The Philipstown Hawks Pop Warner Football league is looking for Mighty Mite players, boys and girls, age 7-9 years old and 45-90 pounds.
The Philipstown Hawks Pop Warner Football League takes pride in using football and cheerleading and a respect for education to develop strong, smart, responsible and healthy young men and women. The goal is to give players and cheerleaders experiences that build their appreciation for and understanding of leadership, teamwork and discipline.
The Hawks mission: “Our mission is to instill discipline and self-respect in our players while following our motto of Family, School and Football. We teach our players how to work as a team and respect both teammates and opponents.”
While individual statistics may be more common in sports, particularly among older football players, Pop Warner only recognizes the athletic accomplishments of the team, not the individual. There is no tracking of personal tallies of touchdowns or yards rushing per game. There is no counting of sacks or blocked kicks. The Hawks applaud the athletic efforts of the team to reinforce the importance of teamwork, with each member. Coaches are certified in skills and safety.
There are no tryouts – all children play in the games. To see if Mighty Mites football is something that may interest your child, open practices are being held at Mayor’s Park on River Road (which is a continuation of Fair Street) in Cold Spring, from 6 to 8 p.m. every weeknight in August.
Once school is in session, practices will be one to two days a week with games on the weekends. As with all sport practices, when trying a Hawks football practice, eat light before participating and drink plenty of fluids throughout the day when it is hot. Wear light-color clothing and wear your cleats. To sign up for the 2013 season, visit eteamz.com/philipstownhawks. For additional information, email [email protected] or call 914-374-0633.