Our Mission at Royal Palm Beach Football & Cheer Wildcats

Building Community, Life Values, Confidence and Scholar Athletes

The mission of Pop Warner Little Scholars, Inc. is to enable children 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 children will use throughout their lives.
We are a youth football and cheerleading association sanctioned by Pop Warner Little Scholars, the oldest youth football organization in the United States.  Our teams compete in the Treasure Coast Football Conference.  We will be fielding up to 12 football and 6 cheer teams, in six age divisions, from ages 5 to 15.
The Royal Palm Beach Wildcats are the official youth football provider for the Village of Royal Palm Beach. The Wildcats also represent the provider for Pop Warner football for the Village of Royal Palm Beach, the Village of Wellington, Loxahatchee Groves and portions of the Acreage.


Key Points for the 2012 Season

Our home games are played at Seminole Palms Park.
We participate in Pop Warner Treasure Coast Football Conference Southern Division.  The TCFC  consists of teams in Palm Beach, Broward, Martin, St. Lucie and Indian River counties.
Playoffs consist of the top four teams from the South Division playing the top four teams from the North Division.  The winners are declared the Treasure Coast Champions and play in the Regional, Sectional and National Games.  The top four teams from around the USA play at Disney's Wide World of Sports for the Pop Warner Super Bowl.   
The season consists of a pre-season jamboree, pre-season Goodwill Game, 8 regular season games, Playoffs (if qualified) and a Bowl Game.  
THERE ARE NO ALL STARS IN POP WARNER and THERE ARE NO NAMES ON THE BACK OF JERSEYS.  Our Philosophy is that Youth Football is a TEAM SPORT and our mission is to teach the team concept.  
Our mission is to build community, self confidence, athletic skills and scholarship in a safe and fun environment.  
Royal Palm Beach Wildcats are part of the Palms West Athletic Association non-profit corporation. 

Why Pop Warner?

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Pop Warner is the oldest Football and Cheer & Dance program in the world! Founded in 1929! Programs in 43 States and 6 Countries! 

“Little Scholars” Pop Warner is the ONLY youth sports program in America that rewards it’s athletes for their outstanding performance in the classroom! Each year the most academically accomplished kids compete for the All American status and scholarships at 
Local : Treasure Coast Scholastic Banquet – Feb 
Regionally : South East Region Scholastic Banquet – March in Orlando 
Nationally : Scholastic Banquet – May in Orlando or California 

Safety Safety Safety 
Safety First! Kids compete with kids of similar age and size. Pop Warner is the ONLY youth football and Cheer/Dance program that sets and enforces a strict Age, Weight Matrix (weight only for football) that reduces the risk and reality of injuries! Coaches Training is mandatory! 

It’s all about having fun! Poor sportsmanship will not be tolerated! 

Our Kids Have Fun! 
To ensure our athletes have fun – we reward them with Fundamentals Certificates for achieving the first 20 hours of conditioning! Every cheer and dance athlete (competitive and exhibition) at Local Competition receives a Pop Warner Participant Medal! Athletes that do not wish to compete at Local, Regional or National competitions do not have to if they provide an Absentee Form. Football games are fun – cheer/dance performs a half time routine at the football games! All athletes can submit a T-Shirt design for the Local Competition! Winning design wins free Local Competition T-Shirts for their team! All athletes can request to sing the National Anthem at the Local Cheer & Dance Competition! 

Fair Competitions 
Not only do we have an Age Matrix that is fair to ensure safety, we have divisions and categories to make the cheer and dance competitions fair! Small teams (19 or less) compete against Small teams! Large teams (up to 35) compete against Large teams! We will also compete in divisions that are best suited for our athletes.
Why There Are No Personal Statistics: 
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.