Challenger Football

Updated Tuesday January 31, 2017 by Nichole Lundervold.

Registration is - OPEN (Feb 1- August 12, 2017) 

The registration fee for the 2017 Challenger Football season is $75

Go to our Registration Information page to download the 2017 Challenger Football Checklist, its a list of paperwork and equipment/gear your player will need for the 2017 season.

For additional information or questions contact our Challenger Program Coordinator: Kamella Dahl O'Neil

The mission of the Pop Warner Challenger Division is to bring the Pop Warner experience to those special needs individuals.

Pop Warner’s overall goals are to enable young people to benefit from participation in team sports and activities in a safe and structured environment and by establishing a Challenger Division Pop Warner is providing an opportunity for everyone to participate in the great game of football.

The program stresses learning lessons of value far beyond the playing or spirit days of those involved, such as; self-discipline, teamwork, concentration, friendship, leadership, and sportsmanship.

The Challenger program is non-competitive and no score is kept. The games are modeled after a typical Pop Warner game with warm-ups, coin toss and play, etc. Participation in the Challenger Division is permitted at the request of the individual’s parent or guardian.

 

The modified rules of the Pop Warner Challenger Division:

  • Challenger Division follows Pop Warner Flag Football Rules with modifications as noted in Rules.

  • Open to all children ages 5-18 who are currently enrolled in school with physical or mental disabilities.

  • No score is kept.

  • All players receive equal number of plays.

  • Team Jerseys and flags provided for every participant.

  • Teams play two 25 minute half’s with a running clock.

Practice will begin the first week in August and is one day per week (currently we anticipate practice being on Friday’s from 5:30pm-7:30pm).  Games are normally held on Sundays, allowing for exceptions, and will begin in September.

TRAVEL ~ In an effort to allow our players the opportunity to compete with other Challenger teams, some travel may be required depending on the number of teams created.  This may include travel to the Seattle or Salem area for play.  Teams will be notified of their entire season schedule prior to their first game.