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Mt Spokane-Mead Pop Warner

Football


Did You Know?

Did you know that Pop Warner football is safer than soccer? Pop Warner football has 12% fewer injuries per capita among 5-14 year olds than organized soccer in the same age range! (U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, NEISS)  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.

Established in 1929 by founder Joseph J. Tomlin as a four-team conference in Northeast Philadelphia participation, has steadily increased to today's record numbers. With over 250,000 youths participating in Pop Warner-sanctioned football programs in 2010, the numbers have just continued to grow.

Visit our Forms & Information page for important player safety information!

Age & Weight

Football Age & Weight Matrix 

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

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.

A child's age on July 31, 2018 is his/her age for the season. 

 

 2018 Registration is CLOSED




 **Please note beginning 2017 Tiny-Mite division will play 8-man teams**
In Season weekly weight can increase 1 lb. Weeks 2, 4, 6, 8 only (Max. of 4 lbs. season).

 

Registration & Requirements


Registration Forms


The following participant forms are required to be provided to the Team Manager prior to his/her first practice:

   > 2018 Player Contract
   > 2018 Physical Form (dated AFTER Jan 1, 2017)
   > Code of Conduct (fully executed by parent/guardian)
   > Report card from 4th Qtr of 2017-18 school year
   > Recent participant photo
   > Copy of participant Birth Certificate

Need Paper Forms? 
Visit the Forms & Information page 
 


Required Equipment

(Provided by Pop Warner)

   > Helmet with chin strap
   > Shoulder Pads
   > Integrated Padded Pants
   > Game Jersey (home and away)
   > Socks 

Important! All provided equipment must be returned at the end of the season except the jerseys and socks.


Additional Required Equipment


(NOT provided)

   >Practice Jersey
   >Football
   >Cleats (molded rubber, NO Metal)
   >Molded mouth guard (clear or red is not allowed)
   >Undershirt
   >Water bottle


Stats


Why Doesn't Pop Warner Keep Statistics?


While individual statistics may be more common, particularly among older football players, Pop Warner only recognizes the athletic accomplishments of the team, not the individual. We don't track personal tallies of touchdowns or yards rushing per game. We don't count sacks or blocked kicks. We applaud the athletic efforts of the TEAM to reinforce the importance of teamwork with each member. We will not accept or over-inflate the ego of one at the expense of another. Whether our kids have good days or bad, they are still an integral part of our team…and always will be.

"Individual commitment to a group effort - that is what makes a team work..."

                         --Vince Lombardi