Welcome to Saratoga Springs Pop Warner (SSPW)

SSPW is a non-profit organization organized under Pop Warner Little Scholars, Inc. serving the greater Saratoga Area including Saratoga Springs, Wilton, Greenfield, Corinth and other communities that do not have a Pop Warner program. 

SSPW is part of the of the Capital District Pop Warner Federation and plays with programs from Albany, Averill Park, Bethlehem, Burnt Hills, Colonie, Columbia, Helderberg, East Greenbush, Greene County, Guilderland, Niskayuna, North Columbia, North Colonie, Ravena, Rotterdam, Saratoga, Schenectady, South Glens Falls, South Troy, Troy, and Watervliet. 

Pop Warner Little Scholars, Inc. (PWLS) is a non-profit organization that provides youth football and cheer & dance programs for participants in 42 states and several countries around the world.

Consisting of approximately 425,000 young people ranging from ages 5 to 16 years old, Pop Warner is the largest youth football, cheer and dance program in the world.

Pop Warner was founded in 1929, continues to grow and serves as the only youth football, cheerleading & dance organization that requires its participants to maintain academic standards in order to participate. Pop Warner's commitment to academics is what separates the program from other youth sports around the world.

As the only national youth sports organization that requires scholastic aptitude to participate, Pop Warner is committed to developing America's young people on the field and off. Each year Pop Warner continues to expand its efforts in team and activity participation, as well as visibility and outreach in the community.

Since 1929, the Pop Warner Programs Philosophy has been that athletics and scholastics go hand in hand. At every level, Pop Warner programs seek to develop well-rounded young men and women who learn not only the fundamentals of football, cheerleading, and dance but also the importance of education in an atmosphere conducive to developing sound character while having a good time.

It all starts here 

The National Football League Players Association (NFLPA) estimates that between 60% and 70% of all NFL players began their careers playing Pop Warner Football.


Register online at Online Registration.


SSPW is a 100% volunteer organization.  The Association is only as strong as the volunteers who work together, to help put forward the best possible program for our Football Players and Cheerleaders.  If you are an adult interested in volunteering this year please contact any one of the following Board Members:

President-Tom Dardis - president@sspw.net
Vice President off Football - Ari Delgado - vicepresidentfootball@sspw.net
Vice President of Cheer- Sandra Scalo -  vicepresidentcheer@sspw.net

Click here to download the Adult Volunteer Form (xls)


Student Volunteers

Saratoga Springs Pop Warner (SSPW) Football and Cheer welcomes student volunteers.  SSPW has a rich history of working with kids in the Saratoga area dating back to 1966.  We are a non-profit organization that can offer an opportunity to give back to the kids of the community and have fun while doing it.  We are offering programs in junior coaching, website maintenance, fundraising, media/public  relations, concession and executive intern program.

If you would like more information, please email the SSPW Board President, Tom Dardis.  This promises to be an exciting year and we hope you are part of it.

Download Student Volunteer Application


The SSPW Board of Directors is pleased to announce that we have finalized a Corporate Sponsorship program. If you know of any business that would like to partner with SSPW....and get a little free advertising, please contact our president Tom Dardis

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