LANGHORNE, PA – Pop Warner Little Scholars, Inc., the nation’s oldest youth football organization, starts its 87th season when teams across the country kick off pre-season practice Saturday, August 1.
Pop Warner Little Scholars has leagues in eight regions, across 36 states with more than 325,000 youth from the ages of 5-16 years old participating in football, cheer and dance. Football teams compete in seven divisions, each dictated by age-weight scale.
- Pop Warner has no tryouts and it enforces a mandatory play rule that ensure every child plays.
- Pop Warner records only team statistics, not personal stats like touchdowns, catches or sacks.
- Pop Warner is the only national youth sports organization that requires participants to meet academic standards.
- Most teams play between 7 to 9 regular season games with regional champs competing in the National Championship / Super Bowl at Walt Disney World’s ESPN Wide World of Sports in December.
“This is always an exciting time of year for everyone involved in Pop Warner Little Scholars, none more so than the young people who are so passionate about football,” said Jon Butler, Executive Director of Pop Warner Little Scholars.
“At Pop Warner, we are committed to making it possible for young people to enjoy football in a fun, structured and nurturing environment.”