Please read through the information below and if you still have questions contact Football Coordinator, at
RRPW offers Flag and Tackle football for participants 5 to 14 years old. The child's age as of July 31st determines their division. We follow the National Pop Warner guidelines for age/weight requirements in each division (except Flag).
We offer 8-man flag football for kids 5-7 years old and this division has no weight requirements. Flag football is a great introduction to prepare kids for the next level of tackle football. The flag division typically has 8 regular season games and 1 season-ending tournament.
We offer 11-man tackle football for kids 5-14 years old in five divisions of tackle football - Tiny Mite (TM), Mitey Mite (MM), Jr Pee Wee (JPW), Pee Wee (PW) & Unlimited (UL). Each tackle division has strict age/weight requirements to reduce risk of injuries and create more balanced competition. All tackle divisions typically have 8 regular season games. MM, JPW, PW & UL are allowed post season games with bowl games or playoff games.
Note: TM & MM are instructional training divisions and have special rules in place to assist with the development of these young athletes.
Note: Weight limits do not apply to Flag or Cheer participants.
Home games are at Cedar Ridge High School Stadium. Away games are at various communities in Central Texas. The season schedules will be provided by Central Texas Pop Warner as soon as they are completed. The regular season opens on Labor Day weekend and lasts through mid-November.
Players are assigned on first-come-first-serve basis. RRPW does not conduct a “draft” or “try-out” to make a team.
After the first week of practice, your team mom or coach should have a team roster to pass out to you with names and phone numbers of players and parents. If, for some reason, you do not want your information shared with other parents on the team, please let your head coach know by the end of the first week of practice.
National Pop Warner prohibits any teams practicing prior to August 1st. All RRPW teams practice together behind Ridge View Middle School. The Head coach will set the practice time and days for the team, however, all practices must be attended by a board member. National Pop Warner regulates the maximum number and length of practices for each division. A week is defined as Monday through Sunday.
Your coach or team mom will be providing you with information at practices. In case of rain-outs and rescheduled dates and times, you will be notified. If you do not have an answering machine and are not home when it appears a practice may be canceled, please call your head coach or team mom for clarification.
It is also important to send your player with plenty of water and with all necessary practice gear.
If you will be dropping your child off and will be at a different number than what we have on our registration form or team roster, please give that number to the coach prior to practice in case of emergency. Please also be on time when picking up your players from practice.
PLEASE HELP US KEEP ALL PRACTICE AREAS CLEAN BY PICKING UP YOUR TRASH AFTER PRACTICE!!
Prior to school starting, practices are limited to 4 days per week, not to exceed 2 hours each practice. After school begins, practices are limited to 3 days per week, not to exceed 1-1/2 hours each practice.
Each participant must have the first week of practice is devoted to conditioning without full pads, however, helmets are permitted. Before Labor Day, teams may not practice more than 10 hour per week, not to exceed 2-1/2 hours each. After Labor Day, teams may not practice more than 6 hours per week, not to exceed 2 hours each. Special Note: Break time does not count toward practice. A mandatory 10 minute break is required after each hour of practice.
Game uniforms for the players (jersey and socks only) and game schedules will not be available until right before the first game.
Please remember that half of the games will be “away” games. You will be expected to have your player to the game at least 1 to 1.5 hours before the game is scheduled to start warm-ups and weigh-in (for tackle only). FOR TACKLE FOOTBALL, EVERY PLAYER HAS TO BE WEIGHED-IN PRIOR TO THE GAME. If your child misses weigh-in, they will not be allowed to play in accordance with the Central Texas Pop Warner League rules.
It is essential to let your head coach know when your child will not be attending a game. Proper documentation must be completed for the absence.
Football Certification Every player is required to be certified prior to the first game of the season. Each team parent will have all the cards ready for each of the players to be certified. You will be notified by your head coach or team mom with the date and time for certification. This only takes a little while and it is VERY IMPORTANT that your child attends. Make-up certifications may require you to travel out of the Austin area and are often difficult to get your child’s information transferred back. Please make every effort possible to attend the scheduled certification.
PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR DAUGHTER OR SON’S NAME IS ON ALL EQUIPMENT.
More information will be communicated about pictures during the first part of the season.
FULL Football and Cheer Registration REFUNDS prior to JULY 1. NO Football or Cheer Registration REFUNDS after JULY 1.