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Frequently asked questions

How old must a child be to participate in Pop Warner?

Based on interest each season, our football programs are open to youth participants ages 5-13. For Cheer & Dance, we have offered programs for youth ages 3-13. A child’s age is determined by his/her age on July 31 of the current year, for Fall seasons and July 31 of the previous calendar year for Spring seasons.

Is there an academic requirement to participate?

Yes. Proof of satisfactory progress in school is required. A 2.0/70% or the equivalent shall be the minimum grade point average acceptable to participate. Those who do not meet this requirement, or home-schooled students can still play if they follow the alternative eligibility process which is monitored by progress reports.

What is required to coach or volunteer?

All coaches and volunteers – regardless of position – are required to pass a national background check. This is required of all individuals who provide regular service to the league and/or have repetitive access to, or contact with youth participants. All coaches are required certifications in their respective sports – a USA Football certification or a YCADA certification. If you are interested in coaching, please contact us for more information. 

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