Portsmouth Youth Football
PYF & Pop Warner Mission Statement
and Cheer enables young athletes to excel in athletics while encouraging the value of scholastics, sportsmanship, and competition in a safe and structured environment.
The mission of Pop Warner Little Scholars, Inc. is to enable children to benefit from participation in team sports and activities in a safe and structured environment. Through this active participation, Pop Warner programs teach fundamental values, skills and knowledge that children will use throughout their lives
To encourage and increase youth participation in football, cheerleading and dance.
To ensure a safe and positive playing environment for all participants.
To instill life-long values of teamwork, dedication and a superior work ethic in the classroom and on the playing field.
Pop Warner programs have no tryouts or cutting of rosters.
Everyone participates under mandatory rules of play.
On-field coaching is allowed for younger age levels.
Individual awards are given only for academic excellence, not for on-field activities.
Safe Playing Environment
Players are matched by age and weight levels.
There are strict mandatory equipment requirements.
Pop Warner provides Coaching Clinics and Risk Management Training.
An enforced national rule book incorporates time-tested rules.
A full-time executive staff supports all local associations and assists in sound policy creation.