La Costa Canyon Pop Warner is pleased to host an official NFL PUNT, PASS & KICK (PPK) local qualifier on Sunday, Aug. 19 beginning at 2:00pm at La Costa Canyon High School Maverick Stadium. The event is located at One Maverick Way, Carlsbad, CA 92009. The LCCPW hosted event is one of only three currently scheduled in San Diego County in 2012.
The NFL PPK is a national skills competition for boys and girls between the ages of 6 and 15 to compete separately against their peers. Established in 1961, the PPK program is the oldest NFL Youth Football program.
Winners advance to Sectional Competitions in October and early November, with top competitors advancing to Team Competitions hosted by the San Diego Chargers in November or December. Finals are held at NFL Divisional Playoff Games in January.
Girls and boys in five separate age divisions (6-7, 8-9, 10-11, 12-13, and 14-15) compete against each other in punting, passing and place kicking in a fun and engaging forum. The PPK program is free – both to organizers who host a local competition and to every youngster who wants to participate!
With more than three million boys and girls from around the country taking part in PPK competitions every year from July through January, it is one of the world's largest youth sports participation programs.
All area youth, whether in LCCPW or not, are invited to attend this event. To register go to the Official NFL Punt, Pass & Kick website. Complete rules and details are also available at that site. nflppk.com