We are now accepting registrations for the 2013 season.
Registrations for the 2013 season are on a first come first serve basis so register now to secure your spot for the upcoming season.
Cary Pop Warner will have their next registration day on Saturday, April 20th from 10 AM to 12 PM at Cary High.
You will need to bring all the registration forms with you to one of the dates listed above to finalize your registration.
- Cary Booster Club membership check (Held until end of Season and returned if 15 Volunteer Hours are completed, $150.)
- Equipment deposit check (Held until all of the equipment has been returned, $255.)
- Copy of Player’s Birth Certificate(s)
- Copy of your child’s 2012-2013 final report card
- Completed Pop Warner Physical form listed below (Physicals forms NOT on official Pop Warner forms cannot be excepted.)
The National Pop Warner forms for 2013 are listed below. All physicals must be completed on Pop Warner forms or they will be invalid.
The participation fees for the 2013 season are as follows:
$125 for Flag Football and Non-Competititive Cheerleading
$150 for Competitive Cheerleading
$185 for All Tackle Football
In addition to the participant fee, each family must pay a membership fee of $150 to the Cary Booster Club. Your check will be held until the end of the season. If you volunteer 15 or more hours or secure $1,000 or more in sponsorships for the 2011 season, your check will be returned to you. For more information about volunteer opportunities, check out volunteer information under Volunteering.
Tackle football players will also need to provide an equipment deposit check of $255. This check will be returned at the end of the season when all equipment is returned in proper condition.
Any family that qualifies for reduced or free school lunches, in accordance with Wake County Public Schools criteria, may have their participation fees waived upon request. These requests may be made, and approved, in person or by writing any director of the Cary Booster Club.
A fee of $25 will be charged for any returned checks.
Age and Weight Requirements for Participants
Flag football is open to youth ages 5-7. There are no weight restrictions at the flag football level. Five and six-year olds have the option of playing flag football or tackle (Tiny Mite).
Non-Competitive Cheerleading (Flag, Tiny Mite and Mitey Mite divisions) is offered to girls ages 5-9. Competitive Cheerleading (Junior Pee Wee and higher divisions) is offered to girls 8-15. Girls will be placed on a team in the appropriate division based on age (as of July 31, 2011), experience and the number of girls registering. There are no weight restrictions for cheerleaders.
Tackle football players are assigned to divisions based on a combination of age and weight, following the national Pop Warner rules. National Pop Warner has updated the weights for the 2011 season. All participants must meet minimum and maximum weight requirements for their division, as follows:
|Tiny Mite||5-6-7 yrs.||35-75 lbs.||None|
|Mitey Mite||7-8-9 yrs.||45-90 lbs.||None|
|Junior Pee Wee||8-9-10 yrs.||60-105 lbs.||11 yrs.: 60-85 lbs.|
|Pee Wee||9-10-11 yrs.||75-120 lbs.||12 yrs.: 75-100 lbs.|
|Junior Midget||10-11-12 yrs.||85-135 lbs.||13 yrs.: 85-115 lbs.|
|Midget||11-12-13-14 yrs.||105-160 lbs.||15 yrs.:105-140 lbs.|
Cary Pop Warner Football & Cheerleading is part of the national Pop Warner Little Scholars organization. The program’s philosophy is that academics and athletics go hand in hand. Cary Pop Warner is required to submit academic information on each participant and each team. The national office uses this information to determine academic eligibility for the program and to award academic honors and scholarships.
We must have grades from the entire 2010-2011 school year for each participant (except those who have not started school yet). If the participant changed schools during the year, then grades from each school attended must be provided. We must have grades for the entire school year.
If the participant was home schooled, you must provide a letter on letterhead that has the name of the home school as registered with the state of North Carolina (you can create this letterhead). The letter should include a one-line statement saying who teaches the child and that the instructor is certified by North Carolina to home school and another statement about the child’s academic performance (provide a grade for each subject taught).
Participants who do not meet the minimum academic standards of a 2.0 average must have a written statement from the school administration giving permission for that youth to participate in CPW.
We recognize that some participants may have to withdraw from Cary Pop Warner for various personal reasons. Any fees paid are nonrefundable except under the following conditions: Refunds will be made, less a $25 administration fee, if withdrawal from the program occurs prior to the first game and all equipment is returned or if a participant withdraws to participate in a school-system program prior to the first game. No refunds will be issued under any circumstance after the first game of the season.
NOTE: If you are selected by your Middle School to be on the football team and you decide to play for your Middle School instead of Cary Pop Warner, there will be a $125 non-refundable fee. In such cases, registrants will only receive $50 of their $175 registration fee back. You can try out for your school team but you will NOT be allowed to practice with Cary Pop Warner during the schools try-out period. This is a National Pop Warner Rule and there are no exceptions. If the player does not make the Middle School team and wants to come back to Cary Pop Warner, he or she is eligible to do so at no extra cost.
Please allow 3-4 weeks for your refund and any deposit checks to be processed and returned to you by mail.