Serving the Youth of Milford Since 1966 Home of the 2011 Midget National Cheer Champions
2011 Junior Pee Wee Football New England Regional Champions
Welcome to Milford Pop Warner Football & Cheer. We are Milford's LARGEST youth Football and Competitive Cheer league with over 440 children participating in six divisions.
The mission of the Milford Pop Warner organization is “to enable children to benefit from participation in team sports and activities in a safe and structured environment. Through this active participation, Milford programs teach fundamental values, skills and knowledge that children will use throughout their lives”.
All coaches are now certified in the USA football Heads Up Football
MEPW is holding its first Walk-In Registration and Paperwork Drop off TODAY, April 5th, from 12-3 PM at Dicks Sporting Goods. For those who have registered on-line, please feel free to stop by and drop off your paperwork and/or any outstanding Registration fees.
MEPW Board Members and the Directors of Football and Cheer will be present for you to meet and answer any questions you may have about our Programs and Teams!
This is a great opportunity to register on the spot with members of our Registration Committee and get all of your questions answered at the same time!
In 2010, Pop Warner became the first national youth sports organization to enact a Concussion Rule
Beginning 2012: Reduction in time of contact drills to 1/3 of practice hours
No head-on contact if players begin greater than 3 yards of separation
Greater emphasis on coaching education
Post-season review of rule changes, attitudes, injury rates
Research: a) establishing a baseline of concussion and coaching education, b) numbers and forces of hits to the head during an entire season.
Average hits/player/season: 60
Games-60%, Practices 40%
Lower than VT prior report of average 107 hits/player/season (59% in practice)
Coming September 23rd – new organization, working title “Sports Concussion Coalition”
American College of Sports Medicine
Datalys Center for Sports Injury Research & Prevention
National Council of Youth Sports
NFL Players Association
Pop Warner Little Scholars
Sports Concussion Institute
US Youth Soccer
More kids died of lightning strikes on football fields than of being hit by other players(Daniel Flynn, “In Defense of Football”)
In April, five scientists writing in the British Journal of Sports Medicine cautioned against such "causal assumptions" regarding contact sports and CTE because a "cause-and-effect relationship remains to be shown scientifically."(British Journal of Sports Medicine via Stone Hearth News)
California suffered seven times as many collision deaths from skateboarding last year as the entire United States did from football(Daniel Flynn, “In Defense of Football”)
A study published last year by federal researchers of pension-vested NFL retirees who played between 1959 and 1988 showed that just 10 percent of the group had died, compared with the expected rate of 18 percent. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health concluded that NFL retirees experience "significantly decreased" mortality relative to their peers in the U.S. population.(NFLPA)
The same study, which the NFL Players Association petitioned the institute to conduct, also looked at suicide. The study found a suicide rate for the retired athletes significantly below the expected rate.(NFLPA)
There were two direct fatalities in football at all levels in 2012. There were eight direct fatalities in school gym classes.(Daniel Flynn, “In Defense of Football”)
More kids go to emergency rooms with TBIs (Traumatic Brain Injuries) from biking accidents than from football hits, and the percentage of ER visits for TBIs in football (7.2 percent) was lower than in a bunch of sports, including soccer, baseball, hockey of all types, ice skating, ATV and dirt-bike riding and, most dangerous, horseback riding, where an ER visit is twice as likely to involve a brain injury than in football. (ESPN.com – July,2014)
Charlie Boyle was born on June 30, 1960, the third of nine children. A family that today would have its own show on TLC, likely titled The Boyle Brood, unfortunately Charles Sr. and Carol started their family 40 years before the reality television boom. Charlie grew up in New Milford, NJ, and with eight siblings to blame things on; he was able to get away with a lot. But in most ways Charlie enjoyed a typical childhood full of family, friends and fun.
The highlight of his young life coming in 1969 when the Amazin’ Mets won the World Series and thus begun Charlie’s long suffering love affair with the Metropolitans. He was, however, able to avoid the lure of Broadway Joe Namath and the Super Bowl winning Jets to be an avid N.Y. Giants fan.
Charlie attended New Milford High School, class of 1978, where among other activities; he was a member of the wrestling team, after years of honing his skills against his brothers and, despite his mother’s objections, his sisters.
Charlie began working for Shared Technologies in 1982 as a dispatcher. It might have been Charlie’s work ethic that saw him climb the corporate ladder to Regional Manager, but it was his devilish good looks that caught the attention of fellow employee. It was in 1995 when Charlie met the love of his life and co-worker, Lauren Hart. Charlie and Lauren found their way to Connecticut in 1997, following the path of Charlie’s ancestors to Old Milford, or Milford as it is actually known. They were married on February 14, 1999.
Charlie and Lauren were soon blessed with a son Jimmy in 1999 and again with twin daughters Hailey and Kari in 2004. Charlie was a loving and involved father, including spending seven years as Special Teams Coach for the Milford Eagles Pop Warner football team. He led that team to a birth in the Pop Warner Super Bowl in Disney World because special teams win championships.
Charlie was always known for his sense of humor, a positive attitude and a heart of gold. Charlie was also a fighter, growing up he fought with his siblings, in high school he fought in a wrestling ring, as a business man he fought to start his own company, TelServ in 2002, as a husband…well he knew better, with his children he fought to convince them to be Mets fans as the Yankees and Red Sox kept winning titles. He also fought in a hospital bed, more often than anyone should have to and he won most of those fights. That’s what makes Charlie Boyle’s life an inspiration, he had to fight for it and because he had to fight for it, he made the most out of every moment. Unfortunately he lost his last fight and Charlie Boyle Jr. entered peace on January 29, 2014.
About the Cause
This trust has been established for Jimmy, Hailey and Kari, to aid in their education and provide them with the bright future Charlie had envisioned for them. We are asking for you to pick up the fight for Charlie and any support you can give is greatly appreciated.
To make a donation please send a check payable to The Charles F. Boyle Family Trust to:
3395 Main Street
Stratford, CT 06614
C/O Dean DeBiase
On behalf of the Lauren, Jimmy, Hailey, Kari and the entire Boyle family we thank you for your thoughts, prayers and support.
Last night at the monthly MEPW Board Meeting. A motion was presented by David Hulme and seconded by Dennis O'Connor and a new by law was made. It reads:
Article XI The Charles F. Boyle Scholarship
Each year MEPW will provide two scholarships: one to a former MEPW football player and one to a former MEPW cheerleader. The scholarship will be a minimum of $500.00 per awardee. Applications for the scholarship will be submitted to the Scholarship Committee by the end of April. The Scholarship Committee will review all nominations and will present their recommendations to the board in May for Board approval. After the May meeting MEPW will notify the awardees and present them with their checks. MEPW will present them with a plaque at the pep rally held in August.
President: David Hulme
Vice President: Todd Young
Secretary: Amanda O'Connor
Treasurer: Scott Dana
Director of Football: Larry McNellis
Asst. Director of Football: Randy Stebbins
Director of Cheer: Leigh Torres
Asst. Director of Cheer: Deb Gonclaves
Equipment Manager: Sal Rosa
Thank you to Dennis O'Connor, Helen Keegan, and Shawn Jennings for your many years of service on the EBoard