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Three Strike Rule

Peninsula Pop Warner Little Scholars Standard Operating Procedures Three Strike Rule SOP 024 Effective: 1996 Season Date Issued: June 24, 1996 Updated: May 2013 Revised Date: June 7, 2013 Purpose: The purpose of this procedure is to detail the League’s...

Tiny Mites Guidelines

Peninsula Pop Warner Little Scholars Standard Operating Procedures Tiny Mites Guidelines SOP 051 Effective: 1997 Season Date Issued: July 5, 2005 Updated: May 2013 Revised Date: June 8, 2013 Purpose: The purpose of this procedure is to outline the League policies for...

Score Differentials

Peninsula Pop Warner Little Scholars Standard Operating Procedures Score Differentials SOP 016 Effective: 1993 Season Date Issued: April 5, 1993 Updated: May 2013 Revised Date: June 7, 2013 Purpose: The purpose of this procedure is to provide a program for the League...

Mitey-Mite Guidelines

Peninsula Pop Warner Little Scholars Standard Operating Procedures MITEY-MITE GUIDELINES SOP 026 Effective: 1997 Season Date Issued: July 5, 1997 Updated: May 2013 Revised Date: June 8, 2013 Purpose: The purpose of this procedure is to outline the League’s...

Mandatory Play Rule (MPR)

Peninsula Pop Warner Little Scholars Standard Operating Procedures Mandatory Play Rule (MPR) SOP 003 Effective 1992 Season Date Issued: March 6, 1992 Updated Date: May, 2013 Revised: June 7, 2013 Purpose: The purpose of this procedure is to document the League...

Is Officiating For You?

Is it for you? Referees and umpires represent some of the most unpopular figures in arenas and stadiums around the world. Perhaps this is because millions of adoring fans and hundreds of nervous athletes on both sides of the coin toss understand the power that the men...

What qualities or skills do I need to be a good official?

There are many factors that combine together to make someone a good official. Weaknesses in one area are often overcome by exceeding in others. A few of the most important factors are: Judgment: A good official is not someone that sees everything and throws a flag for...

What are the benefits of Officiating?

As you start officiating the benefits you will enjoy are almost too long to list. There are a number of benefits that are enjoyed by all officials. Other benefits are much more personal and are determined on an individual basis: It is a great way to stay involved in...

What does a football official do?

The primary responsibility of any officiating crew is to ensure that the game is played fairly and safely between two opponents. Each individual official on the football crew will be responsible for a particular area of play and will use "keys" to read the...

Official USA Football Rule on Trick Plays

    Official USA Football Rule on Trick Plays There has been much debate about trick plays in youth football the last few weeks. We’ve all seen, and discussed, the merits of such plays. Below is a passage from our 2010 Youth Football Rulebook regarding...