Who are we?
Arlington Thunder is the Arlington, Texas Association of the National Pop Warner Football League. We support approximately 120 children on football teams ranging in age from 5 to 12 years old. Our organization includes boys from all areas of the DFW Mid-cities, Grand Prairie, Fort Worth and Arlington. We are fortunate to have the time and dedication of 60+ volunteers and coaches. These coaches and team moms are all back ground checked and held to high personal standards as role models for the children.
What is our Purpose?
Our purpose is to develop champions. Champions in life, on and off the field. Our program stresses discipline, academics and teamwork. Our football program is based in fundamentals and teaches proper positioning, safe tackling and a determination to succeed. High School coaches tell us again and again that players from our organization are the most fundamentally sound and have the best understanding and appreciation of the game. Our kids are required to maintain their grade point average as well as good citizenship in the classroom. Our coaches are mentors and part time guardians to these children. They want nothing but the best and give them discipline and opportunities to learn what success and accomplishment can do for their self esteem. We intend to win. We have developed a winning and consistent program. Our kids are better for the time they have spent with our organization and are stronger contributors to this community as a whole.
What have we accomplished?
We have developed a winning program that has shown consistency year after year. We have developed kids who understand goals, working hard to achieve them, and the importance of teamwork, good grades and discipline. There are so many awards and achievements, we cannot list them all. Some of our top honors include:
2013 Southwest Regional Champions – Trip to Disney World
2012 Southwest Regional Champions – Trip to Disney World
2011 National Champions – Mitey Mite SUPERBOWL - at ESPN Sports Complex at Disney World – Undefeated: 13 – 0
2010 North Texas City Champions – Southwest Regional Championship
2009 National Pop Warner Sportsmanship Award – Awarded during our quest for the National Championship at ESPN Sports Complex at Disney World
2009 Southwest Regional Champions – Trip to Disney World
2007 National Pop Warner Sportsmanship Award – As was our award in 2009, this award is given to the team who shows the best sportsmanship both on and off the field during the Superbowl bid at Disney World. There is one award given per division nationally.
2007 Southwest Regional Champions – Trip to Disney World
2006 Southwest Regional Champions – Trip to Disney World
2005 Southwest Regional Champions – Trip to Disney World
2004 National Champions – SUPERBOWL at Disney World
2004 Southwest Regional Champions – Trip to Disney World