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Cheer Requirements

Pop Warner Spirit teams have participated for several decades on the football sidelines (Pep Squads, Majorettes, etc.); however, cheerleading was not officially introduced until the 1970’s.

Today, thousands of youth participate in Pop Warner Cheerleading and Dance teams around the United States.

The Cheer and Dance Program offers teams a wide range of opportunity for young athletes at all skill levels: Novice, Intermediate and Advanced. 

Pop Warner has established one set of spirit rules along with JAMZ, the Pop Warner Education Development Partner and the original developer of the Youth Cheer and Dance Alliance (YCADA).  

Together with YCADA, Pop Warner is able to provide online educational courses for its coaches, administrators and judges on team skill levels for Cheer Teams (PW 1, 2, 3 & 4) and for Dance Teams (Pom Performance & Theme Dance).

With continued education, the Pop Warner Coaching Staff provides basic instruction, training and conditioning for both football games and competition.

Teams participate on the sidelines at football games for home and most away games through to the Pop Warner Super Bowl. In addition to Game Day, teams participate in qualifying spirit events (League and Region) through to a Pop Warner National Championship.

The Pop Warner National Cheer and Dance Championships (started in 1988) are now held in December located at Universal Studios in Orlando, Fla.

To download the Pop Warner Rule Book please click here.
Please click here for Birthday Checker for Cheer and Dance teams.



Inclusive Birthdate



8/1/14 – 7/31/17


8 -11

8/1/11 – 7/31/14



8/1/10 – 7/31/13


 10-13 8/1/09 - 7/31/12



8/1/07– 7/31/10

Documentation Requirements

  • A parent should bring their child's Original Birth Certificate with Raised Seal and a copy (We'll have a notary on-site to notarize the copy, which we will keep, and we'll return the original to them at that time)  
  • Most Resent Report Card
  • 2"x2" Head Shot Photo of Participant

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Watchung Hills Pop Warner

Watchung Hills Pop Warner, 101 Old Stirling Road
Warren, New Jersey 07059
Email: [email protected]

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