Youth Football Information
The Rockford Youth Football Program, RYFB, is a community based program in Rockford, Michigan, whose mission is to provide a safe and fun environment for learning and playing youth football. The program is for kids grades Pre-School through 7th grade, and participants do not have to be a Rockford resident to participate. RYFB is a member of the West Michigan Youth Football League and a proud member of USA Football. We offer 3 programs:
- Flag Football: This is a low key introduction to the game of football for kids grades Pre-School through 2nd Grade (Minimum age of 4 as of September 1st of the current year). We divide the kids into 2 sub-groups so the kids will be playing with other kids that are the same grade division. The two sub-groups are for kids grades Pre-School - DK - Kindergarten and another for 1st and 2nd Grades. There are just 5 games over a 6 week period. League size and participation is dependent on coaching participation. The Flag Program continues to grow at 10-20% each year. Coaching participation is becoming a major impact on maintaining the program and limiting sign ups. For more information click on League Info and select Flag Football and if you are interested in coaching please look for more information under our coaches menu item.
- Tackle Football: This is our tackle football program and kids Grades 3rd - 6th (minimum age is 8 as of September 1st of current year and in the 3rd grade) are eligible to play. Again, players are divided in separate sub-groups so each will be playing with others that are in the same grade division. The groups are 3rd & 4th and 5th & 6th. There are 7 games over a ~9 week period. For more information click on League Info and select Tackle Football.
- Rock 7's: - Seventh Grade Football: This program is administered by RYFB but is a dedicated program aligned with the middle school 8th grade program. Rock 7's are part of the Big Ten Middle School league. Games are played on either Tuesday or Wednesday evenings. Practices are after school.
RYFB is member of the WMYFL. The West Michigan Youth Football League is an organization established to promote the development and maintenance of a supervised, youth-based football program serving the following communities of Western/Mid Michigan: Lowell, Kentwood, Northview, Caledonia, East Grand Rapids and Rockford.