The mission of Pop Warner Little Scholars is to enable young people to benefit from participation in team sports and activities in a safe and structured environment. Through this active participation, Pop Warner programs teach fundamental values, skills and knowledge that young people will use throughout their lives.  The Boys & Girls Club organizes Club football teams, called Mean Green.  Practice begins August each year and teams play through the fall. 

Pop Warner seeks to provide fun athletic learning opportunities for children, while emphasizing the importance of academic success.  Specifically, Pop Warner seeks to familiarize players and spirit participants with the fundamentals of football, cheerleading and dance. Pop Warner strives to inspire youth, regardless of race, creed or national origin, to practice the ideals of sportsmanship, scholarship and physical fitness as reflected in the life of the late Glenn Scobie "Pop” Warner.

As the only national youth sports organization that requires scholastic aptitude to participate, Pop Warner is committed to developing America's young people on the field and off. Each year Pop Warner continues to expand its efforts in team and activity participation, as well as visibility and outreach in the community.  

To sign up to play Mean Green Football, please be sure to fill out ALL of the forms below and return to Chad Melvin at our Club Office (West Gastonia Unit @ 310 S. Boyd St.) or via email at cmelvin@bgcgreatergaston.org.  To download each form, simply click on the links below.  Don't forget to review the Form Check List to make sure you haven't missed anything!
Welcome Letter
Code of Conduct
Player Contract
Health Physical Form
Form Check List

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