GENERAL INFORMATION

As Of 2024 Football Single Age Divisions



*No Weight Restrictions

*A child’s age on July 31 is the athlete's age for the upcoming season


Registration Information

Registration information can be found HERE.  All football players will start on a waitlist until they are verified as a returner and then they will be activated 

Required Paperwork MUST  be emailed to  our Compliance team  BEFORE your child can begin practicing.  

● Original Certified Birth Certificate* (Not needed for prior year returners)

           *We will copy the birth certificate and return the original to you.

Current Year Player/Participant Contract

Current Year Medical/Physical Form

Current School Year Report Card (All 4 Qtrs)

Current Year Code of conduct

Volunteer check - in the amount of $300 dollars,  this will be held and  returned when your 10 hours is fulfilled or 15 per family.  If your hours are not fulfilled,  the check will be cashed

Equipment check - in the amount of $250 for Football and $150 for cheer,  this will be held and returned when your equipment is returned.  If the equipment is not returned,  your check will be cashed. 


Practices begin August 1st

Practices are located at our home field, located at the rear of Buffalo Creek Park.   Our football field is to the right of Buffalo Creek Middle school,  behind the baseball fields.  If the fields are unplayable an alternate location may be announced.  

Practices during the month of August are Monday through Friday 6pm-8pm.  After Labor Day, practices are reduced to three days a week, Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday. 

Practices are not optional!!  A player may be subject to adjusted playing time for missing practices.  

Mandatory Conditioning

Pop Warner rules state that 10 hours of conditioning is required before a player is eligible to participate in contact drills.     Please remember to keep your child hydrated.   (Click here for more information in Hydration)

An additional 10 hours of practice in full equipment is required before players are eligible to play in the Jamboree or any regular scheduled games.   

*August 1st is the start of the mandatory conditioning (20 hours).   Please try to schedule family vacations around this time period, as any conditioning hours missed will need to be made up .


Season

The regular season runs from August 1 through late October, with games being held typically on Saturdays beginning at the end of August. Games will be played either at our home field (Buffalo Creek) or at our opponent's field in the Tampa Bay region. The game schedule will be available in late July, prior to the start of the regular season. Please be advised that there is the potential for post season games and/or bowl games to run through the end of October, and possibly even later depending on each team's advancement. 

Rules and Expectations

All NMS rules and expectations will be available prior to the start of the season. NMS will hold a mandatory player/parent meeting  prior to the start of the season to discuss these rules and expectations. In addition, each team will hold its own mandatory player/parent meeting prior to the start of the season so that the coaches may introduce themselves and may go over their own rules and expectations for the season.

Contact Info

If you have any questions about the NMS football program, please contact our 2024 Football Commissioner: 

George Parker @ football@northmanateestorm.us