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email:  bradfordcountycowboys@gmail.com


 

Calling ALL Cowboys!  Calling ALL Cowboys!

 

Is your child not getting the required reps in practice or the game?  

Pop Warner requires MORE mandatory plays for its players at ALL levels than the YFL.

 

The Bradford Cowboys will have FIVE divisions this Fall:

  • Tiny-Mite  ages 5-6-7  (35-75 lbs, end of season weight 79 lbs)
  • Mitey-Mite  ages 7-8-9  (50 - 100 lbs, end of season weight 104 lbs)
  • Junior Pee-Wee  ages 8-9-10 (65-115 lbs, end of season weight 119 lbs)

                                     and 11 yrs (65-95 lbs, end of season weight 99 lbs)

  • Pee-Wee  ages 9-10-11 (80-130 lbs, end of season weight 134 lbs)

                                     and 12 yrs (80-110 lbs, end of season weight 114 lbs)

  • UNLIMITED  ages 11 thru 14  (105 lbs minimum)

 

Fall Football and Cheer sign-ups are already in progress!

Registration fees are $125 for Football and Cheer/Dance.  

 

There are several ways you can get your registration application:

  • Picture Perfect Upscale Beauty/Barber Salon, 1252 S. Walnut St, Starke;
  • Download the forms from the website;
  • Contact Rodney Mosley @ (904) 412-6300

 

 

Pop Warner is partnered with USA Football and its Heads Up Football program to teach proper blocking and tackling techniques in a better and safer way.

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The Pop Warner season starts August 1st. 

 

Practice will begin Monday, August 1st, at the Thomas Street Recreational Facility in Starke.  The first practice will start at approximately 6 pm (updates will be posted later).  We will have a Parent Orientation shortly after the kids begin practice.

 

All players are required to have 20 hours of conditioning (10 hours without pads, 10 hours with pads) before they can participate in any inter-squad scrimmages.  In order to achieve meet the "20 hour rule" the players will perform exercises and drills to prepare themselves for the game of football.  The tentative practice schedule is as follows:

 

Days:  Monday - Friday (first two weeks only)

Time:  6:00 - 8:00ish pm 

Location:  Thomas Street Recreational Facility, Thomas Street, Starke

 

When school starts we will decrease the practice schedule to two or three days a week.  Most likely the schedule will be Monday, Tuesday, Thursday OR Monday, Thursday, Saturday.  Hopefully we can work it down to two days a week but that will depend on the commitment of the players and their work ethic in practice.

 

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Cowboys and Cowgirls then...

 

Cowboys and Cowgirls now...

 

More pictures can be found by selecting the 'Photo Album' link in the left margin.

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"Did You Know?"

Did you know that nearly 70% of the NFL players began their career playing Pop Warner Football?  

 

What is Pop Warner Football ?  

  • It's about teamwork.
  • It's about coaching kids.  
  • It's teaching kids how to play the game the right way, not demean them when they make mistakes.  
  • It's about building our future because these kids will take their experiences learned on the field and apply them in their everyday lives.
  • It's about doing things the right way.  
  • It involves sacrificing our time to volunteer.
  • It's about character, integrity, and discipline.

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Looking to Sponsor a team or player(s)?

We are a not-for-profit corporation which relies on

the donations of individuals, businesses, and corporations

to sustain our organization and provide the proper

equipment and training for our youth.  You can make

a tax-deductible donation today to the Bradford

County Cowboys Pop Warner, Inc.  

 

Contact Rodney Mosley at the email listed above for more details.


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 2015 SPONSORS:

 OneMain Financial, 1371 S. Walnut Street Suite 1100, Starke, FL 32091 @ www.onemainfinancial.com

-Thank you for being a 'Silver' Club Sponsor this year!  Your support demonstrates your commitment to youth athletics in our community.

 

 

Murray Ford Superstore, 13447 US Hwy 301 South, Starke, FL 32091 @ www.getyourford.com

-Thank you for being a two-time 'Silver' Club sponsor!  Your continued support and commitment to youth sports in our community is appreciated very much!

 

 

Tower Hill Insurance Group, PO Box 147018, Gainesville, FL 32614 @  www.thig.com

-Thank you for being 'Medallion' Club Sponsor this year!  Your continued support to youth athletics demonstrates your commitment to youth athletics in our community. 

 

 

 

2014 SPONSORS:

Murray Ford Superstore, 13447 US-301, Starke, FL 32091 @ www.getyourford.com

-Thank you for being a 'Silver' Club Sponsor.  Your continued support assists our program in purchasing uniforms for our youth.  Murray Ford Superstore continues to be a major contributor to youth sports in Bradford County and the surrounding areas.

 

Tower Hill Insurance Group, PO Box 147018, Gainesville, FL 32614 @  www.thig.com

-Thank you for being 'Gold' Club Sponsor.  Your contributions helped us purchase additional football gear for our players this Spring.  It's business members like you that help promote and sustain youth athletics and activities in our local communities.  We appreciate all that you do.

 

   Murphy USA #7245, 14550 US Hwy 301 S, Starke, FL 32091

-Thank you for sponsoring the Cowboys.  Along with the sponsorship, Murphy USA provided t-shirts for the players on our two squads.  Thank you for your commitment to youth sports across the country in our local communities. 

Murphy USA #7245

 

  Jeff Oody, President of Community State Bank, 811 S Walnut St., Starke, FL 32091  @ https://www.communitystatebank-fl.com/

-Thank you for volunteering to help coach and for allowing us to borrow your equipment for the upcoming Fall season.

Community State Bank

 

 

Praise Christian Assembly, 10813 SW CR 18, Hampton, FL 32044                                 Pastor Jay Jethro @ http://www.praisechristianassembly.org/      

-Thank you to Pastor Jethro and his staff for being a two-time 'Medallion' sponsor to the Cowboys organization.  It's because of your continued support that we are able to provide scholarships to the children in our community.

 

 

 

Geoff Cook, Sr. - sole proprietor @ www.floridahighwaymen.com

-Thank you dad for securing and donating equipment to assist our youth with the proper techniques for blocking and tackling as they begin to learn the game of football.   

 


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2013 SPONSORS:

We would like to thank the following businesses and individuals for their support of our program:

 

Murray Ford Superstore                            Wells Fargo Bank     

 

             

 

 

floridahighwaymen.com

 

The Bradford County Commissioners

 

Greater Allen Chapel Ame Church

Mr. & Mrs. Raymond Martus

The Honorable Johnny Hobbs (deceased)

Ms. Teresa Phillips

Mr. Ray Norman

Sheriff Gordon Smith

Mr. Jimmy Alvarez

Myers Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics  (www.tooth2tooth.com)

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Below is the full body of text sent to the Editor of the Bradford Telegraph on 11/17/13.  Although some of the text was deleted/modified by the editor for press release, he did manage to capture the essence of our gratitude:

 

 

Pop Warner Cowboys says ‘Thank you’

 

Thank you to the community for your support of the Pop Warner Cowboys.  By bringing back the tradition of our youth football program, it reminds us of our role in the community.  We are a feeder-program for Bradford’s middle school football program.  It is our mission to enable young people to benefit from participation in team sports and activities in a safe and structured environment. Our goal is to teach the fundamental values, skills, and knowledge these young people will use throughout their lives while emphasizing the importance of academic success. 

 

Although there were forces trying to prevent our inaugural year from becoming a reality, many members in this community came to our aid to insure our success.  As a non-profit organization, we started with nothing and were able to fully equip and outfit two football and cheer squads for competition this year.  We are truly blessed to have the support from so many in the public and private sectors of this community.   

 

There are many to thank for helping out for their donations of time, money, and/or in-kind assistance:  The Bradford Parents Athletic Association (the baseball program), The Bradford County Commission, Ricky Wright and the Putnam Athletic League, The Bradford Telegraph, Superintendent Chad Farnsworth, BHS Athletic Director Neal Chipoletti, Murray Ford Superstore, Praise Christian Assembly, Wells Fargo, Greater Allen Chapel Ame Church, Community State Bank, Mr. & Mrs. Raymond Martus, Myers Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics (www.tooth2tooth.com),  Geoff Cook, Sr. (www.floridahighwaymen.com), Brandy Hutchinson's Kids Fashion, Ms. Teresa Phillips, Mr. Ray Norman, Sheriff Gordon Smith, Mr. Jimmy Alvarez, the Honorable Johnny Hobbs, Mr. Eddie Boatwright, the Starke Police department, the City of Starke, Brooker Elementary PTO, our Board members (Joe Gorden, Rodney Mosley, Willie Brown, Rick Barr, Terricena Kittles, Judy Sumpter, Leah McKinney), and others that I somehow forgot to mention.

 

A special thanks to our parents, relatives, and volunteers of our players and cheer leaders.  You are the backbone of any youth organization and we appreciate you entrusting your children’s growth and development with us.  Although our first year has come to a conclusion, an awards banquet was hosted to honor your children with guest speaker in attendance, Coach William Brewington of the Bradford Middle School Hurricanes.  Many of you were excited that all of the children received trophies for the first time in years, not just the ‘superstars’.  We were excited too because we believe every youth is deserving of the honor and needs to be recognized for their accomplishments each and every season. 

 

We would like to extend a special thanks to Brad Chapman, Chris Olive, Tricia Cook, and the rest of the BPAA Board members of the baseball program for your individual and collective support.  Also, your assistance and support this year were instrumental in the success of helping us restore the community's trust in the Pop Warner brand.  

 

As we venture into the off-season we are steady focused on the upcoming season.  With the number of kids and coaches coming into the program next year, we are poised for great things to happen.  We know there will be adversity and we are ready to overcome it once again.  Pop Warner is about integrity, character, and discipline.  It's where football begins.  Go Big Blue!

 
Blessed to be your Treasurer 
and Coach,
 
Geoff Cook