As President of SMPW for the past 19 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
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
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 2019, SMPW had all competitive level teams make the playoffs! No other league has that happen. It starts with coaching and organization. Two teams played in Regional Championships with one winning the championship. We had FIVE teams play for Orange Bowl 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!
In 2018, SMPW also became the new home of the MV COWBOYS program with multiple Cowboy Teams. SMPW will keep the proud MV COWBOYS heritage alive. You are in COWBOY COUNTRY! Our Pee Wee Cowboys team is coached by the founding family fo the Mission Viejo Cowboys and played in the Regional Championships this year! A second team was also coached by members of this family at Flag and finished the season undefeated!
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.
Some of the Head Coaches for 2020 (Coaches will not be officially selected by interview committee until April)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org SMPW is putting together two types of teams in 2020 Championship format and Developmental format.
NO OTHER YOUTH FOOTBALL LEAGUE DOES A BETTER JOB THAN SMPW IN PREPARING PLAYERS FOR THE NEXT LEVEL OF PLAY!
SMPW will continue with camps that began in August up to our season opening day on Monday, January 11th! Equipment hand out will be immediately following New Years. We will continue to follow the 8 pages of safety protocols and our 150 masked volunteer coaches will continue to engage with the participants to provide the best athletic, football and life skills training possible. While we respect the decision by some organizations to sit 2020 out, SMPW believes it is important to continue following all state/county and Pop Warner protocols while providing the opportunity to participate. #letthemplay
WE are SMPW and WE are PLAYING
"WE ARE WHO WE THOUGHT WE WERE"
Congratulations to the 5/6 and 7/8 Eagles 7 on 7 teams for each taking 1st place in the 4VERT championships! SMPW had 2 of the 6 champions out of 75 teams! Great job SMPW!
"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"
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