or attempt to circumvent rules and regulations or the intent thereof.

Will not use tobacco, alcohol or illegal narcotics or act in any way that is detrimental to themselves, their team or Roscoe / Rockton Lions Football & Cheer.


Parents, Spectators, Volunteers and Others

Will show proper respect to all.

Will not at any time push, shove, punch, kick, fight or be guilty of physical contact as an Aggressor upon any official, board member, coach, player, cheerleader, or spectator.

Will not verbally abuse or threaten any official, board member, coach, player, cheerleader, spectator or other(s).

Will not harass or bait any official, board member, coach, player, cheerleader, spectator or other(s).

Will not directly contact or interfere with coaches or players during a game or practice.

Will not be in the coaching box, player’s area, or on the game field/area prior to, during, or at the conclusion of a game, unless the Head Coach has given permission to do so.

Will not consume alcohol or illegal narcotics in front of players/cheerleaders during practices, games or team sponsored events or be present during practices, games, team-sponsored events under the influence of alcohol or illegal narcotics.

Will not act in any way that is detrimental to themselves, their team, their community or Roscoe-Rockton Jr. Indians Football & Cheer


Disciplinary Action

The Board of the Roscoe-Rockton Jr. Indians Football & Cheer shall have the power to impose any disciplinary action(s) it deems necessary and appropriate for those who fail to abide by the Rosoce-Rockton Jr. Indians Football & Cheer Code of Conduct.  Disciplinary action can range from a written reprimand to being barred from participation or association with Roscoe-Rockton Jr. Indians  Football & Cheer and its members.

The following and any other acts so deemed by the Board of Directors will constitute grounds for disciplinary action:

Striking or abusing physically and/or verbally any official, coach, player, cheerleader, spectator, or other(s).

Acting in an unsportsmanlike manner. 

Violating the Roscoe-Rockton Jr. Indians Football & Cheer Code of Conduct.

Ejection (removal) from a game. 

Using alcohol or illegal narcotics at a league game.

Acting in a way that is detrimental to themselves, their team, and/or Roscoe-Rockton Jr. Indians Football & Cheer.

Conviction of or pleading guilty to theft or illegal taking of funds or equipment from any Organization,

including Roscoe-Rockton Jr. Indians Football & Cheer. 

Any actions on or off the field that result in a legal conviction of a criminal act as determined by a court of law or other actions that are judged by the Board of Directors to be of such a serious nature that they seriously and negatively impact the Roscoe-Rockton Jr. Indians Football & Cheer, the image in the community and present the potential for liability to the Board Members and/or the Roscoe-Rockton Jr. Indians Football & Cheer. Anyone who does not abide by the above Roscoe-Rockton Jr. Indians Football & Cheer Code of Conduct can and will be asked to leave the game or event, and may be barred from attending any other Roscoe-Rockton Jr. Indians Football & Cheer sponsored game or event. The President of Roscoe-Rockton Jr. Indians Football & Cheer or Head Football Coach of a Roscoe-Rockton Jr. Indians Football & Cheer team has the power to ask and if necessary, remove anyone whom they deem to be in violation of by the Roscoe-Rockton Jr. Indians Football & Cheer Code of Conduct. Upon taking such action, said person must notify the President of Roscoe-Rockton Jr. Indians Football & Cheer and/or the Board of Roscoe-Rockton Jr. Indians Football & Cheer.

Ejection and Suspension

Game Ejections:

Any coach, player, cheerleader, parent, spectator, or anyone else – whether associated or not associated with Roscoe-Rockton Jr. Indians Football & Cheer – who is ejected (removed) from a game is automatically suspended from attending and/or participating in the next scheduled game or competition. A repeat offense by the same person during the same season will result in immediate review by the Roscoe-Rockton Jr. Indians Football & Cheer board.

The Board of Directors shall reserve the right to impose any penalties or disciplinary actions it deems necessary and appropriate for violations of Roscoe-Rockton Jr. Indians  Football & Cheer Code of Conduct.

Public Address System:

Use of public address systems at all Roscoe-Rockton Jr. Indians Football & Cheer games is restricted to game/event announcements, introductions, identification of players,  participating players after plays, scorers and scores and music. Any use of the public address system by the home team to “psych-up” or give their players an advantage is considered unsportsmanlike and therefore prohibited.

Fact Finding Hearing

Prior to any decision by the Board of Directors for disciplinary action for board members, coaches, players, parents or spectators or other(s), a Fact Finding Hearing before a minimum of two thirds of the Board will be held behind closed doors by the Board of Directors, with notice given to all involved, via (1) telephone (2) email, and/or U.S. Mail. Said hearing should take place within a reasonable amount of time of the alleged incident unless two thirds of the board members cannot be present.  The board must then schedule the next available date (best efforts) that two thirds of the board will be present.

Hearing Process

The President (or Vice President if the President is not available) – shall run the hearing.

The President (or Vice President if President is not present) shall read the charges brought against the accused.

The Board of Directors MAY then hear from both sides and/or witnesses in an orderly manner.

The Board of Directors shall then determine whether sufficient facts and/or evidence have been presented to warrant the holding of the hearing on some or all of such charges with the person(s) violating the Code of Conduct. 

The Board of Directors shall then judge whether or not the preponderance of the evidence presented in a hearing shows the accused to have committed the acts alleged.

The Board of Directors (by majority vote) shall then impose any disciplinary action(s) it deems necessary and appropriate, and/or as specified in the By-laws and Code of Conduct, if the accused is judged to have committed such act or acts as brought before the board.


If the accused does not appear at the hearing, the Rosoce-Rockton Jr. Indians Football & Cheer Board of Directors will render their decision and the accused person(s) will be notified of the disciplinary action to be taken via telephone with a follow-up written notice via email or certified U.S. Mail.

Complaints, Allegations, Grievances

Improper conduct should be reported President or the Head Football Coach, or Cheerleading Director of the Roscoe-Rockton Jr. Indians Football & Cheer within 24 hours of incident. Those who are found guilty of improper conduct will be subject to disciplinary action by the Roscoe-Rockton Jr. Indians Football & Cheer Board of Directors (see above).  Complaints, allegations, or grievances should be brought to the immediate attention of the President, and/or a sitting Board Member of the Roscoe-Rockton Jr. Indians Football & Cheer who shall then do the following:

Make note of complaint, allegation or grievance and date and time of incident and date and time of complaint, allegation or grievance.

Notify, within 24 hours of date/time of complaint, allegation or grievance, the President (if not available, then the Vice President) of 

Roscoe- Rockton Jr. Indians Football & Cheer that a complaint, allegation or grievance has been made.

NOTE: If the Roscoe-Rockton Jr. Indians Football & Cheer Board finds that the President (if not available, then the Vice President) and/or the Head Football Coach or Cheerleading Coach did not act upon the complaint, allegation or grievance in a timely manner, then the Board of Directors, at its discretion, may impose disciplinary action(s) it deems appropriate.