Age Based Football


Pop Warner offers TWO options for tackle football programs:

Option 1: Traditional age/weight schematic provides a uniform series of three basic years of age qualification for each level of play, with a fourth year of eligibility falling under more stringent weight restrictions (the “older/lighter” player).

Option 2: The age based schematic provides a 2-year age span for the younger divisions (starting with 5/6 yr. olds.) and a 3-year age span for the older divisions (10U, 12U & 14U). No minimum or maximum weights.

** 2 point stance for offense and defensive linemen must be used in the following levels of play: TM, MM, JP, 5/6, 7/8, 8/9/10.

** No kickoffs permitted in the following levels: TM, MM, JP, PW, 5/6, 7/8, 8/9/10.


Level Name Rules to Follow
5/6 yr olds Tiny Mite
7/8 yr. olds Mitey Mite
8/9/10 yr. olds Jr. Peewee
10/11/12 yr. olds Jr. Varsity
12/13/14 yr. olds Varsity