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Welcome to Cary Pop Warner!

Cary Pop Warner Football & Cheerleading is part of the national Pop Warner Little Scholars organization. We offer flag and tackle football and cheerleading for youth ages 5-15. Tackle football eligibility is based on age/weight combinations set by Pop Warner Little Scholars.


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Announcements

Here, we will update parents, players and cheerleaders on the latest news and events surrounding the Cary Pop Warner organization.

These announcments will include:

  • Registration dates
  • Upcoming events
  • Practice schedules
  • CFF news
  • Volunteer opportunities
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    First Practice

    First Practice: August 1, Green Hope High School. We will also practice Saturday, August 2, 10:00 – 12:00, Green Hope High School Practice Aug. 4 – 8, 6:15-8:15, Green Hope High School Practice Aug. 11 -15, 6:15-8:15, Green Hope High School ALL paper work must be completed and turned in before players will be able […]

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    Equipment Distribution

    Equipment Distribution will be July 26 @ Cary High School (Time: TBD). This will be your opportunity at collecting all the necessary equipment you’ll need for the upcoming season.

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    2014 Registration

    The next registration and collection of forms will be July 19, 10:00 – 2:00 at Dick’s Sporting Goods, Crossroads Cary.

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    Should I let our son play tackle football?

    Football is America’s favorite sport, and Heads Up Football is changing the way the game is taught at the youth and high school level. This is a good blog post addressing some of the facts and opinions related to the question… “Should I let our son play tackle football?” This question is being asked in […]

Objectives

  • To encourage and increase youth participation in football, cheerleading and dance.
  • To ensure a safe and positive playing environment for all participants.
  • To instill life-long values of teamwork, dedication and a superior work ethic in the classroom and on the playing field.

Possitive Experiences

  • Pop Warner programs have no tryouts or cutting of rosters.
  • Everyone participates under mandatory rules of play.
  • On-field coaching is allowed for younger age levels.
  • Individual awards are given only for academic excellence, not for on-field activities.

Safe Playing Environment

  • Players are matched by age and weight levels.
  • There are strict mandatory equipment requirements.
  • Pop Warner provides Coaching Clinics and Risk Management Training.
  • An enforced national rule book incorporates time-tested rules.
  • A full-time executive staff supports all local associations and assists in sound policy creation.

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Why Pop Warner?

More than just athletes!

Pop Warner is the only national youth sports organization in America that requires its participants to perform adequately in the classroom before permitting them to play.

Little Scholars Program

Pop Warner is the only national youth sports organization in America that rewards its members for their outstanding performance in the classroom.

Pop Warner National Championships

Each year, Pop Warner hosts the Pop Warner Super Bowl and National Cheer and Dance Championships. For the past 11 years, the event has taken place at ESPN’s Wide World of Sports Complex™ at Disney World. More than 300 cheer and dance squads and 64 football teams compete for the right to be crowned Pop Warner National Champion.

College Scholarships

Each year, we award scholarships for higher education to the most deserving students in our highest grade levels. Pop Warner is proud to have awarded nearly one million dollars in scholarships in just 17 years!

Age-Weight Structure

Kids compete with kids of similar age and size. We set and enforce a strict AGE & WEIGHT MATRIX that reduces the risk and reality of injuries.

Mandatory Play Requirements

Everyone participates under mandatory rules of play, so every child is guaranteed to play.

It all starts here!

The National Football League Players Association (NFLPA) estimates that between 60% and 70% of all NFL players began their careers playing Pop Warner Football.

Background Checks

Pop Warner programs nationwide are required to annually conduct a background check of Coaches, Board of Directors members and any other persons, volunteers or hired workers, who provide regular service to the league and/or have repetitive access to, or contact with, players and/or spirit participants. The purpose of these background checks is, first and foremost, to protect the children.

Safety, Safety, Safety!

Kids compete with 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. Did you know that Pop Warner football is safer than soccer? Pop Warner football has 12% fewer injuries per capita among 5-15 year olds than organized soccer in the same age range!

Concussion Prevention & Awareness

In addition to its more stringent return to play concussion rules, Pop Warner took the lead in youth sports by creating a Medical Advisory Board. The Board was created to ensure Pop Warner remains proactive on all medical issues that affect youth sports, particularly football and cheerleading, with a primary focus on prevention and proper identification and treatment of concussions, hydration awareness, proper nutrition guidelines, and general health and safety issues.

Coaching Education Programs

The safety of our athletes is always the top priority and that is why we provide extensive training for all our football and cheer & dance coaches.

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