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Frequently Asked Questions

Clifton Park Valor Football FAQ

Q: What is Clifton Park Valor? 
A: Clifton Park Valor is a newly organized Pop Warner football team in Clifton Park, New York. 

Q: What league does Clifton Park Valor play in?
A:  Clifton Park Valor is a member of the Capital District Pop Warner League, which is a member of the National Pop Warner League. 

Q: What are the age and weight limits of Clifton Park Valor players? 
A: In its inaugural season, Clifton Park Valor will field one team in the Junior Peewee Division. Boys and girls ages 8-11 can play in this league. A child’s age on July 31st is his/her age for the season.

Weight limits: 8, 9 and 10 year old’s must weigh between 60 and 115 lbs. 11 year old’s must weigh between 60 and 95 lbs. Beginning with the second week of the season, the maximum weight limits increase by 1 lb. per week for all players. 

Q: What other Capital District communities participate in Junior Peewee football? 
A:  In 2018, fourteen other communities fielded teams at the Junior Peewee level: 

American Division: Bethlehem, Cohoes, Guilderland, Rensselaer, Saratoga, South Glens Falls, South Troy, and Troy. 
National Division: Albany, Averill Park, Green County, Northern Colombia County, Ravena, and Schenectady.

We have not yet been told which division we will be placed in, nor do we know whether or not there will be cross over games between these divisions.

Q: Are there any plans to field any additional teams or cheerleaders? 
A:  Not at this time. Depending upon community support, enthusiasm and fundraising, different divisions and/or cheerleaders could be added in later seasons. 

Q: When does the season begin and what is the practice format? 
A:  Practice begins on August 1, 2019. From August 1, 2019, until the school year starts, a team can practice a maximum of 10 hours per week, any combination of days and hours per week. The Clifton Park Valor will practice 4 days per week at 2.5 hours per day during this time.  

Once school starts, practice is limited to 3 times per week. There are no maximum hour limitations. Although, as we proceed into the Fall, practice will be limited by daylight. 

Q: What is the Clifton Park Valor game schedule? 
A:  Game schedules have not been circulated yet. However, Clifton Park Valor will have 8 regular season games, 4 at home and 4 away. Games will be scheduled on Saturdays at 5 p.m or 7:00 p.m or Sunday at noon or 3:00 p.m.

Q: Where will Clifton Park Valor practice and play?
A:  After several very productive meetings with Shenendehowa administrative and athletic departments heads Valor has been assured that grass fields will be made available for all Valor practices and the Shenendehowa Varsity turf field will be available for use for all home games. 

Q: Does Clifton Park Valor have the support of Shen and its Athletic department?
A: Yes. After several meetings and intense Q&A regarding the goals of Clifton Park Valor we are happy to report that Clifton Park Valor will have the same support and recognition as the other youth football league in town. 

Q: Are there playoffs? 

A:  Yes. The top-performing teams as determined by won/loss record in the Capital District Pop Warner League will advance to CDPW League playoffs. The Capital District Pop Warner League champion may then have an option to proceed to regional and then national playoffs which culminate in a super-bowl type atmosphere at the Wide World of Sports in Orlando, Florida in late November or early December. As a first-year team, it has not been determined yet if we will be allowed into this playoff format. Information will be provided on this site as we are provided with the same. 

Q: How do I register my child, what is the size of the team roster, etc.? 
A:  A registration date has not yet been determined. Once that date has been determined, it will prominently be displayed on this website. At this point, Clifton Park Valor has decided they will have a 20 person roster. 

Q: What is the cost to play on Clifton Park Valor and what equipment does the team provide? 
A:  A final decision on the registration fee has not yet been met. It is estimated that the registration fee will be between $200 and $250 per player. 

Team issued equipment: home jersey, away jersey, practice jersey, shoulder pads.

Player responsibility: 

  • Game pants and corresponding knee and thigh pads. The color of pants will be determined at a later date. A color will be chosen so a player can wear the same pants for practice and games. Cleats, socks, mouthpiece, and any additional pads your child may choose to wear such as wrist pads or arm pads, etc. 

  • Helmet: In today’s environment, we suspect each parent would prefer to purchase a helmet of their choice that meets their personal safety criteria. If the cost of a helmet proves insurmountable for a family, kindly speak to one of our coaches in a confidential setting and arrangements will be made to provide a team-issued helmet to your child at no cost. The color of the helmets will be determined at a later date.

  • Any and all team-issued equipment must be returned to the team at the end of the season. A parent will be billed for any equipment not returned at 120% of the equipment’s actual cost to account for cost increases, mailing/handling, etc.

Q: How is Clifton Park Valor funded? 

A:  The official name of our corporate organization is: Clifton Park Pop Warner & Cheer, Inc. We are a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation which means donations are tax deductible. We do not receive any public funds and this being our first year of existence we are faced with significant expenses for such items as football equipment, football uniforms, field rentals, etc. 

Our organization is entirely funded with donations. If you are interested in making a donation, an informational letter and sponsor donation form can be accessed by clicking below. To date the Clifton Park community has been both very supportive and generous to Valor. Please support all of our donors that are listed on the Sponsorship page of this website.

Contact Us

Clifton Park Pop Warner & Cheer

800 Route 146, Suite 320
Clifton Park, New York 12065

Phone: 518-365-0996
Email: [email protected]

Clifton Park Pop Warner & Cheer

800 Route 146, Suite 320
Clifton Park, New York 12065

Phone: 518-365-0996
Email: [email protected]
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