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Pop Warner Begins 87th Season in 2015

Longest running youth football organization has 325,000 members, operating in 36 states

2015_season_articleLANGHORNE, 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.”

About Pop Warner Little Scholars, Inc.
Founded in 1929 and headquartered in Langhorne, PA, Pop Warner Little Scholars is the world’s largest youth football, cheerleading and dance organization and the only youth sports organization that emphasizes academics as a prerequisite for participation. Currently there are over 325,000 children in Pop Warner organizations in 36 states, Scotland, Germany, Russia, Japan and Mexico. The NFLPA estimates that 70% of all current NFL Players got their start in Pop Warner programs. For more information on Pop Warner and its programs visit or follow Pop Warner on Twitter at