Football

Football

Pop Warner has designed a classification system to help promote a safe, playing environment for all players. This is why there are several different levels or teams offered for children to participate in. There are two major factors that determine the playing level: Age and Weight.

**We will always suggest each child play at the "lowest level" possible, unless there are compelling reasons to move up. 

 

Age

A child's football age is the age of the child as of July 31, 2016.

 

Weight

A child's baseline football weight is determined at the Pop Warner Certification  during the official weigh-in at the end of August. If your child will not be available this day, please make arrangements with your head coach to have your child certified by Pop Warner BEFORE this date. Failure to do so will result in your child being ineligible for play this season and will have to wait until next season to play.

 

 

2016 Team Placement Charts

Date of Birth

Possible Team Assignment
(depending upon weight)

Between 8/1/08 and 7/31/11 Flag, Tiny-Mite
Between 8/1/08 and 7/31/09 Tiny-Mite, Mitey-Mite
Between 8/1/07 and 7/31/08 Mitey-Mite, Jr. Pee Wee
Between 8/1/06 and 7/31/07 Mitey-Mite, Jr. Pee Wee, Pee Wee
Between 8/1/05 and 7/31/06 Jr. Pee Wee, Pee Wee, Jr. Midget
Between 8/1/04 and 7/31/05

Jr. Pee Wee O/L, Pee Wee,
Jr. Midget or Unlimited

Between 8/1/03 and 7/31/04

Pee Wee O/L, Jr. Midget,
Midget or Unlim

Between 8/1/02 and 7/31/03

Jr. Midget O/L, Midget or Unlimited

Between 8/1/01 and 7/31/02 Midget or Unlimited
Between 8/1/00 and 7/31/01 Midget O/L

 

Division Name Ages                   Inclusive Birth Dates       Certification
Weight Range
End of Season Max.
TINY-MITE/FLAG
5-6-7
8/1/08 - 7/31/11
35-75 lbs
79 lbs
MITEY-MITE
7-8-9
8/1/08 - 7/31/09
50-100 lbs
104 lbs**
JUNIOR PEEWEE 8-9-10 8/1/05 - 7/31/08 65-115 lbs 119 lbs**
(older/lighter) 11* 8/1/04 - 7/31/05 65-95 lbs 99 lbs**
PEEWEE 9-10-11 8/1/04 - 7/31/07 80-130 lbs 134 lbs**
(older/lighter) 12* 8/1/03 - 7/31/04 80-110 lbs 114 lbs**
JUNIOR MIDGET 10-11-12 8/1/03 - 7/31/06 95-155 lbs 159 lbs**
(older/lighter) 13* 8/1/02 - 7/31/03 95-135 lbs 139 lbs**
MIDGET 12-13-14 8/1/01 - 7/31/04 110-180 lbs 184 lbs**
(older/lighter) 15* 8/1/00 - 7/31/01 110-160 lbs 164 lbs**
UNLIMITED 12-13-14-15 8/1/01 - 7/31/05 105 lbs Minimum + UNLMT

The asterisked (*) provisions in each division allow the so-called "older but lighter" player to also qualify. The last year of eligibility falls under more stringent weight restrictions, per above.

The asterisked (**) provisions in each division indicates in season maximum weight increase of 1 lb allowed for weeks 2, 4, 6 and 8 for a maximum of 4 lbs. an additional 1 lbs is allowed for Super Bowls.

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