​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:


  • Jan 6:  The Passing Zone Clinic
  • TBD: Registration Opens
  • TBD:  Early Registration ENDS
  • TBD:  First Uniform Fitting
  • TBD:  2nd Uniform Fitting
  • TBD:  General Registration ENDS
  • TBD:  Final Uniform Fitting
  • TBD:  Hono Youth Football Camp
  • TBD:  Beloit Bucs Football Camp
  • TBD:  Rockton Rush Football Camp
  • July 16-20, 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 11, 2018:  Pre-Season Jamboree, NIU
  • August 12, 2018:  Opening Day Celebration
  • TBD:  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 Fly - Heavy at Rockton Sports Complex       7th and 8th Grade at Hampshire



The Roscoe-Rockton Junior Indians (aka RRL Jr. Indians) Junior Tackle Football Program has grown and improved during its nearly 40 year history because of the many dedicated people (parents, board members, coaches, and volunteers) who have willingly volunteered countless hours of their time, energy, and efforts. The Board/Coordinators are in place and meeting year-round to ensure our program takes another step forward.

The Jr Indians are proud members in good standing of the Northern Illinois Football Conference (NIFC) and the Stateline Junior High Football Conference (SJHFC).  With that said, we have room for improvement and we will do so with your help.  One of the keys to building and maintaining a successful program is to have a strong base.  It is very rewarding to be at practice and game days and see entire families participating and pitching in to help.  The Lions are proud to be a family of nearly 500 players & cheerleaders, year after year.

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.

I hope you will find our website Roscoe Rockton Jr. Indians Jr. Tackle, Inc both informative and user friendly.  The RRL Jr. Indians Board is currently in the process of updating/upgrading our website.  We have added features such as true on-line registration and will be adding a texting feature to better communicate with our parents/players.  As we continue to grow and become a better program, we will continue to ask you for your feedback. If you have any suggestions on making our website better, please feel free to email your comments.

On behalf of the Jr. Indians Board, Coordinators and Coaches, I would like to thank all our players and parents for a wonderful season.  I would also like to reiterate our commitment to all that we will continue striving to improve our football/cheer programs, to ensure we allow our ‘family’ to continue for another 40 years!  


 Mary Lewis
President - Roscoe-Rockton Junior Indians Football and Cheer