Pop Warner Little Scholars
Pop Warner believes that academics come first, and encourages participants to do well in school, to build confidence on and off the field
To particpate, players need to maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0/70% or a C average, which is verified by the year end report card.
Some may not have a 2.0/70% GPA to meet the requirements of scholastic fitness. If so, a Scholastic Eligibility Form, which is to be signed by a school administrator, may be completed, stating that the child will benefit from participating in the Pop Warner Program. It is the discretion of the school administrator as to whether or not the student would benefit from participating in Pop Warner. This form allows us to monitor the progress of the child so that they maintain a minimum standard and understand the value of academics in conjunction with athletics.
POP WARNER ALL-AMERICAN SCHOLAR PROGRAM:
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.
The PWLS All-American Program requires a minimum 96% grade point average to apply for All-American status. 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