Kenai Peninsula Pop Warner: FAQ

Thursday, January 20
Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the season begin?

Volunteer Board Members work year round, fundraising is ongoing throughout the year. Opening Ceremonies and practices begin Sunday, July 24th, 12-2pm at the Soldotna High School Football Fields. Games start after 2 weeks of practice in August. Games Schedule is determined by Anchorage Pop Warner schedulers and includes Anchorage, Kenai/Soldotna, Homer, Mat-Su and Eagle River teams.

When will our Head Coach/Team Mom contact us

Prior to the Opening Day Ceremony/1st day of Practice (end of July). We must continue to assign players to equitable teams until the last minute so please bear with us!  

How long does the season last

Approx 2 ½ to 3 months pending playoffs and championship games

How many day/hours do the players/cheerleaders practice

Players are not to practice over 2 hours per day and no more than 10 hours per week prior to school starting. After school starts players practice no more than 2 hours per day and no more than 6 hours per week. Practice is generally in the early evening, based on your volunteer coaches work schedule.

How many games will be played

Usual season is 8 games plus Playoff games. Schedule is pending development and other teams that are available for travel and scheduling. Schedules are subject to change (and usually do!) throughout the year and you will be updated by the team mom, manager or coaches.

When and where are games played

Most games are played on Sunday due to the High Schools are using the fields on Friday and Saturdays. Games are played in Soldonta, Homer, Anchorage and Eagle River. If we develop a Kenai team we will also play on the Kenai Fields.

Is there a refund policy if my player changes his mind and decides not to play

It is the policy of Kenai Peninsula Pop Warner to refund ½ of the total registration cost if paid in full prior to the season beginning. Once the season begins refunds are not allowed unless there is proof of household hardship defined in policy.

Can I register after the March registration date

Yes. You may register up to the third game of the season. Early Bird registration with discount ends April 15th!

How much volunteer time is expected from parents

Parents are expected to volunteer at the games, have their players to practice and assist at other various times when asked. We do our best to rotate these duties throughout the season with all parents as to not over utilize. This is a group/team effort and it would not be possible without the participation of parents and players. If there are duties that you would like to volunteer for every game you are welcome to do so. Example: some parents like to volunteer to be on the chain gang every home game.

Why must parents participate so much

We are a non-profit organization with an all volunteer board. There are no paid positions within the organization. Therefore, we are all working people giving our time and effort to a successful season for the children to learn and grow. Leading by example is the best way to show them how much of an impact that they can have by playing even the smallest role. Also, without key positions being filled some games may be postponed or even cancelled due to lack of volunteers.

Are cheer uniforms part of the registration fees

Uniforms are purchased with the fee, but are not kept by the participant. However Shoes are kept by participant. Cheerleading uniforms are increasing in price every year. By reusing these uniforms it decreases your childs participation cost.

 

Can I request a certain coach or team

Requests are taken under consideration during registration by the association board. However, the board must abide by the National Pop Warner Association guidelines to place children in teams that their weight and age fall appropriately in. There are regulations against children losing or gaining too much weight during the season to be on teams. Also, balance in team player number must also be obtained. If you have specific concerns please make your request to the Board of Directors and we will consider those on a case by case basis.

What does my football player need to have that is not included in the fee?

Football players need football cleats, an oversized practice jersey that will fit over shoulder pads and water bottle at every practice  Jersey, pants, shoulder pads and pants pads are included in the fee for season use. Players gets to keep the jersey!

Whom can I contact if I have questions about football registration

Email all questions to kppopwarner@gmail.com