Cheerleading

Pop Warner Spirit teams have participated for several decades on the football sidelines (Pep Squads, Majorettes, etc.); however, cheerleading was not officially introduced until the 1970’s. 

Today, thousands of youth participate in Pop Warner Cheerleading and Dance teams around the United States.

The Cheer and Dance Program offers teams a wide range of opportunity for young athletes at all skill levels: Novice, Intermediate and Advanced.  

Pop Warner has established one set of spirit rules along with JAMZ, the Pop Warner Education Development Partner and the original developer of the Youth Cheer and Dance Alliance (YCADA).   

Together with YCADA, Pop Warner is able to provide online educational courses for its coaches, administrators and judges on team skill levels for Cheer Teams (PW 1, 2, 3 & 4) and for Dance Teams (Pom Performance, Theme Dance & Hip Hop). Pop Warner also offers additional competition opportunities in Sideline Performance Cheer and Skill Games.

With continued education, the Pop Warner Coaching Staff provides basic instruction, training and conditioning for both football games and competition.

Teams participate on the sidelines at football games for home and most away games through to the Pop Warner Super Bowl. In addition to Game Day, teams participate in qualifying spirit events (League and Region) through to a Pop Warner National Championship.

The Pop Warner National Cheer and Dance Championships (started in 1988) are now held in December located in ESPN’s Wide World of Sports Complex in Kissimmee, Florida.  

For a complete list of Pop Warner guidelines, please download the Official Pop Warner Rulebook.

STAFF

Manatee Wildcats Board
Founder- Charles A. Tomeo
President - Nicholas Pagnotta
 
Football & Cheerleading
VP of Operations/Commissioner - Adrian Cruz
Assistant Football Commissioner - Marc Normandin
Cheer Coordinator - Melissa Cruz
Football Registrar - Claire Walz
Cheer Registrar - Shannon Cooper
Scholastics - Dana Catlett
 

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The Manatee Wildcats Youth Football & Cheer Organization is a member of the FYD conference of the Pop Warner Organization. Founded in 1986 by Dr. Charles Tomeo.

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