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Mar, 2020

POP WARNER STATEMENT REGARDING COVID-19

The health and safety of the Pop Warner community is always at the forefront of our decision-making and never more so than during this global pandemic. We are following the guidance of the CDC and public health officials to help reduce the exposure and transmission of COVID-19 (coronavirus).As such, we are working closely with our partners and Pop Warner regional leaders nationwide to postpone all activity, including flag football and cheer practices, games, competitions, in-person registrations, league and regional meetings and award ceremonies until further notice. We are grateful to our regional and local Pop Warner leaders who have been outstanding in pursuing approaches to support their communities.We appreciate this is a difficult and uncertain time for everyone. Decisions like this are not easy, especially for our young student athletes. We all need to contribute to the team effort to get through this unprecedented public health crisis. Adhering strictly to these measures is the best way to keep our communities healthy and we expect it will prove to be the quickest way to get our student athletes back into the classroom and onto the field. We will monitor the situation closely and share updates as they become available. We encourage you to go to the CDC website for the latest guidance, and hope you, your family and your community take the appropriate steps to remain healthy.

NATIONAL PROGRAM POP WARNER COVID-19 FAQ

What is Pop Warner doing in response to COVID-19?

The health and safety of the Pop Warner community is always at the forefront of our decision-making and never more so than during this global pandemic. We are following the guidance of the CDC and public health officials to help reduce the exposure and transmission of COVID-19 (coronavirus). As such, we are advising all Pop Warner programs to suspend all Spring Flag Football and Year Round Cheer practice and competition and to postpone all administrative meetings and regional scholastic events until we are advised by the CDC that large groups are able to meet without concern.

How do I find out if my Pop Warner activities are postponed?

Contact your local program administration and/or coaches in the area.

How do I find out when my Pop Warner activities will resume?

We will work with region and league administrators to announce when programs will be able to resume as soon as we are advised from the CDC and public health officials.

My scholar banquet dinner has been postponed. Will I get a refund?

Region and league administration will follow up with you on any banquets that are postponed. To submit an inquiry, please fill out the contact form and your questions will be answered or sent to the correct administrators.

Can I register online? If so, how?

We are recommending that all Pop Warner programs postpone all in-person registration. Our partners at Sports Connect can assist with setting up online registration. If a Pop Warner program wishes to set up online registration, please have them contact their league and ask whom to contact to begin the process.

How will Pop Warner plan to keep participants healthy and safe once activities resume?

We will follow and adhere to all guidelines from the CDC and public health officials on how to handle large number of groups in an athletic setting.

Will we have a season next year?

As of now, we remain hopeful and are still planning for a regular season in 2020 unless directed to postpone by government officials.

Will Pop Warner All-American Scholars still be announced? If so, how will recipients be notified?

Yes, we will still be announcing the All-American Scholars. All scholar-athletes will all be notified via email and through recognition on the Pop Warner website and our social media channels.

Will there be an All-American Scholar Weekend/Banquet this year?

Unfortunately, the Pop Warner All-American Scholar Weekend/Banquet has been discontinued.

Will national scholarships still be awarded to the top scholar-athletes?

We are still awarding scholarships to First Team Senior Scholars (8th Grade+). A specific date for announcement of national scholarship recipients is still being determined.

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Ken Redmond, Region Secretary
Wilmington, Massachusetts 01887

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