Pop Warner Little Scholars, Inc. (PWLS) is the only national youth sports organization in America that requires its participants to perform adequately in the classroom before permitting them to play.

We believe that the standards we have set give these children a sense of responsibility and an appreciation for academics and athletics that will help them develop later on in life.

Like such organizations as the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and National Federation of High Schools (NFHS), PWLS has academic guidelines and criteria that need to be met in order for a child to participate.


Proof of satisfactory progress in school is required. A 2.0/70% or the equivalent shall be the minimum grade point average acceptable to participate. In cases of doubt, conflict of opinion, or if a valid report card is not submitted, the nationally published scholastic eligibility form shall be used and deemed final.

NOTE: This rule as it relates to scholastic grades may not be made more stringent by any team, association, or league, as other rules may be. No local team/squad may be allowed to participate in Regional/National sponsored championships or bowl games if it has not met the nationally published scholastic requirements.


We understand that not all student-athletes are able to meet our scholastic requirements. If a child does not meet the requirements of scholastic fitness, he/she may fill out and submit a Scholastic Eligibility Form.

This form is to be completed by those participants in the Pop Warner program that have not met the National Scholastic Requirement of 70 percent and/or 2.0 Grade Point Average (GPA) at the time of certification. 

This form must be accompanied by a progressing progress report or report card to be eligible for play after the October 16, 2018 deadline. That report must be dated between Sep. 11, 2018 and Oct 16, 2018.

If no progressing progress report or report card is given in this window then the player shall be found ineligible for the rest of the year. Download the Scholastic Eligibility Form


Each year, the most academically accomplished Pop Warner kids compete for Academic All-American status. This process begins at the association level and up through each of the eight Pop Warner regions to the national level.

In 2013 over 425,000 kids participated in Pop Warner. As our numbers once again reached record levels, a record numbers of All-American Scholar applications were once again submitted to us...more than 9,700 applications!

The Pop Warner All-American Program requires a minimum 96% grade point average to apply. After the applications have been processed, Pop Warner determines National First Team All-Americans (35 football, 35 cheer per grade), National Second Team All-Americans and National Honorable Mention Scholars.

2015 - SDPW Little Scholars

2019 Pop Warner Scholar Banquet
MAY 24 & MAY 25, 2019

Congratulations to our 2018-19

San Diego Pop Warner Scholars.

San Diego Pop Warner
2018-2019 Little Scholars
Bourke TylerCoronado82
Cooper SamuelPoint Loma82
Jacobson EmmettPoint Loma82
Jessee RylandPoint Loma82
Lowary ChasePoint Loma82
Lucas CameronPoint Loma82
Silber EthanPoint Loma82
Taylor ThomasPoint Loma82
Wheeler RichardPoint Loma82
Cobb DrakePoint Loma8H.M.
Kelly JohnPoint Loma8H.M.
Mitchell A'MontaePoint Loma8H.M.
Reid DavidPoint Loma8H.M.
Tubrville NoahPoint Loma8H.M.
Whitman HunterPoint Loma8H.M.
Balistreri RoccoPoint Loma72
Clifford NathanielPoint Loma72
Stahl JackPoint Loma72
Stump BrodiePoint Loma72
Tinsley KellenPoint Loma72
Dukes TerrancePoint Loma7H.M.
Lee AaronPoint Loma7H.M.
Petrucelli KadenPoint Loma7H.M.
Patterson RyanPoint Loma62
Arnaudy CallumCoronado52
Correia MatteoPoint Loma52