All Registration forms for the 2019 Season can be found below, as well as under the Football Program or Cheer Program menu tabs. The Pop Warner Little Scholars organization has a clear focus on the safety and academics of its participants. As a result, there are a few "mandatory" forms that must be completed in order to register your child. Below is a summary of all the necessary paperwork.
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. Children ages 5 - 14 years old are eligible to participate. The 2019 Age Matrix is applicable to ALL children with Birthdays before August 1. The exception is the new 14U division for players aged 13 or 14 with no weight limit.
The "Weight" matrix is only applicable to our "tackle football" program.
Football and Cheer (Tiny Mite - Junior Varsity): $345 Registration, $320 per additional child
The Pop Warner Season always starts on August 1.
For both Football and Cheerleading, there are post-season playoffs/competitions if your team qualifies.
All competitions are completed by Mid-December.
Conference Championship: End of October
Regional Championship: Beginning of November
POP WARNER SUPER BOWL: December 6-13 (DISNEY WORLD)
Peace River Conference Championship: October
Southeast Region Championship: November
POP WARNER NATIONAL CHEER & DANCE CHAMPIONSHIP: December (DISNEY WORLD)
For the Month of August: Practices can be up to 5 nights a week Monday thru Friday from 5:45 - 8:45PM.
After the first game and through the regular season: Practices are 3 nights a week from 5:45 - 8:15PM.
We practice Monday, Wednesday & Thursday after the first game.
All family vacations need to be completed prior to August 1.
Pop Warner rules require a specific amount of conditioning and practice hours be completed prior to participating in regular games. These requirements require all participants to be present on August 1.
Please visit the "Calendar" page to view and print a list of all our 2018 games. (schedules are always subject to change)
**All participants arrive one hour or more prior to game time - home or away**
Pop Warner is one of the few youth leagues in the country which has enacted & ENFORCES a mandatory minimum play requirement for all players. The rule is listed here and is absolute.
1. Each team shall strictly follow the current National MPR.
2. Game officials will notify both Head coaches at the end of the third quarter of play, that any player who has not met the MPR should now be placed in the game.
3. Any player who has not met the MPR by the end of the 3rd quarter, according to the MPR sheet, MUST start the 4th quarter, regardless of whether that team is on Offense or Defense. These players shall remain in the game until they have met the MPR. The MPR sheet shall be considered the FINAL WORD and may not be over-ruled by ANY coach or Commissioner.
16-25 players - 10 plays
26-30 players - 8 plays
31-35 players - 6 plays
16-25 players - 12 plays
26-30 players - 10 plays
31-35 players - 8 plays
The MPR is determined by the number of players eligible at the time of the game, and not based on the size of the roster.
If there is a question or complaint against a player, a parent, a member of the coaching staff, an official, a member of the Board of Directors, or the Board of Directors, the complaint must be filed with the appropriate member in the Chain of Command.
The Chain of Command is as follows:
Your Association President, Athletic Director, and Cheer Director.
If you have an issue that you believe should come to the attention of Peace River Conference, please do this through one of your three Conference Representatives. If you have a complaint against the Association’s Board of Directors, then, and only then, may you submit a formal complaint in writing to the President of Peace River Conference.
AT NO TIME DO YOU EVER CALL A CONFERENCE OFFICER ON THE PHONE
Decisions of the Peace River Conference are FINAL! If you contact National Pop Warner, the complaint will be returned to the Peace River Conference. If this happens, the person or persons filing the complaint will either be fined or suspended for not adhering to the chain of command. Always try to resolve the issue within the team before proceeding up the Chain of Command. Remember, your Association Officers are there to make sure that football and cheer teams are run according to the rules; they are NOT there to tell coaches how or who to coach.