Football Practice Starts Monday

Practice begins 8/3 for all teams, EXCEPT the 5/6 year old Instructional team. The 5/6 Instructional Team will begin practice on 8/10.

Practice will be:

August 3-6 from 6-8:15pm - All teams practice -EXCEPT 5/6 year old Instructional team. NO PADS FOR THIS WEEK FOR ANY TEAM.

August 10-13 from 6-8:15pm - All teams practice- FULL PADS FOR ALL TEAMS EXCEPT 5/6 year old instructional team. The 5/6 year old instructional team will not wear pads on the first practice of 8/10. The rest of the week, the 5/6 year old team will wear full pads.

August 17-20 from 6-8:15pm All teams practice, full pads.

August 24-27 from 6-8:15pm- All team Practice, full pads.

  • The 5/6 year olds will practice at Civic Center Field160
  • Tiny Mites (7 year olds) / Junior Mighty Mites (8 year olds) will practice at Civic Center Field 190 ( game field)
  • Might Mites (9 year olds) and Junior Pee Wee (10&11 year olds) will practice at Civic Center Field 290

Football Equipment Pickups

Time for Football Equipment Pick Ups!

Please read this carefully (especially the “you will need” section).

You will need :

  1. The player must be in attendance at the time of pick up. We need to fit the equipment on the player.
  2. A deposit check for $150.00 made payable to N.I.F.A. (This is a separate check from the one you paid to register your child. This check will not be cashed unless you do not return the equipment at the end of the football season.)
  3. Any forms that were not already turned in:
    • Registration forms - signed by parent or guardian
    • Birth Certificate - if not a returning player
    • Two copies of the players 4th period final report card (we keep these)
    • Photo - if the one we have is older than 2 years, or a new player.
    • Pop Warner physical signed by doctor after 1/1/15. We cannot accept generic physical forms from the doctor. If you have not had a physical yet, many CVS stores have a clinic that will do sports physicals (see http://www.minuteclinic.com) A blank copy of the physical form is available here: http://northamptonindians.org/forms/2015_medical_form.pdf

If you registered online and did not mail the forms in, you should bring them. If you are not sure what you turned in, please bring copies. We do not give out equipment without the paperwork.

We need to have all of the forms for equipment pickup. If anything is missing we cannot give out equipment.

PLEASE DO NOT MAIL FORMS TO THE OFFICE OR DROP THEM OFF AT THIS POINT. HOLD ONTO THE FORMS UNTIL EQUIPMENT PICKUP.

Equipment pickups will take place July 28 to July 31 at the Northampton Township Rec Center from 6pm to 8pm. A list of the days for each age group is listed below.

  • Tuesday July 28 - 10-11 year olds
  • Wednesday July 29 8-9 year olds
  • Thursday July 30 7-8 year olds
  • Friday July 31 5-6 year olds
  • Tuesday August 4
  • Wednesday August 5
  • Thursday August 6
Notes: If you have multiple kids, you can bring them all at the same time.

As a reminder, no pads are required the first week of practice.

2015 Summer Update

The 2015 season is almost upon us. Here is what you can expect in the coming weeks and months as the football season starts up. If you have any questions, please contact us.

Paperwork
All players are need to have all paperwork turned before picking up equipment. Some of this may have been turned in during registration. If you are unsure if it is turned in, please prepare a copy anyway. As a reminder we need the following:

  • Registration paperwork (Especially important for people who registered online
  • 2 copies of the players FINAL 4th marking period report card for 1st grade an up (kindergarten players do not need report cards). The report card will not be returned.
  • Physical form signed by a doctor in 2015. If the player will not have a yearly physical until later, please take the player to a clinic (such as CVS Minute Clinic)
  • Recent photo of the player (this will not be returned).
  • Copy of the players birth certificate

Clinic
The Northampton Indians are sponsoring a free clinic. All kids are welcome to participate (you do not have to be signed up for football). The clinic will focus on non-contact football drills and conditioning. This is a great chance to meed the football coaches and kick the dirt off the cleats. The clinic will take place Sunday July 26. We will post more information as the time approaches.
Edit: I corrected the number of clinics 2015-07-13

Football Equipment Pickup
We will begin to hand out equipment in late July. Information will be posted on the website. In addition to all the paperwork noted above, we will need a deposit check for $150 (it will be returned when you hand in equipment).

Practice
Football practice for the Tiny Mites and up will start on August 3. There is no contact during the first week of practice. 5-6 Year old may start later in the month. All practices will take place at the township fields (Newtown-Richboro Rd). The practice schedule is up to the coaches, but most teams practice 3-4 nights per week in August (less when school starts).

Football Games
Football games start the first weekend in September. Most games take place on Saturday. Some teams will have Friday night games. We do not have the schedule right now. Game schedules will be communicated through the coach/team parents as soon as teh league gives it to us. It is common to get the schedule the week before the first game.

2015 Football Season Information

Thank you to all the players and cheerleaders who participated in our organization this past season. Also, a big thank you to the parents who volunteered their time and energy to help the program. We are a 100% volunteer organization, so your help is a necessity in order to keep our youth active and involved in football and cheerleading.

For 2013, we will be going back to a full Pop Warner organization for all ages and programs. We expect to have the following Pop Warner teams and age brackets.

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Team Age Weight Coach
Instructional 5 & 6 65 lbs Steve Benzio
Tiny Mite 6 & 7 75 lbs Jim Trampe
Junior Mitey Mite 7 & 8 800 lbs Tim Smith
Mitey Mite 8 & 9 100 lbs Tom Trampe
(Scott Daly pending 2nd team)
Junior Pee Wee 8 to 10
11 (O/L)
115 lbs
95 lbs (O/L)
Brendan Malone
BJ Diaz second team
Pee Wee 9 to 11
12 (O/L)
130 lbs
10 lbs (O/L)
Brandon Kinsey
Junior Midget 10 to 12
13 (O/L)
155 lbs
135 lbs (O/L)
To Be Determined - Interested? Contact Us

We will have an in-house instructional tackle program for any 5 year olds wanting to participate. In addition, if the parents of a 6 year old want to leave their player on an instructional team, they will have that option as long as the player weighs less than 65 lbs.

We have registration information posted on our website here: http://northamptonindians.org/registration/. This page will be kept up to date with the latest registration information (including any in-person registration sessions and soon our new online registration system).

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ).

To make sure everything is clear and everyone knows what they are signing the players up for, we put together some questions and answers.

Who are the coaches?

Coach names are listed above with their respective teams.

What is the date cutoff for birthdays?

The age of the player on July 31 determines the age of the player. Example: Tommy turns 10 this coming November, his playing age is 9. John turns 8 this June, his playing age is 8.

What league do we play in?

The Northampton Indians are a member of the Bux-Mont league. The league consists of other "Associations" similar to the Northampton Indians. The associations are located in Bucks and Montgomery counties. You can see a list of the Associations here: http://bux-mont.com/associations.html.

What do the weights mean?

The weight ranges we have listed are for the player alone (no equipment). Before each game, all players are weighed in. They are given a 7lb allowance for their equipment (without helmets). Example: Tommy is on the Mitey Mite team (100lbs). In order to play in the first game, he must weigh in at 117lbs or less in his full gear except helmet. The players are allowed an extra 1lb per week as the season goes along.

What does "Older / Lighter" mean?

Some teams are allowed to have players 1 year older than the target age, but they must weigh less than the other players (usually about 20lbs less). See the description below for each team to see if a player can be "older / lighter".

What is the 5 & 6 year old instructional team?

This is a low pressure program targeted at young kids who want to play football. The purpose is to introduce them to tackle football and get them ready to play in the Pop Warner age/weight groups. This team may not have a set game schedule. Games will be set up by the coaches (similar to the past few seasons).

What is the Tiny Mite team?

The Tiny Mites are a Pop Warner instructional team. The team is targeted at 7 year olds that weigh 75 lbs maximum (there are no "older / lighter" allowances). The team consists of a minimum of 16 players to a maximum of 22 players. Each player is a starter on offense or defense for the entire game. The offense and defensive schemes are limited to help kids/coaches focus on the fundamentals of tackle football, while still playing in real "game situations". There are no playoffs in age/weight group.

What is the Junior Mitey Mite team?

The Junior Mitey Mites are a "non-competitive" Pop Warner team. The team is targeted at 8 year olds that weigh 90 lbs maximum (there are no "older / lighter" allowances). The team consists of a minimum of 16 players to a maximum of 35 players. Each player will get a minimum of 4-6 plays per half, depending upon the size of the team:

  • 16-25 players - minimum of 6 plays per half
  • 26-30 players - minimum of 5 plays per half
  • 31-35 players - minimum of 4 plays per half

The offensive and defensive schemes are less limited for this team to allow kids to build on the fundamentals learned earlier. There are no playoffs in this age/weight group.

What is the Mitey Mite team?

The Mitey Mites are a "non-competitive" Pop Warner team. The team is targeted at 9 year olds that weigh a max of 100 lbs (there are no "older / lighter" allowances). The team consists of a minimum of 16 players to a maximum of 35 players. Each player will get a minimum of 4-6 plays per half, depending upon the size of the team:

  • 16-25 players - minimum of 6 plays per half
  • 26-30 players - minimum of 5 plays per half
  • 31-35 players - minimum of 4 plays per half

The offensive and defensive schemes are only slightly limited for this team allowing them to prepare them for competitive football. There are no playoffs in this age/weight group, but there are some "Bowl" games.

What is the Junior Pee Wee team?

The Junior Pee Wees are a competitive Pop Warner team. The team is targeted at 10 year olds that weigh 115 lbs maximum ("older / lighter" 11 year olds can also play on this team as long as they weigh 95 lbs or less). The team consists of a minimum of 16 players to a maximum of 35 players. Each player will get a minimum of 6-10 plays per game, depending upon the size of the team:

  • 16-25 players - minimum of 10 plays per game
  • 26-30 players - minimum of 8 plays per game
  • 31-35 players - minimum of 6 plays per game

The offensive and defensive schemes are pretty much unlimited, and they play serious football. There are different "divisions" in the league, some more competitive than others. There are no "try-outs" for the team, but the coaches do assign players to teams based on skill evaluations and experience level. Each team is assigned to a division by the league. There are playoffs in this age/weight group. The league champs will compete in regional (Northeast US) and national (Orlando, FL) tournaments, depending upon the division the team competed in.

What is the Pee Wee team?

The Pee Wees are a competitive Pop Warner team. The team is targeted at 11 year olds that weigh 130 lbs maximum ("older / lighter" 12 year olds can also play on this team as long as they weigh 110 lbs or less). The team consists of a minimum of 16 players to a maximum of 35 players. Each player will get a minimum of 6-10 plays per game, depending upon the size of the team:

  • 16-25 players - minimum of 10 plays per game
  • 26-30 players - minimum of 8 plays per game
  • 31-35 players - minimum of 6 plays per game

The offensive and defensive schemes are pretty much unlimited, and they play serious football. There are different "divisions" in the league, some more competitive than others. There are no "try-outs" for the team, but the coaches do assign players to teams based on skill evaluations and experience level. Each team is assigned to a division by the league. There are playoffs in this age/weight group. The league champs will compete in regional (Northeast US) and national (Orlando, FL) tournaments, depending upon the division the team competed in.

What is the Junior Midget team?

The Junior Midgets are a competitive Pop Warner team. The team is targeted at 12 year olds that weigh 155 lbs maximum ("older / lighter" 13 year olds can also play on this team as long as they weigh 135 lbs or less). The team consists of a minimum of 16 players to a maximum of 35 players. Each player will get a minimum of 6-10 plays per game, depending upon the size of the team:

  • 16-25 players - minimum of 10 plays per game
  • 26-30 players - minimum of 8 plays per game
  • 31-35 players - minimum of 6 plays per game

The offensive and defensive schemes are pretty much unlimited, and they play serious football. There are different "divisions" in the league, some more competitive than others. There are no "try-outs" for the team, but the coaches do assign players to teams based on skill evaluations and experience level. Each team is assigned to a division by the league. There are playoffs in this age/weight group. The league champs will compete in regional (Northeast US) and national (Orlando, FL) tournaments, depending upon the division the team competed in.

What is the Midget team?

The Midgets are a competitive Pop Warner team. The team is targeted at 12-14 year olds that weigh 170 lbs maximum ("older / lighter" 15 year olds can also play on this team as long as they weigh 140 lbs or less). The team consists of a minimum of 16 players to a maximum of 35 players. Each player will get a minimum of 6-10 plays per game, depending upon the size of the team:

  • 16-25 players - minimum of 10 plays per game
  • 26-30 players - minimum of 8 plays per game
  • 31-35 players - minimum of 6 plays per game

The offensive and defensive schemes are pretty much unlimited, and they play serious football. There are different "divisions" in the league, some more competitive than others. There are no "try-outs" for the team, but the coaches do assign players to teams based on skill evaluations and experience level. Each team is assigned to a division by the league. There are playoffs in this age/weight group. The league champs will compete in regional (Northeast US) and national (Orlando, FL) tournaments, depending upon the division the team competed in.

 

 

Indians Win Pop Warner Superbowl Quaterfinal Game!

Indians Win!!

The Northampton Indians beat the Stratford Redskins in the Pop Warner Superbowl Jr Pee Wee Div 2 Quarterfinal game! Way To Go!!!!!

The next game is the semi finals on Tuesday at 8:30am Good luck boys!! We are proud of you!!

2013 Jr Pee Wee Eastern Region Champs!

Northampton Indians football program has a story to tell.

This past summer, 18 boys joined a team managed by Head Coach Jim Trampe. One only needed to attend the practices to see what talent each boy brought to this team. Even watching their practices was an exciting experience! Their energy, focus and enthusiasm is enviable. They have developed not only a true love for the game of football, but a unique bond and friendship with their teammates. They were amazing to watch all season long.

Coach Trampe brought tremendous coaching experience with him to this team. In fact, the season before, he coached many of the same boys to an undefeated season. Surely, this had to be a winning combination…and it was. Coach Trampe had Coach Ed Trampe as his defensive coordinator, and Coaches Kennedy,Perkins, Patterson, and Tommy Trampe as assistant coaches to help bring this team to the Pop Warner Championship game in Orlando, Florida!!! Now, we knew they were a talented bunch. But, this was a remarkable accomplishment given how many teams are out their competing for this very spot. This team is one of only 8 in the U.S. who have earned this spot to go and compete for this national title. We are grateful to the coaches and the boys for a very fun season. Luckily, their season goes on...

Post Season:

  • November 2nd-BUX-MONT CHAMPIONSHIP GAME – The Indians begin their post season winning streak in Quakertown against a tough competitor Marsh Creek Eagles and clinched the title with a score of 21 to 20.
  • November 9th - 1st Round of Eastern Region Playoffs – The Indians win handily over a very tough competitor, the North Philly Hurricanes with a final score of 34 – 20.
  • November 16thQuarterfinal Round of Eastern Region Playoffs – The Indians win over Quakertown with a final score of 31 – 0. (Pennsylvania State Jr. Pee Wee Champions!!!)
  • November 23rd - Semifinal Round of Eastern Region Playoffs – The Indians once again faced a formidable opponent, Watkins Hornets (from Washington D.C.) and left CB West HS with a win and a very respectable score of 20 – 12.
  • November 29thEASTERN REGION CHAMPIONSHIP GAME – Malcolm X Shabazz HS (Newark, NJ) – The Indians go with the goal of clinching the Eastern Regional Championship, and they did just that with a final score of 21 to 6 over the undefeated NJ State Champions, the Greater Freehold Giants.

The Northampton Indians are the 2013 Pop Warner Eastern Region Champs!

With this last win, the team is the Junior Pee Wee Winner and only representative from PA, NY, NJ, DE, MD and Washington D.C.!!!

"We are going to Disney World to play in the Pop Warner Super Bowl at ESPN’s World Wide of Sports Complex!!!” – yes this is what the boys are so excitedly saying.

But, we need your help and support of the boys as this is a costly trip for all!

Please support our boys by donating to their trip!!! You can donate by check (contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by using our PayPal donation page.

Thank-you on behalf of the Northampton Indian Junior Pee Wee team!!!

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