We're grateful to be a part of your child's experience. Thank you to our amazing volunteers who make this all possible.
ABOUT RENO-SPARKS POP WARNER
Reno-Sparks Pop Warner, Inc. is a non-profit youth organization for football, cheer and dance athletes. The league is comprised of two previous Pop Warner organizations, Reno Pop Warner (60+ years) and Sparks Pop Warner (45+ years), that have proudly combined for the mutual benefit of all involved. Now one, the league supports youth boy and girl athletes ages 5-15. They are either returning from the previous season or they may be stepping onto the fields for the first time. As volunteers in the league as coaches, parents, board members we are proud to be able to volunteer our time. Our philosophy is to develop well-rounded youth who learn not only the fundamentals of football and cheerleading, but also the importance of education, good sportsmanship, honesty, courage, and respect for authority while at the same time, having a memorable experience that will last a lifetime.
WE ARE POP WARNER
The mission of Pop Warner Little Scholars is to enable young people 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 young people will use throughout their lives. Pop Warner seeks to provide fun athletic learning opportunities for children, while emphasizing the importance of academic success. Specifically, Pop Warner seeks to familiarize players and spirit participants with the fundamentals of football, cheerleading and dance. Pop Warner strives to inspire youth, regardless of race, creed or national origin, to practice the ideals of sportsmanship, scholarship and physical fitness as reflected in the life of the late Glenn Scobie “Pop” Warner.
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
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.
Learn more about Reno-Sparks Pop Safety and Training for Football & Cheer.
Coaches and Board Members are 100% volunteers.
Our General Board is comprised of Executive, Special, and General Board Members. Monthly General Board Meetings are usually held on the first Monday of each month at 6:00pm at various locations and open to anyone wanting to attend. Monthly Board Meetings are limited to 90 minutes and address Board business only. Board business includes daily operations, fiscal management, policies and procedures, HLA, regional and national league information, and concerns and/or complaints regarding league operation. General Board Members are elected by their colleagues after a consecutive attendance of 3 Board Meetings.
Gary E. Archie II
Reno-Sparks Pop Warner Board
Gary Archie has served as a Pop Warner coach and administrator since 1996. He was a Pop Warner football player for 4 years for the Bears, Cardinals and 49ers. He is dedicating to helping the youth community.
3rd Vice President
Reno-Sparks Pop Warner Board
I’ve been involved with RPW as a parent, team manager and now an administrator since 2007! My 4 sons have all been a part of PW; the oldest as a coach and the others as football players. I no longer have kids in with the program; however, I stay involved because of the great families that belong to our league. I love being a part of the PW family!