Fullerton Junior All American Bears

The Fullerton Junior All American Bears are members of the Orange County Junior All American Football Conference (OCJAAF). Comprised of twenty-nine (29) chapter (city) members throughout the Los Angeles, Orange and Riverside counties, OCJAAF is the largest youth football and cheerleading organization in the nation. The Fullerton Junior All American Bears are honored to contribute to OCJAAF's diversity, which makes the Orange County Junior All American Football Conference number one in competition. The Fullerton Junior All American Bears are proud to sponsor OCJAAF's core values of "family" and of "community" - the standards that keep OCJAAF and the Fullerton Junior All American Bears a leading youth football and cheerleading organization. Families come in many combinations and we celebrate the word of "family" as meaning: team, the Fullerton Junior All American Bears, community and the OCJAAF Conference. There is nothing stronger than the spirit in the word of family and you will see it and feel it within the Fullerton Junior All American Bears organization and our OCJAAF Conference.

The objective of the Fullerton Junior All American Bears program is to inspire youth, regardless of race, color, creed, or national origin; to practice the ideals of health, citizenship and character; to bring our youth closer together through the means of a common interest in sportsmanship, fair play and fellowship; to impart to the game elements of safety, sanity and intelligent supervision; and to keep the welfare of the player and/or cheerleader first, foremost and entirely free of adult lust for glory.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Youth Pop Warner Football Coach Arrested On Sex Charges

Reno, NV A former Sparks Pop Warner football coach has been arrested on suspicion of having sex with a 14-year-old girl whom he met through a player, officers said.
Conoly Franklin, 36, was arrested Thursday for investigation of felony statutory sexual seduction.

Reno police Sgt. Kim Bradshaw said detectives learned of the case earlier this month when the girl, now 15, filed a separate complaint against Franklin alleging harassment.

Franklin, who coached one of the girl's relatives, met her when she was a 13-year-old middle school student.

Paula Tallent, president of Sparks Pop Warner, said Franklin passed a criminal background check before he was accepted as an assistant coach last year, she said.

"This came as a surprise to us and was the first time we had ever heard any claims against him," Tallent told the Reno Gazette-Journal.

Ed Lantis, president of Pop Warner's Sagebrush Empire League, said most teams began background checks of volunteers after a similar arrest in Reno years before. Last year, the league made background checks mandatory.

Pop Warner coach Anthony Dastolfo, then 56, was sentenced to three consecutive life sentences for sexually molesting two teenage boys who lived with him.

Dastolfo earlier was twice convicted in California for annoying and molesting children before he was confirmed a Pop Warner coach.

"There's really no fool-proof system because it might have been only until this year and he snaps and becomes a bad person," Lantis added.

Franklin, who's a father, coached boys between the ages of 8 and 10.

Story courtesy of Reno KOLO TV.

One more Pop Warner coach breaking bad.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Coach arrested in attack on parent in San Diego

Sun Apr 10, 2:03 pm ET SAN DIEGO - Authories say a youth football coach was arrested during a game in San Diego after he allegedly punched and kicked a parent, who was knocked unconscious when he hit the ground. San Diego police say the coach, 32-year-old Saivaauli Savaiinea, was arrested Saturday afternoon on suspicion of felony battery. He reportedly attacked 32-year-old Mark Cannon during an argument. Police say Cannon tripped over his own feet, fell and hit his head on concrete. Cannon was taken to a trauma center with head injuries. Police had no word on his condition Sunday. Police Lt. Dan Christman tells the San Diego Union Tribune that Savaiinea reportedly thought he overheard Cannon trying to recruit one of his players. "The coach threw the first punch and struck the parent on the shoulder and then kicked him in the stomach," Christman said. Christman said Cannon then began backing away from the blows. "He tripped and hit his head on the concrete. He may have suffered some serious injuries," Christman said. He said the incident was witnessed by several other parents, cheerleaders and children. The two men were with opposing teams of 9, 10, and 11-year-old kids from Chula Vista, Calif.. It happened late Saturday afternoon after a football game between the Islanders and Panthers National Youth Sports Pop Warner teams. Story courtesy of San Diego's KGTV 10. Pop Warner "coaches" at it again.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Pop Warner Fees

Pop Warner's current national fees for their individual chapter is:

$35 for a tackle team
$25 for a cheer squad
$15 for a flag team

The question that logically follows is why are registration fees for Pop Warner so high?