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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, 2017 deadline. That report must be dated between Sep. 11, 2017 and Oct 16, 2017.

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.

Special Congratulations to Taylor Mokestad
for making 7th grade First Team All American

Special Congratulations to Luke Simanek
for WESCON Essay Finalist

2015 - SDPW Little Scholars

MAY 27-28

Congratulations to our 2016

San Diego Pop Warner Scholars.

2016 San Diego Pop Warner - All American Scholars
NameAssociationGrade Team
Jake IfridLakeside82nd Team
Philip SchabarumPoint Loma82nd Team
Luke SimanekSantee82nd Team
James WitthoftCoronado82nd Team
Kyle BishopLakeside8Honorable Mention
Joshua HarpsterTierrasanta8Honorable Mention
Michael JaworowiczLakeside8Honorable Mention
Logan WilsonCoronado8Honorable Mention
Craig CarterTierrasanta72nd Team
Jacob EspinosaSantee72nd Team
Mark GenevichTierrasanta72nd Team
Cameron JimenezLakeside72nd Team
Josiah JohnsonValencia Park72nd Team
Van NevlingLakeside72nd Team
Dylan SteigerMt Helix72nd Team
Jesse VernallisCoronado72nd Team
Andrew FierroLakeside7Honorable Mention
Jose RamirezValencia Park7Honorable Mention
Salvador Villarreal, JrPoint Loma62nd Team
Kobe LockePoint Loma6Honorable Mention
Trevor MillerAlpine6Honorable Mention
Isaac RivasAlpine6Honorable Mention
Adam HellerAlpine52nd Team
Logan McKerringSouth San Diego52nd Team
Kyle SanchezLakeside52nd Team
John CarlsonCoronado5Honorable Mention
Travis JohnstonAlpine5Honorable Mention
NameAssociationGrade Team
Sierra BucknerLakeside82nd Team
Keelin DuffyCoronado82nd Team
Paige Flanders-RuffinLakeside8Honorable Mention
Taylor MoklestadLakeside71st Team
Madison EllerinaLakeside72nd Team
McKenzy MooreCoronado72nd Team
Kelli MorrisCoronado72nd Team
Jessica OwensLakeside72nd Team
Lucy RauberCoronado72nd Team
Katlyn RavalliSantee72nd Team
Avery StewartTierrasanta72nd Team
Carly ThomsCoronado72nd Team
Kylie CavarrubiasSantee72nd Team
Abigail GrondinLakeside7Honorable Mention
Abigail HaasCoronado7Honorable Mention
Madison HoldemanTierrasanta7Honorable Mention
Kaylee KnezCoronado7Honorable Mention
Kassidy ScottTierrasanta7Honorable Mention
Madison WoodTierrasanta7Honorable Mention
Amanda MasonTierrasanta62nd Team
Fernanda OsioCoronado62nd Team