- Provide a safe, positive, and enjoyable introduction to tackle
- Teach players the fundamental skills and strategies of tackle
football. We will strive to keep it simple.
- Instill in the players the "TEAM" concept and values.
- Work with players to develop positive values such as respect,
discipline, confidence, pride, leadership, patience, and commitment.
- Commitment - Players, coaches, and parents need to commit to attend
practice and games and give their best effort at all times. However,
schoolwork comes first!
- Discipline - Players will be expected and encouraged to listen,
behave, and cooperate with the coaches at all times.
- Mutual Respect - Players, coaches, and parents must respect one
another and be considerate and mutually supportive of the role each
plays. Lack of proper respect will not be tolerated by anyone in the
- Consequences - Players who demonstrate the above skills will get
more out of the program and play more as a result. Those who do not,
- REMEMBER - Tackle football is not an easy sport to play. Everyone
involved must remember that these are impressionable youngsters that
we are dealing with and this is a new experience for them. Parents
must remember that the season will have some difficult moments for
their kids and coaches. Overcoming these difficulties together in a
positive manner is what helps to build confidence and pride.
- Positions and playing time
- Where players will play will be determined on ability, safety
and team need.
- Each player will have the opportunity to demonstrate their skills
for the position they would like to play. We will attempt to honor
their desire as long as it fits the team need and the player demonstrates
the necessary skills.
- The coaches firmly believe that each and every position is of
equal importance to the success of the TEAM. No one player or position
can be successful without the help of the other 10 players and this
concept will be stressed throughout the season. Football is truly a
- Players who do not cooperate, work hard, or show up for practice
cannot expect to play any more than the Pop Warner required minimum
number of plays. It is neither safe, nor fair to the other players
who are abiding by these rules to allow otherwise.
- Parents must be sure to advise coaches of any potential absences
or conflicts with school in advance.
- Coaches will notify parents and players of potential or recurring
- Coaches will be expected to come to practice prepared with a clear
outline and plan for the day's practice. Plays and playbooks will be
available for players and parents.
- Parents are encouraged to listen in and reinforce the skills being
- Please avoid instruction or advice that is contradictory to what
the coaches are teaching.
- Please do not talk with your child during practice or games. It
is disruptive to everyone involved. If you need to contact your child
during one of these times, please contact a coach first.
- We would like to see each team have a "Team Manager".
this person could help the coaching staff with the day-to-day operations
during the season. Such things as fundraising for team activities,
selling tickets on game days, assistance in running the clock or managing
the yard sticks, car pools, and so on, are all time-consuming details
that take away from the primary focus of the coaches.
- Parents with concerns or problems should first direct them to
the Head Coach and his staff. If you are unable to resolve the issue
at this level, please contact your local Association President.