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ABOUT US

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
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MISSION
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.
OBJECTIVES
  • 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.

POSITIVE EXPERIENCES
  • 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.
 
OUR VOLUNTEERS

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

President

Yrs Experience:

30

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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.

Matt Lewis

1st Vice President

Yrs Experience:

15

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Brian Riley

2nd Vice President

Yrs Experience:

6

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I grew up playing Sparks pop warner and instantly fell in love with the sport! I started off assistant coaching my son's tiny mites team and quickly noticed there was a need for parent volunteers to continue to support this great league that means so much to me, I have evolved into head coaching 6U,8U and 10U and have become heavily involved with the league taking on the vice president role. I am beyond excited for what this league holds and strive to make football a positive competitive outlet for our youth

George Hawk

3rd Vice President

Yrs Experience:

12

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I grew up playing youth football in Massachusetts and Florida and when I made my way to Reno I started coaching my boys in football. I’ve evolved into the head coaching role over the years and truly enjoy giving back to the community I’ve raised my family in. I’m honored to serve as a Vice President for this great organization and look forward to continued service to the community.

Danielle Morgan

Treasurer

Yrs Experience:

14

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I have been with RPW since 2008 when my son started, and I became an administrator soon after. Although my son has since aged out, I have continued on for because of many of the great people and families that have become of part of mine.

Teresa Black-Shepherd

Secretary

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Trish McFaddin

Scholastics Director

Yrs Experience:

13

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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!

Tasha Mulqueen

Roster Administrator for Sparks

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Amger Hagan

Cheer Coordinator

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Kristin Tabor

Marketing/Fundraising

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