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  • President/Commissioner completes a brief online application to register the organization with Heads Up Football℠.
  • Within the application, each local Pop Warner association must nominate a Player Safety Coach (PSC).
  • All Pop Warner coaches (head and assistants) must register for USA Football Coach Membership. 
  • All Pop Warner coaches (head and assistants) must complete the USA Football Level 1 Coach Certification Course annually
  • New coaches take the full USA Football Level 1 Course and previously certified coaches take the Re-certification Quiz.


Working with leading football experts and medical professionals, USA Football developed Heads Up Football specifically to meet the needs of player safety. 

Upland Pop Warner implements the Heads Up Football program — and are realizing the benefits that certified coaches and a commitment to safety can bring. Listen to what league administrators are saying about encouraging consistent high standards and training across all of their teams.

Cheer coach certifications help expand your knowledge, so you can make your league better and safer.

What certifications do Upland Pop Warner Coaching Staff have? 

Cheer Coaches and Cheer Coordinator

Each year Cheer Coordinators and Coaching staff go to training designed just for Pop Warner coaching staff. The objective of the course is to both motivate and educate. All aspects of coaching youth athletes will be didcussed- everythig from dreaded paperwork to exciting championship preparation. Coaches learn Progression of Training Courses and Retention of Your Youth Athletes. During the cheerleading training program, coaches will focus on how to go about teaching many of the key fundamentals of cheerleading, enhance their knowledge and teaching skills to help guide the cheerleaders in a safe enviornment, fun and rewarding experience. 

During the enrich training, coaches are provided with the most effective and exciting ways to learn. Cheer Coaches learn the fundamentals of warm ups, arm and leg movements, formations, cheering, jumps, tumbling, roundoffs, stunting, teaching life skills, dance routines and the most important, cheer safety.  One staff member must be CPR and First Aid certified. Coaches are provided an overview of first aid and best practices for any first aid situations.Each year, coaches go through a Mt Baldy approved Clinic, YCADA and JAMZ training to better their coaching skills. 

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