2017 Frequently Asked Questions
OUR SEASON BEGINS AUGUST 1, 2017*
* Please note: The 2017 Parent Code of Conduct Contract.
All family vacations are required to be completed PRIOR to August 1.
HOW DO I REGISTER MY CHILD?
All Registration forms for the 2017 Season can be found under the "2017 Registration Forms" menu tab.
The Pop Warner Little Scholars organization has a clear focus on the safety and academics of its participants.
As a result, there are a few "mandatory" forms that must be completed in order to register your child.
Below is a summary of all the necessary paperwork.
The following items are needed for registration:
1. Mandatory Online Registration - Coming Soon
2. Parent or Legal Guardian must be present at Registration
3. Completed Registration Forms:
A. 2017 Sun Devils Pre-Registration On-line Contact Form
B. 2017 Pop Warner Participant Contract and Parental Consent Form
C. 2017 Pop Warner Physical Fitness & Medical History Form
-->i. Section I is completed by the Parent/Guardian
-->ii. Section II is completed by a Physician ONLY
D. Parent Code of Conduct
4. Official Birth Certificate - Bring original and make a copy of your birth certificate and bring both with you to registration. Returning 2016 Sun Devil players/cheerleaders DO NOT need to bring a Birth Certificate
5. 2x3 Photo of your Child (Face shots only; no hats or sunglasses)
Please note: For the 2017 Season, the participants will need to use their own family physician for Physicals; the Sarasota Sun Devils will not have a league Physician available for Physicals.
*A "full year" report card will be required before any child will be eligible to participate.
All Physicals must be performed and signed in the year 2017.
No physicals dated or performed in 2016 will be accepted. This includes the date the physical was performed on the child.
All physicals must be done on the Pop Warner physical form NOT a Sarasota County School form.
Also, NO FAX COPIES will be accepted. League rules require the form to be the original document.
Pop Warner is the ONLY youth football program (local, regional and national) that sets and enforces a strict AGE & WEIGHT MATRIX that reduces the risk and reality of injuries. Children ages 5 - 15 years old are eligible to participate. The 2017 Age Matrix is applicable to ALL children with Birthdays before August 1.
The "Weight" matrix is only applicable to our "tackle football" program.
2017 AGE & WEIGHT MATRIX
16-25 players - 12 plays
Fundraiser Raffle Tickets
$50 - 1st Child
$25 - 2nd Child
$15 - 3rd Child
2017 Volunteering "OPT-OUT" Charge:
We are a 100% volunteer organization and registering your children requires parental volunteer participation.
Parents are required to volunteer a minimum of 5 hours/child/season.
The "OPT-OUT" option enables parents to pay $150/Child in the event they do not/can not volunteer during the season. We are a 100% volunteer organization and registering your children requires parental volunteer participation.
Cash and Personal Checks are accepted for payment.
WHAT DO THE REGISTRATION COSTS INCLUDE?
All apparel/equipment for football players will be provided with the exception of cleats. Football cleats are required and can be purchased for a minimal amount of money at Payless Shoe, Wal-Mart, Target or any sporting good store.
Cheerleaders will be provided with cheer uniform, shoes, and bloomers.
Cheerleaders will need to purchase the following:
Practice Soffe shorts (Red or Black)
Football players will be able to keep their "Game" Jersey at the end of the season. Cheerleaders will be able to keep their "Game" shoes and practice cheer shirts at the end of the season.
All participants will receive a complimentary, full-color "2017 Sun Devils Yearbook" at the end of the year which highlights each team and provides an opportunity for families to provide a "Shout Out" for their child.
NOTE: STARTING WITH THE 2017 SEASON - ONLY OUR TINY MITE AND MITEY MITE FOOTBALL & CHEER PARTICIPANTS WILL RECEIVE A PARTICIPATION TROPHY.
The safety of our participants is a top priority. The Pop Warner Pop Warner Little Scholars Inc. Safety Rules are followed by our Organization. Click on the links below to read about the most recent rule changes to Pop Warner:
New Practice Rules - LINK
Amendment Re: Concussions. - LINK
Chain of Command
If there is a question or complaint against a player, a parent, a member of the coaching staff, an official, a member of the Board of Directors, or the Board of Directors, the complaint must be filed with the appropriate member in the Chain of Command.
The Chain of Command is as follows:
When do you contact Conference?
There are only three people from your Association who can contact Conference: your Association President, Athletic Director, and Cheer Director. If you have an issue that you believe should come to the attention of Peace River Conference, please do this through one of your three Conference Representatives. If you have a complaint against the Association’s Board of Directors, then, and only then, may you submit a formal complaint in writing to the President of Peace River Conference.
AT NO TIME DO YOU EVER CALL A CONFERENCE OFFICER ON THE PHONE!
When do I contact National Pop Warner?
In a word, NEVER! National Pop Warner doesn’t hear complaints from anyone. Decisions of the Peace River Conference are FINAL! If you contact National Pop Warner, the complaint will be returned to the Peace River Conference. If this happens, the person or persons filing the complaint will either be fined or suspended for not adhering to the chain of command. Always try to resolve the issue within the team before proceeding up the Chain of Command. Remember, your Association Officers are there to make sure that football and cheer teams are run according to the rules; they are NOT there to tell coaches how or who to coach.