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2016 Season Online Registration for flag football, cheerleading and tackle football is open!   GO to the REGISTRATION HOME

Online registration is open to electronic payments by credit, debit and pre-paid cards.   Registration is also open to Pay By Check, which must be paid in full in a lump sum  by money orders and cashiers checks.   All fees must be paid in full by Aug. 1, when a $25 late fee will be imposed on outstanding balances, new sign ups and late Certification Paperwork.

Sorry, NO CASH, NO PERSONAL CHECKS.

2016 Fees

  • Flag Football:  $60
  • Tacklefootball: $225
  • Cheerleading: $120

A $5 processing fee is added to every athlete’s signup.  Fees include all uniforms and equipment.

Visit the Registration tab to learn more!

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Stuff Football Athletes Need

Equipment handout begins in AUGUST.  While Teaneck Pop Warner provides all the essential equipment and uniforms, there are several items you need to purchase — and some optional additional stuff.

Required:

Molded cleats**

Protective Cup — hard cup for tackle football (we will have soft cups for sale for Flag Football athletes)

Integrated pants

**What are molded cleats?  “Molded” refers to the bottom of the shoe, which is covered in pre-made studs and bumps. These studs and bumps are permanently fixed to the sole of the shoe, and cannot be removed or replaced.  They’re are molded onto the shoe.

OPTIONAL

Cold Weather, Hot Weather Under Armor shirts

Upgraded mouth piece

NEED CLEATS???

We’ll have a molded cleats swap at Skills & Drills during summer and fall practices.

This is a great chance to clean out your basements, garage and closets of molded cleats that your athletes have outgrown or no longer use.  We will take any size in good condition and give them to an athlete who can use them.

While you are there, swap out for a size that your football athlete can use at Skills & Drills practices.

 

Teaneck Pop Warner Mandatory Play Rules

TJFL Running Man LogoHere’s a summary of Pop Warner’s mandatory play rules. Read the first question and answer closely. Every football athlete gets to play in games, but every athlete is required to practice.   There are also restrictions on weight gain by tackle football athletes.  We go to 3 times weekly practices this week.  We take attendance daily.  Two unexcused absences from practice will result in a flag or tackle football athlete ineligible to participate in that week’s game.

1. Question – Are all players required to play each game in Pop Warner?

Answer – All players must play a minimal number of plays each game unless the player is injured, or was unexcused from practice 3 or more times/week during the summer and 2 or more times/week during the school year.

2. Question – So how much should I expect to see my child play? [Read more →]

Weight Gain & Equipment Checklist

feetonscalePlease monitor you athlete’s diet. NO bingeing on ice cream, cake, pasta or fast food.

Under Pop Warner rules, our tackle football athletes are allowed to gain up to 4 pound more than their weight at certification.  Pop Warner is serious about safety, and that’s why tackle football athletes are weighed before each game. 

Athlete who gain 4 pounds over their certification weight will not be allowed to play in the next game.

Questions?  Concerns?  Please speak to your athlete’s coach or stop by the Teaneck Pop Warner trailer.

Ages and Weights for Tackle Football Programs:

Age/Weight Division Age(s) Certification Weight End of Season Weight
FLAG 5-6-7
MITEY-MITE 7-8-9 45-100 lbs. 104 lbs.
JR. PEE WEE
(older/lighter)
8-9-10
11*
60-115 lbs.
60-95 lbs.
119 lbs.
99 lbs.
PEE WEE
(older/lighter)
9-10-11
12*
75-130 lbs.
75-110 lbs.
134 lbs.
114 lbs.
JR. VARSITY
(older/lighter)
10-11-12
13*
90-155 lbs.
90-135 lbs.
159 lbs.
139 lbs.
 UNLIMITED 11-12-13-14 105 lbs. minimum

In Season weekly weight 1 lb. Weeks 2, 4, 6, 8 (Max. of 4 lbs.), additional 1 lb. at Super Bowl.

*The asterisked provisions in each division allow the so-called “older but lighter” player to also qualify. The last year of eligibility falls under more stringent weight restrictions, per above.

A child’s age on July 31 is his/her age for the season.

 

PLAYER EQUIPMENT CHECKLIST:  Please keep track of your athlete’s equipment.  If a piece goes missing, stop by the Teaneck Pop Warner equipment trailer.

  • Helmet
  • Chin Strap
  • Mouth Piece
  • Shoulder Pads & Shoulder Pad Straps
  • Protective Cup
  • Belt

 

How Much to Eat and When

Athlete’s need good, clean food to provide the fuel they need to perform.

And that’s even more so in young athletes.

It is important that young athletes eat well-balanced meals and remain hydrated in order to achieve optimal health and performance. Bodies need to be fueled by eating proper types of foods, such as 3-5 cups of fruits and veggies a day. Doing so will ensure that young athletes play at their best.

Here’s a Healthy Snack List: [Read more →]