We are very excited to get underway with the 2016 Football and Cheer season at Watchung Hills Pop Warner. Our program has never been stronger with registration numbers to date surpassing previous years. This year will be another successful one; our boys and girls will be ready to match their great accomplishments from last year which included a National Championship and National Runner-up in Cheer and Eastern Region Finalist, as well as three JVC conference winners in Football. Preparations are well underway by our coaches and their staff, including coaching clinics, and shortly they will be working with WHRHS Head Coach and his staff to incorporate the high school’s offense.
Important dates for your planning:
* Aug. 1st- start of practice for both Football and Cheer, except as noted below.
Note: Practice for Flags level for football starts Aug 15th and practice for Flag and Mitey Mite levels for cheer start Aug 8th
* Aug. 20th- WHPW Football scrimmage jamboree for tackle level (JPW and higher)- top teams from the region(NY state, Pa.) come to compete in one of the most competitive scrimmage jamborees in the country
* Aug. 28th- first game
* Oct. 23rd-JVC Cheer Competition
* Oct 30th- JVC Conference Championships (football) and State Cheer Competition
* Nov. 6th-Eastern Region Playoffs begin
There are several important items to share.....
We will be holding our major fundraising reception on September 17th at The Stone House Restaurant in Warren and we encourage all families to join us. It is a great night and always a lot of fun to socialize with your friends at WHPW. Please note, you do not have to be a member of our program to attend, so bring your friends as all are welcome! Details will be forthcoming but please be sure to save the date.
Our fundraising committee is requesting donations for the event- this is critical in order to make the event a success. The committee is also interested in getting younger families more involved in our program’s activities especially our Flag and Mitey Mite parents. It is a great way to actively participate in the success of the program, and is an extremely fun event. You can contact Suzie Ashoff at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
We are extremely excited to begin our 2nd year of Challenger Football and Cheer for children with special needs. Registration is now open and we look to have another fun and exciting season. If you are interested in getting involved, please email me at email@example.com. It will be one of the most rewarding activities you will experience, the kids are simply amazing!
As always we aspire to provide only the very best for our boys and girls. This year we will be purchasing new uniforms for our competitive football teams (Junior Pee Wee and higher) so look for an exciting and fresh new look! The ordering process for the jerseys will be underway soon and we are asking all parents to sign up ASAP so we have enough jerseys for all participants. We don't want your son to be without a new jersey so please sign up right away-register at www.whpw.org!
WHPW is very proud to announce that the following children were selected by the Pop Warner Eastern Region Management Team to be members of the Eastern Region Scholar Team for 2016:
Dena Mistichelli (5th grade cheer)
Alexandria Angelini (6th grade cheer)
Thomas Johnson (7th grade football)
Shane Kelly (7th grade football)
Jayson Schmidt (7th grade football)
Micah Edwards (7th grade cheer)
Connor Cook (8th grade football)
Amanda Aschoff (8th grade cheer)
Haley Burton (8th grade cheer)
Alexa Mistichelli (8th grade cheer)
Dominic Citarella (Challenger Achievement)
The selection is based upon a combination of grades, community service and non-sports extracurricular activities. It is a very distinct honor, as only 35 athletes in both football and cheer are selected by grade amongst over 50, 000 children participating in the Eastern Region, which encompasses five states and the Washington, DC area.
Our athletes were honored at a Scholar Dinner and Awards ceremony on March 19th at the Woodcliff Lake Hilton Hotel. Each athlete is now being considered by Pop Warner National Headquarters for National Scholastic Honors. We will publish the results when available.
Congratulations to all of our Eastern Region Scholars and keep up all of your good work!