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.
COACHES ARE HEADS UP TRAINED
MAKING THE GAME BETTER AND SAFER
Held throughout the year, skills camps are perfect for football players of all skill levels and youth ages. Our participants are grouped by age and weight to maximize development and interaction. Players work on everything from basic skills and playing rules to advanced offensive and defensive play. Check with your local organization to get available registration dates.
"Only allow your child to play when you know that USA Football certification is there for the coach and you know that your child is being taught the proper fundamentals of the game and that real intelligence has gone into the preparation of practices.”
- Tom Coughlin, Head Coach, New York Giants
Our coaches are USA Football HEADS UP trained, A comprehensive collection of resources; programs, applications and promotions to effect change and address the complex challenges of player health and safety in youth and high school football.