Pop Warner Little Scholars, Inc. (PWLS) is a non-profit organization that provides youth football and cheer & dance
programs for participants in 42 states and several countries around the world. Consisting
of approximately 425,000 young people ranging from ages 5 to 16 years old, Pop
Warner is the largest youth football, cheer and dance program in the world.
Pop Warner was founded in 1929, continues to grow and serves as the only youth football, cheerleading &
dance organization that requires its participants to maintainacademic standards in order to
participate. Pop Warner's commitment to academics is what separates the program
from other youth sports around the worldAs the only national youth sports
organization that requires scholastic aptitude to participate, Pop Warner is
committed to developing America's young people on the field and off. Each year
Pop Warner continues to expand its efforts in team and activity participation,
as well as visibility and outreach in the community.
Since 1929, the Pop Warner Programs Philosophy has been that athletics and scholastics go hand in hand. At every
level, Pop Warner programs seek to develop well-rounded young men and women who
learn not only the fundamentals of football, cheerleading, and dance but also
the importance of education in an atmosphere conducive to developing sound
character while having a good time.