Inland Northwest Pop Warner League: Football

SAFETY FIRST

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 and weight matrix that reduces the risk and reality of injuries.

Did you know that Pop Warner football is safer than soccer? Pop Warner football has 12% fewer injuries per capita among 5-14 year olds than organized soccer in the same age range! (U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, NEISS)

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Tackle Divisions of Play
Age/Weight Division Age Certification Weight Range
TINY-MITE
(older/lighter)
5-6-7
N/A
35-75 lbs
N/A
MITEY-MITE
(older/lighter)
7-8-9
N/A
45-90 lbs
N/A
JUNIOR PEEWEE
(older/lighter)
8-9-10
11*
60-105 lbs
60-85 lbs
PEEWEE
(older/lighter)
9-10-11
12*
75-120 lbs
75-100 lbs
JUNIOR MIDGET
(older/lighter)
10-11-12
13*
85-145 lbs 
90-120 lbs
OPEN (7th and8th)
11-12-13
14
 no min/max weight for 7th and 8th graders
 6th graders must be over 135 lbs

WHY THERE ARE NO PERSONAL STATISTICS

While individual statistics may be more common, particularly among older football players, Pop Warner only recognizes the athletic accomplishments of the team, not the individual. We don't track personal tallies of touchdowns or yards rushing per game. We don't count sacks or blocked kicks. We applaud the athletic efforts of the team to reinforce the importance of teamwork, with each member.

Inland Northwest Popwarner League complies with the State of Washington's  "Fair Play in Community Sports Act" (Chapter 467, 2009 Laws, effective date July 26, 2009) which

A.  Prohibits discrimination against any person in a community athletics program on the basis of gender or sexual orientation.

B.   In addition, no person shall be denied or subjected to discrimination in receipt of the benefits of any services or activities made possible by or resulting from this policy on the grounds of race, color, creed, national origin, age (except minimum age) and retirement provisions, marital status, or the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical handicap.