Pop Warner Weight Matrix

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.

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)

AGE / WEIGHT DIVISION AGE(S) CERTIFICATION WEIGHT END OF SEASON WEIGHT
TINY-MITE 6-7 35-75 lbs 84 lbs
MITEY-MITE 7-8-9 45-100 lbs 109 lbs
JR PEEWEE (OLDER / LIGHTER*) 9-10 or 11* 65-115 lbs  or *60-95 lbs 124 lbs 104 lbs
PEEWEE (OLDER / LIGHTER*) 10-11 or 12* 75-130 lbs or *75-110 lbs 139 lbs 119 lbs
JR VARSITY (OLDER / LIGHTER*) 11-12 or 13* 90-155 lbs or * 90-135 lbs 164 lbs 144 lbs

THESE ARE MAX WEIGHTS AT CERTIFICATION (START OF SEASON). PLAYERS ARE ALLOWED 1lb. PER WEEK GROWTH DURING THE SEASON UP TO A MAXIMUM OF 9 lbs.
A CHILD’S AGE ON JULY 31 IS HIS/HER AGE FOR THE ENTIRE SEASON.