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The Official Site of Henlopen Pop Warner

A Youth Football & Cheerleading Organization
     Since 1962



North Division:                                 South Division:

Smyrna/Clayton                                          Berlin

Dover/CR                                                       Delmar

Milford                                                            E S Gators

Harrington                                                    Laurel

Cape                                                                 Sussex Central

Woodbridge                                                  Wicomico



A message from our president:

Next meeting July 5th  2017 
New for Henlopen 2017 Mitey Mite 9 year olds will be Older/Lighter max 85 lbs.
Henlopen Age/Weight Charts under Forms  -  Excel Charts all under the one.
2017 POP WARNER Rule Books are online



June 20 6:00 Scholastic Clinic

July 5th First half Dues Due  -  Declare football teams

July 15 Regional Cheer at Smyrna Middle

August 1 First Day Of Practice

August 12th Book Certification Football and Cheer Mason's Lodge Milford

 August 14 Official weigh-ins start last 19

August 26th 1st Games

September 5th Second half Dues Due

September 8 All American forms due

October 21 Make-up Games if needed

October 22nd Henlopen Cheer Competition

October 28 North/South Champioship

December 5th Casey Lynch nominees due

January 20 2018Henlopen Banquet Baywoods Country Club


UPDATED: 2017 Eastern Region Scholastic HenlopenTeams under Scholastic News


For Football Issues, Contact Dale Webb for the Northern Teams or Tony Morris for Southern Teams and Debbie Donahue for any Cheer Issues

Harry Hudson - Henlopen President - 302-245-7088


                          Minimum Mandatory Play Rule


The following shall be the Minimum Mandatory Play Rule (MPR)

for all Pop Warner teams. Each league may set a higher number of

Mandatory Plays, but never less than the minimum set by PWLS.

All MPRs should be based on eligible players at the time of the game.

Jr. Peewee thru Bantam:

Mitey Mites Only:

16-25 players - 10 plays

16-25 players - 12 plays

26-30 players - 8 plays

26-30 players - 10 plays

31-35 players - 6 plays

31-35 players - 8 plays

Tiny Mites - See Rule 33; S13 for Participation Requirements

A. e plays must be from the line of scrimmage.

B. Kicko­s, extra points, QB intentionally spiking the ball and

free kicks shall not be used in ful‑lling the MPR require-


C. A play shall not count toward ful‑llment of the MPR if the play

results in a penalty which causes the down to be replayed.

D. All players shall be provided their mandatory plays by par

-ticipation in “active” plays, without the intent to minimize the

action or integrity of the plays. Plays such as, but not limited

to, having the center snap the ball to the quarterback, and

then the quarterback fall to the ground,

take a knee, spiking

the ball regardless of whether the ball is moved or not


substitutes are playing other positions, shall NOT be con-

sidered as active plays.

E. All players shall receive their mandatory plays by the end of

the third quarter, or they shall enter the game at the start of

the fourth quarter, and remain in the game until they have

received their required number of plays.

F. Failure to adhere to MPR requirements will result in forfeiture

of game in addition to enforcement policies outlined in Part

IV S1.

Each League shall establish its own system for enforcing the MPR,

and must print a simple handout describing its MPR in sucient

quantity so that a copy is made available to each coach throughout

the entire League, before the beginning of the season. e Nationally

preferred system is that used in the National games.



All Henlopen Pop Warner monthly meetings will be held at the
Temple Lodge No. 9 Milford De
@ 7:30 p.m. on the 1st Tuesday of each month.

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The areas that we serve....

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Area’s served by Henlopen Pop Warner: Delaware: All of New Castle County (excluding Wilmington) All of Kent / Sussex County’s Maryland: Wicomico / Worchester and Sumerset county’s


Pop Warner exists to use football, cheerleading, dance and a respect for education to develop
strong, smart, responsible, healthy young men and women. We give them experiences that build
their appreciation for and understanding of leadership, teamwork, and discipline.

While individual statistics may be more common, particularly among older football players,
Pop Warner only recognizes the athletic accomplishments of the team, not the individual.
We don't track personal tallies of touchdowns or yards rushing per game. We don't count
sacks or blocked kicks. We applaud the athletic efforts of the team to reinforce the importance
of teamwork, with each member.

We don't try to build stars. We don't want to over-inflate a young ego, nor do we want to
risk injuring the self-esteem of a young person. Whether our kids have good days or bad,
they are still an integral part of our team…and always will be.