04/16/2020 - Latest Pop Warner Update on COVID-19:
First of all, we hope you and your families are staying healthy and taking appropriate measures to stay safe. We are all facing a new normal in how we go about our lives these days and it's not always an easy adjustment. There is so much that perhaps we took for granted in the past that we will appreciate more than ever. While our regular football, cheer and dance seasons are a long way off right now we know there have been many questions, from registration and equipment ordering to whether we will have a season.
Like everyone from the NFL to the NCAA, we are actively looking at scenarios, planning our approach and taking guidance from the experts. That has meant listening to the direction of the CDC, public health officials, our Pop Warner Medical Advisory Committee and government officials. We remain hopeful that our upcoming season will start on time and serve as a memorable opportunity for our communities to come together in celebration. But, of course, there is still so much we don’t know yet.
In the meantime, we hope everyone does their best to stay safe and follow the advice of medical leaders, while also looking for opportunities to get outside and find safe ways to be active. We are going to be stepping up our Social Media challenges for our athletes to be physically active.
Because we can’t hold in-person registrations at this time, we encourage local Pop Warner administrators to utilize the relationship we have with Stack Sports to set up online registration.
We live in a society where technology allows us to continue with our regular routine at the convenience of our homes, and millions of people who normally wouldn’t have used tools like Zoom, FaceTime or online registrations a month ago have been forced to become quite adept at it.
As we continue to come together to overcome this unprecedented public health crisis, we understand that our young student athletes are missing the game and their teammates. We are missing our student athletes, coaches and volunteers too.
We will continue to provide updates to our programs as we receive more information from public health officials. If there are any general questions, please visit the contact page on popwarner.com and submit your inquiry.
We appreciate your support as we all continue to take the steps that we feel are most appropriate for our student athletes, their families and communities during this time.
Jon Butler, Executive Director
Pop Warner Little Scholars