FLINT, Mich. – Registration for the fourth annual Genesee County Pop Warner Football & Cheerleading program will start next week.
Parents can begin signing up their children as early as Monday, April 22-Saturday, June 1 for the discounted early-bird rate of $175. The Genesee County Pop Warner office is located at G-3487 Richfield Road in Flint.
"We're going to be as big as possible this year," said league president Sean Brandon. "We have a lot of big sponsors on board and so together we're going to team up and make it happen. We've got a lot of good people in the community that is trying to make this thing work."
Kids ages 5-14 can participate. Players will get sorted in tackle divisions with other kids that are of similar age and weight. This rule is enforced to reduce the risk of injuries.
The season officially kicks off on Thursday, August 1. All games will be played in Genesee County on Flint Hamady High School's football field located at 3400 North Jennings Rd. near Pierson.
All participants will receive a trophy at the annual Scholars and Awards Banquet at the end of the season. Members with a 3.5 grade point average or above will also have the chance to become an All-American Scholar at a Chicago event.
Volunteer coaches are much-needed for both football and cheer.
For more information please contact Sean Brandon at (810) 875-2699 or (810) 265-9371.
"We've got a great staff and everybody's pretty much solid about this year here," Brandon said. "We're going to be OK."