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North Texas Pop Warner Organization

North Texas Pop Warner

Little Scholars

Cheerleading.....

The participants in the North Texas Pop Warner program are unique as opposed to those of other programs in North Texas. While they are taught about the values of competition, they are also maintaining their grades at a satisfactory level in order to attain the ultimate prize of being named a Pop Warner National Champion.


In an effort to keep pace with the many new changes in the cheer & dance industry, we offer two types of spirit squads yearly which are competitive and non competitive are recognized by our National Pop Warner office.  


Traditional: August 1 - December 31

Year Round: January 1 – July 31


Some people would say that cheerleading is not a sport, but we beg to differ in North Texas.  With over 300 cheerleaders each season we instruct not only in game time cheers, but motion technique, stunting, tumbling as well as dancing that get the girls ready for the next level of cheering as well as Nationals.


We pride our self on being the best of the best!

....Dance

dance squad or dance team is a sport team that participates in competitive dance

In a routine, a squad will incorporate a specific dance style (i.e. hip-hopjazz or lyrical), technical work (tumbling, leaps, turns, kicks, splits, jumps) and, within Pop Warner, pom-poms.

Dance is a highly competitive sport and North Texas Pop Warner dance teams compete on local, regional, and national levels. Teams are judged on a number of criteria including form, team unison, showmanship, precision of motions, jumps, leaps, turns, choreography, enthusiasm, and, visual use of pom-poms.
 
North Texas has been known nationally for strong dance teams as well as our cheer teams.

The Road to Nationals starts in North Texas….


The 2014 Pop Warner National Cheer & Dance Championships will take place from Saturday, December 6th through Saturday, December 13th at ESPN Wide World of Sports™ Complex.

Safety First

Safety First is the latest of a number of safety initiatives that Cheerleading's governing bodies have implemented in past years.
The results show, among other things, that cheer's total catastrophic injuries were cut in half from 2005 to 2006*, and that cheerleading's injuries per 100,000 participants is only 2.0, significantly less than the figures for popular women's sports such as gymnastics.

Below are some tips compiled by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association that help reduce cheerleader injuries at all levels:

Proper Conditioning:  Physically prepare and maintain your body’s strength, flexibility, and stamina for stunting and tumbling.   Strengthen your core muscles (abdominal and lower back muscles) along with the upper and lower body and include aerobic (running, jogging, cycling, swimming) and anaerobic (wind sprints, circuit training) activities.
         
Exercise Reminders:  Warm up, stretch and cool down for every practice or competition and be sure to rest.

Proper Equipment:  Practice on mats or padded flooring until your routines are perfected.  Make sure the mats are adequately sized and sufficient for the activities you’re performing.

Spotting:  Have trained spotters present and engaged at all times.

Knowledgeable Coaches:  Make sure your coaches are certified in safety, first aid, CPR and AED use.

No Horseplay:  Focus at all times during stunting and tumbling activities.

Communication:  Request that your coaches review safety precautions, rules and regulations with the squad on a regular basis, and that they establish and implement an emergency action plan.