Challenger Cheer

Updated Tuesday January 31, 2017 by Nichole Lundervold.

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

The registration fee for the 2017 Challenger Football Cheer Season is $75

Go to our Registration Information page to download 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 on the sidelines cheering on the local football team or performing as a team before a Pop Warner audience.

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, game play and cheer, 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 Cheer 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.

  • Challenger Cheer Exhibition Performances are up to one minute thirty seconds. Performances may include Cheer and Dance.

  • Teams are permitted to cheer for one football game per week.

Practice will begin the first week in August and is one day per week.  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 perform and 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.