Pop Warner Little Scholars
(also known as Pop Warner
, Pop Warner Football
, and Junior Football Conference
) is a non-profit
organization that provides youth American football
, and dance
programs for participants in 43 U.S. states
and several countries around the world. Consisting of approximately 425,000+ young people ranging from ages 5 to 16 years old, Pop Warner is the largest and oldest national youth football, cheer and dance organization in the United States. It is also the only youth sports organization with an academic requirement. Pop Warner's commitment to academics is what separates the program from other youth sports around the world.
The ages in (parenthesis) in each division allow the so-called "older but lighter" player to also qualify. The last year of eligibility falls under more stringent weight restrictions, per above.
Every December, ESPN's Wide World of Sports Complex hosts the Pop Warner football National Championship (referred to as the Pop Warner Super Bowl) and National Cheer & Dance Championships. Sixty four football teams compete for the National Championship in four different age/weight ranges (Jr. Pee Wee, Pee Wee, Jr. Midget, and Midget) and two divisions of play (Division I and Division II). More than 300 Cheer & Dance Squads also compete for national championships in small and large categories, as well as Novice, Intermediate and Advanced divisions.
The organization is named for one of its co-founders, Glenn......