Our Eagles Football squads are comprised of players ranging in age from 5-15 years old. Both boys and girls are encouraged to participate. Practice begins August 2, 2010. We practice 4 nights a week, Monday through Thursday, through the last full week before school starts. The first game is on Sunday August 30th. Once school starts, practice drops down to 3 nights a week, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. There is a game every Sunday, with a total season of 7 games. All home games are played at the Wagner Farm Complex. The playoffs follow immediately afterwards. This, being our fifth season as a member of Pop Warner we continue the Millstone Eagles tradition of having fun, learning the values of team work, and good sportsmanship. Along with fun, the Eagles have put together competitive, winning teams at all levels. Thanks to all the parents, players, and coaches who make it possible.
The squads breakdown is as follows:
Wearing only shorts, jerseys, smiles on their face, and three flags around their waists, these 5-7 year olds have the tough job of trying to have fun all the time! The Eagles will probably field 2 teams of 20 players, so if you are considering signing your child up, please do so early. There is no weight restriction at this level.
This is the first year the players get to "put on the pads" and the boys and girls sure do love it! Yep, we even have girl players! These 7- 9 years olds (45-90 lbs) learn to tackle, block, and run plays that you wouldn't dream possible if you saw them in early August. There may be a postseason to play for Mitey Mites billed as the Mighty Mite Bowl but we must get enough participants.
Jr. Pee Wees:
This is for the 8 -11 year olds (60-105 lbs. with a limit of 85 lbs. for 11 year olds). Football season means a chance to see old friends, learn more about football, and to take a shot at winning a league or state championship. This is the first level that has post season play and the competition really picks up. The parents and players are always surprised to see how well they stack up against our division rivals. Win or lose, the Jr. Pee Wee's almost always have a full squad of 35 players. If you are interested, be sure to sign up early, as it is first come, first served.
As these 9-12 year olds (75-120 lbs. with a limit of 100 lbs. for 12 year olds) know, Pop Warner football is addictive. Many new comers join the team and are joined with a group of returning players that all can't get enough of football. The learning capacity of these players is surprising and the level of play is exhilarating.
The "Big Boys" of Pop Warner! These 10-13 year olds (85-135 lbs, with 115 lbs. for 13 year olds) are at the top of the program. Many times a good Jr. Midget team could give an average high school team a run for their money. Expect the game to be fast, fun, and exciting for players, parents and coaches alike. We are very proud of the fact that many of our Jr. Midgets continue on to becoming starting football players at many of the local high schools.