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Pop Warner Little Scholars
Pop Warner Little Scholars
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Official logo of Pop Warner Little Scholars
Named after Pop Warner
Formation 1929; 89 years ago (1929)
Founder Joseph J. Tomlin[1]
Type Non-profit
Headquarters Langhorne, Pennsylvania
Region
United States
Website Official website

Pop Warner Little Scholars, commonly known simply as Pop Warner, is a nonprofit organization that provides activities such as American football, for over 425,000 youths aged 5 to 16 years old, in several nationals. It is the largest youth football organization in the United States.[2] Its headquarters are in Langhorne, Pennsylvania. Pop Warner Little Scholars is named after football coach Pop Warner, who heavily contributed to the organization in its early years.

Age and weight divisions

Division Age requirements Weight requirements End-of-season max
Tiny-Mite 5, 6, 7 35-75 lbs 79 lbs.
Mitey-Mite 7, 8, 9 45-100 lbs 104 lbs.
Jr. Pee Wee 8, 9, 10, (11) 60-115 lbs (60-95 lbs) 119 lbs. (99 lbs)
Pee Wee 9, 10, 11, (12) 75-130 lbs (75-110 lbs) 134 lbs. (114 lbs)
Jr. Varsity 10, 11, 12, (13) 90-155 lbs (90-135 lbs) 159 lbs. (139 lbs)
Varsity 12, 13, 14, (15) 105-180 lbs (105-160 lbs) 184 lbs. (164 lbs)
Unlimited 11, 12, 13, 14 105+ lbs Unlimited

The ages in parenthesis in each division allow "older but lighter" players to also qualify.[3]

Safety and brain health

In the 2010s, there has been much controversy about football and brain health, with a number of studies focusing not just on the occasional concussion, but also on the large number of sub-concussive hits. One game in particular in 2012 resulted in five concussions.[4] In 2015, a family sued Pop Warner over the suicide of a former player who was later found to have chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), claiming that the organization knew or should have known about the risk of head injuries.[5] Several other lawsuits have been filed against Pop Warner for related cases.[6][7]

In 2016, the Pop Warner league banned kickoffs in an attempt to reduce high-speed collisions that result in concussions.[2]

A 2018 study found that tackle football before age 12 was correlated with earlier onset of symptoms of CTE, but not with symptom severity.[8][9][10] There have also been advocates for flag football only before certain ages.[11][12]

References

  1. ^ "Pop Warner Football". 
  2. ^ a b Belson, Ken (May 12, 2016). "Pop Warner Bans Kickoffs in Hopes of Protecting Its Youngest Players". The New York Times. Retrieved 2018. 
  3. ^ "Ages & Weights". Pop Warner Little Scholars. Retrieved 2018. 
  4. ^ Belson, Ken (October 23, 2012). "A 5-Concussion Pee Wee Game Leads to Penalties for the Adults". The New York Times. Retrieved 2018. 
  5. ^ Belson, Ken (February 5, 2015). "Family Sues Pop Warner Over Suicide of Player Who Had Brain Disease". The New York Times. Retrieved 2018. 
  6. ^ McCann, Michael; Murphy, Austin (September 1, 2016). "New lawsuit points finger at Pop Warner for mismanagement of head injuries". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved 2018. 
  7. ^ Leonard, Tod (January 28, 2018). "Moms take on football, suing Pop Warner for their sons' head trauma, deaths". The San Diego Union-Tribune. Retrieved 2018. 
  8. ^ "Study finds youth football tied to earlier symptoms of CTE," ESPN, April 30, 2018.
  9. ^ Parents, put off tackle football as long as possible, study suggests, Austin American-Statesman, Nicole Villalpando, May 25, 2018.
  10. ^ Age of First Exposure to Tackle Football and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, Annals of Neurology, Michael L. Alosco PhD, Jesse Mez MD, MS, Yorghos Tripodis PhD, Patrick T. Kiernan BA, Bobak Abdolmohammadi BA, Lauren Murphy BA, Neil W. Kowall MD, Thor D. Stein MD, PhD, Bertrand Russell Huber MD, PhD, Lee E. Goldstein MD, PhD, Robert C. Cantu MD, Douglas I. Katz MD, Christine E. Chaisson MPH, Brett Martin MS, Todd M. Solomon PhD, Michael D. McClean ScD, Daniel H. Daneshvar MD, PhD, Christopher J. Nowinski PhD, Robert A. Stern PhD, Ann C. McKee MD, 30 April 2018.
  11. ^ Shea Jr., Michael M. (June 22, 2018). "Opinion: Block kids under 12 from playing tackle football". The Mercury News. Retrieved 2018. 
  12. ^ Former NFLers call for end to tackle football for kids, CNN, Nadia Kounang, updated March 1, 2018.

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