Pop Warner Super Bowl
Dec. 9-12, 2009; Lake Beuna Vista, FL, USA; The Liberty City Warriors celebrate with Mickey Mouse after their Division I Jr. Pee Wee championship win during the Pop Warner Super Bowl at Walt Disney's Wide World of Sports complex. Each year, Pop Warner Little Scholars, Inc. hosts the Pop Warner Super Bowl. Sixty four teams compete for national championships in 4 different age/weight ranges – Jr. Pee Wee, Pee Wee, Jr. Midget & Midget – in two divisions. In Division I, a national champion is crowned in all four age/weight ranges. In Division II, Jr. Pee Wee & Pee Wee have an outright national champion, while co-national champions are won in Jr. Midget and Midget. In order to advance to the Pop Warner Super Bowl, a team must win its respective league championship as well as the regional championship. Founded in 1929, Pop Warner offers programs in 43 states for ages 5 to 16 years old with over 400,000 participants in both its football and cheerleading/dance programs (as of 2008). Pop Warner is the only youth football organization that requires its participants to maintain at least a 2.0 grade point average in school in order to participate.
©2009 Scott A. Miller