Pop Warner football has over 250,000 youths participated in Pop Warner-sanctioned football programs in 2010, and those numbers are continuing to grow.


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! (U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, NEISS)


Pop Warner exists to use football, cheerleading, dance and a respect for education to develop strong, smart, responsible, healthy young men and women. We give them experiences that build their appreciation for and understanding of leadership, teamwork, and discipline.

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 don’t try to build stars. We don’t want to over-inflate a young ego, nor do we want to risk injuring the self-esteem of a young person. Whether our kids have good days or bad, they are still an integral part of our team…and always will be.

National Pop Warner

Pop Warner Little Scholars, Inc. (PWLS) is a non-profit organization that promotes youth football and cheer & dance programs for participants in several states and countries around the world.

With approximately 325,000 youth participants ranging from ages 5 to 16 years old, Pop Warner is the largest youth football, cheer and dance program in the world.

Wescon Pop Warner Football

Our region proudly serves the states of Arizona, Hawaii, Southern California and Southern Nevada.

Arizona Pop Warner Football

Arizona Pop Warner has been teaching kids ages 5-15 years old the fundamentals of flag and tackle football for over 50 years in the valley. Find out more information on our Football programs across the valley.

Deer Valley Pop Warner Football

Deer Valley Pop Warner Football and Cheer has been serving the valley for more than 20 years. We are a completely volunteer, non-profit organization focused on teaching young people the value of teamwork, dedication and hard work.

Far West Pop Warner Football

Far West Pop Warner has been serving West Valley cities for over 40 seasons. Pop Warner Associations such as Far West cover a certain geographical area and are part of our Arizona Youth Football Federation. Currently there are over a dozen Associations that belong to AZYFF.

Gilbert Chandler Pop Warner Football

Northwest Valley Pop Warner Football

Northwest Pop Warner Football has been serving Arizona’s youth since 1963. There are other youth football organizations, but THERE IS ONLY #1 POP WARNER!

North Central Pop Warner

Founded in 1986, North Central Pop Warner operates in Phoenix, AZ and is part of the premier youth football and cheer organization in the state.

Northeast Pop Warner

Southeast Pop Warner Football

Proudly serving the youth of our communities- Queen Creek, San Tan Valley, S.E Chandler/Gilbert, Florence and Coolidge. Southeast Pop Warner is not just a sports organization, its an experience where kids learn confidence, respect and success through hard work and discipline. We have amazing volunteers that are dedicated to emphasizing academics and providing fun athletic learning opportunities that foster teamwork, sportsmanship and football & cheer fundamentals. We don’t just build great athletes – we teach skills and values that young people will use throughout their lives.

Scottsdale Pop Warner Football

Pop Warner is the largest youth football and cheer program in the world! With participants in 42 states and several countries around the world.

South Pop Warner

South Pop Warner Youth Football, Cheer, and Little Scholars (SPWYFCLS) has been actively servicing the community and youth (ages 5-14) of South Phoenix for over 30 years. Our organization consists of teams in the South Mountain Village, Ahwatukee and Laveen area. 

Southwest Pop Warner Football

East Valley Pop Warner Football

EVPW is the premier tackle football and cheer association for East Valley youths ages 5-15.  All skill and experience levels are welcome. EVPW’s mission is to build champions in competition, in scholastics, and in life.