Are you ready?
- Get Your Paperwork. Hang on to all your forms and REPORT CARD. Your Team Parent should have already or will be contacting you soon to gather those items after teams have been formed. Download your Pop Warner required forms HERE.
- Get a physical. Your child must have a physical between 1/1/2016 and 8/1/2016 in order to participate in Pop Warner. Make sure you have your doctor sign the 2016 National Pop Warner Form.
- Get OUTSIDE. Don’t wait until 8/8. Cheerleaders need to stretch, jump and tumble every day starting now. Football players need to put on their helmet and do some work OUTSIDE. Be sure your Viper is being active in the outdoors. We practice and play outside in August – November and ..it..is..HOT! Get them acclimated to the heat by starting now…and HYDRATE!! Check out some great summer camp offerings from our sponsors to keep your Viper active this Summer including Viper Football Camp at VHS led by Coach Drew Sanders! Viper camp is 7/25-7/28…the ideal lead into our preseason practices!
- Get your Gear. Practice Gear for Cheer is: white t-shirt, black shorts, white tennis/cheer shoes, hair up in a ponytail and BIG water jug. For practice gear for football, check with your coach re: color of practice jersey, but otherwise white football pants with pads, cleats, shoulder pads, helmets, BIG water jug and Mouth Guards (get extras…the boys chew, lose and otherwise destroy these things on a regular basis.) Click HERE for 20% discount at Dick’s on 7/23!
Four Points Pop Warner is proud to announce our new Mitey Mite Football Head Coach: Preston James! Welcome to the Viper Nation, Coach! …and we’ll let him introduce himself to you!
From Coach James:
I’m a native of NY, born in the Bronx and also lived upstate in NY. I am a NY Yankees and NY Giants fan ( sorry to my Boston friends) ! For all those who don’t know, but know the two of us, my sister is N’yoka Coleman!!!! (YES, I know a lot of people didn’t know that!!!! ). I am married to my wife Kim and we have FOUR wonderful kids ( 3 girls and a boy). I grew up playing all kinds of sports, including Pop Warner Football with the Valley Cottage Indians! My best sports were basketball, football, and baseball! My Football career was derailed early due to internal kidney issues, but went on to have very good HS career in basketball and baseball. I began coaching Pop Warner, 12 and under, at 17/18 years old for a few years then went off to college. I also successfully coached 10-under competitive basketball teams as a camp counselor for two summers when I was 17-18 years old). I then picked up coaching again with Reston Pop Warner League after college.
I went to college at Howard University in Washington, DC and lived in the area for 13-14 years, then migrated to Atlanta, Ga in ’94. There, I got married to Kim, we attended the 1996 Olympics where everyone thought I was Olympic Gold Medalist, Michael Johnson ( I can show you pictures, it was pretty scary to see the similarities! LOL). From Atlanta, we moved to Austin in 1997 which was supposed to be a very temporary 2 year stop, but 18 years later, we are still here!
I “retired” from Dell in 2014 after almost 21 years and in 2015 I was appointed to be the Entrepreneur in Residence in the McCombs Business School (Herb Kelleher Center). I am also Founder/CEO of Ascension International which is a consulting/advisory firm for Tech Startups and Small Businesses.
I love enabling and empowering people, especially young people, to grow and realize their full potential in order to be the best they can be. No doubt, winning is more fun than losing, but It’s not aways about winning in the early childhood days, For me, it’s really about enjoying, having fun and developing the kids the right way! I hold very dear the belief that the greatest gift you can give another human being is the gift of your time. That said, in this latest chapter of my life, I am genuinely giving a lot of myself to the community through sports, consulting/advising and serving on the a few non-profit boards! It’s what I love to do and it’s part of the legacy I’d like to leave behind!
**5/26 Update: Game still on and will start at 6:30pm**
Free Game entry + Autographs
FREE Entry to the Spring Game and an autograph session with the VHS Vipers on the field for anyone sporting their FPPW jersey or cheer uniform on Thursday! Check out the invitation from our friends at Vandegrift High School and Vandegrift Vipers Football: Viper Bites/Spring Game.