The mission of Temecula Valley Pop Warner is to enable our children to benefit from participation in the sports of football and cheerleading in a safe and structured environment. Through this active participation, the Temecula Valley Pop Warner program teaches fundamental skills, values and knowledge that these young people will use throughout their lives.
Our organization places great emphasis on education, safety, and fun. We are comprised of volunteers, parents, student athletes, and community. The Temecula Valley Pop Warner experience is one of camaraderie that will provide our participants with life lessons and lasting memories.
Pop Warner football offers flag (5-7 year of age) and tackle divisions (7-14 years of age). Division eligibility is based on a combination of age and weight. Players may qualify for multiple divisions. It's always important to position your child in the division that provides him or her the best opportunity for growth and learning based on their football experience. If you're unsure of the best division for your child, the TVPW staff can provide assistance by making the best recommendation. For a breakdown of division ages and weights, please click here: Ages & Weights Matrix.
Answering all of your questions is important to us - please be sure to check out our FAQ(s) at the bottom of this page.
Tackle division practice begins August 1st. Most teams will be practicing from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm and during the month of August practice will be held every weeknight. The week following Labor Day (week beginning September 3rd) practices will reduce to 3 nights per week (Tuesday-Wednesday-Thursday).
Flag division will also begin practicing August 1st; however, this division will practice three nights per week and for 1-1/2 hours per night. Your coach will determine which days of the week your team will be practicing. Beginning the week of September 3rd practices will be limited to two nights per week and could be any two of the above mentioned days.
All teams are required to raise funds that go towards League expenses (i.e. referees, utility expenses, fields, etc.) In addition to League fundraising, teams may also be asked to raise funds for team parties and player/staff gifts.
This is a travel sport. We are one of 17 Associations in Palomar Conference and go as far north as Wildomar, south as Scripps Ranch, east as Ramona and west as Oceanside.
All refund requests must be in writing and reviewed by the Board of Directors. All refunds will be less $100 processing fee. No refunds will be granted after July 1.
Be sure to rely on our website, Facebook, and newsletters to stay informed on Temecula Valley Pop Warner information and events all year long. Game schedules, maps to opponents’ field locations, upcoming events, action pictures of players and cheer participants as well as other pertinent information will always be available.
FOOTBALL REGISTRATION FAQ(s)
Q: What is the cost to play?
A: Registration for Flag (5-7 year old) is $99. Tackle divisions is $400.
Q: When does the season start?
A: Season begins the first week of August and typically runs through October.
Q: What division should I register my child in?
A: National Pop Warner provides many divisions for kids 5-13 years old. Parents may have multiple choices depending on the age and weight of your child. Please reference the Pop Warner age/weight matrix by clicking here for complete division information.
Q: What’s included in the registration fees?
A: Football registration includes:
- Cost to participate.
- Flag Division includes: flags, uniform, picture package and spirit wear.
- Tackle Divisions include:
- Safety Equipment: helmet, shoulder pads, and knee thigh pads and tailbone pads.
- Practice pants & practice jersey.
- Game pants & game jersey.
- Spirit wear (logo'd t-shirt and shorts)
- Picture package.
Q: What will I need to purchase?
A: Kids will need football cleats, mouth guard, and cup (or) compression shorts.
Q: How far do we have to travel for games?
A: TVPW typically hosts half of our games in Temecula and half at visiting locations. Locations range from as far north as Wildomar, south as Scripps Ranch, east as Ramona and West as Oceanside.
Q: How often do teams practice?
A: Tackle - teams typically practice 5-days a week through August. Practice will drop to 3-days following the Labor Day weekend.
A: Flag - teams typically practice 3-days a week through August. Practice will drop to 2-days following the Labor Day weekend.
Q: How long are practices?
A: Tackle - 2-hours.
A: Flag - 1.5-hours.