We did it SMPW families!! Our league just had one of its most successful Annual Family Carnivals to date. It could not have been possible without the countless hours by our fundraising committee, local sponsors, and amazing volunteers. A HUGE thank you from SMPW! Funds raised will be allocated towards covering the ever increasing costs to run our league. We are proud to be able to provide the best equipment and practice fields for our athletes.
Our teams put together amazing gift baskets and we are excited to announce all of the winners!
Family Game Night: Stephanie Cole
Taco Tuesday: Kissler
Football Sunday: Luis Perez
Great Outdoors: Marc Torres
Lucky Lotto: Stephanie Crean
Family Fitness: Kimberly Newman
Night at the Movies: Eric Lamb
Coffee PLEASE: Bree Zack
21st Birthday: Charlie Hunt
Peace of Mind: Cari Kesi
Wild Rivers: Valerie Christopherson
Treat Yourself: Yuka Ezawa
Totally Tailgating: Loe Wenstein
Grill Master: Sarah Gough
Toolbox Bucket: Jenelle Renshaw
For the Golfers: Jennii Jacobson
Wine Wednesday: Tamura Griffin
A Picnic for Veuve: Charla Yanew
One month free of Karate: Lyndsey
Best Date Night ever: Kristy De Leon
Taste of Italy: Meredith Giraudi
Martini Monday: Jacquelyn Wilde
What’s for Dinner: Jane Christopherson
And the lucky winner of the FREE year of Handel’s Ice Cream was Jack Ferris! Congratulations!
.722 winning percentage week #3 and over .700 for the year! Let's GO!
Congratulations to the SEVEN(7) SMPW alumni for earning OC Register All-County recognition today! WR CJ Williams - MD, WR Cooper Barkate - MD, OL Killian O'Connor-SMCHS, P Chase Barry - JSerra, LB Weston Port- San Juan Hills, DB Blake Wilson-SMCHS and P Romen Christensen-SMCHS. NO OTHER YOUTH FOOTBALL PROGRAM in the OC prepares more youth football athletes for high school and life than SMPW! #ocsbiggestandbest #smpwgoat #smpwcowboys #smpwrocks #popwarner #WhoElit
One of the key contributors to SMPW success in 2021 and over the past years has been our coaching. SMPW seeks out and attracts the best youth coaches possible to help young athletes develop on the field, the classroom and in life. Long time high school and SMPW coach Jim Gordon pulled this jacket out of his closet to share. This was from the very first Orange Empire Conference Orange Bowl Championship in 1969! Jim received this jacket as a player after his team won! Jim says "This jacket represents a cross with the Beach Boys and a car racing jacket"! Jim and the many great coaches of SMPW have been making a difference for young men in the area for many years. #smpwrideforthebrand #smpwgoat #ocsbiggestandbest #smpwcowboys #smpwrocks #popwarner
As President of SMPW for the past 20 years, I want to share why I believe your son or daughter should play football with SMPW. I also had 3 sons play at SMPW who started out playing at Flag and went through our program, played in high school and two went on to play in college. This feedback also is from the perspective of my 24 years of head coaching in SMPW and at high school.
While we are not perfect, I believe we provide the following that you will not find with other options:
I don't know of any other youth program/class/seminar/school that you can sign you son or daughter up for and get the above.
Sincerely, Mark Graves, SMPW President
We are a CHARACTER MATTERS league
We believe that SAFETY is our top priority
We teach LIFE SKILLS
We promote GOOD SPORTSMANSHIP
We DEVELOP LEADERS
In 2021, SMPW had all competitive level teams make the playoffs! That is not an easy thing to do in the world of competitive Southern California youth football! No other league has that happen. It starts with coaching and organization as well as a great family of parents and players at SMPW. In our 25th year as an organization, SMPW had its best year ever unmatched by any other city in Southern California. Our 5/6 year old Flag was undefeated, the 5/6/7 year old Tiny Mite tackle teams was undefeated and the 7/8 year old Junior Mighty Mite tackle undefeated! Additionally, SMPW teams won 5 Orange Bowl Championships! (9 year old Mighty Mite Titans, 10/11 Junior Mighty Mite Titans, 11/12 year old Pee Wee Buckeyes, 12U Lions and 12/13 year old JV Eagles) Four teams are played in the West Regional Championship bracket. In all, SMPW had 8 Championships! No other youth football/Cheer comes close! WHY? SMPW has better organization and better coaching than those other leagues. 5 of our head coaches have 20 years each experience in youth football and DON'T have kids on the team and 4 other head coaches have over 10 years experience each!
At SMPW, we KNOW that coaches make the difference! Over the past 22 years, SMPW has developed the reputation for having the "Biggest and Best" program and one of the main reasons is we recruit and retain only the BEST coaches. For the past 5 years our league regularly gets 10% enrollment from "Other" youth football leagues and COACHES is a big reason.
Do you have a very gifted athlete that you are looking for a specific team make up? Are you looking for a specific type of coach for your son? Do you want to join a team that could go all the way to the National Championships in Orlando? LET US KNOW at email@example.com
NO OTHER YOUTH FOOTBALL LEAGUE DOES A BETTER JOB THAN SMPW IN PREPARING PLAYERS FOR THE NEXT LEVEL OF PLAY!
"Santa Margarita Pop Warner has helped more youth athlete's to develop skills and earn starting roles in High School, College and the NFL than ANY other current youth football program in Orange County"
"WE ARE WHO WE THOUGHT WE WERE"
A special Thank you to Wild Rivers Waterpark for their amazing support not only at this weekend's carnival, but to the support shown to the league. We look forward to a great partnership and appreciate you giving back to the local youth. The SMPW family will be on the lookout for more opportunities with Wild Rivers in the future.
Looking to add to SMPW Elite coaching in 2022. Send interest to firstname.lastname@example.org ASAP. Coaches will be selected by March 2022 for the Fall tackle and flag season.
Rugby has a lot of cross over in skills with football. SOC Raptors Rugby is based right here in Ladera Ranch! Check out their website!
SMPW is teaming up with Dr. Mike Flores and team from AMP Sports Med in 2018 to provide cutting edge technology for every SMPW player with Safety as the number 1 focus.
Dr. Mike spoke on this new process at the SMPW Town Hall on June 11th. The Town Hall was held during SMPW Physical Day at Athlete's Choice in Rancho Santa Margarita. Dr. Mike spoke on concussion prevention and the use of KINETISENSE technology.
The Town Hall also featured current NFL Head Referee's Tony Corrente, and Carl Cheffers who talked about football safety from an officiating perspective and shared some NFL stories. Tommy D, of Athlete's Choice spoke on effective player training to round out our guest speakers.
Look for additional innovation led by SMPW in 2019
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