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News

Suspension of 2020 Season Due to Coronavirus

August 3, 2020

Due to current conditions relating to Covid-19, the Saugus Pop Warner Football & Cheerleading, Inc. Executive Board voted unanimously to suspend our 2020 Football & Cheerleading season. There is no indication at this time the guidelines from the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs Reopening Standards for Youth Sports Phase III, Step 1 will change within the next six months. Both football and cheerleading are considered high risk sports for the transmission of Covid-19. The health and safety of our athletes has aways been and remain a priority. We look forward to a 2021 season to come. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact one of our Board Members or email sauguspopwarner@gmail.com.

Thank you,

SPW Executive Board

 

 


2020 Registration

June 30, 2020

Hello,

Welcome to the 2020 Season. We will be holding registrations July 14th and 16th at World Series Baseball Park 25 Dow Street behind the Belmonte Middle School between 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm.

Please bring/fill out the following:

Registration will remain $275 per player which includes $50 calendars, $200 for the second child and $100 for the 3rd and may be paid by check or through Venmo @Saugus-PopWarner. All fees are due by August 1, 2020.

Please let us know if you need any clarification or have any questions prior to sign ups.

Saugus Pop Warner

sauguspopwarner@gmail.com

While all indications thus far are, we will have a 2020 Football & Cheer Season, we intend to provide a pro-rated refund if the season is cancelled due to COVID-19.


2020 Bullying Policy

June 30, 2020

Saugus Pop Warner 

Football & Cheerleading, Inc.


Bullying, Cyber-bullying and Retaliation Prevention Policy

Saugus Pop Warner Football & Cheerleading, Inc. (SPW) expects that all members of the organization will treat each other in a civil manner and with respect and appreciation for differences. The goal of SPW is to ensure a safe, healthy, sustainable environment where all members are expected to be respectful and socially responsible.

SPW is committed to providing all players, coaches, and staff with a safe environment that is free from bullying and cyberbullying. This commitment is an integral part of our comprehensive efforts to promote learning football, cheerleading, teamwork and good sportsmanship, and to prevent and eliminate all forms of bullying and other harmful and disruptive behavior that can impede the teaching process.

SPW will not tolerate any unlawful or disruptive behavior, including any form of bullying, cyberbullying or retaliation during practices, games and other WPW events. We will investigate promptly all reports and complaints of bullying, cyberbullying or retaliation, and take prompt action to end that behavior and restore a sense of safety for all involved. We will support commitment in all aspects of our program, from parents, players, coaches, volunteers and board members.

The SPW Bullying Prevention and Intervention Policy is a comprehensive approach to addressing bullying and cyberbullying. Every SPW Board Member and Coach is committed to working with players, staff, families, the Saugus Police Department and other agencies and the community to prevent issues of violence. 

 

We have established this policy for preventing, intervening and responding to incidents of bullying, cyberbullying and retaliation. The SPW Board of Directors will be responsible for the oversight of this policy. Players and Parents/Guardians agree to follow this policy and acknowledge agreement with their signature below.




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Player Parent/Guardian: Date:

 


2020 Concussion Policy

June 30, 2020

Safety and Injuries in Pop Warner

 

EASTERN MASS POP WARNER CONCUSSION POLICY


CONCUSSION RETURN TO PLAY GUIDELINES: A participant who is suspected of sustaining a concussion or a head injury in a practice, game or competition shall be removed from practice, play or competition at that time based on evaluation and determination by the Head Coach. However, if an officially licensed athletic trainer or other official qualified medical professional is on site and available to render such evaluation, that person shall always have final authority as to removal or return to play of the participant.

When an official licensed athletic trainer or other official qualified medical professional is not present, and a parent or guardian of the injured player is serving as head coach, the final authority on removal of a participant shall rest with the league president, association president or the top ranking assistant head coach; whomever is present and highest in the Pop Warner chain of command.

Any Pop Warner participant who has been removed from practice, play or competition due to a head injury or suspected concussion may not return to Pop Warner activities until the participant has been evaluated by a currently licensed medical professional trained in the evaluation and management of concussions and receives written clearance to return to play from that licensed practitioner.

In the absence of an official licensed athletic trainer or other official qualified medical professional, at regional Pop Warner events, the Regional Director shall be the final authority on removal of a participant for a suspected head injury or concussion. At national events, the National Football Commissioner or National Cheer Commissioner, depending on the sport in which the participant was engaged, or in their absence the Executive Director, shall be the final authority on removal of a participant for a suspected head injury or concussion.

Pop Warner recommends that all decisions be made in the best interest of the children and that when any doubt exists as to the health of the participants, they sit out. Please check www.popwarner.com or www.cdc.gov/concussion  for Center for Disease Control (CDC) signs and symptoms chart for concussions. 

 

Acknowledgment:



_______________________________ ___________

Parent/Guardian Date


Our Philosophy

Saugus Pop Warner Cheer and Football

Our Philosophy 

Sports Code of Conduct

The essential elements of character building and ethics in sports are embodied in the concept of sportsmanship and core principals: trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and good citizenshipThe highest potential of sports is achieved when competition reflects these "six pillars of character."

 

 

We agree to:

1. not force children to participate in sports

2. remember that children participate to have fun

3. coach to all kids, no matter the level of ability and to promote safety for each and every athlete

4. learn and teach the rules of the game and the policies of the association and league

5. be positive role models for our children and to encourage sportsmanship by showing respect and courtesy

6. not engage in any kind of unsportsmanship-like conduct 

7. not encourage any behaviors or practices that would endanger the health and well being of our athletes

8. teach our children to play by the rules and to resolve conflicts without resorting to hostility or violence

9. demand that our children treat others (players, coaches, officials, board members, volunteers and spectators) with respect regardless of race, creed, sex or ability

10. teach our children that doing one's best is more important than winning so that our children will never feel defeated by the outcome of a game or his/her performance

11. praise our children for competing fairly and trying hard, and make our children feel like winners every time

12. never ridicule or yell at any athlete for making a mistake or for losing a competition

13. emphasize skill development and practice, and how they benefit children over winning every time

14. promote the emotional and physical well being of the athletes ahead of any personal desire to win

15. respect the officials and coaches and their authority during games and competitions and to never question a call 

16. demand a sports environment for our children that is free from drugs, tobacco, vape products, and alcohol and we will refrain from their use at all sporting events

17. refrain from coaching our children during games and practices, and to let designated team coaches coach

18. refrain from disrespecting or shaming anyone (player, coach, administrator, opponent, or referee) and to never criticize anyone in social media or in a public forum