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La Mirada Pop Warner Youth Football & Cheer

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q: When does the season begin? 
A: August 1, 2016. Please keep in mind that football is a huge commitment. Our practices run 4 or 5 days a week, up to 2.5 hours a day (max 10 hours per week) throughout August and early September. Vacations during this period are NOT recommended. Our National rule book states that any athlete MUST complete a full 10 hours of conditioning before participating in any contact drills. Missing any time once practice starts can cause your athlete to fall behind. If you have vacation plans after the start date of practice, please contact one of our Board Members immediately to discuss the pros & cons of the situation or to rethink your vacation plans or your commitment to Pop Warner Football.

Q: When will our Head Coach contact us?
A: Sometime in June

Q: How long does the season last? 
A:4 months. The season begins the first weekday in August and continues through the month of November. Some teams (Mighty Mite and above) may play into December depending upon playoff schedules.

Q: How many day/hours do the players/cheerleaders practice? 
A: Tackle players will practice 4 to 5 days a week during August (10 hours per week). After the Labor Day Holiday, practice is reduced to 3 days a week(6 hours per week). Challenger Flag players will practice 3 to 4 times a week 1 hour per day. Cheer teams normally practice the same days and hours as their assigned football team.

Q: How many games will be played? 
A: 10 for tackle and 8 for flag. Additional games will be played if the team makes playoffs. (for Mighty Mite level and above)

Q: When and where are games played? 
A: All games are on Saturday. Home games will be played at La Mirada HS. Away games will vary by location, our Conference covers Orange and L.A. County. Playoff games may be scheduled on Sundays.

Q: Is there a refund policy if my player changes his mind and decides not to play? 
A: Refunds for Documented medical and relocation only.  policy in "General Information" section of website.

Q: Can I register after the June 1st registration date?
A: Registration forms will be accepted, however your child may be placed on a waiting list for a team placement. There will be a late fee of 25.00 added to your registration cost.

Q: How much volunteer time is expected from parents? 
A: Parents are expected to volunteer for league and/or team activities for the duration of their team’s season, which includes playoffs and bowl games. Parents are also expected to assist during game day (field security, parking lot patrol, chain gang, field set up/take down, spotter duty, score board). Parents will also need to help at Opening Day.

Q: Why must parents participate so much? 
A: Volunteers run LMPW. All parents need to help in some capacity.

Q: Are cheer uniforms part of the registration fees? 
A: Cheer uniforms are part of the cheer registration fees, and are theirs to keep.

Q: Is it mandatory to fundraise? 
A: Yes

Q: Can I request a certain Coach or Team? 

A: yes, but there are no guarantee that you will be placed on requested team.

Q: Do I need a waiver if I live out of the boundaries of LMPW? 
A: Yes you will need a waiver (signed by the President of the League of the area in which you live) to register with LMPW. Please see your team parent or Board Member for more information and we can help you get the waiver.

Q: Whom can I contact if I have questions about football registration? 
A: Please contact our League’s Player Administrator  or President via the contact tab on the website or send to [email protected]