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Scripps Ranch Pop Warner

Do you know someone that wants to play football but has questions?

Scripps Ranch Pop Warner (SRPW) signups are back. If you have younger siblings or you know people that are thinking about their kids playing football, we are here to help. Pop Warner is a great way to get a kid started in the world of tackle football.

Now lets address the white elephant in the room. The "C" word. Concussions.

Yes, they happen. But in reality, they can happen anywhere. In my seven (7) years as a Pop Warner head coach and six (6) years as the SRPW football director I saw 12 concussions. Ten, that's right 10 had nothing to do with football. They occurred on the playground, on skateboards, bikes, bunk beds and in other sports. That is not to say football doesn't have inherent risks, because it does. But here are the reasons I let my two sons (sophomore at SRHS and a 7th grader) play for SRPW.

Through football, he participant learns the real meaning of:

  • Hard Work

  • Commitment

  • Dedication

  • Discipline

  • Work Ethic

  • Preparation

  • Perseverance

  • Toughness (Physical & Mental)

  • Accountability

  • Leadership

  • Competition

  • Teamwork

  • Health Benefits

  • Training

  • Cardio-vascular

  • Endurance

  • Strength

  • Speed

  • Agility

  • Camaraderie/Relationships

  • Love of the Game

  • Using their athleticism before its gone...

Which one of those would you like to ingrain in your child forever? These benefits continue in high school as well.

Now, it is not necessary to play Pop Warner or tackle football to make or play for the high school. As a matter of fact, 60% of the freshmen team at Scripps Ranch High School have never played tackle football. However, the 40% have great experience, they've already started building the skills needed and the bonds that will last forever.

If you have any questions about football in general, feel free to contact SRHS head coach Marlon Gardinera ( anytime.

Also go to for more information about their great program for boys and girls.

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