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tackle & flag football


Pop Warner football has been around since the inception of the league in 1929 by founder Joseph J. Tomlin as a four-team conference in Northeast Philadelphia. 

Since then, participation has steadily increased to today's record numbers. Over 240,000 youths participated in Pop Warner-sanctioned football programs in 2004, and those numbers are continuing to grow.

Safety First

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)

Why There Are No Personal Statistics

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.

The Fall season begins on August 1st

Practice (at Cicero Central Park):  

Mon - Thurs 6pm - 8:30pm until school starts

After school begins:  Tues - Thurs 6pm - 8pm

Age Division Breakdown

**Age as of 7/31 of current calendar year.

Equipment Provided by Cicero Falcons:

  • Uniform (included with registration fee)

  • Helmet

  • Shoulder pads

Additional Equipment:

  • Mouth peice

    • With strap for tackle​

    • ​Without strap for flag

  • Cleats

  • Athletic cup (optional)

  • Water bottle

  • Practice pants/ jersey

5, 6
Tiny Mite
5, 6, 7
7, 8
8, 9, 10
10, 11, 12
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