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Welcome to South Charlotte Patriots Football 2022!

SCRA Fall Football 2022 registration is closed for the 2022 Season. 

South Charlotte Patriots vs Clover Eagles

Are You Ready for Some Football?

South Charlotte sure is! We have worked long and hard to find the right organization to associate with, that holds our values of fun, good sportsmanship and the necessity of being a scholar-athlete, with the emphasis on "scholar".

Our choice was to join the Pop Warner Football Association. Besides being around for 75 years and well respected, they share a common philosophy regarding children and sports, in particular football: fun, safety, learning, development, and a focus on scholastics. Children are required to play in their own age and weight bracket.

We play under the local association of Pop Warner called the Pop Warner Little Panthers. More information on our league can be found at www.popwarnerlittlepanthers.org



Pop Warner General Program Information


Pop Warner Football has been around since the inception of the league in 1929 by founder Joseph J. Tomlin as a four-team conference in Northeast Philadelphia.
Since then, participation has steadily increased to today's record numbers. Over 250,000 youths participated in Pop Warner-sanctioned football programs in 2010, and those numbers are continuing to grow.


All South Charlotte Patriots coaches will be trained and required to complete the USA Football Youth Coach Certification Program. Topics include Health & Safety, Concussion Awareness, Heat & Emergency Action Planning.  Also included in the certification is Abuse Prevention, Foundations of Transformational Coaching and Quality Coaching and the Principles of Contact.  Kids compete with kids of similar age. Pop Warner is the ONLY youth football program (local, regional and national) that sets and enforces a strict safety program both on the field and game environments.  This Certification Program is USCCE approved and NCACE accredited.

Did you know that Pop Warner football is safer than soccer? Pop Warner football has 12% fewer injuries per capita among 5-15 year olds than organized soccer in the same age range! (U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, NEISS)

Read more about the benefits of playing Pop Warner Football!


Pop Warner exists to use football, cheerleading, dance and a respect for education to develop strong, smart, responsible, healthy young men and women. We give them experiences that build their appreciation for and understanding of leadership, teamwork, and discipline.
While individual statistics may be more common, particularly among older football players, Pop Warner only recognizes the athletic accomplishments of the team, not the individual. We don't track personal tallies of touchdowns or yards rushing per game. We don't count sacks or blocked kicks. We applaud the athletic efforts of the team to reinforce the importance of teamwork, with each member.
We don't try to build stars. We don't want to over-inflate a young ego, nor do we want to risk injuring the self-esteem of a young person. Whether our kids have good days or bad, they are still an integral part of our team…and always will be.