EAST MANATEE BULLDOGS pop warner Youth football and cheer
· 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 information can be found HERE
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.