THE ROLE OF THE PARENT/GUARDIAN IN POP WARNER CHEER
The support of the parents, both mothers and fathers, is essential to the success of any youth program, but this support should be of the off-field variety in such activities as board positions, fund raising, promotions, equipment maintenance, team sponsorship, snack shack and other volunteer activities, as well as loyal but fair, fan support in the stands on the day of the game.
Parents must clearly understand the aim of the Pop Warner program, which is to teach their children good sportsmanship, fair play and a love and appreciation for cheerleading and the game of football.
Parents must never interfere with the operation of the team just because their child happens to be a member of that team. They will be better supporters of the team if they understand what the coaches are trying to do. The coach is the best judge of his players' abilities and capabilities and parents should not question his use of personnel, strategy or methods. The coaching staff will be available after each session to answer your questions and we encourage parents to utilize this time.
Alcoholic beverages and/or drugs are not allowed on the school premises at any time. Those that fail to adhere to this policy will be reported to the local authorities.
Additional Resources: 2017 Birthdate Checker | 2017 Absentee Form | 2017 Parental Behavior Memo
VOLUNTEER POSITIONS FOR PARENTS/GUARDIANS
A team representative will be asking for volunteers to help at games and competitions. Please let your team representative know if you can be of help in any of these areas. Here is a list of some volunteer positions for cheer.
Cheer Coaches / Cheer Assistant Coaches
Coaches needed! If you are interested in becoming an Assistant Coach or Team Parent or know someone who is, please contact Nicki Mercurio ASAP. Coaches must be at least 16 years old.
Team Parents needed! Duties: Assist with our Team Book. Team Parents do not attend practice, but at games and competitions they are there as an extra set of eyes to keep an eye on the girls. They help with bathroom breaks, making sure everyone has sunscreen on, help with fixing hair, etc. In the past our Team Parents have also been the ones to really make things special for our girls by coordinating special treats/gifts, etc. with the other parents on the team. Please let Nicki Mercurio know if you are interested!!
Snack Shack Volunteer
Home Games Only - Parents will assist in the Snack Shack preparing and serving food. Volunteers must be at least 18 years old.
At each competition we will ask for four parents to volunteer to do security. Upon arrival at the competition you check in at the Peninsula volunteer table under Pacifica and receive your assignment. Usually you are asked to stand certain area and do not let unauthorized personnel in (usually around the judges or cheerleaders). We ask you stay in your position for the entire morning or afternoon session which would be about 3-4 hours. Volunteers do not pay an entrance fee.
After each competition we will ask for a write up to be submitted to the Pacifica Tribune and Pacifica Patch. The article will include highlights about the day, winners, pictures, etc.