about pop warner

Pop Warner, now celebrating more than 70 years, is the only National Youth Football and Cheerleading Program in the United States. More than 300,000 kids, 35,000 coaches, and 750,000 plus parents and friends are a part of Pop Warner. It is estimated that more than 3+ million volunteers and supporters nationwide follow Pop Warner.


Pop Warner participants range in age from five to fifteen, with the majority in the eight to thirteen age range. Flag and tackle football, cheerleading, and dance programs can be found in thirty-eight states and in Mexico, Russia, and Japan.


Pop Warner is the only national youth sports organization that emphasizes academic excellence. Athletes must demonstrate satisfactory classroom progress each year before they are allowed to compete.


Keeping the program safe and fun for all participants is among Pop Warner's highest priorities. Pop Warner provides the only national youth football program rulebook, to assure consistency safety.

Every year, the Knights support over 150 youth football players and cheerleaders. Over the past decade, the Knights have accumulated many football and cheerleading titles including two division 3 Football titles as recent as 2012 and a regional championship for cheer in 2014 and 2015. More importantly, many of our teams have been the recipients of Mid-South Regional Academic Excellence Awards, and we have placed boys and girls on the National Pop Warner All American Scholastic team.


The Chesapeake Knights is a volunteer organized and operated non-profit organization, that depends upon volunteers, parents and participants to raise funds on an annual basis to ensure we are able to provide a unforgettable athletic experience while participating in Knights athletics.


Each team depends on their parent volunteers for a variety of tasks including: Coaches, Assistant Coaches, Team Parent, Statistics, Concessions, and Chains.


As you can imagine, with an all-volunteer organization, parent participation is essential.


This is most assuredly a family venture!

The Chesapeake Knights Pop Warner Association was founded in 2007. It is an all-volunteer 501c-3 non-profit organization serving boys and girls from ages 5 to 13 from all around the Hampton Roads area.

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