Howell Pop Warner Youth Football offers a fun, safe environment where everyone participates! Our teams
are divided up into specific weight and age categories to insure safe and competitive play. For more
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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 250,000 youths participated in Pop Warner-sanctioned football programs in 2020, and those numbers are continuing to grow.
Age and Weight Matrix
Players now have the option on which program best suits their skill set, weight age and size. While players can continue the current structure where a player is placed in a division based on his or her age and weight they may also instead choose to register based on age only. Currently, an estimated 75-80% of youth football nationally follows an age-only structure.
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.