Thank you for your interest in our program. Pop Warner is a wonderful youth, athletic program with an emphasis on fundamentals, teamwork, sportsmanship, and academic excellence. Before you consider registering a child for participation you need to be aware of this league’s policy regarding inappropriate behavior and conduct by adults. Although this league enforces very strict guidelines for appropriate conduct by its players and volunteers; it’s become necessary to do the same for non-volunteering adults attending any league function, including practices.
The volunteers, including coaches, Board members, team coordinators, medical staff, referees, and others, are always striving to provide players with a positive learning environment.
Any unruly behavior, verbal abuse, physical abuse, physical contact of any kind, emotional abuse, obscene language, threats, and/or intimidation by a parent/guardian or spectator is not tolerated. There will be no warnings. If this occurs, you will be required to immediately leave the premises. Authorities will be contacted without hesitation for failure to comply. Such behavior will result in a minimum penalty of a season-long ban from attending any league function. Further problems could jeopardize the participation of the player for up to 12 months. After 12 months, reinstatement can be applied for. Permanent bans are possible if circumstances warrant such action.
Be aware also, that all Pop Warner coaches are carefully screened and selected by the league. They have agreed to undergo background checks, submit references, participate in a mandatory clinic and rules meeting, and devote countless hours of their time to help in the personal growth and development of the children. They agree to uphold strict standards and a code of conduct. Should you feel a need to offer an opinion to a coach for any reason, then it is expected that you will find the appropriate time and place to do so. Ranting and raving on the sideline, at a practice, etc. will not be tolerated and subject to the aforementioned penalty. If you wish to coach, then apply to be considered. If not, then respect those that have made the commitment and the decisions they make.
Any formal complaints about a league official must be submitted to the league office in writing. Confidentiality will be honored upon request. If you choose to file a complaint, then please do so as soon as possible after making this decision. It does no good to wait until a season is over when no course of action, if warranted, can be taken by the league.
Finally, under NO circumstances, does the league investigate or overturn the officials rulings made during the course of a game. Referees decisions are final. Any player penalized with a second unsportsmanlike foul during a single game will be ejected from that game and suspended from the next scheduled game. Additional action may be taken at the league’s discretion.
In The Name of Pop Warner, we promise that we will work together as a team, Respecting and abiding by all the rules, Always striving to win, but above all playing fair. So win or lose we will do our best, in the true spirit of good sportsmanship, for the glory of football and the honor of our team.
East River Pop Warner
PO Box 307
De Pere, WI 54115