South Shore Longhorns: Welcome



 The South Shore Longhorns are a 501c3 Youth Football and Cheerleading Organization, serving  the South Shore Community including Apollo Beach, Riverview, Gibsonton, Ruskin, Sun City, & Wimauma. We are proud to be affiliated with Pop Warner Little Scholars and FYD of Tampa Bay.



REMINDER: 2014 Season Longhorns Awards Ceremony

ATTN: Longhorns Families

Reminder tomorrow, Saturday 12/06, is The South Shore Longhorns End Season Awards Ceremony at The Alley At Southshore.

Please look at the copied flyer below to confirm your child's (ren's) team award presentation time (s).

A few quick notes:

1- To any participant that has not turned in equipment / cheer uniform please bring with you to the ceremony. Coaches and Board Members will collect these prior to handing out your child's ( ren ) trophy (ies).

2- Original Birth Certificates that were not picked up during the season and / or from past seasons will be available for pickup.

3- We will be accepting deposits and pre-registration for the 2015 Longhorns Fall Season. $50 Non-Refundable deposit guarantees a roster spot.

We look forward to seeing you all there.

Orange, Black, White .......... GO LONGHORNS !!!!!!!!




Positive Message From One Of Our Longhorn Parents ...

It is with GREAT PRIDE & JOY, that we would like to share with all of you an email letter we received from one of our Challenger Team Parents. This letter means ALOT to us. And it exemplifies the great things that can happen, when a group of people come together for one amazing cause; In our case The Children Of Our Community. We are proud of each and everyone of the kids in our organization. Thank you for being a part of the Longhorns Family.

Special Shout-Out To Jaclyn & The Kids ( Isabel & Nick );

Thank You for your kind Words. We enjoying having you as part of our family. And we hope that you will stay with us for many more seasons to come. Isabel & Nick and great kids, and we loved to watch them come out of their shells during Saturday's game and having a great time. Thank you Jaclyn for allowing to be a part of this.

Also A very BIG THANK YOU & SPECIAL SHOUT OUT to the Palm Harbor Panthers Jr Midget Team for being a part of the Challenger Game. It meant a lot the kids & parents of the team. Saturday was a true representation of what Pop Warner Sportsmanship & Family is all about.


Message from the Challenger team parent below

From: Jaclyn Xxxxx []
Sent: Saturday, September 06, 2014 12:27 PM
To: Brooks, Melissa
Subject: Re: Longhorn Day


I just wanted you to know that this has been the best experience that I have had as a mother of two special needs children. I am used to feeling like we are in the way and that we don't fit in. Everyone at the game made us feel not only welcomed but that we belonged there. I have spent the past 9 years trying to figure out how to integrate my children into normal social settings. Today I feel relieved because there is hope that the world will accept them just the way that they are. You guys are truly Angels.

God Bless.

Jaclyn Xxxxxx



Longhorns 1st Day Of Practice Updates & Reminders

Are you ready for some football!!!!  The time has come - Friday, August 1st is the official start of the season and the first day of practice for tackle football and cheer.  Challenger division participants will begin on August 30th.   Please read through the following updates and reminders prior to the start of practice. 


Field Update

The parking lot at the practice field is currently under renovation.  Drainage is being updated and it will be completely paved.  For those of you who have been with us before I’m sure you realize how badly we need these renovations. Unfortunately there have been delays in the project and it will not be completed by 8/1.  Until it is completed the only available parking will be on the south side of the park (near baseball and Bucs field).  We recommend arriving early and car pooling if possible to help minimize the congestion. 


Practice Update

  • We will be practicing from 6:30pm to 8:30pm on Friday August 1st and from 10:00am-12:00pm on Saturday August 2nd. Beginning August 4th, practice will be  Monday through Friday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm until schools starts.  Starting the week of August 18th we will practice from 6:30pm-8:30pm on Monday, Tuesday and Thursdays.  Please remember to bring a water bottle and bug repellent is strongly recommended.
  • All paperwork must be turned in and fees must be paid in full to participate in practice.  An arm band will be given to each participant once this criteria is met.
  • There will be an ‘express line’ for participants that have everything turned in prior to 8/1. 
  • Anyone needing to turn in paperwork or payment will need to proceed inside the portable at the field.  Registrars will be available as early as 12n on Friday 8/1.  We recommend coming early as there is usually a long line starting around 6pm.
  • Football players must be weighed in the first day of practice.  This can be done from the express line if everything is turned in or inside the portable if paperwork/fees are being turned in.


On Saturday 8/2 we will be holding our Gatorade fund raiser.  Each participant (both football and cheer) is required to turn in one 24 pack of 20oz Gatorade.  We will have a collection station set-up near the parking lot.   Please bring the flavor assigned to your age group:



  • Also on Saturday we will be distributing equipment to football players.  All paperwork, fees and Gatorade must be turned to receive equipment.  Parents of players with everything turned in will be given an equipment agreement form that must be signed off on.  



Emergency Plan

Safety is our number one concern!

  • A parent or guardian is required to be available during each practice and game.
  • We will practice in the rain but will not practice if lightning is in the area.  The park is equipped with a lightning meter located on the south end of the park and an alarm will sounds once lighting is detected.  If the alarm goes off all participants, parents and volunteers should quickly proceed to their vehicles and wait until further notice.  The alarm will also indicate when it is safe to return to the field.  We also have a colored flag system in place.  The flag pole is located at the concession stand.


    • No Flag = Practice scheduled as normal
    • Yellow Flag = Practice Delayed
    • Red Flag = Practice Cancelled
    • Since the parking lot is under construction the flags may not be visible so we will have volunteers advising when practice will resume or is canceled.    
    • For the most current updates sign up to receive Mobile Text Notifications at our website  

We are looking forward to another great season but that is only possible by having a good group of dedicated volunteers willing to give back to the youth of our community.  It’s not too late – if you are interested in volunteering in any capacity please see a board member, email us at or text us at 727-642-3475.


Thank You 

Go Horns !!!!!



South Shore Longhorns 2014 Flyer


South Shore Longhorns Challenger Division

For the 2nd season, The South Shore Longhorns are proud to announce that we will be accepting registration for the Football & Cheer Challenger Division.

Reminder: Saturday 26th April Registration At Longhorns Practice Field Vance Vogel Park 10am-2pm
Challenger Division - No Registration Fee
If you know of a family that would like their child (ren) to participate in this program, PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD; we can be found via Facebook for details.

We can also be contacted via email at,

GO HORNS !!!!!!

New Division For 2014 Fall Season


South Shore Longhorns 2014 Fall Registration

The South Shore Longhorns Staff is pleased to announce that we have officially begun registration for the 2014 Football & Cheer Fall Season.

Please click on the 2014 Registration tab ( left side of this page ) for registration details. You may access the registration forms for printing by either clicking on the Forms tab ( left side of this page ); Or clicking on the " Handout " link at the bottom of the 2014 Registration Page. We will also have blank forms available during registration. 

$50.00 Non-Refundable Deposit Per Child Holds A Roster Spot

PS - If you did not pickup your child's (ren's) birth certificate from seasons past up to 2013 season, these will be available. 

We look forward to seeing our returning families, and would like to welcome new families to come take part of what the Longhorns Spirit is all about.





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