The Police Activities League football programs are governed by the Pop Warner Mid-South Regional Little Scholars, Inc. The Pop Warner organization provides youth football programs in 42 states and several countries around the world, consisting of approximately 400,000 young people, ranging from ages 5 to 16 years old. Pop Warner is the largest youth football program in the United States.
As the only national youth sports organization that requires scholastic aptitude to participate, since 1929, Pop Warner is committed to developing America’s young people on the field and off. Each year Pop Warner continues to expand its efforts in team and activity participation, as well as, visibility and outreach in the community.
The Police Activities League philosophy has been that athletics and scholastics go hand in hand. At every level, the Police Activities League seeks to develop well-rounded young men who learn not only the fundamentals of football, but also the importance of education in an atmosphere conductive to developing sound character while having a good time.
FOOTBALL & CHEERLEADING REGISTRATION PROCEDURES - 2011 SEASON
BOY AND GIRL AGES 7-14 YEARS OLD
- Step One: Register at the Police Activities League. If you do not have access to a computer come into the PAL Center and we will assist you. The PAL Center is open Monday - Friday (8am-5pm). Current members can log in and enroll intothe program of their choice.
- Step Two: Come into the PAL Center with your child, pay the $50.00 Membership Fee. All football players will be weighed on the official scale and picture taken for ID cards. Weights are restricted by age. The Cheerleading program is age restricted.
- Step Three: A copy of your child’s Birth Certificate and End of Year Report Card must be provided to PAL Staff, regardless of whether the child participated in a previous year sport. Both documents are required for the Child to participate in Pop Warner Sports.
- Step Four: Physicals: Your child must have a physical to participate in football or cheerleading. Pop Warner Physical Forms must be used. You can use your private physician, please pick up the forms at the PAL Center. Free physicals will be provided by PAL in July.
- Step Five: The first day of football practice will be August 2011. All paperwork must be completed and submitted to the PAL Staff. No child can practice without a physical.
PAL - Cobra Football Camp
Cobra Football Camp is a two day skills camp sponsored by the Carolina Cobras Football Team-A semi-professional team of public safety officers. Cobra Camp is open to youth ages 7-14 years old. Cobra Camp is held every year at Revolution Park on the astro-turf football field. Youth will be taught basic fundamentals of football. They complete conditioning and tackling drills along with a football assessment. All participants will have the opportunity to learn offensive and defensive skills to determine their strengths.
All participants will receive a Cobra t-shirt, water bottle and certificate of participation. Lunch, juice and other refreshments are supplied during the camp.
PAL requires copies of the participant's birth certificate, last report card, annual PAL fee and PAL New Member Registration Form. Youth with a GPA below 2.0 are required to attend tutoring in order to be eligible for competition. Certified teachers provide several tutoring sessions during the week at our PAL facility. Youth will be required to complete the Cobra football camp application and submit $10.00 participation fee.
All coaches must pass a strict criminal background check and provide references before they can volunteer as coach. Coaches are from Carolina Cobra football team, Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Officers, Mecklenburg County Sheriff Office, Charlotte Fire Department, and other Public Safety departments. We also had coaches from the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Activities League – Pop Warner Division.
Camp is held each July.
Registration Cost: $50.00 per calendar year (If not already a PAL Member); $10.00 Cobra Camp fee