Pop Warner has a long history of providing a safe environment for all of our members. Kids compete with kids of similar age and size. Pop Warner is the ONLY youth football program (local, regional and national) that sets and enforces a strict Age & Weight Matrix that reduces the risk and reality of injuries. Datalys Institute’s research data show that Pop Warner Rules and Heads-Up Football Training result in injury rate that has 87% fewer injuries than non-Heads-Up/non Pop Warner programs.
Rain And Lightning Policy
We practice in the rain; however practice/games will be suspended in the event of lightning. In order to monitor lightning in the area we use the lightning detection system linked to the Charlotte County Pool on San Casa.
If lightning is detected within ten miles, play will be suspended and all players and participants will be instructed to take shelter in their respective locker rooms. All parents, fans, and other spectators will be instructed to evacuate the facility and seek shelter in their cars, or the covered area adjacent to the south side of our main building.
The "all clear" will be given 30 minutes after the last lightning strike within the ten mile range.