About Us

Who are the Renegades?

New in 2017, Rockford Renegades Football/Cheer joined Chicagoland Pop Warner. Kids compete with kids of similar age and size. Pop Warner is the ONLY youth football/cheer program (local, regional and national) that requires its participants to perform adequately in the classroom before permitting them to play and enforces a strict age & weight matrix that reduces the risk and reality of injuries.  Renegades tackle football and cheer program is for youths between the ages of five (5) through fifteen (15) years old.

ALL are welcomed to play for the Rockford Renegades who meets the age requirements.  We are a diverse mix of people from all spectrums of the Rockford Community and the surrounding areas.  Coaches and players are from all ethnic, racial, financial, class, and gender backgrounds.  The Rockford Renegades is dedicated to building bridges among communities, by seeking diversity among its team members.  We invite all youth to come join us to learn, play, and excel!

Our Mission

The Rockford Renegades mission is to emphasize the importance of academic success, teach our youth the importance of discipline, teamwork, sportsmanship, pride, and instill a work ethic.  We will build character in the youth of the community; inspire the ideals of good citizenship, honesty, loyalty, courage, respect, and fellowship.  We will keep the welfare of the players first and foremost.  We will form new friendships and celebrate others’ differences.  Basic and important fundamental of football/cheer and working as a team will be targeted and taught to our players.  Our youth will learn and develop skills such as teamwork, responsibility, self-respect, etc. that they will be able to utilize in everyday life situations.

Hard Work Pays Off

2017 was our first year with Pop Warner and had many accomplishments including:

  • 4 teams in the playoffs
  • Mighty Mite 1 (D3)- Algonquin Bowl Champions
  • Jr Pee Wee (D3)- State Champions
  • Jr Pee Wee (D3)- Regional Champions
  • Jr Pee Wee (D3)- National Exhibition Team Qualifier (top 8 teams from the USA)