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.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Video of Pop Warner Parents Fighting

Pop Warner Parents Brawl in Front of Children

Here is video of Pop Warner parents brawling in front of their own children.


You have to give a hand to Pop Warner, which continues to lack organization and discipline at their local chapter levels. All the moneys donated to Pop Warner nationally and this is what the result is in cities? Makes you wonder where the moneys went...

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Pop Warner Is a Joke

Peter North
Menifee, CA

Aug 26, 2009

Holy Smokes! This is my sons first year playing Pop Warner and I must say I am not impressed! The first day of practice I was told we had like 5 days to sell crap and come up with money for a fundraiser. Then they make us buy a shirt for practice then a week later they handed out free practice jerseys?? Everything so half-assed. The picture were not on the day they were suppose to be. First game is in 3 days and my son only has his pants that he has to return at the end of the season. WTF are we paying for??$200 and everythng has to be returned at the end of the season. I understand the feild cost money, but not that much! They are freaking milking everybody for every red cent. Come on,, and get your shit toether!After this season my son will be done with Pop Warner! He will be playing Jr. all american next year.Average $$ Flag a football parent has spent..........350.00Average$$ Tackle football parent has spent..........900.00I want to know where all the money is going to.

MPW Sucks
Covina, CA

Nov 7, 2009
I agree with Peter North, my kids will NEVER participate in Pop Warner again. My first mistake was signing them up for Pop Warner instead of All American. The second was "VOLUNTEERING" to coach! I have a large family and one income household. It took planning ahead to add the expense of Pop Warner into our budget...or at least what we thought the expense would be.$325 registration for two kids. But that didn't include any equipment, so add to that $350 for a cheer uniform and $100 for cleats and other various football equipment. Then came the fundraisers,$160 for the mandatory fundraiser, plus we were REQUIRED to have fundraising all season. Opening day (2), candle sales, dinners, find sponsors, and keep going back to friends and relatives with the "gimmes". Then the coach stuff...the coach shirt was $30, CPR card $45, Background check $30, and driving to San Diego for training!!! OVER $1000!!! And, the yearbook they promised us...we didn't SELL enough pages to afford it. Our team party is next week but my kids won't get their trophies because I couldn't pull another $60 out of the air! So, of course, they will hold them hostage. What a sad ending for my kids...Everyone says such wonderful things about Pop Warner. They must not have played in Menifee.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Boy Faces Possible Paralysis After Pop Warner Football Injury

Boy Faces Possible Paralysis After Pop Warner Football Injury 5:48 a.m. PST, November 8, 2011MISSION VIEJO, Calif. (KTLA) -- A 13-year-old boy is facing possible paralysis from a spinal injury suffered during a Pop Warner football game.

Donnovan Hill fractured his spine on Sunday during the Midget Orange Bowl championship game.

Hill is the running back for the Lakewood Lancers.
Witnesses say Hill dropped to the ground after hitting his head while trying to block a play.

His mother says he is trying to be strong, and they are praying that the surgeons at Mission Hospital can repair the injury.

Family and friends will gather Tuesday night for a special prayer vigil at Mae Boyer Park.

If you would like to help the Hill family, donations can be sent to the Orange Empire Conference, in care of Donnovan Hill:

Orange Empire Conference c/o Donnovan Hill PO Box 7652 Huntington Beach, CA 92615
Video of this story can be seen at: http://www.ktla.com/news/landing/ktla-pop-warner-football-injury,0,4938743.story

All of Southern California youth football should be pulling for young Donnovan Hill and his family.

But OEC collecting donations on this young man's behalf is a second tragedy. Hopefully, someone else establishes a charitable fund for this brave young man's family.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Pop Warner Officials in Lawsuit

Oviedo Pop Warner officers targeted in father’s lawsuit
March 30, 2010By Rene Stutzman, Orlando Sentinel

SANFORD — An Oviedo Pop Warner football dad is suing four officers of the nonprofit sports organization, accusing them of fraud, self-dealing and buying gear from sporting-goods companies that pay a cut to one of the officers.

"This … thing is a huge scandal," said Dale Di Bernardo, 49, who filed the suit in circuit court. "These people are walking around town like they're doing the people who sign up for these sports a favor. They're ripping everyone off."

Named in the suit are four volunteers who have donated hundreds of hours to pee-wee football players and cheerleaders: Oviedo Pop Warner commissioner Frank V. Sloan, a sporting goods salesman; president Jeffrey Woodard III, a supermarket manager; treasurer Linda Lougee, an Oviedo High School secretary; and club secretary Debbie Long.

None would comment Tuesday except to say they had done nothing wrong.

"The allegations," said Long, "are false."

No one has been arrested or charged, but the suit accuses two of the officers of financial wrongdoing.

The suit says Sloan has put money in his pocket by having the league buy equipment from at least two sporting-goods companies for which he has worked or in which he owns an interest.

It also says Lougee, the treasurer, has donated Pop Warner money, without authorization, to another organization for which she serves as treasurer — the Oviedo High School Athletic Booster Club.

According to Pop Warner financial records turned over this year, Lougee has spent about $2,000 in Pop Warner funds on high-school boosters and bought them a large flat-screen television, said Di Bernardo's attorney, Lan Kennedy-Davis.

Lougee said that's not true. Her boss at Oviedo High, Principal Robert Lundquist, said he has seen no evidence of misspending.

Di Bernardo fought for months to get the league's financial records, Kennedy-Davis said, and when they were finally delivered, they were incomplete and showed misspending.

"This is not incompetence — not based on our belief," she said. "These are intentional acts."

Woodard and Long were sued, Kennedy-Davis said, because they consistently vote with Sloan and Lougee at board meetings.

Because the records were incomplete, Kennedy-Davis said she did not know how much money was misspent. The lawyer said it appeared that financial irregularities went on for years.

Two Oviedo Pop Warner coaches who know Di Bernardo said they have no information about financial improprieties. But they know Di Bernardo, and they say he is the problem.

He has turned against the league because coaches last season pulled his 12-year-old son from the starting lineup, they said.

"I have never seen somebody go to this extent over something like this in my life," said Ed Boyd, who coached Di Bernardo's son in 2007 and 2008.

"He's attacking some really good people. … Pop Warner is a great organization, a great organization, and Oviedo has been the model."

Di Bernardo, who used to coach Oviedo Pop Warner football as well as Babe Ruth baseball and wrestling, said that is not the case. Parents have to pay nearly $300 per child per year, and the money is being wasted, he said.

In addition, the children have to conduct fundraisers, such as selling cookie dough, to cover league expenses.

"I'm flushing money down the toilet [on legal fees] for the good of the town and the kids, to eliminate these bad apples from these organizations," he said.

He estimated that 300 children, as young as 5, take part in Oviedo Pop Warner football and cheerleading.

Among his demands in the suit is that a judge make sure that any misspent money is repaid, and that the four men who coached Di Bernardo's son — including Boyd — are banned from coaching Pop Warner teams again.

Rene Stutzman can be reached at rstutzman@orlandosentinel.com or 407-650-6394.