Gilbert Pop Warner is 100% volunteer. Gilbert PW needs volunteers in order to make the season happen! Please consider volunteering...every little bit helps!
If you are interested in being a coach, assistant coach, team business manager for football or cheer, please fill out the volunteer application and mail to :
Gilbert Pop Warner
PO Box 2121
Gilbert, AZ 85299
or email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Who are our volunteers?
Tier 1 (required to have a background check)
Board of Directors members and any other persons, volunteers or hired workers, who provide regular service to the league and/or have repetitive access to, or contact with, players and/or spirit participants. Including coaches, assistant coaches, team managers, coach trainees.
Snack bar helpers, Chain Gang, Play Monitors, Set-Up/Clean-Up, Various
Who are our volunteers?
Board of Directors: The board of directors shall be voted on at the end of each season. If you would like to be on the Board simply ask to be placed on the ballet by Nov 28th. You must have been a member of the previous year to be placed on ballet.
Head Coach / Assistant Coach
Our coaches are ALL volunteers. They spend 50-100 hours preparing for the season, and then another 150-200 hours during the season. They attend clinics on safety, sports injuries, coaching and motivating kids, practice organization and the philosophy of our program. They make alot of personal sacrifices, so we ask that you support the coaches and whenever you get a chance, please extend your thanks to them for their dedication and commitment.
Next to the Head Coach, the Team Manager is one of the most important persons for a successful team. The Team Manager is responsible for the following:
Assist with paperwork collection for the team.
Provide coaches with feedback from the parents.
Assist in lining up game day volunteers.
Develop a call and email list to inform players of last minute changes or cancellations.
Hand out or email communications to parents from the league or coaches.
Two are needed each week - one for our team, and one for the opposing team. This is a very important job and if possible, it would be great if the same parent would do it each week for our team. A second monitor is required for the other team as well (there are 2 monitors on each sideline). It allows the parent up close and personal access to the sideline and a great way to get to know the players. This usually only takes the 1st half of a game to complete.
Three people are needed for the down marker and chains during home games. You get a sideline view of the game!
Pop Warner Back Ground Check
Pop Warner programs nationwide are required to annually conduct a background check of Coaches, Board of Directors members and any other persons, volunteers or hired workers, who provide regular service to the league and/or have repetitive access to, or contact with, players and/or spirit participants. The purpose of these background checks is, first and foremost, to protect the children and all of our young athletes.
It is important to everyone involved in the Pop Warner program that our children are participating in an environment as safe as we can make it.
A current Pop Warner Photo ID will be REQUIRED for anyone "inside the fence" , in the gym or within the practice area during practices, regular season games, cheerleading competitions, and post-season events. Anyone on the field (inside the fence, etc.) with participants will be required to wear their photo ID at all times. Anyone without properly displayed photo ID's will be asked to leave the field area. This includes coaching staff during games… the ID's MUST be displayed!!! We must enforce this procedure to ensure that only those who have submitted to background checks have access to the kids.