Little Scholars

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

MAY 26-27

Congratulations to our 2017

San Diego Pop Warner Scholars.

2017 San Diego Pop Warner - All American Scholars
Drake Roman CobbLakeside81
Hudson John DavisRancho San Diego82
Jackson EmersonSantee82
Emmett Cash JacobsonSan Carlos82
Cameron LucasSantee82
No'Koi MaddoxLakeside82
Amontae MitchellSantee82
Braxton PingletonSantee82
Thomas James TaylorTierrasanta8HM
Jakob KielinenSantee8HM
Salvador VillarrealLakeside8HM
Brandon AlvisLakeside71
David ReidSantee72
Richard Wheeler IIIRancho San Diego72
Braden WilsonSan Carlos72
Peyton ZuckermanRancho San Diego72
Trevor MoklestadSan Carlos72
Casanova ColemanValencia Park72
Lucas EngelAlpine72
Owen HeisingSantee72
Thomas LoganSantee7HM
Nash MarokiSantee7HM
Matthew MasonSantee7HM
Dylan SnyderSantee7HM
Dylan Austin YoungRancho San Diego7HM
Cohen BenavanteSantee7HM
Cameron FaiaiPoint Loma61
Drew GibsonSantee62
Trevor ImbimboSantee62
Braden ObergLakeside62
Easton Robert PetersonPoint Loma62
Cameron JiminezPoint Loma62
Haley DelgadilloSantee52
Jacob EspinosaPoint Loma52
Taylor GrasmickPoint Loma52
Brendan GreenePoint Loma52
Morgan KnierimAlpine52
Aubrey McClintonPoint Loma52
Justus McCombPoint Loma52
Trenten MarchPoint Loma52
Aaron PetersenPoint Loma52
Madison WoodSantee5HM
Kaylee StearnsLakeside81
Karissa KitzmillerTierrasanta82
Shardacia RussellLakeside82
Kailyn WashamLakeside82
Brooklyn CampbelllLakeside8HM
Audrey ChammasSantee72
Savannah CoxRancho San Diego72
Donna GerberLakeside72
Natalie GrantLakeside72
Halena LawlerRancho San Diego72
Caterina LybargerLakeside72
Allison PachecoLakeside72
Faith PoulsonLakeside72
Devyn RuferLakeside72
Kaitlyn SampleLakeside72
Megan TauriainenSCPPW72
Jade FormanSantee72
Taylor MoklestadSantee7HM
Madison ElleringSantee62
Amanda MasonValencia Park62
Jessica OwensRancho San Diego6HM
Faith MasiSan Carlos5HM