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Pop Warner football has been around since the inception of the league in 1929. Since then, participation has steadily increased to today's record numbers for children ages 5-14.

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)

2022 Age/Weight Matrix

Age/Weight Division Age on July 31 Certification Weight End of Season Weight
TINY MITE 5-6-7 35-80 LBS 89 LBS

In-Season weekly weight increase of 1 lb in weeks 2-10 (max. of 9 lbs).

A child's age on July 31 is his/her age for the season.

2022 Age-Based Divisions

Age Division Age on July 31
7 U 6 or 7
8 U 7 or 8
9 U 7, 8 or 9
10 U 8, 9 or 10
11 U 9, 10 or 11
12 U 10, 11 or 12
13 U 11, 12 or 13
14 U 12, 13 or 14

Pop Warner Age - Eligible Levels (+Max Weight for Weighted Levels)

Age on July 31 TM 6U 7U 8U 9U 10U 11U 12U 13U 14U
PW Age 5 YES-80# YES
PW Age 6 YES-80# YES YES
PW Age 7 YES-80# YES YES YES
PW Age 8 NOT YES YES YES
PW Age 9 OFFERED YES YES YES
PW Age 10 IN YES YES YES
PW Age 11 2022 YES YES YES
PW Age 12 YES YES YES
PW Age 13 YES YES
PW Age 14 YES