Kids compete with other kids of similar age and size. Pop Warner is the ONLY youth football program (local, regional and national) that sets and enforces a strict AGE & WEIGHT MATRIX that reduces the risk and reality of injuries.
Pop Warner places value on safety measures that make a difference. That’s why we have also done things in football like reduce contact to 25% of practice time, eliminate kickoffs for our youngest divisions and require that any player who suffers a suspected head injury receive medical clearance from a concussion specialist before returning to play.REGISTER
WHY THERE ARE NO PERSONAL STATISTICS:
Pop Warner exists to use football, cheerleading, dance and a respect for education to develop strong, smart, responsible, healthy young men and women. We give them experiences that build their appreciation for and understanding of leadership, teamwork, and discipline.
While individual statistics may be more common, particularly among older football players, Pop Warner only recognizes the athletic accomplishments of the team, not the individual. We don’t track personal tallies of touchdowns or yards rushing per game. We don’t count sacks or blocked kicks. We applaud the athletic efforts of the team to reinforce the importance of teamwork, with each member.
We don’t try to build stars. We don’t want to over-inflate a young ego, nor do we want to risk injuring the self-esteem of a young person. Whether our kids have good days or bad, they are still an integral part of our team…and always will be.
Practice begins August 1st, All football players & cheerleaders must come prepared to practice. Practice is held on weeknights, Monday thru Friday, 6:15pm-9pm. Rain-outs/delays due to inclement weather can change the schedule. Another day may be added or remaining practices extended. Notice is always given to the coach. Once school starts, practice ends at 8:30pm. After Labor Day, practice will drop to Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, same time. Be sure to review the storm weather policy in our first STORMWATCH issue, *Times will differ for our Tiny-Mite/Mite-Mite teams. Your coach will advise you of their schedule