2023 Fall Tackle Football
Please register your player online by June 1st
Visit the TeamSnap link for registration
There will not be in-person registration for the 2023 season. Registration must be completed online.
Completed paperwork can be turned in to Football Business Manager, Kristen Mamich at email@example.com or attached to the registration through TeamSnap
For any further inquiries please contact Kristen Mamich, Football Business Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Who Can Participate?
Munster Pop Warner and the Northern Indiana region have age-based divisions (unlimited weight) ranging from 6U to 12, which includes players "league age" 5 to 12. For the purpose of determining your child's "league age" it is simply their age as of 7/31/23.
How much does it cost?
The registration fee is $300 for the season for players league age 7-12, for players league age 5-6, the fee is only $200. There is no longer an additional volunteer fee or a fundraising fee, as in years past. We encourage everyone to please help the organization by donating time and/or supporting the league wide fundraisers that we will have throughout the season. If you fail to register by June 1", a late registration period until June 16* will be available but an additional $150 fee applies regardless of age.
Registration closes officially after this date, no exceptions. After June 1*, there are no refunds.
What does my registration fee include?
The fee includes the necessary insurance, fees payable to Town of Munster, facility rental fees to the School Town of Munster, operating fees payable to regional Pop Warner authority, referee expenses, coach certifications/training, and equipment, etc.
What other equipment will I need to provide to participate?
You will need to provide a pair of football cleats for your participant. An athletic supporter and protective compression underlays are optional and would be your responsibility. All other equipment is supplied by Munster Pop Warner.
When does the season start and how long does it last?
The season starts August 1, 2023 and practice will be held every day 5:30PM-7:30PM Monday to Friday through August 11, 2023. After the first two weeks, exact practice time and days will be determined by the Head Coach of the team, but will practice 6 hours a week (4.5 hours for 6U only). The first game of the 8 game regular season will be August 27, 2023 and conclude October 15, 2023. Week 1 of single elimination playoffs will be October 22, 2023 and continue onwards weekly until elimination.
Depending on your division and success, your season could last until early December.
Is youth football safe?
More so than any other youth sports organization, Munster Pop Warner volunteers are subject to strict requirements. After a thorough background check, volunteers are required to complete hours of football training and CPR certification. USA Football certifications give our volunteers the necessary tools to teach modern, proper, and safe techniques while carefully monitoring player health. Further, we strive to provide the safest available equipment to further provide protection for our young student athletes. We work hard to ensure a proper fit so that the equipment performs as expected. Game film from all age groups is available to review, please contact league officials for more information.
Can my child play other sports while playing tackle football?
The short answer to the question is no. Unlike other sports such as baseball, basketball, or soccer failure to regularly attend practice and commit to the team will leave the experience hollow for both the participant trying to do both and the team they are letting down. Fall is football season and full focus is required.
Where does Munster Pop Warner practice and play games?
Practice will once again be held at Cobblestones Park for 2023. This park has ample space and striped partial fields will be made available to each team for a high-quality practice experience. Home games will be played at Munster High School. Away games will be played throughout the Northern Indiana region often competing against local communities such as Highland or Griffith but also traveling as far as Chesterton, Valparaiso, or South Bend.
If practice starts August 1s, why does registration close June 1st and what happens in between?
Once registration closes, there is a tremendous amount of work to be done in preparing appropriate team rosters, ensuring the required amount of equipment is available and paperwork filed with the league. After this process, in the middle of July, equipment fittings and distribution will take place. In late July, the week leading up to the beginning of practice, league wide parent meetings will take place.
Breakout sessions for each coach to introduce themselves to their respective teams.