Pop Warner

201 Beaverdam Road,
Asheville, NC 28804
Phone: 828 210 9605
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Pop Warner Cheerleading

The YMCA of Western North Carolina Pop Warner League provides boys and girls ages 5 – 15 the opportunity to experience the game of football in a safe, fun, fair, and positive environment. Teams are built throughout the Western North Carolina region. The Pop Warner season runs from August to November. Teams will practice 2-3 times per week with games held on Saturdays at local stadiums. Pop Warner provides fun athletic opportunities for children, while emphasizing the importance of academic success.


Register at any of the following locations or register online by clicking the registration link below.
Asheville YMCA
Reuter Family YMCA
Hendersonville Family YMCA
Woodfin YMCA
Coprening Memorial YMCA



Fee until July 1st $100


Fee until August 1st $120 $150
Fee after August 1st $140 $170
Fees Cover: Fees Do NOT Cover:  
Administrative fees
Cheer Shoes  

Registration Requirements

All participants must attend Registration Day, Saturday, August 1st. On this day they will turn in the rest of their paperwork. Required paperwork includes:
- Birth certificate (we will make a copy, you keep the original)
- 2014-15 report card/progress report
- Pop Warner physical form (must have physical on our form)
- Pop Warner medical history form
- Payment (accounts paid in full will recieve all of their equipment this day)
- Volunteer applications (for those wishing to help coach)

2015 Pop Warner Cheer/Football Season

The season will start with cheerleading camp in August 1st at the Beaverdam YMCA, 201 Beaverdam Rd, Asheville, NC 28804. Practices and games will be held September 6 -  November 1. 

Practice Locations:

Corpening Memorial YMCA
Weaverville Elementary
Hall Fletcher Elementary
Avery's Creek Elementary
Hendersonville Elementary
Beaverdam YMCA


- The game schedule will be available a few weeks before the first game.
- Games are held at locations throughout Buncombe and Henderson counties so that each association has both home and away games.
- Practices will be held two times per week for 1.5 to 2 hours each day depending on which team and divisions they are placed on. Typically Monday, Tuesday, and/or Thursday.


Teams are divided based on age. There are no weigh-ins or tryouts for cheerleading. Cheerleaders can request to be on a team to cheer for their siblings playing football. I can usually make this accommodation as long as their age difference is not more than 5 years. I cannot guarantee a cheerleading team for each of the football age groups. 

Associations: We place participants on teams based on the area that they live. You will register with your association based on the school district you live in:

            Greater Asheville - North Buncombe, Enka, Erwin, Reynolds, Owen, Asheville High School, Madison Co. Corpening

            South Asheville - TC Roberson High School, Veritas, Carolina Day

            Hendersonville/Transylvania – Henderson County, Brevard, Rosman

Ages & Divisions

Tiny-Mite 5 & 6 Years 8/1/06 - 7/31/09
Mitey-Mite 7, 8 & 9 Years 8/1/04 - 7/31/07
Jr. Pee Wee 9 & 10 Years 8/1/02 - 7/31/06
Pee Wee 10, 11 & 12 Years

8/1/01 - 7/31/05

For those that qualify for more than one age group we will then place them on a team based on experience.

Volunteer Requirements

We do require that a parent or guardian of each participant volunteer a total of at least 6 hours in any capacity during the season. There are many ways to actively participate in your child's season; some of these include:
- Coaching (Head or Assistant Coach)
- Team Parent
- Scholastics Tutor
- Game Day Volunteer: "Chain Gang", set-up, clean-up, concession stand, ticket booth, monitoring player time, announcing, running the scoreboard and more.
- Event support for pre-season events and/or the end of season celebration.

Required items to register

These items can be taken by Member Engagement Representatives. It is not required that you pay at registration, however, your child will not be placed on a team until the account is paid in full.

Player Contract & Parent Consent Form: This is also referred to as the registration form. This is available to those who choose to manually register at one of our centers. For those who register online, we will print this form for you, and we will require an ink signature on Certification Day.
Payment: All payments must be paid in full before any uniforms are ordered. Players cannot practice or play until their account is paid in full. Scholarships (financial assistance) are available. Payment plans are also available.

Other required documents

These items cannot be accepted by Member Engagement Representative's at registration but they will be required before the 1st practice. These items will be turned in at Certification Day.

Proof of age: National Pop Warner requires that we see the original certified birth cirtificate of all players. We will make a photocopy of this on Certification Day to hold in each players file. If they have played Pop Warner in the past we should have their copy on file already. 
2014-2015 Report Card: Pop Warner requires that ALL children maintain a minimum of 2.0 GPA to participate. Pop Warner encourages academic excellence by rewarding those who achieve at the highest level on the national stage through the Little Scholars program.
Physical Form: The 2015 Pop Warner Physical form completed by a licensed state examiner dated after January 1, 2015 is required. We cannot accept physicals that are not completed on the National Pop Warner Physical Form.
Medical History Form: The medical history form is on the back on the above Physical form. This section can be filled out by a parent or guardian. We cannot accept medical history reports that are not completed on the National Pop Warner form.
Volunteer ID: We ask that a parent or guardian of each participant do a minimum of 6 hours of volunteering each season and we require a copy of their ID on file. Those who volunteer to coach will have to pass a background check and safety certification in addition to having a copy of their ID on file.


Mission Statement: To put Christian Principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.

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