USA Football
Questions or Concerns
Posted Mar 7, 2012

Contacts:

PRESIDENT ANDREA SMOCK: 706-829-2369 eastgapopwarner@gmail.com

VICE PRESIDENT DONALD CARTER: 706-267-9416

JIMMY CRONAN: 706-840-1210 egpwceo@att.net

 

 


 
POP WARNER PARTNERS WITH NFL
Posted Aug 2, 2013

Pop Warner Partners with NFL to Endorse USA Football's "Heads Up Football" Program

Roger Goodell and Jon Butler: The Way Forward to a Better, Safer Game

Starting on August 1, more than 275,000 enthusiastic young football players in Pop Warner leagues across the country will gather for their first practice of the season. 

This weekend, the National Football League will kick off its preseason with the annual Hall of Fame Game in Canton, Ohio. Many NFL players, coaches and executives have fond memories of first playing in a hometown Pop Warner league.

Pop Warner is a name synonymous with youth football.  Dating back to 1929, Pop Warner embodies the values of football that have benefited many generations of young people. Players have learned life-long values of teamwork, discipline and perseverance in a Pop Warner league.

Over the years, the experience of learning to work together, to be part of something bigger than themselves, has led so many of these young athletes to achieve success on and off the field.

That's why we're launching a partnership between the NFL and Pop Warner to endorse USA Football's Heads Up Football program. More than 20,000 Pop Warner coaches will be trained to teach the latest techniques and make the game safer for hundreds of thousands of young players.

Heads Up Football, developed by USA Football with the support of the NFL in 2012, provides a better, safer way to teach and play the game. It makes the game safer by teaching players to keep their heads up and out of the line of contact, training and certifying coaches on the fundamentals of safety, appointing Player Safety Coaches for every youth league to enforce safety protocols, ensuring proper equipment fitting, and teaching coaches, parents and players how to recognize and treat a concussion under protocols from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

More than 200 Pop Warner leagues will adopt Heads Up Football immediately, and hundreds of additional leagues will follow suit in 2014. In the area of concussion awareness, Pop Warner has been a leader in youth sports by introducing a dedicated concussion rule, limiting contact in practice and banning head-to-head contact, and this partnership is a logical next step.

Today, we know a lot more about how to make the game safer, so that our kids can enjoy all the rewards of football, with less risk.  We know that you tackle with your shoulder, not your head, to help prevent head injuries.  And, we know that injured players get out of the game, instead of playing through it.  Our challenge is to ensure that every league, no matter how big or small, knows these things too.

Heads Up Football is taking root in the culture of our game as the gold standard for better, safer play. With this program, and many other initiatives, we are collectively creating a new culture of safety at every level of the game. And we encourage coaches, trainers, parents and players to join us.

Football is America's most popular sport.  Families all over the country are rooting for their teams – from Pop Warner to high school, college and professional football. As leaders in this sport, we share a responsibility to make the game safer. Every day, we put a premium on doing everything we can to improve safety.

USA Football's Heads Up Football is the way forward for this generation of young football players and those who will take the field on the first of August every year. The NFL and Pop Warner stand committed to strengthening youth football through a better, safer game.

Roger Goodell is commissioner of the National Football League. Jon Butler is executive director of Pop Warner Little Scholars.


 
GREEBRIER WOLFPACK IN ACTION
 
REQUIREMENTS

ALL PARTICIPANTS ARE REQUIRED TO HAVE:

Participants are required to provide the following information in order to participate:

Birth Certificate

Physical dated after January 1, 2013 (Use 2013 Physical and Medical Form)

4th Quarter Report Card from last grade completed.Must include all four quarters.

2013 Participant Contract

 
Affiliation
Posted Jun 22, 2012

In response to numerous questions, we are not affiliated with CCRD, nor are we affiliated with CAYFA. We are a stand alone member of Pop Warner Little Scholars, the oldest and largest youth sports organization in the country.

Thanks ,

EGPW


 
GROVETOWN, GA
Posted Mar 2, 2012

It was a unanimous decision that the City of Grovetown Georgia has accepted East Georgia Pop Warner to be their official Youth Football Program for this upcoming Fall 2012 Season. We would like to personally thank each City board member and their administrators for implemeting us into the City. Our Home Base will be Liberty Park in Grovetown Georgia.

East Georgia Pop Warner

"Where all kids Count"


 
CHEERLEADING
 
MED NOW PARTNERS WITH EGPW
Posted Mar 21, 2014

EAST GEORGIA POP WARNER IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE ITS PARTNERSHIP WITH MEDNOW CLINICS. THEY WILL BE THE OFFICIAL SPORTS PHYSICAL PROVIDER FOR THE 2014 SEASON. PHYSICALS ARE $28 AND THEY TAKE WELLCARE AND AMERIGROUP. PLEASE GO SEE THEM AT THE BELAIR ROAD LOCATION OR THE PEACH ORCHARD LOCATION AND LET'S GIVE THEM OUR SUPPORT. 

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON MEDNOW PLEASE CLICK ON THE READ MORE LINK. 

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EGPW NEW DIVISIONS OF PLAY FOR 2014

Ages and Weights for Tackle Football Programs:

Tackle Football Divisions of Play:
Age/Weight Division Age(s) Certification Weight Range
TINY-MITE
(older/lighter)
5-6-7
No older/lighter
35-75 lbs
No older/lighter
MITEY-MITE
(older/lighter)
7-8-9
N/A
45-90 lbs
N/A
JUNIOR PEE WEE
(older/lighter)
8-9-10
11*
60-105 lbs
60-85 lbs
PEE WEE
(older/lighter)
9-10-11
12*
75-120 lbs
75-100 lbs
JUNIOR MIDGET
(older/lighter)
10-11-12
13*
90-145 lbs
90-120 lbs
UNLIMITED
(older/lighter)
11-12-13-14
No older/lighter
105 lbs+
No older/lighter


*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. A player may gain 1 pound per week after the second game, up to a maximum of 9 pounds.

UNLIMITED: AGES 11,12,13,14 CHILD MUST WEIGH ATLEAST 105 LBS IN THIS DIVISION, THIS DIVISION WILL COMBINE SCHOOL DISTRICTS TO BE ABLE TO COMPETE AT THE NATIONAL LEVEL.

**NOTE** WE WILL ONLY HAVE A MIDGET SQUAD IF THERE IS ENOUGH 15 YEAR OLDS SIGN UP.

CURRENTLY TAKING COACHES FOR THE HIGHLY COMPETITIVE UNLIMITED DIVISION IF YOU ARE INTERESTED PLEASE CALL JIMMY CRONAN 706-840-1210, REMEMBER THIS WILL BE A COMBINATION OF SCHOOL DISTRICTS AND WILL BE REPRESENTING THE ENTIRE EAST GEORGIA FAMILY.

 
POP WARNER PARTNERS WITH NFL AND USA FOOTBALL
Posted Mar 4, 2014

We’re very happy to announce our partnership with USA Football and its Heads Up Football program.

The goal for all of us is to ensure that all Pop Warner coaches are certified by USA Football to teach proper blocking and tackling techniques in a better and safer way.

There’s lots more information available through the Pop Warner website, www.popwarner.com, but here are the basic steps for your local Pop Warner Associations to register for Heads Up Football:

  • Association President/Commissioner becomes a free member of USA Football.
  • President/Commissioner completes a brief online application to register the organization with Heads Up Football℠.
  • Within the application, each local Pop Warner association must nominate a Player Safety Coach (PSC)
  • Within the application, the commissioner can set up a coaching membership promo code for coach certification.
  • All Pop Warner coaches (head and assistants) must register for USA Football Coach Membership at $5 per coach using a league specific promo code.
  • All Pop Warner coaches (head and assistants) must complete the USA Football Level 1 Coach Certification Course annually.
    • New coaches take the full USA Football Level 1 Course and previously certified coaches take the Re-certification Quiz.

USA Football will have a representative at each of our eight Regional Meetings to discuss the process and answer any questions.

You may register for Heads Up Football now by clicking here.

Pop Warner’s number one priority has always been the safety of our participants.  Working with USA Football’s Heads Up Football program is the latest step in delivering a safer program to all of our Pop Warner players. 

Register Today for the Heads Up Football Program


 
Pop Warner to Co Sponsor Summit
Posted May 9, 2013

Pop Warner to Co-Sponsor 7th Annual National Summit on Sports Concussion in AtlantaPop Warner continues its proactive concussion awareness initiative in  collaboration with the Sports Concussion Institute

Atlanta, GA – Pop Warner Little Scholars, Inc., the nation’s largest and oldest youth football, cheer and dance organization will co-sponsor the 7th Annual National Summit on Sports Concussion at the JW Marriot in Atlanta on Friday, May 10th. The event is hosted by The Sports Concussion Institute.

The summit will feature medical professionals who specialize in neuroscience and sports medicine, including summit co-chairs Julian Bailes, MD and Jeffrey Hopp, ATC, LAT. 

Dr. Bailes is Chairman of both the Department of Neurosurgery at NorthShore Hospital System and the Pop Warner Medical Advisory Board.

Pop Warner’s co-sponsorship of the summit is part of an ongoing initiative to educate its coaches and young athletes on the best practices to reduce the risk of concussions.

In 2010, Pop Warner was the first organization to institute a concussion rule that mandates that only a qualified medical professional can decide when an athlete can return to play after suffering a head injury. The rule mirrors Washington State’s Lystedt Law and states that any participant removed from practice, play or competition due to a head injury or suspected concussion may only return to the field once he or she has received written clearance from a licensed medical professional trained in the evaluation and management of concussions. It removes the parent and the coach from making the decision.

Last year, Pop Warner further elevated its leading approach to player safety when it became the first youth sports organization to limit contact in practice.

“We wanted to be a part of this national summit to understand new evidence-based research on the concussion topic and continue our proactive safety efforts,” said Jon Butler, Executive Director, Pop Warner Little Scholars.

“Protecting our young athletes is our number one priority and we will continue to be on the forefront of the issue by keeping up to date on new findings and being part of the concussion conversation. We are excited to join with other leading sports organizations also committed to ensuring our kids have the opportunity to enjoy sports in a safe environment.”

Pop Warner created the Medical Advisory Board in 2010 to ensure that the organization stays at the forefront of new health and safety issues and any medical developments that may affect its young athletes. The Pop Warner Medical Advisory Board is led by physicians with expertise in neurological sports medicine and follows guidelines by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the American Academy of Neurology (AAN), National High School Federation and the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA).

About the Sports Concussion Institute:
The Sports Concussion Institute (SCI) was established in 2005 by Founder and CEO Dr. Tony L. Strickland  to provide state-of-the-art assessment, treatment, and prevention services to: 1) Address the comprehensive concussion care needs of athletes of all ages playing high velocity sports; and 2) Provide specialized neurobehavioral care to people with closed head injuries, acute and chronic pain, balance disorders, and memory and learning disorders.  www.concussiontreatment.com


 
EVERY SEASON STARTS AT DICK'S SPORTING GOODS
 
EVERY SEASON STARTS AT DICK'S SPORTING GOODS
Posted Mar 18, 2013

EAST GEORGIA POP WARNER WOULD LIKE TO WELCOME BACK DICK'S SPORTING GOODS AS THEY COME ON BOARD WITH EGPW FOR YEAR NUMBER 2. WE WOULD LIKE TO SEND A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO OUR LOCAL DICK'S SPORTING GOODS CREW IN ALL OF YOUR HELP AND ERIN FOR HER CONTINUED SUPPORT AND BELIEF IN OUR PROGRAM. PLEASE CHECK BACK SOON FOR COUPONS AND IN-STORE REGISTRATION DATES.

EVERY SEASON STARTS AT DICK'S

 


 
UNDER ARMOUR COMES ON BOARD...

SAY HELLO TO POP WARNERS NEWEST FOOTBALL MAKER, UNDER ARMOUR.

A PROUD SUPPORTER OF POP WARNER FOOTBALL

 
Pop Warner Partners with National Football Foundation

The National Football Foundation (NFF) and Pop Warner Little Scholars, Inc., the nation's largest and oldest youth football organization, today announced a partnership to enhance the sport through a variety of initiatives and research projects that promote participation, health and safety, academic achievement, and the community involvement of the young athletes who play football.

"Pop Warner's partnership with the National Football Foundation presents a tremendous opportunity to positively influence more athletes and improve the sport of football," said Jon Butler, executive director of Pop Warner Little Scholars. "Both organizations share a common belief in the life-long lessons that come from playing football, and we look forward to collaborating."

The two organizations will work closely to identify trends and opportunities to strengthen the youth sports experience.

Spearheaded by Pop Warner, areas of collaboration will include coaches training, equipment changes, and the promotion of academic achievement and community leadership by those involved with the sport.

"We are excited to team with Pop Warner, using the full power of the National Football Foundation to expand on our collective initiatives to promote the good in the game," said NFF President & CEO Steve Hatchell. "Pop Warner and the NFF share a mutual understanding of the power of football in developing leadership and academic achievement in our nation's young people, and by working together we will magnify our ability to ensure the strength of our sport."

 
HARD WORK GETS YOU HERE...
 
2012 CHAMPIONS JR. PEE WEE DIVISION
Riverside-River Ridge Jr. Pee Wee East Bulldogs are the Georgia Pop Warner 2012 Champions. This was the inaugural season for Pop Warner in the area. The Bulldogs had a season record of 6-1. The team won the playoff and then won the championship on Nov. 10 at Greenbrier High School. Team members and coaches are Ryder Tetreault (front row, from left), Ridge Johnson, Thomas Cartledge, Jesse Rodgers, Heath Harrison and Aaron Wahl; Gabe Croley (second row, from left), Reed Clayton, Jeremiah Brown, Robert Steel, Spencer Smith and Jacob Wahman; Jaren Tippett (third row, from left), Jackson Taylor, Michael Crunk, Matt Dube, Jackson Fulmer and Ryan Markwalter; Drew Wall, Matthew Cooper, Bryant Thomas, Patrick Jordan III and Ben Mason; Asst. Coach David Wall (fifth row, from left), Asst. Coach Chip Fulmer, Head Coach Travis Johnson, Asst. Coach Russ Markwalter and Asst. Coach Craig Clayton.
Riverside-River Ridge Jr. Pee Wee East Bulldogs are the Georgia Pop Warner 2012 Champions. This was the inaugural season for Pop Warner in the area. The Bulldogs had a season record of 6-1. The team won the playoff and then won the championship on Nov. 10 at Greenbrier High School. Team members and coaches are Ryder Tetreault (front row, from left), Ridge Johnson, Thomas Cartledge, Jesse Rodgers, Heath Harrison and Aaron Wahl; Gabe Croley (second row, from left), Reed Clayton, Jeremiah Brown, Robert Steel, Spencer Smith and Jacob Wahman; Jaren Tippett (third row, from left), Jackson Taylor, Michael Crunk, Matt Dube, Jackson Fulmer and Ryan Markwalter; Drew Wall, Matthew Cooper, Bryant Thomas, Patrick Jordan III and Ben Mason; Asst. Coach David Wall (fifth row, from left), Asst. Coach Chip Fulmer, Head Coach Travis Johnson, Asst. Coach Russ Markwalter and Asst. Coach Craig Clayton.
 
 
LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS IN 2013
 
CONGRATULATIONS ON A GREAT INAUGURAL SEASON

GROVETOWN GRIZZLIES PEE WEE

2012 CHAMPIONS

RIVERSIDE BULLDOGS JR. PEE WEE

2012 CHAMPIONS

AUGUSTA ELITE

MITEY MITE BOWL

 
Augusta takes victory in Pop Warner finale
Posted: November 14, 2012 - 12:05am

Vashon Malik Ferguson of the Grovetown Grizzlies tries to get away from Grayson Jackson. Photo by Scott Rouch
Photo by Scott Rouch
Vashon Malik Ferguson of the Grovetown Grizzlies tries to get away from Grayson Jackson.

The inaugural season of the East Georgia Pop Warner Youth Football League came to a close Saturday.

The Grovetown Grizzlies and the Augusta Elite led off a series of three games at Greenbrier High School with the Mitey Mite Bowl.

Every game during the season was played at a high school stadium.

"We got a lot of support from high school coaches this year," said Jimmy Cronan, the league's CEO and co-founder who also serves as one of the Grizzlies' coaches.

Cronan was happy with the volunteer participation from parents and coaches and that the league totaled 567 football players and cheerleaders.

The league isn't participating in Pop Warner regional playoffs this year, wrapping up instead with interleague championship games.

The Elite were the first winners of the Mitey Mite Bowl, beating the Grizzlies 12-6.

The Elite scored first on a 66-yard run by Antrell Buggs. The Grizzlies tied it
up on a 30-yard run by Courtney Ko­mi­nek with 2:56 left in the first quarter.

With 9:12 to play in the second quarter, Myles Jernigan made a 2-yard plunge to put the Elite up for good.

The final 2:41 was a flurry of activity.

The Elite had the ball on their 25 but fumbled on the first play. With a chance to tie or take the lead, the Grizzlies fumbled at the Elite 14. The Elite was forced to punt and the Grizzlies had 40 seconds to go 20 yards, but the Elite held.



















 
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
 
SOUTHEAST REGIONAL MEETING UPDATE
On Saturday March 10th, 2012 the Southeastern Region of Pop Warner had their annual meeting in Orlando Florida. The newly formed East Georgia Pop Warner League was represented by Burt Rayburn ( president), Christine Ivey ( Training Coordinator) and Andrea Smock ( Secretary). The early morning breakout sessions started at 7:30 with Burt attending the Football orientation, Andrea attending the Cheerleading orientation, and Christine attending the Scholastic orientation. At 9:00 the official meeting took place. There are 16 leagues in the Southeast Region, with two new leagues in Georgia. With East Georgia being the largest: Two new Leagues are: South Georgia Pop Warner league and our league the East Georgia Pop Warner league. As new members we didn't have voting rights yet, but we will at next years meeting. The day long meeting discussed the year end profit and loss statement as well as the many fundraising opportunities available for each league. The Rules committee discussed the specific rules for the youngest group, the tiny mites, as well as raising the weights for some of the older divisions. All the changes were voted on and passed by a wide margin. There was also discussion on the wording of the background check applications that was amended by a unanimous vote. The football and Cheerleader coach of the year was announced as was the volunteer of the year. Additionally two members were voted into the Southeastern Regions Hall of Fame. Overall it was an exciting, overwhelming, wonderful experience. The meeting was held at the luxurious Rossen Creek resort Motel. It's a wonderful golf course motel with conference rooms and three large pools. It was truly magnificent and all of the board members truly enjoyed the accommodations. There will be other workshops and meetings in the future and I'm sure other board members will enjoy the chance to visit our partners in the Southeastern region sometime very soon. Stay tuned as our Coaches Meeting is coming up SOON!! If you are interested in joining as an association please contact us, or if you just want to coach. WE ARE ALL MAD (Making A Difference) in youth football and it starts right here. Sincerely, Burt Rayburn President East Georgia Pop Warner
 
THUMBS UP
Posted Jul 16, 2012

GREENBRIER WOLFPACK HELD A FREE FOOTBALL CLINIC HOSTED BY NONE OTHER THAN RYAN BOWERS OWNER OF ATHELITE. GET READY FOR THE WOLFPACK AS THEY SHOWED WHY THEY WILL BE A TEAM TO BEAT EARLY IN THE SEASON AS THEY HOWLED THERE WAY INTO THE GYM.... WAY TO GO GUYS!!!, FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE WOLFPACK PLEASE VISIT WWW.LEAGUELINEUP.COM/GREENBRIERPOPWARNER


 
MEET YOUR NEW 2014 EGPW PRESIDENT
Posted Jan 16, 2014

PLEASE WELCOME IN YOUR NEW 2014 PRESIDENT ANDREA SMOCK. WE ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THAT SHE HAS TAKEN ON THE RESPONSIBLITY IN LEADING EGPW IN WHAT WE FEEL WILL BE OUR BIGGEST AND BEST YEAR YET GOING INTO OUR THIRD YEAR WITH OVER 1000 KIDS. IF YOU HAVE ANY CONCERNS PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTACT HER OR JUST TO CONGRATULATE HER eastgapopwarner@gmail.com.

 

ALSO CONGRATULATIONS TO DONALD "DC" CARTER ON BEING VOTED IN AS THE VICE PRESIDENT.

 

WE ARE STRIVING TO BE THE BEST WE CAN BE AND BECOME SECOND TO NONE WHEN IT COMES TO OUR YOUTH PARTICIPATING IN POP WARNER.


 

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2013 EGPW CHAMPIONS

MITEY MITES GREENBRIER WOLFPACK (BEST RECORD)

JR. PEE WEES GROVETOWN GRIZZLIES

PEE WEES GREENBRIER WOLFPACK

 
HIGH SCHOOLS
Posted Jul 16, 2012

DON'T FORGET THAT....WE PLAY IN LOCAL HIGH SCHOOL FACILITIES


 
WEEK 1 AND 2
jimmy10472's EAST GA POP WARNER album on Photobucket
 
WHO PLAYED POP WARNER
 
2011 Super Bowl Highlights