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Upper Merion Youth Vikings Football & Cheer

WELCOME TO UPPER MERION YOUTH VIKINGS FOOTBALL


About Our Football Program

Upper Merion Vikings Youth Football & Cheer is part of the Pop Warner Buxmont Association.

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.

Since then, participation has steadily increased to today's record numbers. Over 250,000 youths participated in Pop Warner-sanctioned football programs in 2010, and those numbers are continuing to grow.

SAFETY FIRST:

Kids compete with kids of similar age and size. Pop Warner is the ONLY youth football program (local, regional and national) that sets and enforces a strict AGE & WEIGHT MATRIX that reduces the risk and reality of injuries.

Did you know that Pop Warner football is safer than soccer? Pop Warner football has 12% fewer injuries per capita among 5-15 year olds than organized soccer in the same age range! (U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, NEISS)

AGES & WEIGHTS

There are Seven Divisions of play, all determined by a strict age/weight scale to ensure safe and balanced competition.

Age/Weight DivisionAge(s)Certification WeightEnd of Season Weight
TINY-MITE
5-6-7
35-75 lbs.
79 lbs.
MITEY-MITE
7-8-9
45-100 lbs.
104 lbs.
JR. PEE WEE
(older/lighter)
8-9-10
11*
60-115 lbs.
60-95 lbs.
119 lbs.
99 lbs.
PEE WEE
(older/lighter)
9-10-11
12*
75-130 lbs.
75-110 lbs.
134 lbs.
114 lbs.
JR. VARSITY
(older/lighter)
10-11-12
13*
90-155 lbs.
90-135 lbs.
159 lbs.
139 lbs.
VARSITY
(older/lighter)
12-13-14
15*
105-180 lbs.
105-160 lbs.
184 lbs.
164 lbs.
UNLIMITED
11-12-13-14
105 lbs.minimum

In-Season weekly weight 1 lb. Weeks 2, 4, 6, 8 (Max. of 4 lbs.), additional 1 lb. at Super Bowl.

*The asterisked provisions in each division allow the so-called "older but lighter" player to also qualify. The last year of eligibility falls under more stringent weight restrictions, per above.

A child's age on July 31 is his/her age for the season.

Upper Merion Vikings Youth Football & Cheer

Heuser Park, 694 W. Beidler Road
King of Prussia, Pennsylvania 19406
Email : umyouthfootballandcheeer2018@gmail.com
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