A Few Reasons To Join Pop Warner!


NO TRYOUTS! – Pop Warner programs have no tryouts or cutting of rosters! 

  • Programs in Multiple States & Countries – Pop Warner has active programs in over 40 states and several countries around the world. 
  • Little Scholars Program – Pop Warner is the only national youth sports organization in America that rewards its members for their outstanding performance in the classroom 
  • Pop Warner National Championships – Each year, Pop Warner hosts the Pop Warner Super Bowl and National Cheer and Dance Championships. For the past 12 years, the event has taken place at ESPN's Wide World of Sports Complex™ at Disney World. More than 400 cheer and dance squads and 64 football teams compete for the right to be crowned Pop Warner National Champion.  
  •  Mandatory Play Requirements – Everyone participates under mandatory rules of play, so every child is guaranteed to play.  
  •  It all starts here – The National Football League Players Association (NFLPA) estimates that between 60% and 70% of all NFL players began their careers playing Pop Warner Football. 
  • Background Checks – Pop Warner programs nationwide are required to annually conduct a background check of Coaches, Board of Directors members and any other persons, volunteers or hired workers, who provide regular service to the league and/or have repetitive access to, or contact with, players and/or spirit participants. The purpose of these background checks is, first and foremost, to protect the children.
  • Safety, Safety, Safety! – Kids compete with kids of similar age and size. Pop Warner is the ONLY youth football program (local, regional and national) that sets and enforces a strict AGE & WEIGHT MATRIX that reduces the risk and reality of injuries. Datalys Institute’s research data show that Pop Warner Rules and Heads-Up Football Training result in injury rate that has 87% fewer injuries than non-Heads-Up/non Pop Warner programs.   
  • Coaching Education Programs –The safety of our athletes is always the top priority and that is why we provide extensive training for all our football and cheer & dance coaches.  
  • Free Online Roster Program – Pop Warner offers a free online roster program to all of our members to roster their participants easily and effectively.  

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We're focused on long-term goals for the student athlete and their personal development. Our Youth Development Model is the road map for how we mentor, coach, play and learn the games of Football, and Cheer & Dance at every level. The key foundation to our program is Scholastics.

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