Registration starts in April and continues through mid-July. Spaces fill up fast so please keep an eye on our Facebook page for the most up to date information and make sure to get your registration packet, documents and payment turned in ASAP!
Football - Helmet and pad rental for the season, weigh-in sets, home and away jerseys, padded game pants and padded practice pants. You will need to purchase a mouthguard with strap that attaches to the helmet's face guard, socks and cleats.
Cheer - Cheer sets, uniform rental for the season, competition uniform rental and bows. You will need to purchase white game day shoes and socks.
Practice begins August 1st and runs 4 days per week from 5:30 - 8pm (with Fridays reserved for make up practice if needed). These practices are mandatory as Pop Warner requires a certain number of practice hours before football players can put on helmets/pads and cheerleaders can work on certain skills/stunts. Once school starts, practice will drop to three days per week, (Monday, Tuesday and Thursday) from 5:30-7:30pm.
Games begin in mid-August, kicking off with a 2-day Jamboree event, (10U, 12U & 14U on Saturday and 6U & 8U on Sunday). Moving forward games will be every Saturday and time will depend on division. Please keep an eye on your teams private group page for the weekly schedule which will indicate the time players/cheerleaders will need to arrive.
Football games consist of both home and away, away games can be held at fields located anywhere from Sarasota to Naples. There are typically an even number of home and away games. Further travel may be required post season for championship games and cheer competitions.
Teams are determined by the child's age as of July 31st. 5 & 6 year olds will play on 6U, 7 & 8 year old will play on 8U, 9 & 10 year olds will play on 10U, 11 & 12 year olds will play on 12U and 13 & 14 year olds will play on 14U.
Cheer squads are not so cut and dry when it comes to ages and many times overlap. Cheer placements will depend on a variety of factors including skill and experience.