Last Updated: August 27, 2016

Welcome to the Putnam Athletic League Site

Welcome to the Putnam Athletic League, Inc. Web site and thank you for taking the time to visit us. We are a non-profit organization that supports the youth of our communities. We have ten associations, which are all dedicated to administering Pop Warner Football and Cheerleading programs for boys and girls.

As always, our goal is to provide a drug-free environment for our youth while instilling teamwork, sportsmanship and most of all acceptable academic achievement.


2016 - Associations

Gainesville Pop Warner Association, Lake City Pop Warner Association, Palatka Pop Warner Association, Santa Fe Pop Warner Association, South Putnam Athletic Association, Union County Pop Warner Association, Bradford County Cowboys and West Putnam Pop Warner.


Our Mission

The mission of Putnam Athletic League Pop Warner program is the same as that of Pop Warner Little Scholars, Inc. To enable young people to benefit from participation in team sports and activities in a safe and structured environment. Through this active participation, Pop Warner programs teach fundamental values, skills and knowledge that young people will use throughout their lives.

Pop Warner seeks to provide fun athletic learning opportunities for children, while emphasizing the importance of academic success.  Specifically, Pop Warner seeks to familiarize players and spirit participants with the fundamentals of football, cheerleading and dance. Pop Warner strives to inspire youth, regardless of race, creed or national origin, to practice the ideals of sportsmanship, scholarship and physical fitness as reflected in the life of the late Glenn Scobie “Pop” Warner.

July 23, 2016 Putnam Clinic Training Documents

If you are planning to attend the Coaching Clinic on July 23, 2016 for Putnam Athletic League, you will need to print these documents and bring them with you to the clinic.  We will not have them available to reference during our training session.

You will need the Adobe PDF Reader to open these documents.  It can be downloaded for Free at



 Putnam Certification and Weigh-Ins

Putnam Athletic League will host participant photos and weight-ins on  August 13, 2016 at the Martin Luther King Center, 1028 NE 14th Street, Gainesville, FL.  All participants are required to attend this event. Please contact your head coach for your scheduled time and uniform requirements.  Each participant will be photographed for ID cards, and football participants will be weighed for their official certification weight.  Please make sure your teams are in place 15 minutes PRIOR to their official scheduled time so insure the schedule runs smoothly. Also make sure your rosters are in the system.  ALL participants are required to attend this event.  If a participant is absent, then an official Pop Warner Absentee form must be completed and signed. 


USA - PSC Training

Player Safety Coach training has begun. Remember that one person from each association needs to attend a training session.  A certificate of completion needs to be kept in each football book, and this individual needs to be added in the roster software as a board of member.  To find a location and date, please log into your USA account.  



Bill Lang Named Southeast Region Male Coach of the Year 2015

Bill Lang Coach Of The Year 2015Congratulations to Bill Lang, President and Pee Wee Football Coach of Santa Fe Pop Warner who received the Southeast Region's 2015 Male Coach of the Year Award on Saturday, March 12, at the Annual Southeast Regional Meeting.  Bill was nominated by his association for his years of service as a coach, and for his continued support to their program for the past 12 years.  "This award represents more than winning championships, it represents the integrity a coach displays to his players and demonstrates beyond the field to his organization and community." says Ricky Wright, football coordinator for the Southeast Region.

Bill began his tenure in our organization in 2003. Yes he has a love for the game of football, but he has a passion for the Pop Warner Brand.  He pushes those around him for excellence. Whether it is academic excellence, football championships, or cheer and spirit achievements those around him are always encouraged to do their very best.  As other football programs have tried to come into our community, he has fought to keep our programs alive and under the Pop Warner program. Bill has progressed from coach, to board member, and league football coordinator.  Despite his leadership roles, he continues to work diligently to provide a safe quality program for generations to come in our Santa Fe Community.  His years of services are invaluable to Santa Fe and Putnam Athletic League. Congratulations again BIll for award as 2015 Southeast Region Male Coach of the Year.