Football

Fall/Winter Programs

Fall Rocket Football League

(3rd-6th Graders)

Rocket Football is a competitive, full pads and helmet, contact league that is run through the West Michigan Junior Football League. Zeeland teams compete against other area schools in the league. Practices begin the week of August 13th at the volunteer coach’s discretion. Games are on Saturdays from Sept 8 – Oct 13 all over west Michigan. Evenly skilled teams are formed through a draft by all coaches after registration is closed. Helmets, mouth guards, shoulder pads, pants with pads, cup, and football cleats must be provided by parents. Registration is closed.

  • 2018 Game Schedules
  • Games: Saturdays from Sept 8 – Oct 13
  • Questions? Contact Kelli Koss, youth sports coordinator, @ 616.748.3232 or kkoss@zps.org
  • Equipment Recommendations: All participants must have a helmet, mouth guard, shoulder pads, pants with pads, cup, and football cleats. Helmets must be NOCSAE approved and stamped. Equipment can be purchased at Superior Sport Store, Dicks, MC Sports Store, Dunhams or Total Athlete (which will also sell/buy used equipment). For questions or recommendations on equipment, contact our youth sports coordinator, Kelli Koss, at 616.748.3232 or kkoss@zps.org.

Spring/Summer Programs

Fall Rocket Football League

3rd – 6th graders | Saturdays in August, 2019 

Rocket Football is a competitive, full pads and helmet, contact league that is run through the West Michigan Junior Football League. Zeeland teams compete against other area schools in the league. Practices begin in August at the volunteer coach’s discretion. Games are on Saturdays in September and October all over west Michigan. Evenly skilled teams are formed through a draft by all coaches after registration is closed. To help form evenly skilled teams, we hold an “Ability Testing/Conditioning Week” prior to the selection of teams on in early August (times and locations TBD). All participants must attend three or more of the dates listed in order to give the volunteer coaches proper time to evaluate their current skill level. Helmets, mouth guards, shoulder pads, pants with pads, cup, and football cleats must be provided by parents. Registration opens in February, 2019. 


Zeeland East Football Camp

3rd – 6th Graders | 2019 Dates TBD

This camp is designed to teach our young football players the fundamentals of the game. This camp will be directed Zeeland East High School Varsity head coach, Derek Pennington. Players will have the opportunity to be coached by other staff members and players. Campers will be instructed in proper football technique, rules of the game, and have an opportunity to participate in organized scrimmages. Please, no football helmets. Registration opens in February, 2019. 


Zeeland West Football Camp

3rd – 6th Graders | 2019 Dates TBD

This camp is designed to teach our young football players the fundamentals of the game. This camp will be directed Zeeland West High School Varsity head coach, John Shillito. Players will have the opportunity to be coached by other staff members and players. Campers will be instructed in proper football technique, rules of the game, and have an opportunity to participate in organized scrimmages. Please, no football helmets. Registration opens in February, 2019.