Pop Warner football has been around since the inception of the league in 1929 by founder
Joseph J. Tomlin as a four-team conference in Northeast Philadelphia. Since then, participation has steadily increased to today's record numbers. Over 240,000 youths participated in Pop Warner-sanctioned football programs in 2004, and those numbers are continuing to grow. Kids compete with kids of similar age and size.
Weight and Division Matrix Age / Weight Division Age Certification Weight Range
JR. TINY-MITE: 5-6 YEARS OLD (NO OLDER/LIGHTER) 35-75 lbs (TRAINING DIVISION)
TINY-MITE: 7 YEAR OLD (NO OLDER/LIGHTER) 35-75 lbs (TRAINING DIVISION)
MITEY-MITE: 7-8-9 YEAR OLD (NO OLDER/LIGHTER) 45-90 lbs (TRAINING DIVISION)
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* 90-145 lbs 90-120 lbs
MIDGET: (older/lighter) 12-13-14 15* 105-170 lbs 105-140 lbs
UNLIMITED: 13-14 YEAR OLD 15* (No older/lighter) minimium weight 105+ lbs
(15* AFTER JULY 31ST,2014)
JR. UNLIMITED: 11-12-13 YEAR OLD (NO OLDER/LIGHTER) MINIMIUM WEIGHT 105+ lbs
**Maximum Weight at certification (beginning of season). Players are allowed 1lb. per week during the season up to a maximum of 9 pounds.
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.
Did you know that Pop Warner football is safer than soccer? Pop Warner football has 12% fewer injuries per capita among 5-15 year olds than organized soccer in the same age range!
(U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, NEISS
Youth Sports Safety Statistics:
The injury rate in Pop Warner Football is: less than one-third the injury rate as found in high school football; less than one-fifth the injury rate in college football; less than one-ninth the injury rate in professional football. Organized football among 5 - 15 year-olds has 50 percent fewer injuries per capita than bicycle riding in the same age range. Organized football among 5 - 15 year-olds has 74% fewer injuries per capita than skateboarding in the same age group. Injuries in youth football are normally mild, and older players have a higher injury rate than younger players.
WHY THERE ARE NO PERSONAL STATISTICS:
Pop Warner exists to use football, cheerleading, dance and a respect for education to develop strong, smart, responsible, healthy young men and women. We give them experiences that build their appreciation for and understanding of leadership, teamwork, and discipline.
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.
We don't try to build stars. We don't want to over-inflate a young ego, nor do we want to risk injuring the self-esteem of a young person. Whether our kids have good days or bad, they are still an integral part of our team…and always will be.
Planning to coach in the St. Louis Midwest Region Pop Warner League?
You must complete our national volunteer form; complete the Mid America Region Training Course, a clear back ground check and USA Football Heads Up Certification.
Welcome to the movement in youth football. Comprehensive football training for competitive play at all levels
The league will be accepting New Association for our 2014 Pop Warner Season
(January thru March 20th, 2014)
Please feel free to contact us:
Lee Robinson Sr. (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by phone 314-488-1266
(please allow 24 - 48 hrs. to be contacted)