1st Day of Practice is almost here!

We are super excited to start the 2017 Oceanside Pop Warner season! It's going to be a fun and exciting time for all the players -- and their families! Don't forget to arrive early, bring water, and have the proper footwear, practice wear & equipment. Please talk to your Head Coach or Team Parent if you have any ... More

Cheer Music Policy Changes

Hello OPW Families This year is the flagship year for the music changes in Cheer. In previous years, the OPW Cheer & Dance program was able to use any type of music for our cheer and dance routines.  This was especially vital for our competitions that the girls engage in.  However, this year, OPW will now ... More

Local Hometown Hero Volunteers Coaching Kids

  This past Saturday, February 27, 2016, our Local Hometown Hero, Sam Brenner came and visited kids who were at the weekly football clinic. Many are know Sam Brenner who plays Center for the Denver Broncos and just recently won Superbowl 50 in 2016.  What many do know know is that Sam Brenner is also an ... More

Concussion Dr is “OK” with Youth Football

The new movie "Concussion" has created a lot of media hype and public awareness regarding chronic traumatic encephalopathy" or "CTE" for short.  However, it is important to understand that the movie depicts a specific time period and should not be in the same discussion as the NFL with regards to dangers and ... More

2015 Little Scholar Winners

Each year, the most academically accomplished Pop Warner kids compete for Academic All-American status. This process begins at the association level and up through each of the eight Pop Warner regions to the national level. Students who are eligible must have maintained a minimum grade point calculated average of at ... More

Thank You Everyone!

As the 2015 Pop Warner football and cheer season comes to a close, we would like to thank everyone for their hard work and dedication in ensuring our children experienced a fun-filled season.  Oceanside Pop Warner would not be what it is today without everyone's efforts and commitment.  From parents to coaches to ... More

2016 OPW Board Election Results

We would like to Congratulate the following Candidates on winning the 2016 OPW Board elections: Executive President : Jeannette Fonoti Executive Vice President of Football: Paul Garcia Executive Secretary: Cristina Mendoza Executive Treasurer: Phil Spencer Cheer Player Agent: Nancy Cuellar Business ... More

Great Job OPW Cheerleaders!

Congratulations to our OPW Mitey-Mite and Jr Midget Cheerleaders for performing so well at the 2015 Palomar Conference JAMz competition! Special shout out to our Jr Midget Cheerleaders for placing 3rd in their division. We are all proud of each and every one of these young, talented individuals.   More

Cheerleading is NOW a Competitive High School Sport

Finally, it's official!  On Wednesday, October 7, 2015, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Assembly Bill (AB) 949 which makes Cheerleading become an official sport.  This will take into effect starting the 2017-2018 school year.  The AB 949 is known as the California High Schools Expanding Equality Respect and ... More

Opening Day Volunteers Needed!!

Opening Day is scheduled for Saturday, August 19th, 2017 at Martin Luther King Middle School in Oceanside, California.  This day is both a showcase and fundraising league-sponsored event for all of the football and cheer teams.  Parents, family members, friends, and guests are all invited to support our young student ... More

2017 Head Coaches

  We are still looking for Head Coaches.  If interested, please send an email for football to Paul at VPFootball@OPWPirates.org, or for cheer, Linh at VPCheer@OPWPirates.org. More

2017 Registration Coming Soon

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Coach Pulu Poumele

Oceanside Pop Warner is saddened by the news of Coach Pulu Poumele's passing. Coach Pulu has been a huge supporter of OPW. His son PJ played with OPW for years. As El Camino's Head Coach, he played a tremendous role in building the relationship with OPW to make it what it is today. Thank you Coach Pulu for your kind ... More

AmazonSmile — Donate while you shop!

Oceanside Pop Warner's Board of Directors is happy to announce that we are now a part of the AmazonSmile program.  This means that when a person shops at Amazon through  www.Smile.Amazon.com, Amazon will donate to Oceanside Pop Warner a small percentage of the proceeds. In essence, when people shop at Amazon, they ... More

Why Youth Strength and Conditioning Matters

Originally published on www.nsca.com Author: Rick Howard MEd, CSCS, *D Providing a safe and effective youth strength and conditioning program is only the foundation of their long-term athletic development. The Path to Performance All athletes have one thing in common – they either are, or were, youth. The youth ... More