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Pop Warner football has been around since the inception of the league in 1929 by founder Joseph J. Tomlin as a four-team conference in Northeast Philadelphia. On fields across America, Pop Warner is continually making our game safer and better, while retaining what makes the sport of football so great for young people. 

Reasons to participate in the Camas Jets Pop Warner football program:

  • Pop Warner programs have no tryouts or cutting of rosters.

  • Pop Warner has a mandatory play rule for all teams - every child plays!

  • Pop Warner volunteers must complete a background check to be on the field with the players.

  • Pop Warner participants and volunteers must abide by the Code of Conduct.

  • 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. More about the Scholastics Overview.

What are the Requirements to Participate?

  • Must be between 5-15 years of age as of July 31st.

  • Participant must have a 2.0 grade point average from the previous school year
    Those not meeting the scholastic requirement may submit a Scholastic Eligibility Form, a progress report system used to monitor the participants grades throughout the season.

What is Provided?

Players keep their team jersey. Team bag, helmet and pads are provided for each player and must be returned at the end of the season. Safety is of the upmost importance to our team. Equipment purchased for our team is the best quality and is maintained to the highest safety standards.

Equipment Needed 

All football players need to provide their own:

  • black integrated pants

  • cleats

  • black socks

  • mouth guard with helmet attachment

  • water bottle (specifically for using with helmet)


Practices take place outside at the Prune Hill Sports Park. Starting August 1, we hold practices for 2 hours each weekday. Players will participate in exercise activities to improve stamina and understanding of the game. This is a great opportunity for the kids to get to know each other and learn how to work together as a team. Summer practices are not mandatory, but it’s a great opportunity to build strength and skill. Players must complete 20 hours of conditioning before they are allowed to play in a game. Conditioning is important in preparing players for the strength and technique required for games. We also play games and include activities for teams to get to know each other and bond.


When school begins, practice will take place 2-3 times per week in the evenings. Practices during the school year vary by team and age and are determined by the coaches. 


Games take place most Sundays in September and October, with the possibility of playoff games in early November. Saturday games are scheduled occasionally based on field availability. Home games are held at Doc Harris Stadium in Camas. Away games are held in the Cowlitz and Clark counties in Washington, but there may be opportunities to travel outside of the local area.

Breast Cancer Awareness
During the month of October, the football players will be provided pink socks in the support of Breast Cancer awareness. 

Mandatory Play Rule

The following shall be the Minimum Mandatory Play Rule (MPR) for all Pop Warner teams: 16-25 Players (10 Plays), 26-30 Players (8 Plays) and 31-35 Players (6 Plays).

Each league may set a higher number of Mandatory Plays, but never less than the minimum set by PWLS. All MPRs should be based on eligible players at the time of the game.

  • The plays must be from the line of scrimmage.

  • Kickoffs, extra points, QB intentionally spiking the ball and free kicks shall not be used in fulfilling the MPR requirement.

  • A play shall not count toward fulfillment of the MPR if the play

  • results in a penalty which causes the down to be replayed.

  • All players shall be provided their mandatory plays by participation in “active” plays, without the intent to minimize the action or integrity of the plays. Plays such as, but not limited to, having the center snap the ball to the quarterback, and then the quarterback fall to the ground, while substitutes are playing the other positions, shall NOT be considered as active plays.

  • All players shall receive their mandatory plays by the end of the third quarter, or they shall enter the game at the start of the fourth quarter, and remain in the game until they have received their required number of plays.

  • Failure to adhere to MRP requirements will result in forfeiture of game in addition to enforcement policies.


Each League shall establish its own system for enforcing the MPR, and must print a simple handout describing its MPR in sufficient quantity so that a copy is made available to each coach throughout the entire League, before the beginning of the season. The Nationally preferred system is that used in the National games.

Code of Conduct
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