2019-2020 Season has begun - Schedule and some reminders

posted Aug 13, 2019, 12:25 PM by SDPW webmaster   [ updated Aug 13, 2019, 12:34 PM ]

If you believe there are discrepancies please bring it to the attention of your associations.


2019 USA Football Youth Certification Clinic

posted Jun 19, 2019, 12:12 PM by SDPW webmaster   [ updated Jun 19, 2019, 12:12 PM ]

2019 USA Football Youth Certification Clinic

Once again, USA Football and the Los Angeles Chargers are teaming up to bring you the 2019 USA Football Youth Certification Clinic!
During the clinic, participants will gain the knowledge and techniques focused on coaching 101, health and safety, equipment fitting, shoulder tackling, blocking, defeating blocks, and much more.
There will also be raffle prizes (shirts, footballs, mini helmets), as well as a brief tour of the team meeting room, locker room and weight room at the conclusion of the event.
The clinic will take place at the Chargers practice facility - Hoag Performance Center – in Costa Mesa, CA on June 29th from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.
To register, please visit Chargers Youth Coaches Clinic  prior to June 29th.
For additional information, please view attached graphic.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact D’Mario Carter at D'Mario.Carter@Chargers.nfl.com

Eric Paredes SAVE-A-LIFE Foundation - FREE SCREENING

posted May 22, 2019, 11:01 AM by SDPW webmaster   [ updated May 22, 2019, 11:05 AM ]

JUNE 30th, 2019

What We Do

Eric's Foundation provides free screenings to youth age 12 to 25 to identify cardiac abnormalities that may lead to Sudden Cardiac Arrest, with a vision to standardize cardiac screenings.

What is Sudden Cardiac Arrest

SCA is not a heard attack.  It's an abnormality in the heart's electrial system or structure that abruptly stops the heartbeat.  It's fatal in 92 percent of cases if not properly treated within minutes.  Abnormalities are typically congenital and possibly inherited, and can become more pronounced as young hearts grow.  Of the leading causes of young death (unintentional injury, suicide, homicide, cancer and heart conditions), SCA is the only killer that could be prevented.

2019 - JAMZ - SDPW Cheer Camp - Aug 3-4

posted Apr 11, 2019, 12:38 PM by SDPW webmaster   [ updated Apr 11, 2019, 12:39 PM ]

2019 - JAMZ - Palomar & SDPW Coaches Clinic

posted Apr 11, 2019, 12:29 PM by SDPW webmaster   [ updated Apr 11, 2019, 12:39 PM ]

Congratulations - Hunter Gauthier - National Football Foundation

posted Apr 11, 2019, 12:24 PM by SDPW webmaster   [ updated Apr 11, 2019, 12:40 PM ]

San Diego Pop Warner
Congrats one of our Scholar Athletes. 
Hunter Gauthier
Hunter played for the Santee Ravens for 3 years and was recently recognized at the National Football Foundation banquet on April 5th 2019

From the National Football Banquet brochure
    " Hunter Gauthier is a 6-foot, 2-inch, 190-pound defensive end and athlete at West Hills High School, where he played for head coach Casey Ash.  Gauthier has earned two varsity letters playing football and one in track and field throwing the shot put and discus.  The ferocious pass rusher registered five sacks and a fumble recovery on defense, while scoring four touchdowns on offense in 2018.  Gauthier was selected to the All-Grossmont Valley League First-Team Defense and was named the Defensive Lineman of the Year for his efforts.  
    A standout int the classroom as well, Gauthier carried a 4.36 GPA and was named to the San Diego Union-Tribune All-Academic Team in 2017 and 2018.  He has also earned Alpha Plus awards in AVID and AP Psychology.  Gauthier has been a member in Young Life Club, Homeless Club and Hunger Awareness Club for the past two years and he was nominated to the final round for Boys State in 2018.
    Gauthier will be attending San Diego State University, where he aspires to major in pre-physical therapy.  In his free time, he enjoys working out, playing video games and being with his friends.  Hunter is the son of Dave and Karen Gauthier."

2019-20 Registrations is OPEN -

posted Mar 22, 2019, 3:17 PM by SDPW webmaster   [ updated May 3, 2019, 8:50 AM ]

San Diego Pop Warner Associations Map
(Points are based on location of where association plays games)

Click on the point closest to your residence.
(not all zip codes are covered by SDPW: if you do not reside in that Zip Code area please
 contact the closest association for your options)

Find Assocations

Changes for 2019 Fall Season Divisions

posted Mar 6, 2019, 11:58 AM by SDPW webmaster

San Diego Pop Warner Executive Board and the Board of Presidents 
have adopted the following football weight matrix for fall 2019 and going forward.

Starting the 2019 Fall Season we will offer the following divisions: 
Division and Age as of 7/31/2019

Flag Ages 5-6-7 Unlimited 
Mighty Mite Ages 7-8-9 45-100 lbs. 
10U Ages 9-10 Unlimited
12U Ages 11-12 Unlimited 
14U Ages 13-14 Unlimited

With the many recent changes made by Pop Warner including contact and practice limitations, game play and refereeing practices have made the Pop Warner football game safer than it has ever been. Given the many changes, it is now possible to safely modify how teams are established. We can no longer deny or limit participation for larger than normal kids in the name of safety. Pop Warner teams have always been established on the basis of age and weight to keep the athletes in similar size and age/maturity levels for safety. With new rules limiting the amount of contact practice time, no full speed blocking or tackling lined up more than 3 yards apart, requirement that all coaches complete the USA Football course to be on a roster, and very strict protocols following illness or injury, changes are now able to be made. The game is now coached, practiced, played, and refereed differently than ever before making it possible to match players on the basis of age, not weight. In a recent study done by the Mayo Clinic the finding were as follows for ages 9-14 grades 4-8.

A total of 55 injuries occurred during games for the entire season for an incident rate of 5.97 percent

Most injuries were minor with most being bruise/contusions which accounted for 60 percent of total injuries. Seven percent of total injuries were bad enough to prevent players from participating for the rest of the season; all of these were ankle fractures.

The risk of injury for an 8th grader was four times the risk of injury for a 4th grader. Therefore, the number one risk factor for injury is age. The higher the age, the higher the chance of injury and as a result, correct age groupings are critical to limiting injuries.

To the surprise of many, heavier players sustained more injuries than light players. Therefore, specific weight groupings would not appear to protect lighter players.
With all of this in mind San Diego Pop Warner communities are too small to draw enough participants to field teams if restrictive weight categories are continued to be followed. There is an obesity epidemic in this country and too many kids who are overweight may have to sit out and not get much needed exercise resulting in health problems down the road. Specific weight categories may force youth to drop weight in order to make the weight category and the result can be very unhealthy and even dangerous resulting in increased liability potential. One popular technique for dropping weight involves limiting the intake of fluids. This can lead to dehydration which is the number one cause of heat illness.

With this change we will eliminate younger/heavier players to move up to an older age group can place the younger heavier athlete at increased risk of injury since the primary injury factors are age related based on speed and strength.

Weight categories that allow older/lighter to move down to a younger age group can place the younger age group participants at a greater risk due to the greater age related speed and strength of the older player.

Our number one priority is the safety of all our players. And we strongly believe this change will be a positive move for San Diego Pop Warner.

JAMZ - Coaster Classic

posted Nov 6, 2018, 1:42 PM by SDPW webmaster   [ updated Nov 6, 2018, 1:44 PM ]

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Congratulations to all the squads who represented SDPW in the JAMZ Coaster Classic 
we are proud of you and good luck to all who are going to WESCON.

Rancho San Diego JV 6th place
San Carlos JRPW TBA
San Carlos JV 2nd place
San Carlos V 4th place Show Cheer
San Carlos V 1st place Perf Cheer
Santee MM Exhibition 
Santee JRPW 4th place
Santee PW 1st place
Santee JV 2nd place
Santee V 5th place

2018 WESCON Regional Football Championship

posted Oct 23, 2018, 11:50 AM by SDPW webmaster   [ updated Oct 30, 2018, 8:22 AM ]

2018 WESCON Regional Football Championship
Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 8:00am - 9:00pm
Hosted by Mt Baldy Pop Warner Conference

10 AM - 12 PM - 2 PM - 4 PM - 6 PM
Game times maybe changed please. 
Check with your coach for the most current time!

There will be gate fee of $10.00 per person 

We ask each team provides one volunteer to serve before or after your scheduled
game and the home team will be responsible for the chain gang.

NOTE:  All participants inclusive of coaching staff must conduct themselves in a manner displaying good sportsmanship throughout the championship event and related events and locations. The Head Coach of each team is responsible for seeing that the team members, coaches, parents and any other persons affiliated with the team conduct themselves accordingly. Severe cases of unsportsmanlike conduct are grounds for disqualification. Any team that does not adhere to the competition rules and regulations of all Pop Warner rules may be disqualified from the championship and automatically forfeit any right to any awards and may also forfeit the opportunity to participate in future Regional / National Championships.

Noise Makers, Glass and aluminum Please inform all of your team supporters.
 Items will be taken by Security if found and returned to you at the end of the event

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