Watchung Hills Pop Warner Football & Cheer is now open for registration for its 2013 Football and Cheerleading season.
All children ages 5-15 living in the Warren, Watchung, Long Hill Township, Bernards Township, Berkeley Heights and New Providence are eligible to register. Teams are organized by strict age and weight requirements ensuring a safe and level playing field for all.
Practices and games are held at their state-of-the-art football complex with FieldTurf playing surface, strength and conditioning facility and field house with film and locker rooms located at 101 Old Stirling Road in Warren. All of the program’s football and cheerleading coaches are Rutgers certified and involved in numerous off-season coaching clinics in order to provide your children with the best instruction possible.
The Watchung Hills program is coming off an incredibly successful 2012 campaign which saw its competitive Junior Midget cheer team place ; their Junior Midget and Pee Wee football teams won conference championships and advanced to regional play while the Junior Pee Wee team played at Rutgers Stadium for the N.J. state championship as part of the Garden State Games Tournament.
Entering its 40th year, the Watchung Hills Pop Warner Program is a non-profit youth organization and is organized under the Pop Warner Little Scholars Program which was established in 1929 and is the country’s longest tenured youth organization. Pop Warner Little Scholars, Inc. (PWLS) is a non-profit organization that provides youth football and cheer & dance programs for participants in 42 states and several countries around the world. Consisting of approximately 425,000 young people ranging from ages 5 to 16 years old, Pop Warner is the largest youth football, cheer and dance program in the world.
Pop Warner was founded in 1929, continues to grow and serves as the only youth football, cheerleading & dance organization that requires its participants to maintain academic standards in order to participate. Pop Warner's commitment to academics is what separates the program from other youth sports around the world.
As the only national youth sports organization that requires scholastic aptitude to participate, Pop Warner is committed to developing America's young people on the field and off. Each year Pop Warner continues to expand its efforts in team and activity participation, as well as visibility and outreach in the community.
Since 1929, the Pop Warner Programs Philosophy has been that athletics and scholastics go hand in hand. At every level, Pop Warner programs seek to develop well-rounded young men and women who learn not only the fundamentals of football, cheerleading, and dance but also the importance of education in an atmosphere conducive to developing sound character while having a good time.
For more information or to register to become part of the Pop Warner Family, go to the Watchung Hills Pop Warner website.
Submitted by Todd Kelly