· Age 5-6
· Age 7-8
· Age 9-10
· Age 11-12
· Age 13-14
*No Weight Restrictions
*A child’s age on July 31 is his / her age for the season
Registration for the 2023 season is open for 6U & 8U levels. At this time, 10U, 12U, and 14U levels have been closed.
Any athlete added to a roster will receive an email notification from the registration system confirming your status and prompting payment. Once rosters have been filled, all athletes remaining on the waitlist will receive an email communication from EMB informing of their status.
We have had an unprecedented interest in our program this year and are working hard to get through rosters as quickly as we can to ensure that everyone is aware of their status ASAP. We thank you all for your patience.
If you have any questions regarding registration, payment, or scholarships please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Returning players MUST have registered by Wednesday, 3/22 for returner status to be considered. PLEASE NOTE: we anticipate there may be some levels that have more returners than roster spots.
ALL REGISTRANTS for football and cheer will be automatically waitlisted in the system upon registration. This will enable our organization to verify returner status for any athlete that qualifies, as well as determine correct age groupings for cheer. Waitlist placement does not guarantee a spot on any roster. If your athlete is placed on a team roster, you will be notified via email. Once our rosters have been filled, all athletes remaining on the waitlist will be notified.
COST for the 2023 football season is $350 -- fee includes a personalized reversible jersey, integrated football pants, warm-up t-shirt and shorts. Equipment bag and socks will be available as an add-on purchase to those families interested. Helmet and shoulder pads are borrowed from the organization and returned at the end of the season. You will not be prompted for payment until your child is placed on a roster.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER for the 2023 SEASON!
If you have any questions on registration, please email email@example.com.
Required Paperwork MUST be emailed to our Compliance team BEFORE your child can begin practicing.
● Original Certified Birth Certificate* (Not needed for prior year returners)
*We will copy the birth certificate and return the original to you.
● Current Year Player/Participant Contract
● Current Year Medical/Physical Form
● Current School Year Report Card (All 4 Qtrs)
● Current Year Code of conduct
● Volunteer check - in the amount of $350, this will be held and returned when your 10 hours are fulfilled. If your hours are not fulfilled, the check will be cashed.
● Equipment check - in the amount of $200, this will be held and returned when your equipment is returned at the end of the season. If the equipment is not returned, your check will be cashed.
Scholarships are available for qualifying families. Opportunities to contribute towards scholarships are also available. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or inquiries regarding either option.
Practices begin August 1st
Practices are located at our home field, located in the rear of Lakewood Ranch Park, 5350 Lakewood Ranch Blvd. If you turn heading west on Malachite Drive off of Lakewood Ranch Blvd, we are toward the end of the road and you can see our building on the south side of Malachite and Mustang Alley. If the fields are unplayable an alternate location may be announced.
Practices during the month of August are Monday through Friday 6pm-8pm. After Labor Day, practices are reduced to three days a week, Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday.
Practices are not optional!! A player may be subject to adjusted playing time for missing practices.
Pop Warner rules state that 10 hours of conditioning is required before a player is eligible to participate in contact drills. Please remember to keep your child hydrated. (Click here for more information in Hydration)
An additional 10 hours of practice in full equipment is required before players are eligible to play in the Jamboree or any regular scheduled games.
*August 1st is the start of the mandatory conditioning (20 hours). Please try to schedule family vacations around this time period, as any conditioning hours missed will need to be made up .
The regular season runs from August 1 through late October, with games being held typically on Saturdays beginning at the end of August. Games will be played either at our home field (Lakewood Ranch Park) or at our opponent's field in the Tampa Bay region. The game schedule will be available in late July, prior to the start of the regular season. Please be advised that there is the potential for post season games and/or bowl games to run through the end of October, and possibly even later depending on each team's advancement.
All EMB rules and expectations will be available prior to the start of the season. EMB will hold a mandatory player/parent town hall prior to the start of the season to discuss these rules and expectations. In addition, each team will hold its own mandatory player/parent meeting prior to the start of the season so that the coaches may introduce themselves and may go over their own rules and expectations for the season.
If you have any questions about the EMB football program, please contact our 2023 Football Commissioner, Willie Young, or our 2023 President, Greg Lawson.