Attention Parents: Sign Up for Football and Cheer!

Scripps Ranch Pop Warner (SRPW) teaches the fundamentals of football and cheer, as well as discipline and teamwork while allowing kids to make new friends. Children ages 5 to 7 can participate in flag football and children ages 7 to 15 years old can participate in tackle football. Our cheer squads are open to children 5 to 15 years old and are a great way to learn team building, as well as prepare them for high school cheer tryouts.

We strongly recommend all participants sign up in the lowest age division possible. A child’s age on or before July 31 is his or her age for the season. We will have teams in divisions ranging from Flag to Varsity. Discounts may apply for returning players who reuse their jerseys as well as siblings.

  1. Sign up online at www.scrippsranchpopwarner.com
  2. Print all forms, see below
  3. Bring all forms to the in-person registration at the Scripps Ranch Recreation Center on Blue Cypress Drive on the following dates:
  • Sunday, May 1, 1–3 pm
  • Wednesday, May 11, 5:30–7:30 pm
  • Tuesday, May 24, 6–8 pm

Required forms are:

  • Player(s) contract forms
  • Copy of child’s birth certificate
  • Current 2×3 color photo
  • Completed physical—only if completed, otherwise not due until July
  • A copy of your child’s final 2016 school report card is due in July

There will be a nurse practitioner at our in-person registrations to do physicals for an additional fee paid directly to the facility. The cost may be $30–$35 per player.

Congratulations to our 2015 Pee Wee tackle football team who made it to the divisional championship game last season. Our Pee Wee cheer squad placed second in our regional competition and qualified for Nationals for the fourth year in a row!

We look forward to seeing our returning players and welcoming new faces! For more information on SRPW, visit www.scrippsranchpopwarner.com. Go Falcons!

Candee Cruz and Emmeline Duncan, SRPW Event Coordinators

 The National Junior Basketball (NJB) program is designed to introduce, teach, and develop the fundamentals of basketball to our youth and promote good sportsmanship, teamwork, and healthy competition. This creates a valuable learning experience for our children.

Scripps Ranch NJB just completed its 18th season with 475 neighborhood boys and girls in grades 3–8 who made up our 48 teams! We are very grateful for our local sponsors—please see the full-page ad on the opposite page—who helped fund and support this year’s league. We would not have been able to provide such a great program without their help.

League play concluded the last weekend in February with our Division 1 tournament, where Teams Daza and Fields were the division champions. Our closing ceremony right after the championship game was a big hit. It included a special guest, former NBA player Jim Brogan.

Our 13 All-Star teams competed in several NJB post-season tournaments through March. As we close another season, we want to thank our players, coaches, parents, and Scripps Ranch High School for making the season such a success!

We look forward to seeing you on the courts next fall! Please contact us at [email protected] or visit www.scrippsranchnjb.org with any questions.

Tania Kramer and Marilou Pennington, NJB Chapter Directors

Free YMCA Soccer and Basketball Clinics in Scripps!

The Rancho Family YMCA Spring Youth Sports Leagues start on Saturday, Apr. 2, with a soccer clinic and basketball clinic. Both are open and free to the public. The free instructional clinics are for ages 4 to 13 and are a great way to introduce your child to youth sports in a safe and fun way. All clinics are at the YMCA’s Scripps Poway Parkway site at 10481 Scripps Poway Parkway, near the “new” Vons.

Spring soccer and basketball leagues run from Saturday, Apr. 23, through Saturday, June 18, and registration is open now for all age groups. Visit www.rancho.ymca.org for specific times for each clinic and to check out other programming at our YMCA Scripps Poway Parkway site.

Scripps Ranch Soccer Club

The Scripps Ranch Soccer Club (SRSC) is preparing for the 2016–2017 regular soccer season. Registration will be done online, with fees being handled by credit cards. Please promptly visit www.scrippsranchsc.com to complete registration.

We thank the many talented players who participated in our competitive soccer tryouts. Once again, we expect to field a number of skilled teams. Competitive tryouts for players born in 2001 through 1998, inclusive, take place in April. For dates and times, visit our website.

Joe Barr, SRSC President

Scholarship Deadline Nears

The Scripps Ranch Women’s Athletic Club (SRWAC) again is offering athletic and academic scholarships to high school senior girls. Eligibility requirements are:

  • Scripps Ranch resident—92131—for the past two years
  • Female senior graduating this June
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Currently active in sports and community service

Please contact your counselor for an application or download one from our website at www.srwac.org. The application must be postmarked by Friday, Apr. 15.

The SRWAC is a nonprofit organization that provides sports programs and sports-related support. Please visit www.srwac.org for more information about our group and to register for our sports leagues.

Women’s Volleyball: We offer a fun, recreational league for women 25 or older on Wednesdays from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at the Scripps Ranch Recreation Center.

Women’s Basketball: Our spring league for women 30 and older begins in May. We play on Monday nights at the Rec Center. We will have open gym nights on Mondays, Apr. 18, 25, and May 2, from 6:30 to 8 pm for new players to check us out before the spring season starts.