FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is required for registration?
You may register online and submit required documents later or submit everything in-person at walk-up registration locations. Check our home page for walk-up locations. The required documents are: 1)participant/parent contract, 2)PWLS medical/physical form, 3)copy of state birth certification, 4)copy of complete year end report card and 5)small school photo.
What is included with registration?
Each football participant will receive a game day uniform (jersey to be kept by player) and a season-ending trophy. All other equipment must be provided by parent/guardian.
What equipment must be provided by parent/guardian?
For tackle football, each player will need a black helmet, shoulder pads, practice jersey & pants, 7-pc pad set for pants, cleats and mouthguard(s). For flag football, each player will require mouthguard(s) and cleats preferably. For cheer, the purchased uniform provides practice and gamewear.
When does the season begin?
Practices begin August 1st. Games Begin Labor Day weekend.
When will our head coach contact us?
Usually in July.
How are players assigned to teams?
RRPW assigns players to teams based on their experience. For certain age groups, there are DI & DII divisions based on experience level. RRPW accepts friend or coach requests upon registration and we try our best to accommodate the requests.
How long does the season last?
3 1/2 months (includes August—preparation month). The first game of the season is typically the first Saturday of September and could continue into November.
How many days/hours do the players practice?
During pre-season (August), the teams are allowed to practice up to 10 hrs per week. During regular season, the teams are allowed to practice up to 6 hrs per week.
Where are practices held?
Currently, Practices are behind Stony Point High School (by the baseball field. Another location west of I35 that is still being determined for the future.
How many games will be played?
Typically, 8 regular season games are scheduled. Some divisions are allowed pre-season scrimmages, post season bowl games or play-off tournaments.
When and where are games played?
All games are on Saturdays. Home games will be at Cedar Ridge High School. Away games are held around the Austin metro area. Although very rare, make-up games are scheduled mid-week.
Who does the scheduling of the games?
Central Texas Pop Warner Board of Directors create the schedule in late August after all teams have been certified accordingly. For 2010 season, we will be using LeagueOne software.
Is there a refund policy if my player changes his mind?
RRPW offers 50% refund up to July 1st. After July 1st, no refund is available.
How much volunteering is expected from parents?
Parents are expected to assist during game days at home which could include chain-gang, down markers, mandatory play roster and game clock. RRPW outsources the concessions so no volunteers required for this job!
Is it mandatory to participate in a fundraiser?
There is no MANDATORY FUNDRAISER for the 2010 season!
Your coach or team mom will be providing you with information at practices. In case of rain-outs and rescheduled dates and times, you will be notified. If you do not have an answering machine and are not home when it appears a practice may be canceled, please call your head coach or team mom for clarification. It is also important to send your player with plenty of water and with all necessary practice gear. If you will be dropping your child off and will be at a different number than what we have on our registration form or team roster, please give that number to the coach prior to practice in case of emergency. Please also be on time when picking up your players from practice.
PLEASE HELP US KEEP ALL PRACTICE AREAS CLEAN BY PICKING UP YOUR TRASH AFTER PRACTICE!!
After the first week of practice, your team mom or coach should have a team roster to pass out to you with names and phone numbers of players and parents. If, for some reason, you do not want your information shared with other parents on the team, please let your head coach know by the end of the first week of practice.
Football Uniforms/Game Schedules
Game uniforms for the players (jersey and pants only) and game schedules will not be available until right before the first game. Please remember that half of the games will be “away” games. You will be expected to have your player to the game at least 1 to 1.5 hours before the game is scheduled to start warm-ups and weigh-in (for tackle only). FOR TACKLE FOOTBALL, EVERY PLAYER HAS TO BE WEIGHED-IN PRIOR TO THE GAME. If your child misses weigh-in, they will not be allowed to play in accordance with the Central Texas Pop Warner League rules. It is essential to let your head coach know when your child will not be attending a game. Proper documentation must be completed for the absence.
Every player is required to be certified prior to the first game of the season. Each team parent will have all the cards ready for each of the players to be certified. You will be notified by your head coach or team mom with the date and time for certification. This only takes a little while and it is VERY IMPORTANT that your child attends. Make-up certifications may require you to travel out of the Austin area and are often difficult to get your child’s information transferred back. Please make every effort possible to attend the scheduled certification.
PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR DAUGHTER OR SON’S NAME IS ON ALL EQUIPMENT.
More information will be communicated about pictures during the first part of the season.