About Us

About Main Image Since 1993 SOAA has run a youth Football and Cheerleading program with the South Orange Bears Football & Cheerleading Teams. The South Orange Bears are proud to be fostered, under the nationally acclaimed organization known as Pop Warner. Pop Warner is the only national youth sports organization in America that requires its participants to perform adequately in the classroom before permitting them to play. Locally, we participate under the South Division of Mid Florida Pop Warner league.

 

Mission Statement

The South Orange Athletic Association (SOAA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit  organization established in 1993 that aspires to be an outstanding educational-athletic organization that provides a high-quality experience to every athlete. A high-quality experience is one in which every athlete:

  • Is coached using the principles of Positive Coaching
  • Has fun at practices and games
  • Feels like an important part of the team regardless of performance
  • Learns the skills, tactics and strategies of the game and improves as a player and a person

Our Goals

  • Provide our youth with organized competition in a safe environment
  • Bring our youth closer together through common interest in sportsmanship and competition
  • Instill the importance of education
  • Acquaint the young athletes with the fundamentals of football as derived by the National Football League Players Association (NFLPA).
  • Acquaint cheerleaders with the stunt and skills needed to compete in Cheerleading Competition.
  • Teach our youth life skills such as sportsmanship, discipline, honesty, perseverance, integrity and respect that will make them better players, but most of all better people.

We recognize that coaches are the people who most directly make this all possible. It is our goal to provide every coach with the tools to succeed as a Positive Coach. We are committed to creating a positive culture, in which coaches, parents, fans, officials and athletes work together to achieve our mission.

 

Meet Our Board

Joe NiemannPresident

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Position OpenVice President

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Position OpenCommissioner

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Jessica WebberCheer Coordinator

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Gary OliverEquipment Manager

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Jennifer ClassFundraising Coordinator

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Joe NiemannPlayer Safety Coach

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Position OpenScholastics Coordinator

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Position OpenSecretary

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John LisaTreasurer

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Joe NiemannWebmaster

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Open PositionRegistrar

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Angel Sponsor

$250

Ideal level for a company with a limited budget, but is looking to expose their company to the community increasing their recognition within the community.

  • Pays full enrollment fee for a player or cheerleader who is facing financial hardship and would otherwise be impossible to participate in the program. Sponsorship includes full game and practice uniform for the player or cheerleader.
  • Corporate name and logo listed on website in "sponsor" section for entire season.

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Bronze Sponsor

$500
  • Corporate name and logo listed on website in "sponsor" section for entire season.
  • Sponsor appreciation plaque to display in place of business
  • one(1) quarter page ad in the league program book
  • Individual personalize banner flown every home game

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Silver Sponsor

$1000
  • Corporate name and logo listed on website in "sponsor" section for entire season.
  • Sponsor appreciation plaque to display in place of business
  • one(1) quarter page ad in the league program book
  • Individual personalize banner flown every home game
  • Company logo and web link included in one(1) email blast

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Gold Sponsor

$1500
  • Corporate name and logo listed on website in "sponsor" section for entire season.
  • Sponsor appreciation plaque to display in place of business
  • one(1) half page ad in the league program book
  • Individual personalize banner flown every home game
  • Company logo and web link included in three(3) email blasts

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Platinum Sponsor

$2000
  • Corporate name and logo listed on website in "sponsor" section for entire season.
  • Sponsor appreciation plaque to display in place of business
  • one(1) half page ad in the league program book
  • Individual personalize banner flown every home game
  • Company logo and web link included in five(5) email blasts
  • Company logo printed on all hand out flyers
  • On-site marketing/demonstration booth for products & displays

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ELITE Sponsor

$5000
  • Corporate name and logo listed on website in "sponsor" section for entire season.
  • Two(2) sponsor appreciation plaques to display in place of business
  • One(1) full page ad in the league program book
  • Individual personalize banner flown every home game
  • Company logo and web link included in all email blasts
  • Company logo printed on all hand out flyers
  • On-site marketing / demonstration booth for products & displays
  • Sponsor one(1) approved league coaching / officiating or player seminar / clinic / event
  • Primary listing as an Elite Sponsor on all league banners and signage
  • Recognition during home games by the game announcers
  • Opportunity to donate promotional items for team gift bags

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