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Rancho Cucamonga Pop Warner Football & Cheer

COVID Protocol

We acknowledge that Phases for each state and county may not coincide with this ‘Return to
Play’ policy. For each phase, state/ local guidelines take precedence if they are more restrictive
than this phased approach. We acknowledge that some Regions, Leagues or Associations will
be allowed by their State/Local guidelines to progress to Stage 4 more rapidly than others.
Phase 1:
Virtual Training - Stay at Home Order
Individual training sessions in own home using own equipment
Coaching would only occur virtually
No athletes work or train together unless they are living in same home
Focus on individual development and skills
Phase 2:
Socially Distanced Training
• Stay at Home Orders Are Relaxed, but Group Activities are Limited to 10 or Fewer People
• Public indoor facilities are closed, parks and outdoor facilities begin to open, and allow
visitors continuing to follow social distancing guidelines.
Quadrant Style Practices
Fields will be broken up into quadrants
10 player max per Quadrant
Players cannot leave Quadrant until coaches issue a rotation
Players will not contact each other in the quadrant and will be instructed to stay 6
feet apart in all drills - drills will be skill-and/or conditioning based
Spectators will not be encouraged during this phase - if spectators are present, they
must maintain social distancing protocols
Players should arrive 15min before practice and not earlier, they must leave directly
after
• Mixing of groups will be avoided
Take shower and wash all clothing after each practice
Sanitize any surfaces bleachers, chairs, etc. after each practice
Bring Water Bottle Clearly Marked with Name.
Bring Towel Clearly Marked with Name.
Participant brings own snacks, if necessary.
Participants’ gear to be kept in separate areas from other participants
Wash Hands before Attending; Avoid touching eyes nose mouth.
Players will be asked to come dressed and spread out their water bottles/hand
sanitizer 6 feet apart
Coaches will follow social distancing guidelines, which include but are not limited to,
staying 6 feet apart from players and others, wearing masks when necessary and
using
verbal cues
No Huddles
Clean balls, tackling dummies and all other equipment after each practice
Phase 3:
Practice
Mitigating Efforts are Lifted and Training Facilities are Open, Group Sizes are
increased to 25 or more
Practices with contact:
Limit the number of teams at each practice and number of players per
field
Encourage “open space” between fields
Spectators will not be encouraged - if spectators are present, they must maintain
social distancing protocols which include wearing face masks, personal hand
sanitizer, but are encouraged to stay in their personal vehicle instead
• Mixing of groups will be discouraged - Please refrain from gathering in the parking
lot or open spaces near the field. Stay with the assigned group/team.
Athletes must bring their own, well-marked water bottles
Huddles will be discouraged
Clean balls, tackling dummies and all other equipment after each practice
Phase 4:
Return to Normal
• Return to Normal Large and Small Group Training Sessions
• Mixing of Teams and Players Can Occur Normally
CDC Recommendations
Advise Sick Individuals of Home Isolation Criteria
o Sick coaches, staff members, umpires/officials, or players should not return
until they have met CDC’s criteria to discontinue home isolation.
Isolate and Transport Those Who are Sick
o Make sure that coaches, staff, officials, players, and families know that sick
individuals should not attend the youth sports activity, and that they should
notify youth sports officials (e.g., the COVID-19 point of contact) if they (staff)
or their child (families) become sick with COVID-19 symptoms, test positive
for COVID-19, or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 symptoms
or a confirmed or suspected case.
o Immediately separate coaches, staff, officials, and players with COVID-
19 symptoms (i.e., fever, cough, shortness of breath) at any youth sports
activity. Individuals who are sick should go home or to a healthcare facility,
depending on how severe their symptoms are, and follow CDC guidance for
caring for oneself and others who are sick. Individuals who have had close
contact with a person who has symptoms should be separated and sent
home as well, and follow CDC guidance for community-related
exposure (see “Notify Health Officials and Close Contacts” below). If
symptoms develop, individuals and families should follow CDC guidance for
caring for oneself and others who are sick.
o Establish procedures for safely transporting anyone who is sick to their home
or to a healthcare facility. If you are calling an ambulance or bringing
someone to the hospital, try to call first to alert them that the person may
have COVID-19.
Clean and Disinfect
o Close off areas used by a sick person and do not use these areas until
after cleaning and disinfecting them (for outdoor areas, this includes surfaces
or shared objects in the area, if applicable).
o Wait at least 24 hours before cleaning and disinfecting. If 24 hours is not
feasible, wait as long as possible. Ensure safe and correct use and storage
of cleaning external icon and disinfection products, including storing them
securely away from children.
Notify Health Officials and Close Contacts
o In accordance with state and local privacy and confidentiality laws and
regulations, youth sports organizations should notify local health officials,
youth sports program staff, umpires/officials, and families immediately of any
case of COVID-19 while maintaining confidentiality in accordance with
the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)external icon and other applicable
laws and regulations.
o Work with local health officials to develop a reporting system (e.g., letter)
youth sports organizations can use to notify health officials and close
contacts of cases of COVID-19.
o Advise those who have had close contact with a person diagnosed with
COVID-19 to stay home and self-monitor for symptoms, and to follow CDC
guidance if symptoms develop.
Those with a high-risk for severe illness defer activity until Stage 3
INSTRUCTIONS FOR POP WARNER COVID-19 DISCLOSURE,
ACKNOWLEDGMENT & WAIVER
1) This form is to be completed by all youth athletes and all coaches, volunteers and
league officials attending Pop Warner events, as the “Participant”.
2) Parent signature is required for all youth athletes. Witness signatures are
required. Anyone may witness the participant and parent signatures.
3) Form is to be filled out for first camp session, for first practice, and at start of
competition. Retain the originals with the Participant Agreement. Scan and send of all
completed forms (Participant Agreement and COVID-19 form) to
4) If the first question is answered “yes”, the date of confirmation or exposure is filled
out next.
5) If date of exposure is within 14 days, participant is excluded.
6) A participant excluded because of exposure may return after the 14 day period and
must fill out another form.
7) If any of the symptoms are checked, participant is excluded.
8) A participant excluded from camp may return 14 days after they are symptom free.
9) If temperature is not cleared, participant is excluded.
10) A participant excluded for temperature may return 14 days after their temperature
returns to normal.
11) Under “Duty to Inform” – all three boxes must be checked.
12) If participant has tested positive for COVID-19, they may not return without medical
clearance.
Pop Warner Little Scholars, Inc.
586 Middletown Blvd. Suite C-100 Langhorne PA 19047
Phone: 215-752-2691 Fax: 215-752-2879
www.popwarner.com
PARTICIPANT INFORMATION
Name: Team: Date:
Have you been in close contact to a person who is labconfirmed to have COVID-19 in the past 14 days?
____ Yes ____ No
If yes, what was the date of the last known close contact?
COVID-19 DISCLOSURE, ACKNOWLEDGMENT & WAIVER
Are you exhibiting any of the following new or worsening symptoms of possible COVID-19?
____ Cough
____ Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
____ Chills
____ Repeated shaking with chills
____ Muscle Pain
____ Headache
____ Sore throat
____ Loss of taste or smell
____ Diarrhea
____ Feeling Feverish or a measured temperature greater than or equal to 100 degrees Fahrenheit
____ Known close contact with a person who is lab confirmed to have COVID-19
____ Currently living with someone experiencing symptoms of COVID-19
____ None of the above/No Symptoms
Temperature certification:
____ I certify that I took my temperature before arriving at the field today and it was less than 100° F
Duty to Inform:
____ I will inform you if I knowingly come in contact with someone who tested positive within 14 days prior.
____ I will inform you and not attend Pop Warner activities for 14 days if I develop any of the above symptoms.
____ If I test positive for COVID-19, I will not return to Pop Warner activity without medical clearance.
COVID-19 has been declared a worldwide pandemic by the World Health Organization. COVID-19 is extremely contagious
and is believed to spread from person-to-person contact. Federal, state, and local governments and health agencies
recommend social distancing and have, in many areas, prohibited group activities.
Pop Warner is taking steps to reduce the spread of COVID-19; however, Pop Warner cannot guarantee that you or your
child(ren) will not become infected with COVID-19. Further, attending Pop Warner activity could increase the risk of
contracting COVID-19.
By signing this agreement, I acknowledge the contagious nature of COVID-19 and voluntarily assume the risk that my
child(ren) and I may be exposed to or infected by COVID-19 by attending Pop Warner activity and that such exposure or
infection may result in personal injury, illness, permanent disability, and death. I understand that the risk of becoming
exposed to or infected by COVID-19 may result from the act, omission, or negligence of myself and others, including, but not
limited to, Pop Warner volunteers, and other participants and their families.
I voluntarily agree to assume the foregoing risks and accept sole responsibility for any injury to my child(ren) or myself
(including, but not limited to, personal injury, disability, and death), illness, damage, loss, claim, liability, or expense, of any
kind, that I or my child(ren) may incur by reason of Pop Warner activity (“Claims”). On my behalf, and on behalf of my
children, I hereby release and covenant not to sue Pop Warner, its affiliated organizations, employees, volunteers, agents,
and representatives, of and from the Claims.
SIGNATURES
Participant Signature: Parent Signature:
Witness: Witness:

ABOUT RCPW


Serving All of Rancho Cucamonga and the communities of Alta Loma, Etiwanda & Cucamonga for over 40 years. Rancho Cucamonga is our House! 

No other Football Organization in Rancho Cucamonga can compare with our 40 years of experience!
Welcome to the home of the Rancho Cucamonga Pop Warner Football & Cheer.  We are located in the beautiful city of Rancho Cucamonga, the Inland Empire's Premier City.  We are part of the Mt. Baldy Pop Warner Football Conference.  Rancho Cucamonga Pop Warner is celebrating its "43rd" year of service to our community.

The Rancho Cucamonga Pop Warner Football & Cheer Program is a non-profit organization interested in building leadership, learning skills, teamwork and discipline.  We take pride in bringing together boys and girls from the city of Rancho Cucamonga to learn important things of life through playing organized football and participating in cheering.  We encourage good sportsmanship, respect for our community and each other, strong team unity and we are focused on keeping youth sports in it's proper perspective.  All our volunteers are dedicated to making your child's experience a positive one.

The Board of Directors, headed by President Robin Doherty,  welcomes all players, parents and fans. Rancho Cucamonga Pop Warner embraces the Pop Warner philosophy that scholastic and athletic achievement should go hand in hand. Rancho Cucamonga Pop Warner is open to all who are interested in youth football and cheerleading.  We hope you will find this website useful. We will provide as up-to-date information as possible on such things as Association events, team schedules, field locations, & Mt. Baldy Conference Standings.

HOME OF CHAMPIONS

We are ranked as one of the finest Youth Football organizations in California!

OVERVIEW

Pop Warner football has been around since the inception of the league in 1929 by founder Joseph J. Tomlin as a four-team conference in Northeast Philadelphia. Since then, participation has steadily increased to today's record numbers. Over 240,000 youths participated in Pop Warner-sanctioned football programs in 2004, and those numbers are continuing to grow.


Safety First

Kids compete with kids of similar age and size. Pop Warner is the ONLY youth football program (local, regional and national) that sets and enforces a strict AGE & WEIGHT MATRIX that reduces the risk and reality of injuries.

Did you know that Pop Warner football is safer than soccer? Pop Warner football has 12% fewer injuries per capita among 5-15 year olds than organized soccer in the same age range! (U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, NEISS)

Why There Are No Personal Statistics

Pop Warner exists to use football, cheer-leading, dance and a respect for education to develop strong, smart, responsible, healthy young men and women. We give them experiences that build their appreciation for and understanding of leadership, teamwork, and discipline.

While individual statistics may be more common, particularly among older football players, Pop Warner only recognizes the athletic accomplishments of the team, not the individual. We don't track personal tallies of touchdowns or yards rushing per game. We don't count sacks or blocked kicks. We applaud the athletic efforts of the team to reinforce the importance of teamwork, with each member.

We don't try to build stars. We don't want to over-inflate a young ego, nor do we want to risk injuring the self-esteem of a young person. Whether our kids have good days or bad, they are still an integral part of our team…and always will be.

Getting to The Pop Warner Super Bowl

The road to the National Championship is a long one for the football players, cheerleaders and dancers of the Pop Warner Little Scholars program.

Players begin practicing on August 1 in preparation for their season openers, usually held during the last week in August or first week in September. A participant can be considered eligible for the season when he/she has met the four basic criteria for participation: A candidate must provide proof of age, parental consent, a medical examination, and academic fitness.

What makes Pop Warner unique as an organization is our commitment to academic excellence among our participants. A participant must maintain a 2.0 Grade Point Average/70 percent in school in order to participate during the season.

If a child doesn’t reach the 2.0/70% requirement, a Scholastic Eligibility Form is filled out by that child’s school to determine whether or not the PWLS program is beneficial for him/her. Once this is determined, the child’s grades are monitored throughout the season. Our objective is to build sound minds and bodies for our leaders of tomorrow.

A football team plays a 7 to 9 game schedule and at the end of the regular season, usually during the last week in October, a team prepares for league playoffs. Playoff games are only for the Junior Peewee, Peewee, Junior Midget, Midget, Junior Bantam and Bantam levels. We do not have playoffs at our Mitey-Mite level.

Once a league champion has been decided and a team has won the right to participate in regional championships, all report cards are verified to ensure that all the players are academically eligible. Those teams that win at the regional championships are invited to Disney’s Wide World of Sports™ to compete for a national championship in their division. In 2000, more excitement was added to Pop Warner football when a Division II national championship was added and in 2005, Pop Warner began crowning overall Division I champions for Jr. Pee Wee, Pee Wee & Jr. Midget.

Contact

Rancho Cucamonga Pop Warner Football & Cheer

5939 East Ave 
Rancho Cucamonga, California 91739

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 909-992-8615

Contact Us

Rancho Cucamonga Pop Warner Football & Cheer

5939 East Ave 
Rancho Cucamonga, California 91739

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 909-992-8615

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