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There are Seven Divisions of play, all determined by a strict age/weight scale to ensure safe and balanced competition.

Ages and Weights for Tackle Football Programs:

  Tackle Football Divisions of Play:  
Age/Weight Division Age(s) Certification Weight End of Season Weight
TINY-MITE
5-6-7
35-75 lbs
79 lbs
MITEY-MITE
7-8-9
50-100 lbs
104 lbs
JR. PEE WEE
(older/lighter)
8-9-10
11*
65-115 lbs
65-95 lbs
119 lbs
99 lbs
PEE WEE
(older/lighter)
9-10-11
12*
80-130 lbs
80-110 lbs
134 lbs
114 lbs
JR. MIDGET
(older/lighter)
10-11-12
13*
95-155 lbs
95-135 lbs
159 lbs
139 lbs
MIDGET
(older/lighter)
12-13-14
15*
110-180 lbs
110-160 lbs
184 lbs
164 lbs
UNLIMITED
11-12-13-14
105 lbs min.


In Season weekly weight 1 lb. Weeks 2, 4, 6, 8 (Max. of 4 lbs.), additional 1 lb. at Super Bowl.

*The asterisked provisions 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.

A child's age on July 31 is his/her age for the season.

Download the 2016 Pop Warner Age-Weight Matrix

AGES FOR FLAG FOOTBALL:

  >Flag Football Ages:  
Division
Age Range
Cub
5-7
Bobcat
8-10
Wildcat
11-13
Panther
14-16