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When is registration?
Registration usually opens on or around April 1st.  We will communicate details through email as well as social media.  Additionally, information will be available through CBSD and local private school bulletins.

Registration will close mid June for uniform and equipment ordering purposes.

When does the season start?
The Pop Warner season starts August 1st. 

When are game schedules published?
Game schedules are released in the middle of August.  Regular season games start the last week of August.  There will be games on Labor Day weekend.  Please note that the last 3 weeks of the schedule are subject to change to accommodate playoffs.

How long are practices?
Practices generally run 90 minutes for the younger children (5-8) and 120 minutes for children ages 9-13.

When are games held?
Regular season games usually begin on the last weekend in August and continue for at least 10 weekends depending on the level of play (i.e. Flag is usually only 8 games, tackle is 10-12 games).  Games are played on Friday nights, anytime on Saturdays and on Sunday afternoon.  Each team will only play one game per weekend.

Will my child play in every game?
Yes!  Pop Warner has "minimum play requirements" for all levels of football.

What happens if we are going on vacation in August?
We have families every year that miss some practices in August.  We understand that this may occur and can work around a child’s absence if we know in advance and if the absences is limited to one week for a competitive-level player (ages 10 and up) and to no more than 2 weeks for a child age 5-8.  Please note that our August practices are very similar to "school" (lots of instruction) and missing August practices can result in your child being "behind" some of the other players (students) on the team.

What happens if my child misses practices because he/she attends CCD?
CCD conflicts occur every year. Please inform your coach as soon as possible so he/she can try to schedule practices accordingly.

What happens if my child misses games or practices because he/she is playing soccer or fall baseball?
Although Pop Warner has "minimum play requirements", we are still able to sit a child for missing practices and/or games due to other sport conflicts (i.e. soccer or fall baseball).  We strongly discourage participating in a "second sport" during football season and your child will likely suffer from not getting valuable playing time and experience with the team.

How do you set your registration fees?
Registration fees are based on three primary factors:
  • Value of participation based on number of practices hours and game hours (as compared to other youth sports programs) - Football players and Cheerleaders will practice between 30 and 80 hours in a season (as compared to 5 to 20 hours for baseball or basketball players).  Our base registration fee is comparable to all other youth sports (despite the fact that our facility maintenance costs and uniform costs are considerably higher).
  • Uniform expenses - Tackle football players who complete the season will be awarded their game jersey and pants. This cost is added to our base registration fee for tackle football.  Cheerleaders who complete the season will keep their sneakers, body suit, bloomers and socks. These costs are added to our base registration fee for cheerleading.
  • Fundraising - We add a "raffle fee" to our March registration fee that involves every participant.  The raffle fee can be recouped by selling the raffle tickets provided at our March registration.  We opt for the "raffle" as our main fundraiser to enable children all summer to sell the tickets to not interfere with any schoolwork in the spring (after registration) or fall (during the season). We believe that is far more important for the children to concentrate on schoolwork first, then football or cheerleading second, and not be interrupted by fundraising efforts during the school year.

  • Why do I need to volunteer? Can I "buy my way out" of volunteering?
    All families must volunteer. Due to the numerous tasks required to run our league, we do not allow families to "buy out" of their volunteer commitment, except for their snack stand duty.  Please keep in mind that there are numerous volunteers (at least 20) who spend at least 200 hours per year volunteering their time.

    Why do you close registration and limit the number of participants?
    We have a limited number of practice facilities and only one game field. We can only field a limited number of teams due to our field constraints.  In addition, we limit the number of participants on each team/squad to enable the children to get quality instruction and fair opportunities for participation or playing time.

    Who coaches the teams?
    ALL Pop Warner coaches, administrators, board members (even the web master of this site) are VOLUNTEERS. The volunteer Head Coaches apply for a coaching position every year (no one has "tenure).

    How can I be a head coach?
    If you are interested in coaching football or cheerleading and would like more information, please contact us at [email protected] or [email protected]


    When are tackle football practices?
    Tackle Football practices are Monday through Thursday nights during the month of August, and then 2 nights per week after Labor Day.  The practice times are dependent upon daylight (we only have one lighted field), coaches availability, and field availability. Practices generally run 90 to 120 minutes, depending on the age of the children, and start times could be as early as 5:30 PM and could end as late as 9:15 PM.

    Where are practices held?
    Practices are primarily held at the following locations:
  • Swartley-Winkelmann Field (our main field) – primarily tackle football and some cheerleading
  • North Branch Park, 107 Park Avenue, Chalfont, PA 18914 – primarily cheerleading; some tackle football.
  • Doyle Elementary School - 260 N West St, Doylestown, PA 18901

  • How long are tackle football games?
    Tackle football games are approximately 105-120 minutes long.


    When are flag football practices?
    Flag football teams practice 2 or 3 nights per week (Monday-Thursday) in August and then 1 or 2 nights per week after Labor Day.  The practice times are dependent upon daylight, coaches availability and field availability.  Practices generally run 60-90 minutes long.

    How long are flag football games?
    Flag football games are approximately 60 minutes long.


    When are cheerleading practices?
    Competitive-level cheerleaders, ages 8 and up, practice 4 nights per week (Monday-Thursday) in August and then 3 nights after Labor Day. Non-competitive level cheerleaders, ages 5 to 7, practice 4 nights per week in August and then 2 nights per week after Labor Day. The practice times are dependent upon daylight, coaches availability and gym availability. The practices generally run 120 minutes for competitive teams and 60 minutes for non-competitive teams.

    How do you determine the age levels for the cheerleaders and what squads they will be placed on?
    We align the girls according to Pop Warner rules (example: a 7 year old girl can’t be on the same squad as a 10 or 11 year old). Each cheerleaders’ “league age” is based on how old they are on July 31st of the current year.

    Cheerleading Teams (ages as of July 31, 2021): includes uniform use (Comp teams get 2 uniforms), Sneakers, bow, and personal items are yours to keep.

    (Flag/ Tiny Mites)


    NON-COMPTeam: 5, 6 & 7 years old

    (Mitey Mites)


    COMP TEAM*:  8 & 9 years old

    (Jr. Pee Wee)


    COMP TEAM*: 10 & 11 years old

    (Pee Wee)


    COMP TEAM*: 11 & 12 years old

    (Jr. Varsity)


    COMP TEAM*: 12 &13 years old





    COMP TEAM*: 14-16 years old


          * Comp team athletes will need to commit to attending all competitions that the team advances to.  Competitions will be Local Bux-Mont Competition in October, if advancing than Eastern Region in November and if advancing again than Nationals in Orlando in December.  Lenape Valley Cheer has made it to Nationals most years in the past.

    • Please note the Coordinators will do there best to keep grades together.  An athlete will be moved up if they have skills to be in a higher division.  Coordinators will make final decisions of teams based on friends and ability.




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