FOOTBALL

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Pop Warner football has been around since the inception of the league in 1929 by founder Joseph J. Tomlin as a four-team conference in Northeast Philadelphia. On fields across America, Pop Warner is continually making our game safer and better, while retaining what makes the sport of football so great for young people. 

Reasons to participate in the Camas Jets Pop Warner football program:

  • Pop Warner programs have no tryouts or cutting of rosters.

  • Pop Warner has a mandatory play rule for all teams - every child plays!

  • Pop Warner volunteers must complete a background check to be on the field with the players.

  • Pop Warner participants and volunteers must abide by the Code of Conduct.

  • Pop Warner Little Scholars, Inc. (PWLS) is the only national youth sports organization in America that requires its participants to perform adequately in the classroom before permitting them to play. More about the Scholastics Overview.


What is Provided?

Team bag, helmet and pads are provided for each player, including a team jersey for the player to keep. Safety is of the upmost importance to our team. Equipment purchased for our team is the best quality and is maintained to the highest safety standards.

Equipment Needed 

All football players need to provide their own:

  • black integrated pants

  • cleats

  • black socks

  • mouthguard with helmet attachment

  • water bottle (specifically for using with helmet)

Practices

Practices take place outside at the Prune Hill Sports Park. Players will participate in exercise activities to improve stamina and understanding of the game. This is a great opportunity for the kids to get to know each other and learn how to work together as a team.

Games

Games take place most Sundays in September and October, with the possibility of playoff games in early November. Saturday games are scheduled occasionally based on field availability. Home games are held at Doc Harris Stadium in Camas. Away games are held in the Cowlitz and Clark counties in Washington, but there may be opportunities to travel outside of the local area.


Breast Cancer Awareness
During the month of October, the football players will be provided pink socks in the support of Breast Cancer awareness. 

Mandatory Play Rule

The following shall be the Minimum Mandatory Play Rule (MPR) for all Pop Warner teams: 16-25 Players (10 Plays), 26-30 Players (8 Plays) and 31-35 Players (6 Plays).

Each league may set a higher number of Mandatory Plays, but never less than the minimum set by PWLS. All MPRs should be based on eligible players at the time of the game.

  • The plays must be from the line of scrimmage.

  • Kickoffs, extra points, QB intentionally spiking the ball and free kicks shall not be used in fulfilling the MPR requirement.

  • A play shall not count toward fulfillment of the MPR if the play

  • results in a penalty which causes the down to be replayed.

  • All players shall be provided their mandatory plays by participation in “active” plays, without the intent to minimize the action or integrity of the plays. Plays such as, but not limited to, having the center snap the ball to the quarterback, and then the quarterback fall to the ground, while substitutes are playing the other positions, shall NOT be considered as active plays.

  • All players shall receive their mandatory plays by the end of the third quarter, or they shall enter the game at the start of the fourth quarter, and remain in the game until they have received their required number of plays.

  • Failure to adhere to MRP requirements will result in forfeiture of game in addition to enforcement policies.

 

Each League shall establish its own system for enforcing the MPR, and must print a simple handout describing its MPR in sufficient quantity so that a copy is made available to each coach throughout the entire League, before the beginning of the season. The Nationally preferred system is that used in the National games.

ADULT CODE OF CONDUCT

S1: In order to uphold the goals of Pop Warner and ensure that all participants have the benefit of a safe and fun learning environment, all parents, guardians and other adults and attendees of Pop Warner events, including but not limited to practices, competitions, and banquets, must behave accordingly in a respectful, courteous and sportsmanlike manner at all times.

 

S2: Any adult who is using alcohol, tobacco or non-prescription drugs and/or appears intoxicated at a Pop Warner event, and/or who is flagrantly rude, attempts to intimidate, verbally abuse, heckles, taunts, ridicules, boos, throws objects and/or uses vulgarity or profane language/gestures with an official, coach, volunteer, staff member, participant or other event attendee, must receive a verbal warning and/or be asked to leave a Pop Warner event. The member organization may also provide a written warning to the individual regarding the misbehavior. The adult’s children may also be removed from the event. Any adult who commits one of the above stated offenses a second time, will be banned from any and all Pop Warner events for a period of one year from the date of the second offense, and their children may also be removed from the program(s) for that time period.

 

S3: Any adult who physically assaults an official, coach, volunteer, staff member or participant or threatens grave bodily harm may be banned from any and all Pop Warner events for one year from the date of the offense, and their children may also be removed from any and all Pop Warner programs for that same period of time. After the ban has expired, if the individual commits another offense of the adult code of conduct, the individual will be permanently banned from any and all Pop Warner events and the individual’s children may also be permanently removed from any and all Pop Warner programs.