The Mid-America Pop Warner Region includes Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, N. Dakota, Ohio, S. Dakota and Wisconsin. We seek to provide fun athletic learning opportunities for children, while emphasizing the importance of academic success.
Pop Warner, founded in 1929, continues to grow and serves as the only youth football, cheerleading & dance organization that requires its participants to maintain academic standards in order to participate.Pop Warner's commitment to academics is what separates the program from other youth sports around the world. As the only national youth sports organization that requires scholastic aptitude to participate, Pop Warner is committed to developing America's young people on the field and off.
Each year Pop Warner continues to expand its efforts in team and activity participation, as well as visibility and outreach in the community.Since 1929, the Pop Warner Philosophy has been that athletics and scholastics go hand in hand. At every level, Pop Warner programs seek to develop well-rounded young men and women who learn not only the fundamentals of football, cheerleading, and dance, but also the importance of education in an atmosphere conducive to developing sound character while having a good time.