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Welcome to Torrance Pop Warner! We are excited that your athlete is interested in joining the Panther Family.  Our staff of volunteers will do all we can to provide your family the information and support you need  to become a member of one of our TYFC teams.  Whether your child is a first time player or a seasoned veteran, we hope you will enjoy your experience with our organization.

Torrance Pop Warner exists to use football, cheerleading, and a respect for education to develop strong, smart, responsible, healthy athletes. We give them experiences that build their appreciation for and understanding of leadership, teamwork, and discipline.


Torrance Pop Warner only recognizes the athletic accomplishments of the team, not the individual. We don't track personal tallies of touchdowns or yards rushing per game. We don't count sacks or blocked kicks. We applaud the athletic efforts of the team to reinforce the importance of teamwork, with each member.

We don't try to build stars. We don't want to over-inflate a young ego, nor do we want to risk injuring the self-esteem of a young person. Whether our kids have good days or bad, they are still an integral part of our team…and always will be.

We are eligible to field teams for ages 7-14, and .  We will do our best to place your athlete in the most age appropriate team.  

Age-Based Tackle Football:

A child's age on July 31 is his/her age for the season. It is possible that players may have to merge into other divisions depending on registration numbers.

  • 8U: ages 7-8; birthdates 8/1/15 - 7/31/17
  • 9U: ages 7-9; birthdates 8/1/14 - 7/31/17
  • 10U: ages 8-10; birthdates 8/1/13 - 7/31/16
  • 11U: ages 9-11; birthdates 8/1/12 - 7/31/15
  • 12U: ages10-12; birthdates 8/1/11 - 7/31/14
  • 13U: ages 11-13; birthdates 8/1/10 - 7/31/13
  • 14U: ages 12-14; birthdates 8/1/09 - 7/31/12

2024 SEASON IMPORTANT DATES:

Registration  March 1, 2024.

 

UNIFORM AND EQUIPMENT FITTING:

We will hold two Uniform and Equipment Fittings. You must attend one of them.

  • April TBD
  • June TBD

*There is an equipment deposit of $250 that is due at the time of your fitting. Deposits will be returned at the end of the season when equipment is turned back in. All TYFC issued gear is inventoried and required to be returned at the end of the 2024 season.


OFFICIAL SEASON START DATE: AUGUST 1ST

This will be the start of our mandatory conditioning (minimum of 20 hours). Please try to schedule family vacations around this time period, as any conditioning hours missed will need to be made up prior to entering the regular season. We strongly recommend that your child begin to prepare for this conditioning at least one month prior to the start date. 

 

MANDATORY CONDITIONING:

  • Week 1 (10 hours): August 1st-5th TBD
  • Week 2  (10 hours): August 8th-12th TBD

EARLY SEASON PRACTICE : Post-conditioning / Pre-game schedule up to 4 days/week (Days and times are subject to change based on coaches’ availability and preferences)

  • Week 3: August 13th-16th TBD
  •  Week 4: August  19th-23rd TBD

REGULAR SEASON PRACTICE: 3 days/week (days and times will be finalized once teams are formed and coaches selected)

 MANDATORY PLAYER CERTIFICATION: Pop Warner certifications are to ensure player eligibility for each division. If your child cannot be there they will not be certified to play in the 2024 season.

FAQ

Q.  When does the season start?

A.Start Date: August 1st.The season starts with a two week mandatory conditioning (20-hours). Players will not be able to make contact during practice until they have completed the first 10 hours of conditioning. Please try to schedule family vacations prior to this date. We strongly recommend that your child begin to prepare for this at least one month prior to the start date. Please contact the athletic director with any questions or issues regarding the start date.

Q.  How many games are there during the season?
A.  Tackle teams play ten games with possible playoff and championship games. The Tackle season ends mid - late November.
Teams can also choose to continue playing after the season is over at Invitational and Bowl games hosted by other Associations.

 

Q.  Where are the games played?
A. Tackle football home games are held at Zamperini Stadium (Torrance High School football stadium). There are typically 2 home games a season for our tackle teams. The other games will be held at other leagues in our conference.
We are part of Southern California  Conference and we will play teams surrounding Torrance, including (but not limited to) Palos Verdes, Redondo Beach, Watts and Culver City. We also may travel to other locations such as Pasadena, Antelope Valley and Lancaster, so families should be prepared to travel to away games on certain Saturdays. Please visit the  Southern California Conference website for more info on the field locations of the other leagues we compete against.

Q.  Are all games played on the weekend?
A.  Yes. All the games are played on Saturdays.

Q.  How do I register my child?
A.  Registration paperwork and instructions can be found online at  Torrance-panthers.com. Paperwork & fees must be turned in at an In-Person Registration Event. We will hold Uniform and Equipment Fittings in April and June. All required paperwork listed below needs to be turned in by June 30th.

Q.  Can I get a refund if my child drops out of football?

A. A participant has until June 7th, 2024 to drop out of TYFC to receive a refund of your registration fee. Participants who drop out between March 1 and April 30th  will receive a refund, less an administrative  fee of $50. Participants who drop out between May 1st and June 7th will receive a refund, less an administrative fee of $100.
NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN AFTER JUNE 7TH. This refund policy applies to both football and cheer programs.

Participants who plan on canceling their registration must notify the league President by email. The date of notification is the effective cancellation date.

Q.  What do the registration fees go towards?
A.  There is significantly more participation time and equipment provided to the participant in Pop Warner compared to most other recreational sports. Our athletes are supervised in TYFC programs for almost 700 hours of practice and game time during a regular season. 

Your registration fees contribute to the following costs: fees for use of the schools, fields, and parks for practices and games, game day custodians, referees, field lights, uniforms, Southern California Conference fees, game day onsite EMTs, picture package, insurance, cheer accessories, cheer competition, cheer camps, equipment reconditioning, and new equipment purchases. 

Every coach and board member in TYFC is a volunteer and without our additional fundraising efforts, we would lose money on each participant who signs up for TYFC.

Q.  What is included with registration?
A. 

  • A minimum of 6-8 games for Tackle teams as well as possible playoff game(s)
  • Fees pay for Pop Warner insurance, Southern California Conference team fees as well as all high school field, lights, custodian and referee fees
  • Registration fees also cover all coaches training, practice equipment and bags
  • Individual and Team picture package
  • TYFC Spirit Pack (shorts, shirt, socks) and TYFC Uniform. Your child will keep their jersey, pants and spirit wear.

*Players must supply their own cleats and mouth guards.

Q: How much volunteer time is expected from parents? 
A: Parents are expected to volunteer for league and/or team activities during  TYFC's season, which includes playoffs, bowl games and cheer competitions. Each family is required to put in a minimum of 4 volunteer hours. Opportunities include (but are not limited to), assisting during game day (field security, parking lot patrol, chain gang, field set up/take down, spotter duty, score board, snack bar duty, and other team specific duties). The league will be collecting a $200 check per player from each family. Once volunteer requirements are met, your check will be returned.

Q.  What division will my child play in?
A.

8U (7-8)8/1/2015 - 7/31/2017
9U (7-8-9)8/1/2014 - 7/31/2017
10U (8-9-10)8/1/2013 - 7/31/2016
11U (9-10-11)8/1/2012 - 7/31/2015
12U (10-11-12)8/1/2011 - 7/31/2014
13U (11-12-13)8/1/2010 - 7/31/2013
14U (12-13-14)8/1/2009 - 7/31/2012

TYFC highly recommends that each athlete plays in the lowest division they are eligible for. Team assignments are done by TYFC.

Contact Us

Torrance Youth Football and Cheerleading Association

24325 Crenshaw Blvd, 0345
Torrance, California 90505

Phone: 424-209-9257
Email: [email protected]

Torrance Youth Football and Cheerleading Association

24325 Crenshaw Blvd, 0345
Torrance, California 90505

Phone: 424-209-9257
Email: [email protected]
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