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Welcome to San Marcos Pop Warner!



Mission Statement

San  Marcos Pop Warner provides a quality youth football and cheer program with emphasis on developing athletes while promoting safety, fun and participation for all; to advocate good sportsmanship, respect, and to honor the game.  Through the encouragement of teamwork, self-discipline, leadership and academic achievement, our commitment is to promote a positive culture that builds self-esteem and instills the importance of both athletics and scholastics, which go hand-in-hand to foster confident, responsible, well-rounded young men and women.

Our goal is to encourage and increase youth participation in football and cheerleading by providing a safe and positive playing environment for all participants, and to instill life-long values of teamwork, dedication and a superior work ethic in the classroom and on the field.


SMPW is open to kids ages 6 to 15 that live within the San Marcs Pop Warner Boundaries.  Any student who is living in the San Marcos school district is eligible for SMPW.

Geographic: San Marcos

San Marcos Pop Warner invites you to look around our website for detailed information on both our exceptional football and nationally ranked cheer program! If you have any questions after visiting our site, please be sure to contact us. Our contact info is located on the "contact us" link above.

Pop Warner has the Largest Youth Football and Cheer Programs in the world...
San Marcos Pop Warner is proud to be the area's local association of the national Pop Warner Little Scholars, Inc. organization.  SMPW was founded in 1977 in the San Marcos area and serves the families within the San Marcos School District. Last year more than 550 boys and girls were enrolled in SMPW in both football and cheer. This season promises to be another banner season.

Founded in 1929 and headquartered in Langhorne, Pennsylvania, Pop Warner Little Scholars, Inc. is the world’s largest youth football and cheerleading organization and the only youth sports organization that emphasizes academics as a prerequisite for participation.  Currently, there are over 400,000 children in Pop Warner organizations in 43 states, Guam, Scotland, Germany, Russia, Japan and Mexico. 

Pop Warner Little Scholars, Inc. is a Youth Partner of the NFL... the NFL Players Association estimates that 70% of all current NFL Players got their starts in Pop Warner programs!!!

Here are a few reasons you should join San Marcos Pop Warner:

Age-Weight Structure & Safety, Safety, Safety! – 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!

NFL Youth Football Partner – Pop Warner is a proud NFL Youth Football Partner. Pop Warner programs are eligible for Travel grants, organizational grants, and facility grants through this great relationship.

It all starts here – The National Football League Players Association (NFLPA) estimates that 70% of all NFL players began their careers playing Pop Warner Football. Mandatory Play Requirements – Everyone participates under mandatory rules of play. Each league may set a higher number of Mandatory Plays, but never less than the minimum set by PWLS. All MPR's should be based on eligible players at the time of the game. 

More than just athletes! – Pop Warner Little Scholars, Inc. (PWLS) is the only national youth sports organization in America that requires its participants to perform adequately in the classroom before permitting them to play. We believe that the standards we have set give these children a sense of responsibility and an appreciation for academics and athletics that will help them develop later on in life.

Coaches and Adult Codes – All coaches, football and spirit participants must abide by a Code of Conduct which includes several provisions. If any of these rules are broken, the League shall have the authority to impose a penalty

Programs in 42 States & 6 Countries – Pop Warner Little Scholars has active programs in 42 states and 6 different countries.

Age-Weight Structure & Safety, Safety, Safety! – 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.